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Scientists double output of flow batteries by revisiting old research

Mon, 08/12/2019 - 11:59 -- Paul Crompton
Scientists double output of flow batteries by revisiting old research

Scientists at the University of Colorado Boulder have devised redox flow battery electrolyte that could double the performance capabilities of traditional variants of the technology.

The team used chromium and organic binding agents to achieve ‘exceptional voltage and high efficiencies’ of 100% current efficiency and an 80% round-trip energy efficiency. The results were published in the journal Joule.

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Blackstone Resources forms solid-state team

Thu, 07/04/2019 - 22:23 -- John Shepherd
Blackstone Resources forms solid-state team

Swiss battery metals investor Blackstone Resources said it is forming an international research team that will develop and test “new solid-state battery technologies”.

Blackstone said the team, including “strategic partners” from Germany, Belgium, Poland, Austria, the UK and Switzerland, will form part of its €200 million batteries investment project— which includes plans to build a research centre in the German city of Erfurt.

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