In the News 2018

The Battery Boost We’ve Been Waiting for Is Only a Few Years Out
The Wall Street Journal
March 17, 2018
The batteries that power our modern world—from phones to drones to electric cars—will soon experience something not heard of in years: Their capacity to store electricity will jump by double-digit percentages, according to researchers, developers and manufacturers.
New Generation of Batteries Could Better Power Aerial Drones, Underwater Robots
March 8, 2018
Many see lithium sulfur as the heir apparent to lithium ion as the dominant battery technology. They are encouraged by recent reports, some of which were conducted by JCESR scientists, suggesting that many of the technology’s performance and durability challenges can be overcome.
First Nanoscale Look at How Lithium Ions Navigate a Molecular Maze to Reach Battery Electrode
SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory
February 22, 2018
Lithium ions have to travel through layers of molecules in the electrolyte liquid before they can enter or leave a lithium-ion battery electrode. Tweaking this process could help batteries charge faster, as published by JCESR in Energy & Environmental Science.
China Powers Up
Chemistry World
February 23, 2018
Huge investments and cutting-edge research are helping China to pioneer innovations in clean energy technologies
U.S. Researchers Target Solid-State Magnesium Batteries
Materials Performance
February 8, 2018
JCESR scientists have discovered a faster magnesium-ion solid-state conductor that could lead to solid-state magnesium-ion batteries that are energy dense and safe.
Magnesium Batteries Could Challenge Lithium-ion Market Dominance
Before It’s News
February 6, 2018
A multi-institution team of scientists led by Texas A&M University has discovered an exceptional metal-oxide magnesium battery cathode material, moving researchers one step closer to delivering batteries with better performance.
Big Leap Forward for Lithium Sulfur Cell Batteries
New Energy and Fuel
January 24, 2018
JCESR researchers at Berkeley Lab have reported that a new lithium-sulfur battery component allows a doubling in capacity compared to a conventional lithium-sulfur battery, even after more than 100 charge cycles.
This Startup is Using Pollution to Help Build a Clean Energy Future
January 6, 2018
A new startup, Baseload Renewables, is developing a promising new battery concept with a surprising ingredient, sulfur, which is a byproduct of petroleum refining and considered a pollutant. After decades of dependence on fossil fuels, we literally have mountains of the stuff, which makes it incredibly cheap. Ironically, we may have spent decades polluting ourselves into a green energy future.

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