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E-vehicle batteries for India

Israel’s Phinergy (reported here previously) is partnering Indian Oil Corporation (IOC) to make Aluminum-Air battery systems. India’s Prime Minister Modi wants electricity to “de-carbonize mobility”, to recycle used Aluminum and increase made-in-India products. https://energy.economictimes.indiatimes.com/news/oil-and-gas/indian-oil-corporation-enters-into-joint-venture-with-israeli-company-phinergy/81561055

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Ice batteries

Israel’s Nostromo has developed IceBrick – water-based energy storage cells as an environmentally friendly alternative to Lithium-based storage for renewable energy. Excess solar energy is converted into ice, which is then used to cool offices, hospitals etc. when the sun … Continue reading

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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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Electrifying the human body

A Tel Aviv University-led international team including Weizmann Institute researchers have developed a nano-film that can generate electricity from any body movement. The non-toxic material could power tiny pacemakers with no need for batteries. It could also power non-medical devices. … Continue reading

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A train on wheels

The first Autonomous Rail Rapid Transit (ART) train-on-wheels system outside China will carry up to 500 passengers from Tel Aviv to the heart of Samaria. The ART follows a virtual track on a normal road, powered by advanced fast-recharged batteries. … Continue reading

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