solid-state-batteries-are-EVs-finally-cheaper-than-gasoline The important variable is Cost is a crucial for any battery that could serve as a renewable energy storage on the grid. An analysis by researchers at MIT has shown that energy storage would need to cost only a small amount such as US $20 per kilowatt-hour for the grid to be powered fully […]


It seems there’s news of a battery breakthrough every week. I’ve learned to temper expectations, because so many “breakthroughs” turn out to be dead ends. Because it’s not enough for a battery to be incredibly light, or made of abundant materials, or last for ten thousand cycles. It needs to be good at many things […]

Sodium-Ion-Batteries-Aluminium-radicals-BNEF-outlook Batteries are mysterious – do read how to reduce their mystery. Alumnium radical battery made in Australia. “In its latest electric vehicle outlook, BloombergNEF updated its battery chemistry forecasts, which now include sodium-ion batteries accounting for 3% of passenger car market battery demand in 2035 and 30% of battery demand in the […]

Water-inside-Salt Electrolytes – WISE

Water in salt electrolytes are a new type of electrolyte which do not dissociate after 1.2 V unlike regular aqueous electrolytes which dissociate and produce explosive hydrogen gas post 1.2 V of applied voltage. They are an interesting brand new class of highly concentrated aqueous solutions with wide electrochemically stable windows that make them usable […]

John Goodenough, the inventor of the Lithium Ion battery, obituary Thank you Prof John Goodenough for your work in commercializing Lithium Ion batteries. He achieved his laboratory breakthrough in the 1980s in an Oxford laboratory, after which Sony picked up the invention and commercialized it at scale. Dr Goodenoughs contribution is the crucial link that made the invention of the lithium ion battery happen. […]

John Goodenough and Helena Bragas glass electrolyte battery

References: Goodenough’s Glass Battery is a prototype solid-state battery based on lithium and glass which controversial since it claims that its capacity increases over time. Thermodynamics indicates an increae in entropy over time and a reduction of charging capacity over time. The paper claims that they have developed a non-flammable battery that increases in […]

Greater Bay Technology-new-chinese-startup-claims-long-range-and-fast-charging

Greater Bay Technology says its new Phoenix cell has thermal management that can heat the battery back from -4F to 77F in five minutes. That allows the lithium ion battery to operate as normal and charge within six minutes says Huang Xiangdong, Greater Bay’s co-founder and chairman. It will first power cars made by Aion, […]

Economist: Deep Sea mining may ease the worlds battery materials woes

The IEA estimates that the world will add as much renewable power in the coming 5 years as it did in the past 20 years. Nickel – the IEA estimates that to meet decarbonization goals the world will need to be producing 48 million tonnes of Nickel every year by 2040, totally around 20 times […]


Fast charging batteries with Nickel Foil   In 2016, Wang and his colleagues added nickel foil to lithium-ion battery interiors to heat them and help them perform better in the freezing cold. In the new study, they similarly used nickel foil to warm EV batteries and boost their performance, a strategy they also pursued in […]

Assorted five New Battery Technologies

Assorted five New Battery Technologies 1. NanoBolt lithium tungsten batteries Working on battery anode materials, researchers at N1 Technologies, Inc. added tungsten and carbon multi-layered nanotubes that bond to the copper anode substrate and build up a web-like nano structure. 2. Zinc-manganese oxide batteries challenging conventional assumptions, a team based at DOE’s Pacific Northwest National […]