Phone on fire
Can wonder material graphene extinguish explosive battery fires?

Researchers from the University of Illinois at Chicago College of Engineering suggest it can

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

Lithium-ion battery units
Lithium-ion batteries ‘will be cheapest way to store power by 2050’

Researchers at Imperial College London say the technology will become more cost-effective than pumped-storage hydro or hydrogen electrolysis

Batteries get the 3D printing treatment

For the first time, researchers have successfully printed the working parts of a lithium-ion device

New mega-battery factory lands in Switzerland

The facility is expected to be one of the largest operations of its kind in Europe

Siemens backs Swedish start-up’s giant battery factory

Northvolt will become the German engineering firm’s preferred supplier for lithium-ion batteries once the facility is up and running

Could Tesla battery production expand to China?

The CEO of Panasonic said the companies may extend their existing collaboration on energy storage and electric vehicle technologies into Asia

Researchers charge up battery performance

US scientists have found out the capacity and lifespan of lithium batteries can be improved by adjusting the ratio of metals they are made from

UK’s ‘largest battery storage portfolio’ completed

The UK’s ‘largest portfolio’ of utility-scale, enhanced frequency response battery storage sites has been completed. That’s according to developer VLC Energy, which is a joint venture between renewable investment firm Low Carbon and power plant owner VPI Immingham. The 50MW portfolio, which is made up of a 40MW battery park in Kent and a 10MW […]

Tesla’s battery in Oz hops into action

What Tesla claims is the world’s largest lithium ion battery has been switched on in South Australia. The 100MW energy storage facility started providing power on Thursday, a day ahead of its official activation on Friday. This was driven by hot weather driving up usage of air conditioning units, which consume a lot of power. […]