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Re: Hydrogen powered cars in CA next year

PostPosted: Mon Oct 27, 2014 2:22 pm
by conklinc
Its sad that electricity storage is the bugboo in all this, be it transportation or energy for industry and the consumer. Over the years there have been a lot of "promising breakthroughs" but few have made it through to commercial production. :shock: The most promising thing on the horizon right now is the news out of Singapore and NanyangTechnological Uni. They've taken the latest lithium-ion battery and replaced the traditional graphite used for the anode (negative pole) with a new gel material made from titanium dioxide, a readily available, inexpensive, safe component that can be sourced from soil. Heck, its used as a food additive and in sun screen! :P

The new anode material "promises" a 70% charge in 2 minutes, with a useful life of 20 years/10,000 charge and discharge cycles.

"Promising,"but don't hold your breath. Lets see if it makes it into commercial production at Elon Musk's mega battery factories. Only then will "promising" become reality. :)

Oh, and so much for the notion that our Chinese friends are good copiers but poor innovators! :idea:

Kurt

Re: Hydrogen powered cars in CA next year

PostPosted: Mon Oct 27, 2014 5:59 pm
by davidg
conklinc wrote:used for the anode (negative pole)

anode = positive
cathode = negative

Sorry ............

Re: Hydrogen powered cars in CA next year

PostPosted: Tue Oct 28, 2014 7:01 am
by conklinc
Ha, the devil is in the details, David!

Curt

Re: Hydrogen powered cars in CA next year

PostPosted: Wed Oct 29, 2014 7:42 am
by Peter J Schoen
:ugeek:

http://www.aquionenergy.com/press-room/ ... ivering-40

The above link indicates their new generation batteries may now be ordered and installed, and granted both the above and below "provided links" technologies are not as yet relying on the new super capacitor batteries that are still in development, but does anyone know when the below could be available for both Solar Energy Storage systems and All Electric Vehicles - And more importantly how much cheaper are they?

http://media.ntu.edu.sg/NewsReleases/Pa ... ae4c50c934