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Graphene and nanotechnology in energy storage offer exciting prospects, promising dramatic increases in capacity with reductions in size, weight and cost. Photo credit: The Graphene Flagship

Nanotechnology in energy storage

Nanotechnology has been a theme of futurist fiction for decades now. And its products are finally coming out of the lab to find a role in sunscreen, medical plasters and self-cleaning glass, to name a…


The Graphene Flagship was officially launched this week. The initiative, funded by the European Commission, aims to take graphene from research to industries. Photo credit: Chalmers University

Energy storage news: 23.10.13

A selection of energy storage news from our Twitter feed over the last week. The NY-BEST webinar ‘New York’s Electric Vehicle Strategy’ took place this week, in advance of the Energy Storage Supply Chain and Manufacturing Expo and…



Hexagonal graphene “onion rings” grown at Rice University.

Onion rings to feed Li-ion?

Researchers at Rice University have discovered a potentially new graphene variant that could be applied to lithium-ion (Li-ion) batteries. Concentric hexagons of graphene grown in a furnace at the university represent the first time anyone has synthesised…



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Britain bets on graphene

Discovered by scientists at Manchester University in 2005, graphene has a wealth of potential applications related to both renewables and energy storage – as well as flexible electronics and opto-electronics, and much more. It is…