Yet Another New Battery Technology

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    @Steve S: you might be interested to read about the researches of the JCESR:

    This is a big research lab that was founded in 2012 for the sole purpose of researching a new battery technology that will replace lithium/ion:

    The Joint Centre for Energy Storage Research is a research hub of the department of energy. They have a funding of 120M$ and join the efforts of multiple researchers and research partners.

    One of their goal is to give a proof of concept for the end of 2017 (at the end of this year) for a battery delivering five times the energy density at one-fifth the cost of commercial batteries available in 2011, and so such a battery should reach a density of more than 1000WH/kg

    For that, they have selected for transportation a Lithium/Sulfur/Graphene based concept at the start of 2016, among all the concepts that have been studied; reading about the latest news, they seem to be confident that they can demonstrate this proof of concept at the end of the year. They also selected another interesting concept to be used for the power grid.

    More on that in the following articles:
    http://www.energyharvestingjournal....promising-successors-to-lithium-ion-batteries
    https://www.forbes.com/sites/jeffmc...t-generation-batteries-to-succeed-lithium-ion

    And also on their website (interesting videos!):
    http://www.jcesr.org/about/
    http://www.jcesr.org/about/mission/
     
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    <<...they have selected for transportation a Lithium/Sulfur/Graphene based concept...>>

    ...This would be great if we rode our tablets to work every morning!

    Seriously, though, thanks for the referral. One of these days, we'll have better batteries!
     
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    Every research initiative today that aims to find a technology to replace Li/Ion batteries target EV (electric vehicles) and the technology developed also targets mobile phone, notebooks, tablets de facto. After all, the engineer who first invented the Tesla cars and batteries (Martin Eberhard) did it originally based on Li/Ion batteries that also powered mobile computers and today, the big batteries of the electric vehicles are still composed of thousands of Li/Ion cells that are very similar to those found in our tablets/smartphones/computers.

    The JCESR lab’s research makes no exception.

    See video by their director (Mr George Crabtree) here (he explains things quite clearly); this interview is three days old, by the way (21th september 2017) so this is quite recent.

    This research initiative has put a lot of dedication in finding the next battery technology that will replace Li/Ion and power our tablets and/or our cars:


    “After studying more than 22,500 ingredients for batteries, Energy Department researchers have settled on two prototypes they believe can surpass lithium-ion at much lower cost, the project's director announced.”

    More than 22500 ingredient tested before they selected the right prototype is quite an impressive research feat, it seems.

    So, for the next batteries that may power mobile computers, smartphone, tablets (and also cars), there may be a winner here.
     
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