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Investment boost for Massachusetts battery start-ups

Mon, 12/03/2018 - 00:00 -- Hugh Finzel
24M Technologies manufacturing process

Two battery technology start-ups in Massachusetts have filed paperwork indicating that they have each raised more than US$20 million in new investment.

24M Technologies, a Cambridge-based firm that produces semi-solid lithium-ion cells, filed a Form D with the US Securities and Exchange Commission indicating that they raised more than $21.8m through an equity release.

Woburn-based SolidEnergy Systems similarly filed a Form D indicating that they raised more than $28.8m, also through an equity release.

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MIT team reports life-extension breakthrough for metal-air batteries

Mon, 11/26/2018 - 00:00 -- John Shepherd

A new design that could “greatly extend” the shelf life of single-use metal-air batteries for a variety of applications has been unveiled by researchers at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).

The research team said they have found a way to substantially reduce corrosion in batteries, which could benefit electric vehicles, off-grid storage and other applications.

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US military to test “improved liquid metal battery”

Mon, 03/12/2018 - 12:58 -- Xuan Zhong
US military to test “improved liquid metal battery”

An improved liquid metal battery that researchers say has the potential to retain 99.4% of its capacity even after 10 years of continuous use is to undergo testing by the US military.

Materials chemistry professor at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), Donald Sadoway (right), who led the research, told BBB studies showed improved performance after replacing the battery’s traditional ceramic membrane with titanium nitride steel mesh.

 

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MIT develops non-carbon supercapacitor

Wed, 10/26/2016 - 09:21 -- Xuan Zhong

An MIT research team has found a new class of materials for supercapacitors. The class is called Metal-organic frameworks (MOFs).

The resultant supercapacitor made without carbon could store more power than the traditional version.

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