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Korea’s Largest Overseas Green Energy Project to Be Completed in May Next Year

‘Ontario’ ProjectAccording to Samsung C&T on December 17, North Kent Wind One is scheduled to be completed in May next year. It is the 10th and last subproject of the Canada Ontario Project, which is the largest overseas project for new and renewable…

MIT conference seeks solutions for reconstruction in devastated Caribbean

This fall’s record-breaking hurricanes Maria and Irma left a swath of devastation across the Caribbean islands of Puerto Rico, Granada, Dominica, and others. Photos of severely damaged or demolished houses, and statistics about the scale of the destruction and the slow pace of…

Holey roads, alien asteroids, illuminating plants and more: best of the week’s tech news

Josh Loeb, associate editor Astronomers search passing asteroid for signs of alien technology Astronomers, including a chap called Avi Loeb (no relation), have been using the world’s largest steerable radio telescope to look and listen to a passing cigar-shaped asteroid and search for…

The wet road to fast and stable batteries

An international team of scientists—including several researchers from the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Argonne National Laboratory—has discovered an anode battery material with superfast charging and stable operation over many thousands of cycles. Published in: Published in: Phys.org

Hyundai Motor Group to Release 38 Green Cars by 2025

Focusing on Green CarsThe Hyundai Motor Group increases the number of its green car models including hybrid electric vehicle (HEV), plug-in hybrid electric vehicle (PHEV), EV (electric vehicle) and fuel cell electric vehicle (FCEV) from 13 to 38 by 2025. In particular, the…

2D nanofluidic channels improve electrochemical energy storage

Nano-architectures based on cobalt oxide could make superior lithium-ion battery electrodes. Published in: Published in: Nanotechweb

The wet road to fast and stable batteries

An international team of scientists has discovered an anode battery material with superfast charging and stable operation over many thousands of cycles. Published in: Published in: Nanowerk

Researchers make solid ground toward better lithium-ion battery interfaces

Research at Sandia National Laboratories has identified a major obstacle to advancing solid-state lithium-ion battery performance in small electronics: the flow of lithium ions across battery interfaces. Published in: Published in: Phys.org

Electric vehicle range could be tripled with new batteries

University of Waterloo researchers have claimed a breakthrough which involves using negative electrodes made of lithium metal, a material with the potential to dramatically increase battery storage capacity. “This will mean cheap, safe, long-lasting batteries that give people much more range in their…

A new study opens a path to making lithium-rich battery cathodes live up to their promise

Scientists created a comprehensive picture of how the same chemical processes that give these cathodes their high capacity are also linked to changes in atomic structure that sap performance. Published in: Published in: Nanowerk