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Alternative Energy / Fuel Cells

Breakthrough Microbattery Charges 1,000 Times Faster than Competing Technology

Breakthrough Microbattery Charges 1,000 Times Faster than Competing Technology

Apr 17, 2013 at 16:52 | Brian Westenhaus

Researchers at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (UI) have announced their new Microbatteries that out-power even the best supercapacitors and could drive new applications in radio communications and…

How Long Should a Lithium Ion Battery Survive in an EV?

How Long Should a Lithium Ion Battery Survive in an EV?

Apr 11, 2013 at 16:34 | Brian Westenhaus

Mikael G. Cugnet, Ph.D. spoke on the question that worries millions of owners and potential owners of electric and hybrid vehicles (EVs) using lithium-ion batteries: How long before the…

Hydrogen Fuel Cell Breakthrough?

Hydrogen Fuel Cell Breakthrough?

Apr 08, 2013 at 17:30 | Barry Stevens

Monday, April 9, 2013, I will be attending a private demonstration of a hydrogen fuel cell using catalytic carbon for producing hydrogen-for-fuel. This is the world’s first scalable Hydrogen-On-Demand process…

Was Senator Matsunaga Right About Hydrogen After All?

Was Senator Matsunaga Right About Hydrogen After All?

Apr 05, 2013 at 17:54 | Barry Stevens

For those unaware, former U.S. Senator from Hawaii and visionary Spark Masayuki Matsunaga spent 28 years in Congress and passed away on April 15, 1990. Spark was instrumental in passing…

Suzuki Starts Production of Hydrogen Cell Car Battery

Suzuki Starts Production of Hydrogen Cell Car Battery

Feb 22, 2013 at 16:45 | Jen Alic

It was only a year ago that Suzuki Motor Corporation (7269:JP) started a joint venture to develop hydrogen fuel-cell systems for vehicles, and now it’s starting production. In…

Lithium Ion Batteries Causing Big Problems for Aviation Industry

Lithium Ion Batteries Causing Big Problems for Aviation Industry

Jan 25, 2013 at 16:58 | Brian Westenhaus

No Boeing 787 Dreamliners have crashed or burned to the ground, but lithium ion technology is back in the news with a vengeance.  The lithium ion batteries that are used…

Should we be Concerned about EV Batteries?

Should we be Concerned about EV Batteries?

Jan 21, 2013 at 16:25 | Barry Stevens

With all the problems with Boeing’s Dreamliner 787 lithium-ion batteries, it’s fair to question the performance and safety of EVs Li-ion batteries.  For the uninformed, regulators around the world joined…

New Charging Algorithm can Extend Battery Life for Electric Vehicles

New Charging Algorithm can Extend Battery Life for Electric Vehicles

Jan 07, 2013 at 16:51 | Futurity

A new charging algorithm could extend battery life for the first all-electric, battery-powered locomotive in the US.Batteries for Norfolk Southern Railway No. 999, just like automotive batteries, are…

Increasing the Efficiency of Platinum Use in Fuel Cells

Increasing the Efficiency of Platinum Use in Fuel Cells

Nov 02, 2012 at 18:58 | Brian Westenhaus

Fuel cells are, for some, the nirvana of portable or mobile energy production.  But the problem of a catalyst that tears the hydrogen atom into the parts needed to generate…

Revolutionary Improvement Increases Lithium Ion Battery Capacity by 300%

Revolutionary Improvement Increases Lithium Ion Battery Capacity by 300%

Oct 30, 2012 at 18:43 | Brian Westenhaus

California Lithium Battery (CLB), a finalist in Department of Energy’s 2012 Start Up America’s Next Top Energy Innovator challenge, has announced the record-setting performance of its new lithium…

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