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Rechargeable flow batteries could be cheaper solution to renewable energy storage

Rechargeable flow batteries could be cheaper solution to renewable energy storage | car batteries | Scoop.it

Researchers at MIT have developed a battery that could bring us reliable and cheap large scale energy storage. Based on flow battery technology, the researchers took out the costly membrane and created a battery that has a power density that is an order of magnitude higher than lithium-ion batteries and three times greater than other membrane-less systems.


Via Hans De Keulenaer
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There are many Universities now developing new types of batteries ?

Multiple-Electron Aqueous Battery

The University of Maryland UMD has just secured $32 million for research into to develop  electric vehicles (EV) energy storage systems using innovative chemistries, architectures and designs.

The short distances that are covered by using the Lithium-Ion batteries are

causing some concern in the auto industry and governments and car makers are looking for better ideas and products that will be safer, lower cost and more reliable than the Lithium-Ion batteries that are now in use.

This has brought together the Army research Laboratory aka(ARL) and the UMD to create a new type of battery.

This new type of battery is expected to be with twice the cell voltage and capacity, this would cut the cost in half compared to the lithium-Ion battery.

The new battery would enable an electric vehicle to twice the length of the charge. if the new batteries development is a successful, then the EV is expected to drive up to 300 miles on a single charging. This would be a great improvement on the Lithium-Ion batteries that are used by some companies at present.

In my opinion, for what it's worth, we will one day discover the "magic battery", that will cut down our reliability on gasoline burning engines and will truly make for a better driving experience, without having to rely on fossil fuels, I think we are slowly getting there and whether this new development will be the answer or not, only time will tell.

Thanks... Eric Roberts www.batteriesontheweb.co.uk





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Protecting the Most Vulnerable Part of Your UPS: The UPS Battery

Protecting the Most Vulnerable Part of Your UPS: The UPS Battery | car batteries | Scoop.it
How regularly scheduling UPS battery maintenance can save your facility and prevent load loss.
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The image shows a very neat and tidy battery storage facility, for use such as a major power outage.

This post explains about the maintenance and battery upkeep for such an important facility.

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look after your car battery so you can rely on it through the winter

look after your car battery so you can rely on it through the winter | car batteries | Scoop.it
With a bit of TLC your battery will keep on going. Be sure to look after it and know what to do if it shows signs of being under stress. A full charge is likely to give you longer before you need to buy another one!
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A great article from the female auto friendly web site Foxy lady. The article stresses the importance of looking after your cars battery.

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Manbat now supplying additions to Varta range - Tyrepress.com

Manbat now supplying additions to Varta range - Tyrepress.com | car batteries | Scoop.it
In September 2014, Varta announced two new developments, and Manbat reports these are now available in the UK through the network of branches it supplies. The first new arrivals are the EFB and AGM...
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Varta are a Johnson Controls company and have always ben a top of the range battery. These AGM batteries for the start-stop car market are no exception to the rule.

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'Biggest battery' could cut energy bills

'Biggest battery' could cut energy bills | car batteries | Scoop.it
Scientists have built the biggest battery in Europe, to see if it can store power locally, rather than rely on the national grid. It could cut consumer's energy bills.
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WOW This could be a first for the UK?

battery storage on a grand scale

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CAMX Power Quietly Develops 200-Mile Electric Car Battery - Xconomy

CAMX Power Quietly Develops 200-Mile Electric Car Battery - Xconomy | car batteries | Scoop.it
A quiet startup called CAMX Power is developing a new cathode material it says can will enable an electric car with a 200-mile range.
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With the price of oil coming down, these projects will be looking mighty expensive?

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Johnson Controls lithium-ion batteries power hybrid luxury SUVs - Milwaukee Journal Sentinel (blog)

Johnson Controls lithium-ion batteries power hybrid luxury SUVs - Milwaukee Journal Sentinel (blog) | car batteries | Scoop.it
Johnson Controls Inc. said its Michigan battery factory is producing lithium-ion batteries for the hybrid Range Rover sport utility vehicle that goes on sale next year.
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Johnson controls are beginning to take more of an interest in Lithium-Ion technology and have now announced their involvement of with the development of a new battery for the new Range Rover, built here in the UK.

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Varta Batteries | Professional LFD60 Varta Batteries in South Africa.

Varta Batteries | Professional LFD60 Varta Batteries in South Africa. | car batteries | Scoop.it
http://www.vartabatteries-yorkshire.co.uk/Get the Professional LFD60 Varta Batteries For R1,892 from Alternagy. For Varta Batteries, buy from the Alternagy Varta Batteries Store in South Africa.
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Varta Batteries | Professional LFD75 Varta Batteries in South Africa.

Varta Batteries | Professional LFD75 Varta Batteries in South Africa. | car batteries | Scoop.it
Get the Professional LFD75 Varta Batteries For R2,154 from Alternagy. For Varta Batteries, buy from the Alternagy Varta Batteries Store in South Africa.
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Varta are truly one of the worlds best battery products.

http://www.vartabatteries-yorkshire.co.uk/

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Battery-free electric cars may become real in 5 years - Load The Game

Battery-free electric cars may become real in 5 years - Load The Game | car batteries | Scoop.it
Electric cars have become all the rage lately, thanks to Elon Musk and Tesla, among others, but can ...
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large car makers are trying to make sure that electric cars will play a part in future forms of powering our transport systems.

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Increase of dead car batteries in cold weather - myfox8.com

Increase of dead car batteries in cold weather - myfox8.com | car batteries | Scoop.it
HIGH POINT, N.C. -- If your car battery is already weak, freezing temperatures can often be just enough to push it over the edge. At Porter's Automotive in High Point, the rush for customers with d...
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This is the time of year when car batteries do fail. This applies to all makes of cars, but especially the ones that come from the far eastern countries. The original batteries that they are fitted out with are a lower powered battery with less cold cranking amps than the batteries supplied for the northern hemisphere cars, and so they tend to fail more in really cold weather.

https://www.batteriesontheweb.co.uk/car-batteries

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"Swedish myFC’s new fuel concept challenges Lithium ion batteries" – myFC PowerTrekk

"Swedish myFC’s new fuel concept challenges Lithium ion batteries" – myFC PowerTrekk | car batteries | Scoop.it
We previously announced our promising test results for the new fuel concept for our portable fuel cell chargers. We can now announce that the new fuel concept h
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In mu opinion then fuel cells will have a huge part to play in future car development, and it looks like that this Swedish firm have come up with some new ideas.

http://www.pellonautocentre.com/blog/?p=8768

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Firing up battery safety | Chemistry World

Firing up battery safety | Chemistry World | car batteries | Scoop.it
Smart battery provides early warning to prevent overheating hazard
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A good article about trying to prevent battery fires in Lithium-Ion batteries, scientists are on the verge of solving the problem, but i suppose that only time will tell.

http://batteriesontheweb.blogspot.co.uk/2014/05/lithium-ion-batteries-were-in-cargo.html

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How to Test a Car Battery

How to Test a Car Battery with a multimeter, how to check a car battery, how to test your car battery, Battery Load Test With a Multimeter, car battery check, Does your car not start, do you...
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Great video shows how simple it is to test your car battery. using a simple volt meter.

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BMW Confirms Hydrogen Car, But Betting On Batteries - Public Transport - NewsLocker

BMW Confirms Hydrogen Car, But Betting On Batteries - Public Transport - NewsLocker | car batteries | Scoop.it
Filed under: Transportation News
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In my opinion this is where the new battle fo the genuine hybrid car will take place?

Hydrogen versus Batteries?

BMW must also be interested as i sure that they would not be throwing their money away and sticking to battery technology.

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Study: Your all-electric car may not be so green - Fox News

Study: Your all-electric car may not be so green - Fox News | car batteries | Scoop.it
Ethanol isn't so green, either.
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Something that i have always said . green cars are not that green, because of the dirty power stations that supply the grid that chargers these cars batteries, well worth a read, if you did not know already?

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Scientists Discover How to Turn Toxic Trash Into Solar Panels

Scientists Discover How to Turn Toxic Trash Into Solar Panels | car batteries | Scoop.it
Lead from old car batteries can be recycled to create renewable energy.
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This is an old story but worth a mention.

The picture is a little misleading because 95% of old lead acid batteries are re-cycled and not dumped as the image shows,unless of course this is in China?

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Researchers open possible avenue to better electrolyte for lithium ion batteries

Researchers open possible avenue to better electrolyte for lithium ion batteries | car batteries | Scoop.it
The lithium-ion batteries that mobilize our electronic devices need to be improved if they are to power electric vehicles or store electrical energy for the grid.
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This is one of those stories that we have seen evolving over the last two or three years?

Companies are on an ever ending missing to improve battery quality and performances.

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Tests add fuel to concern over air shipments of lithium-ion batteries - GazetteNET

Tests add fuel to concern over air shipments of lithium-ion batteries - GazetteNET | car batteries | Scoop.it
WASHINGTON — Dramatic U.S. government test results raise new concern that bulk shipments of rechargeable lithium batteries carried as cargo
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This is a very interesting article and it makes us wonder what could happen next, with these lithium-Ion products?

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Solid-State Batteries For Electric Cars: 'Great Potential,' VW CEO Says - Green Car Reports

Solid-State Batteries For Electric Cars: 'Great Potential,' VW CEO Says - Green Car Reports | car batteries | Scoop.it
To help electric cars go mainstream, new battery technology will be needed to escape the shackles of short ranges, long charging times, and relatively high cost.
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Promise,promises,promises???

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Varta car Batteries- Different Types

Varta car Batteries- Different Types | car batteries | Scoop.it
Varta Batteries Online Varta batteries are probably one of the world’s best battery products. They are made by Johnson controls and run by the side of the well-known Bosch battery product.
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http://www.vartabatteries-yorkshire.co.uk/

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Lithium Ion Rechargeable Batteries - Beyond Customer and to Electric Vehicles ... - SYS-CON Media (press release)

Lithium Ion Rechargeable Batteries - Beyond Customer and to Electric Vehicles ... - SYS-CON Media (press release) | car batteries | Scoop.it
SYS-CON Media, NJ, The world's leading i-technology media company on breaking technology news.
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This is a recent report,about the state of the Lithium-Ion battery market and states that there is still growth and drive from car makers and governments to strive to compete with the carbon rich fuels that drive the petrol and diesel cars.

I still say at what cost?

and how long will we keep throwing money at the problem?

http://www.pellonautocentre.com/blog/?p=25040

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Cold Temperatures Could Kill Car Batteries - WFMY News 2

Cold Temperatures Could Kill Car Batteries - WFMY News 2 | car batteries | Scoop.it
A significant drop in temperature could cause major problems for car batteries.
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Yet another warning that the impending cold weather could kill your battery. The general rule is that if your car is over 5 years old then it will be coming to the end of its life. You can wait until it goes or replace it before the winter really sets in.

https://www.batteriesontheweb.co.uk/varta

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Battery Arena Co Ltd on Twitter

Battery Arena Co Ltd on Twitter | car batteries | Scoop.it
From car batteries,solar batteries,UPS batteries,motorcycle batteries,generator batteries to alarm system batteries. pic.twitter.com/ddHGLUazqx
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As a Lucas battery dealer myself, there is no doubting their quality and are one of the leading battery products here in the UK. If you do need a new Lucas battery then check out ...www.batteriesontheweb.co.uk  

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Volkswagen To Support China’s Anti-Pollution Campaign With Over 20 EV Cars By 2018

Volkswagen To Support China’s Anti-Pollution Campaign With Over 20 EV Cars By 2018 | car batteries | Scoop.it
Volkswagen AG is pushing deeper into the electric car segment by promising more than 20 models running on electric batteries in China by the end of 2018.

Via massimo facchinetti
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These electric cars are slowly creeping under our skins?

http://www.pellonautocentre.com/blog/?p=9272  The one featured in this blog is still the most original i have seen, but only two cars have used it in two years?

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Odyssey Battery 800 Cca Odyssey Battery 800 Cca sitename%%

Odyssey Battery 800 Cca Odyssey Battery 800 Cca sitename%% | car batteries | Scoop.it
Odyssey Battery 800 Cca Pc925l battery | odyssey 12 volt motorcycle batteries, Pc925l odyssey 12v 330 cca power sport and motorcycle agm battery product description.

Via boyman zein
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There is no doubt in my mind that odyssey are one of the best and most powerful batteries on the market. They are AGM  sealed batteries and are deep cycle. This means that they can be discharged and charged at a much higher and lower level than a normal free flow lead acid battery.

https://www.batteriesontheweb.co.uk/odyssey-batteries-extreme-series-2

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