UK’s largest Gigafactory for lithium-ion battery production is endorsed

West Midlands Gigafactory, receives the green light to accelerate its journey to deliver a Gigafactory in the West Midlands. The West Midlands Gigafactory joint venture...

The Yangibana Project: Rich in neodymium and praseodymium

Mr Matthew Allen, Chief Financial Officer at Hastings Technology Metals Limited, details the abundance of rare earth elements at the Yangibana Project, specifically that...

High entropy alloys create possibilities for electrocatalysts

Researchers from Ruhr-University Bochum (RUB) describe a new scientific method that has the potential to find high entropy alloys that can be used for...

Scientists have developed high efficiency perovskite solar cells

Researchers at Kaunas University of Technology (KTU) have synthesised the materials that were used for constructing a record-breaking solar cell module, with a 21.4%...

Repurposing used electric vehicle batteries for renewable energy storage

Researchers at Cornell University have developed a method of reusing old electric vehicle batteries for renewable energy storage. Cornell University researchers, partially funded by the US National Science Foundation, have published a study outlining a novel technique that repurposes old...

Clean hydrogen production catalysts made possible by researchers at OSU

Zhenxing Feng, Oregon State University’s chemical engineering professor, led the research into the design of catalysts and has shown how clean hydrogen production can be completed with greater efficiency and at a lower cost than commercially available catalysts. How is...

Can renewable energy resources power US? 

Professor Mark Z. Jacobson of Stanford recently conducted a study assessing the realism of grid stability under which wind, water, and solar energy resources power 100% of United States (US) energy, for all purposes.   The study  For this study, Jacobson and...

Stable electricity grids achieved through grid-forming converters

Researchers from the Fraunhofer Institute for Solar Energy Systems (ISE) create a replica small-scale power grid in order to analyse how synchronous machines and grid-forming converters are affected by voltage stability. Large power stations with synchronous generators provide stability in...

OSU research analyses using direct ethanol fuel cells in auto industry

Zhenzing Feng of Oregon State College of Engineering contributed to the development of a catalyst known as direct ethanol fuel cells (DEFC). Alternative-energy research at Oregon State University is charting a path toward the mass adoption of clean cars powered...

125 years of synthetic graphite in batteries

Dr Ryan M Paul, Graffin Lecturer for 2021 for the American Carbon Society, details the development of graphite in batteries during the last 125 years. Carbon materials have been a crucial component of battery technology for over 125 years. One...

Scientists produce rare earth elements separation technology

New rare earth element separation technology provides insight into how to cost-effective separate in-demand rare-earth elements can be, dramatically shifting the industry to benefit producers in the United States. A new technology for rare-earth elements chemical separation has been licensed...

Cleaner lithium – the Lake solution

Steve Promnitz, Managing Director at Lake Resources, highlights the challenges facing the lithium sector for batteries and EVs and how the company’s flagship Kachi cleaner Lithium Brine Project can provide solutions. Growth has been exponential in electric vehicles and new...

New research aims to improve the ion transport in aqueous Li-ion batteries

Researchers achieve a microscopic understanding of solvation structures involved with transporting aqueous Li-ion batteries, revealing heterogeneity in the super concentrated water-in-salt electrolytes. Lithium-ion batteries are infamous for being a fire hazard due to their highly flammable organic electrolytes. As a...

Breakthrough made in enhancing energy-efficiency of organic solar cells

An international team of researchers has devised an innovative technique for enhancing the efficiency of organic solar cells. A collaborative project between experts from Linköping University in Sweden and Soochow University in China has ascertained that a small guest molecule...

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