Stories with the tag: Batteries
A compressed air energy storage study has identified two locations in eastern Washington state that could store enough Northwest wind energy to power about 85,000 homes each month.
Release Date: 5/20/2013
New findings show how these Shewanella bacteria use three proteins to breathe the iron in this mineral much like people breathe oxygen. In doing so, they produce an electric current, enticing scientists to study them as possible biological batteries.
Release Date: 3/25/2013
Vorbeck Materials has licensed an enhanced battery technology that was developed at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory and could reduce the time it takes to charge cell phones and other battery-powered devices.
Release Date: 1/30/2013
PNNL has been recognized for commercializing technologies or processes that can store large amounts of renewable energy until it’s needed, fight cancer and detect explosives.
Release Date: 12/20/2012
Batteries are an important part of our daily lives. This research will make them more powerful, last longer, and be easier on our wallets.
Release Date: 11/30/2012
A technology that has potential for integrating energy from wind and solar power onto the electricity grid has been licensed to a Washington state firm.
Release Date: 10/2/2012
In lithium ion battery materials, nickel doesn't spread itself out properly, slowing down the speed of charging and discharging.
Release Date: 9/27/2012
PNNL-developed innovations that could lead to greater use of electric vehicles and reduce the time needed to recharge consumer electronic products, as well as create cleaner air in confined spaces such as submarines, were recognized by R&D Magazine as among the past year's 100 most significant scientific and technological products or advances.
Release Date: 6/20/2012
A study in Nano Letters that examines a new type of silicon-carbon nanocomposite electrode reveals details of how they function and how repeated use could wear them down. The study also provides clues to why this material performs better than silicon alon
Release Date: 3/14/2012
Scientists from Pacific Northwest National Laboratory will discuss their projects, progress and energy grid expertise — all aimed at dramatically improving how the U.S. produces and uses energy — at the 2012 ARPA-E Energy Innovation Summit. PNNL’s ARPA-E projects include research in thermal heat storage, air conditioning and heat for electric vehicles and buildings, cheap replacements for rare-earth magnets, and better rechargeable batteries.
Release Date: 2/22/2012