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Smarter batteries

Israeli companies are at the forefront of next generation battery development (see here). Israeli startup Addionics says it has set a new standard for Electric Vehicle (EV) rechargeable batteries. Its aim is to improve performance, mileage, lifetime, safety and charging … Continue reading

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Adding power to electric vehicle batteries

Israel’s CENS Materials develops nanotechnology designed to improve the performance of batteries for electric vehicles. CENS integrates carbon nanotubes (CNTs) into batteries to increase energy capacity and cut the charging time. https://www.calcalistech.com/ctech/articles/0,7340,L-3834794,00.html https://censmaterialsltd.co.il/ https://elbitsystems.com/pr-new/cens-materials-a-portfolio-company-of-incubit-elbit-systems-deep-tech-incubator-raises-1-5-million/ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wyIkfl8TN80

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The brains behind fast-charging batteries

This article complements last week’s technical one about Israel’s StoreDot – developers of fast-charging batteries. StoreDot employs 20 PhDs – organic chemists. quantum physicists, electrical engineers and device engineers – all working together to build new molecules. http://www.wired.co.uk/news/archive/2015-09/25/storedot-molecules-will-change-technology

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Recharge your batteries with a coffee, tea or burger

Starbucks is installing Israeli-developed Powermats in USA coffee shops, for customers to charge compatible devices wirelessly. Rival chain Coffee Bean and Tea Leaf is running a Powermat pilot in Los Angeles and McDonald’s are experimenting with them in Manhattan. http://www.timesofisrael.com/starbucks-puts-israeli-phone-charging-tech-in-shops/

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Better batteries

The Hebrew University of Jerusalem has boosted the power of sodium-ion batteries with a new type of anode. Also Israel’s EnStorage received a $1 million grant for its HBr flow battery development. Meanwhile Professor Doron Aurbach of Bar Ilan University … Continue reading

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Nano batteries for the car of the future

Professor Doron Aurbach of Bar Ilan University’s Nano Cleantech Center is leading the development of lighter, longer-lasting batteries. With partners GM, BASF and local Israeli tech firms, they are using lightweight nano-materials and replacing lithium with cheaper magnesium. http://www.timesofisrael.com/nano-batteries-give-hope-to-future-of-electric-car/

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Israeli delivers Iron Dome to US Army

Israel’s Ministry of Defense has delivered the first of two Iron Dome Defense System batteries to the U.S. Army. Defense Minister Benny Gantz said the system had saved many Israeli civilian lives and “I am proud that this advanced system … Continue reading

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World’s heaviest plane makes first visit to Israel

The world’s heaviest cargo plane, the Antonov An-225, flown by a USAF crew, landed at Ben Gurion Airport, for the first time since it was built in the 1980’s. It carried trucks that were used to collect Iron Dome batteries … Continue reading

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Ultra-fast charging for drones

Israel’s StoreDot (reported here previously) has announced that its ultra-fast battery charging technology can now be used to charge commercial drones in just five minutes. Current charge times are typically 90 minutes for a 30-minute flight time. https://www.timesofisrael.com/israeli-startup-storedot-unveils-ultra-fast-charging-batteries-for-drones/

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Storing energy in bromine

Researchers at Israel’s Technion Institute are partnering with Primus Power in the US to develop rechargeable bromine and zinc batteries to store renewable energy. Israel’s bromine is far cheaper than the lithium currently used to power portable devices such as … Continue reading

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