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VW and Porsche Chairman Martin Winterkorn sees conventional Li-ion batteries for electric and hybrid vehicles eventually being replaced by lithium-air batteries. Such batteries would save weight and improve range "by a factor of four or five" — making electric cars more practical with less "range anxiety." But, he cautions, this greater efficiency may not be realized until 2025. Learn more from this video of research ongoing at IBM.

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High-energy and High-power Lithium-ion Battery
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People Energy Group (PEG) employs over 100 senior researchers and technical experts in U.S.A. and China, PEG Lithium-ion batteries are widely applicable to EVs, PHEVs, LEVs, energy storages, power tools, etc. In a large scope of applications, PEG provides safe, eco- friendly, long-lasting lithium-ion battery solutions with value-added service and augmented customer satisfaction.

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Flux Power's advanced energy storage solutions simplify building complex energy systems. The modular architecture enables a wide array of storage designs. Flux's Battery Management System (BMS) enables an easy upgrade path from legacy lead acid problems to modern lithium solutions. State of charge, temperature, voltage, and current levels are recorded and transmitted to power management/display systems.

The Fuel Cell Vitamin

Direct Drive Turbine Developments Use vitamins instead of platinum to realize a cheaper polymer electrolyte fuel cell. Researchers from Taiwan doped carbon with vitamin B12 to form the cathode of a relatively inexpensive fuel cell. While it did not display the same performance level of platinum cathodes, efficient oxygen reduction reaction performance was demonstrated.

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Diaphragm Pump for Fuel Cell Applications
Thomas Division — Gardner Denver

The 118Z Series pressure/vacuum oil-less diaphragm pump from Thomas provides the ultimate in mobility with a quiet, efficient, low-vibration design that utilizes a lightweight nylon housing and end cap that limits the pumps weight to 4.4 lbs, combined with a long-life 24V brushless DC motor.

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Umbra Group

Umbra's Reciprocating Electro-Mechanical Linear Alternators can simplify hydrokinetic designs. The aerospace-inspired, corrosion-resistant, scalable architecture is ideal for ocean wave energy extraction. Contact the UmbraGroup to learn more about custom designs for these compact, power-dense devices.

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Working on a Fuel Cell or Electrolyzer Project?
Lynntech, Inc.
 
 

We provide custom Membrane Electrode Assemblies (MEAs) specifically to your requirements. Every MEA is completely customizable including size, shape, loading, etc. — with no minimum order. System Integrators: see our Cell Voltage Monitor (CVM) for battery or fuel cell systems as a small, low power, cost-effective solution for cell monitoring.

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Expanded Battery Testing Services
TÜV SÜD America Inc.

With the recent acquisition of Innovative Testing Solutions, we have expanded our service offerings. We are A2LA-accredited, and provide testing of batteries and electrical components, along with environmental and mechanical life-cycle testing. Tests include abuse, durability, and life-cycle testing of battery cells, modules, and packs. Contact us!

The One-hundred Year Battery

Turbulence Modeling Tames Tight Turbines The high voltage electrode of a bigger battery designed for grid-scale storage of renewable energy is based on copper hexacyanoferrate nanoparticles. After 40,000 charge cycles, 83% of the material's original charge capacity is retained, equivalent to a century of daily charges. Stanford University researchers are now developing the low voltage anode component.

Peak Power Density Record for PEM

Turbine Transformer Tips Demonstration of UK based ACAL Energy's first platinum-free liquid cathode fuel cell field system yielded a gross power output of 3 kW. A record single-cell peak performance power density approaching 900 mW/cm2 is also reported. A liquid chemical passes through the proton exchange membrane (PEM) stack to an external regenerator and then returns to the stack.

More Power, Less Platinum

Bird and Bat Science Power density gains and weight and cost cuts feature large in Nissan Motor's Next Generation Fuel Cell Stack. Membrane electrode assembly and separator flow path enhancements yield a power density of 2.5 kW/l, 2.5x greater than the 2005 version. A production cost decline of 85% is largely attributed to markedly reduced use of platinum.

Five Minutes to Full Charge

Taming Transport Bottlenecks The 3D structure functioning as cathode inside this battery from University of Illinois supports rapid charge/discharge without undermining storage capacity. Ultra-fast charging of lithium-ion, nickel metal hydride, or any battery type incorporating the bicontinuous thin film would offer clear benefits to electric vehicle owners. Personal electronics ad medical devices could also be charged within minutes.

Fuel Cell for a Stalker

Ultra-capacitors Make Their Pitch Flight endurance of an advanced version of Lockheed Martin's Stalker Unmanned Air System is quadrupled with a hybrid energy source. Combing a propane fuel cell with a conventional lithium polymer battery extends flight time to eight hours or more for the Stalker XE. Solid oxide fuel cell addition does not undermine aircraft mobility or payload capacity.

Creating a Dream Grid Battery

Driving Drivetrain Reliability An ideal grid-scale battery would be cheap, durable, efficient, and able to withstand thousands of charge cycles with a high storage capacity. Researchers working on one piece of the puzzle are enhancing electrodes with copper compound crystalline particles to develop an open atomic structure that offers breakthrough performance.

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