In the News 2020

Inside Clean Energy: With Planned Closing of North Dakota Coal Plant, Energy Transition Comes Home to Rural America
Inside Climate News
May 14, 2020
Battery storage is a vital part of building a grid that is capable of phasing out fossil fuels, because wind and solar are intermittent energy sources. Crabtree sees this project as an intriguing step that is “totally different from everything else” on the market today.

Researchers Develop Real-Time Picture of Formation of Solid–Electrolyte Interphase of a Li-ion Battery
Green Car Congress
February 10, 2020
During the first charging process of a new Li-ion battery cell, trace amounts of electrolyte components decompose sacrificially to form what is called a solid–electrolyte interphase (SEI) on the anode surface.

Better Lithium-Ion Batteries Possible with Nanoscale Molecular View of Self-Assembling Structure
Science Daily
February 6, 2020
The first hours of a lithium-ion battery’s life largely determine just how well it will perform. In those moments, a set of molecules self-assembles into a structure inside the battery that will affect the battery for years to come.

Falling Battery Price Transforms Economics of Green Energy
January 2, 2020
A dramatic fall in the price of lithium-ion batteries over the past decade is transforming the economics of renewable energy as well as the affordability of electric vehicles.


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