It looks as though the next generation of batteries will use phosphorus and graphite to boost mileage and charging speed. Article in the Independent - Researchers have demonstrated a solution to a 40-year problem regarding the creation of a “holy grail” battery that could radically transform the electric car industry.
The breakthrough involves harnessing the power of lithium-metal batteries, which are capable of holding substantially more energy and charge in a fraction of the time compared to lithium-ion batteries that are currently used in everything from smartphones to Tesla vehicles.
Until now, scientists have been unable to create a lithium-metal battery stable enough to be used in commercial applications.
The development, made by a team at Harvard University’s School of Engineering and Applied Science (SEAS), allows this next-generation batter to be charged and discharge at least 10,000 times, which would increase the lifetime of electric vehicles to that of of their gasoline counterparts – while simultaneously increasing their range and reducing their charge time.
“A lithium-metal battery is considered the holy grail for battery chemistry because of its high capacity and energy density,” said Xin Li, an associate professor at SEAS.
What I look forward to reading is the weekly “ graphene newsletter." Full of extremely interesting articles. This will surely make the world look up when we announce how much we have of the lovely material. Good luck everybody.
With all the talk of working with Toyota it appears Toyota are going with EQTEC for a development at their Deeside site. The latest addition of the Waste Management World highlights 8 start up companies in our field: No mention of Powerhouse. Are we missing the boat again - surely we can make a start now?
With all the talk by Tim and Peel on Twitter it’s about time action speaks louder than words and the first sod is turned. It would be interesting to know what is needed for financial closure - it can’t be that much. Or is it the case the other waste recycling sites next door have to be finished before we can start so their waste is transported to us in the shortest time possible?