Lithium Ion Battery

Germany to get brilliant solar-powered, battery-run Smart Green Tower

Inspired by the technology behind electric cars, a team from Frey Architekten, the Fraunhofer Institute for Solar Energy Systems (ISE) and Siemens have come up with the design for a brilliant battery-operated residential building. Dubbed as the Smart Green Tower, the structure, along with its spectacular sky garden, will run entirely on solar power. (more…)



Colorado scientists convert brewery wastewater into renewable battery

Researchers from Colorado have teamed up with Boulder-based Avery Brewing to develop a essential battery part using wastewater that is the by-product of beer production. According to the scientists, the ingenious bio-manufacturing technique relies on living organisms present in brewery wastewater to generate specific carbon-based materials that are in turn used to create energy storage…






Researchers create ‘bulletproof’ Lithium Ion batteries with Kevlar, and they might be fire-resistant!

A few days ago, we talked about vanadium-borate electrodes that can potentially double the battery life of Li-ion units. Well, this time around, researchers at the University of Michigan have arguably made a more pragmatic breakthrough with their Kevlar nanofibers that can prevent Li-ion batteries from catching fire. In a conventional scenario, such fire-catching incidences…


Tin-oxide nanoparticles can reduce the charging time of Li-ion batteries from hours to mere minutes

In October, we talked about an advanced Li-ion battery design that replaces graphite with the cheaper titanium dioxide gel. This time around, scientists at the Purdue University have developed a new alternative for graphite, in the form of a material made from tin-oxide nanoparticles. According to their research (which is published in Advanced Energy Materials),…