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Boffins can recycle lithium-ion batteries with water
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Cells with glue-like binders

Boffins at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory have discovered a new material that allows old lithium-ion cells to be recycled with just water. And it could soon make battery recycling cheaper and safer.

Another battery breakthrough
Published in News
Thursday, 15 December 2022 11:26

Another battery breakthrough


Will this one see the light of day?

Every week we write about a new breakthough in battery technology, and yet for some reason none of them ever appear. This week, boffins from the University of New South Wales in Australia and Yokohama National University in Japan have identified a new type of positive electrode material that could lead to more durable solid-state batteries.

Mass sodium-ion battery released
Published in Transportation
Monday, 05 December 2022 09:57

Mass sodium-ion battery released


We don't need no expensive lithium 

HiNa Battery has produced what it is calling the world's first mass production run of sodium-ion batteries which don't use expensive lithium.

Pohang University boffins come up with a better Lithium battery
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630km on a single charge, if it ever sees the light of day

Pohang university boffins led by Professor Soojin Park have developed anode-free lithium batteries which they claim have a longer life on a single charge.

De Nora and Green Energy Storage want to create a hydrogen battery
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Because the Hindenburg taught us nothing 

Italian electrode maker De Nora and Green Energy Storage have partnered to develop a hydrogen battery prototype.

AI can improve batteries which will never see the light of day
Published in AI


Is there nothing AI can't do?

After decades of humans inventing new battery tech which for some reason never gets to market, it appears that the boffins have come up with a way of making AI do the job for them.

Apple finally brings back the battery gauge
Published in Mobiles
Tuesday, 09 August 2022 11:39

Apple finally brings back the battery gauge


After keeping users in the dark for so long

Fruity cargo cult Apple has finally caved into pressure and bought back the battery percentage gauge on the iOS 16.

Mobvoi TicWatch with Snapdragon W5+ Gen1 coming
Published in Mobiles


Better battery life

Mobvoi made its name with powerfully designed watches and dual display technology in the high-end, enabling good 72-hour smartwatch battery life.

Yet another battery technology announced
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This one will be available next year 

Battery maker CATL has confirmed the production of its M3P batteries that will deliver next year and might be cheaper than current tech.

Finns open first commercial sand battery
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Thursday, 07 July 2022 11:26

Finns open first commercial sand battery


Better than making sandcastles

Polar Night Energy says it's just opened its first commercial sand battery at the premises of "new energy" company Vatajankoski, a few hours out of Helsinki.