Armed with $95.5 million in grant money received under Pres. Obama’s American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, Saft America Inc. has announced plans for construction of a lithium-ion factory in Jacksonville, FL. Florida’s deal with Saft is the latest in a string of partnerships and investments between states and battery developers and manufacturers. The total estimated [...]
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New remedies for the shaky battery life the ultra-popular iPhone is accompanied with continue to pop up on a seemingly weekly basis. We’ve seen everything from Mophie’s Juice Pack Air to the kickstand-featuring Dexim S7. The latest in iPhone/iPod battery aids? PhoneSuit Primo Battery Pack. This particular battery pack holds an 800mAh lithium ion battery. Phonesuit says [...]
“Total’s support for research in the storage of solar energy has the potential to be a game-changer.” – Ernest Moniz, director of the MIT Energy Initiative and former undersecretary of the U.S. Department of Energy An agreement between the Massachusetts Institute of Technology(MIT) and the french oil company Total has many hoping for a revolutionary [...]
“Battery technology has improved, but is still far inferior to gasoline in terms of how much energy they hold. The energy density—which is the amount of energy a lithium-ion battery stores per unit weight—is really not enough to produce a family-sized sedan with a 300- to 500-mile range.” -Spike Narayan, a key IBM researcher- IBM’s [...]
As alternative energy sources are being sought out and utilized more than ever before, the need for new methods of storing the energy is growing larger by the day. With this in mind, the Malaysian company ETI Tech Corporation Bhd has introduced what they claim to be the first ever lithium-polymer based battery system for [...]
You know the battery that’s currently powering your laptop? If Panasonic has anything to do with it, the same type of battery may end up powering hybrid and all-electric vehicles in the years to come. In an effort to curb costs on increasingly popular battery-powered vehicles, Panasonic Corp. has developed a 1.5 kWh battery module [...]
The Massachusetts-based battery manufacturer A123 Systems recently announced the launch of a public stock offering. A123 priced its shares at $13.50, and will trade under the ticker AONE on the NASDAQ. The company hopes to raise $380 million. Of the shares in the offering, 27,500,000 shares are being offered by the company and 680,501 shares [...]
The newest battery-powered vehicle from Honda Motor Co. is reportedly being targeted for the elderly, however don’t be surprised if you eventually see riders of all ages on the new U3-X. Honda President Takanobu Ito put the U3-X on demonstration in front of reporters in Tokyo this past Tuesday. The U3-X, a unicycle powered by
Next time the battery on your laptop runs completely dead, you may want to head out to the garage and dig up an old lead-acid battery to use as a replacement. This is what Viktor at Karosium did, and the results seemed to turn out alright.
With over 50% of the world’s know lithium reserves lying within it’s borders, the country of Bolivia is paying close attention to the rapid rise of lithium batteries. The auto industry and the rise of hybrid and all-electric vehicles are the primary factors for the increased demand in lithium; however everything from cell phones, laptops, [...]