Storage Research

David Stauth - April 14, 2014

Trees Go High-tech: Turning Cellulose into Energy Storage Devices

Based on a fundamental chemical discovery by scientists at Oregon State University, it appears that trees may soon play a major role in making high-tech energy storage devices.

- April 07, 2014

A Cold Short-cut to CO2 Energy Storage

All over the world, scientists are on the hunt for solutions that will allow CO2 to be captured from large power stations and industrial plants. Many of the methods in use today employ...

Bill Scanlon - March 31, 2014

US Driving Research on Hydrogen Fuel Cells

Hydrogen fuel cell electric vehicles (FCEV) were the belles of the ball at recent auto shows in Los Angeles and Tokyo, and researchers at the Energy Department's National Renewable...

Peter Rüegg - March 18, 2014

The Hunt Is On for Next-Generation Battery Storage Technology

Researchers are on the lookout for new materials to be used in the next generation of batteries that may one day replace current lithium ion batteries. Today, the latter are commonplace...

- January 23, 2014

Sweet Science: Researcher Develops Energy-dense Sugar Battery

A Virginia Tech research team has developed a battery that runs on sugar and has an unmatched energy density, a development that could replace conventional batteries with ones that...

Mike Janes - December 10, 2013

Pioneering Path to Electrical Conductivity in ‘Tinkertoy’ Materials

Sandia National Laboratories researchers have devised a novel way to realize electrical conductivity in metal-organic framework (MOF) materials, a development that could have profound...

Ron Flavin - November 01, 2013

An Overview of US Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy Funding Programs

The Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy (ARPA-E) program was officially launched in 2009 as the result of the 2007 America COMPETES Act, which was signed by President George W....

- August 15, 2013

Electrochemical Step Towards Better Hydrogen Storage

Good metal-based systems for hydrogen storage cannot be developed without knowing how this element permeates through metals. Researchers at the Institute of Physical Chemistry of the...

- July 04, 2013

Power for Seaports May Be the Next Job for Hydrogen Fuel Cells

Providing auxiliary hydrogen power to docked or anchored ships may soon be added to the list of ways in which hydrogen fuel cells can provide efficient, emissions-free energy.

- June 11, 2013

“Popcorn” Particle Pathways Promise Better Lithium-ion Batteries

Researchers at Sandia National Laboratories based in the U.S. have confirmed the particle-by-particle mechanism by which lithium ions move in and out of electrodes made of lithium iron...

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