Keep on running – human sweat ‘could be used to power wearable devices’

The innovation which aims to replace electrolytes found in conventional batteries with sweat can be fully charged with as little as 20 microlitres of fluid

Could MRI scans prove the key to developing new battery tech?

The University of Birmingham says the technology will enable faster evaluation of new battery materials and help accelerate commercialisation

Energy storage markets ‘to reach $546bn in annual revenue by 2035’

A new report estimates battery deployment across mobility applications, electronic devices and stationary storage will reach an annual level of 3,046GWh by this time

New battery, heat pumps and green hydrogen ‘can decarbonise industry by 2030’

That’s the suggestion from DNV GL, which forecasts the three “breakthrough technologies” could slash emissions from the energy, transport and heating sectors over the next decade.

Nobel Prize in Chemistry jointly awarded for work on lithium-ion batteries

John B. Goodenough, M. Stanley Whittingham and Akira Yoshino have jointly won the 2019 award as recognition for their vital roles in developing the technology

Demand for battery energy storage ‘to jump to 400,000Mwh in 2025’

The Consortium for Battery Innovation suggests while electric vehicles will increase lithium batteries’ share of the market, demand for all battery technologies will continue to rise

Power cuts – don’t get left in the dark

On the 9th August, a significant power cut across the UK caused 300,000 homes and businesses to lose power, affecting a total of 1 million people.
The National Grid worked quickly to fix the issue and are investigating its cause, but it left many businesses wondering: could this happen again?

Toyota and China’s BYD to drive EVs and battery production

They aim to launch the products in the Chinese market under the Toyota brand in the first half of the 2020s

EV battery
New tech means 80% of an EV battery can now be recycled

Clean energy company Fortum says it has a solution for what is potentially the biggest sustainability issue associated with EVs

Batteries
Plastic bags could soon be converted into waste-based batteries

Scientists say plastic can be transformed into carbon chips to be used as anodes