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Advances in Zinc-Organic Battery Technology

02.12.2023

Aenert. Research Laboratory newsAqueous zinc-organic batteries (ZOBs) are a fairly modern class of batteries featuring all the advantageous traits of zinc-ion batteries and organic cathode materials: They draw on renewable resources and have a positive impact on CO2 emissions. Especially the tunability of their molecular structure and the diversity of organic reactions which they can produce makes...

Graphite: resources, production and prospects

17.11.2023

Aenert news. Energy resources and infrastructureToday, graphite has become the most discussed item among the so-called "critical" materials for future development purposes. This is not unexpected, as a number of experts have long been signaling the growing imbalance between production and demand for graphite. Nevertheless, after China imposed restrictions on exports of a number of the important graphite grades...

New Season-Proof Battery

03.11.2023

Aenert. Research Laboratory newsIt is common knowledge that cold weather and electric batteries do not go together well as most of them lose their efficiency in cool temperatures. This is mainly due to the liquid electrolyte contained in lithium-ion batteries. This battery component transfers ions between two electrodes which causes the battery to charge and discharge. At temperatures below zero,...

New Electrolyte Can Make E-Cars Last Longer

25.10.2023

Aenert. Research Laboratory newsAlongside increased efforts to come up with new, more abundant and also more sustainable materials to create batteries, scientists are also trying to improve existing battery types by enhancing their stability and durability. This led them to have a closer look at an ingredient found in many toothpastes. The ingredient is called sodium fluoride and is a compound of...

Lasers for Energy-Efficient Production of Batteries

05.09.2023

Aenert. Research Laboratory newsThere is common consent that batteries will play a key role in future mobility, whether in stationary energy systems, e-cars, buses or electric motorcycles. Therefore, scientists around the globe are working hard to improve existing battery technologies and make production processes easier. One of the most important steps in lithium-battery production is...

New insights on Movements inside Lithium-Metal Batteries

12.08.2023

Aenert. Research Laboratory newsOne of the most quickly evolving areas in energy science is batteries. Batteries play an important part in reducing the effects of climate change, as they can be applied in electric vehicles and used for energy storage in the electric grid. Lithium metal batteries are among the most promising types of batteries in today's energy market. These anodes have a far...

Lithium-Air Battery to Extend Driving Range

15.06.2023

Aenert. Research Laboratory newsMost of today’s cars derive energy from burning petrol or diesel. In 2021 fossil fueled powertrains accounted for 92% of all light-duty vehicle sales at a global level. However, there is a growing number of vehicles which get power directly from a stack of batteries. These batteries are similar to lithium-ion (Li-ion) batteries in mobile phones, but form a pack...

Cobalt-free Batteries

23.05.2023

Aenert. Research Laboratory newsIn search of more reliable devices for energy storage which are able to power homes, cell phones or e-vehicles, scientists are exploring possibilities of designing batteries without are and hard-to-provide elements. One of the major drawbacks of modern battery technology is that they rely heavily on a scarce metal: cobalt. Cobalt is mainly won in African mines,...

Analysing Garnets for more Reliable Solid-State Batteries

14.05.2023

Aenert news. Research Laboratory newsIn the quest for more efficient and reliable methods to store energy, research on new and improved battery technologies plays an important role. One of the key areas which holds great promise are solid-state batteries. A solid-state battery is a battery technology that uses solid electrodes and a solid electrolyte. However despite their great potential there still...

Taking Lithium-Sulphur Batteries to the next Level

11.04.2023

Aenert. Research Laboratory newsIn our daily lives, we have come to rely heavily on battery technology which plays an important role in many areas including mobile applications, electric tools and, of course, also electric vehicles. Nowadays, most of these devices rely on lithium-ion batteries which are efficient and have a wide range of possible applications. However, lithium-ion batteries also...