Energy storage news: 17.09.14

A supercapacitor made of hemp fibres is as good as a graphene supercapacitor for energy storage, according to Dr David Mitlin of the University of Alberta, Canada.

A supercapacitor made of hemp is as good as a graphene supercapacitor for energy storage, says Dr David Mitlin of the University of Alberta, Canada. Photo credit: Vote Hemp

The energy storage news headlines from our Twitter feed this week.

  • The Strati, the first 3D-printed electric car, was printed in 44 hours at the International Manufacturing Technology Show in Chicago on 13 September.
  • The NY-BEST conference and exhibition for the New York energy storage industry has been reviewed by Democrat & Chronicle.

  • Volkswagen believes that hydrogen fuel cell cars will have little success outside Japan, due to government incentives.
  • The Australian Energy Storage Council has been set up by the Australian Solar Council. The next Australian Energy Storage Conference and Exhibition will be held on June 3 and 4, 2015, in Melbourne.
  • Stem is deploying a 1MW behind-the-meter energy storage demonstration project for the grid in Hawaii.
  • The business case for utility energy storage systems is analysed in a new report from Reportlinker.
  • Toyota has used its background in textile technology in the development of the fuel tanks in its new hydrogen fuel cell vehicle.
  • Western Lithium has advanced its demonstration plant in Nevada, which it believes could become a major international hub for lithium production.
  • Tesla and Toyota could sign a large battery deal in two to three years’ time, according to Elon Musk.

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