battery technology

11:24am

Wed October 17, 2012
Energy

NY battery developers get boost, but sector remains financially volatile

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Eight companies around New York state will receive $250,000 each from the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA), to develop working prototypes of energy storage technologies.

All of the chosen companies are a part of the NY Battery and Energy Storage (NY-BEST) consortium. The funding boost is aimed at bringing a wide range of storage solutions a step closer to commercialization.

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4:56pm

Wed August 29, 2012
Science

A breakthrough in the hunt for a better battery?

This ultra-thin material, called graphene paper, could help make better batteries that charge more quickly.
Marie Cusick WMHT

Lithium ion batteries have helped make modern life portable. They're used in everything from cell phones to laptops and cars. 

But anyone who has ever been stuck with a dead battery knows they can be problematic.

Now a new study from a team of researchers at the Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute has found a promising technique for building better, longer-lasting batteries.

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9:19am

Fri August 24, 2012
Morning Trail Mix

Kodak to sell off imaging business and concentrate on printing and enterprise solutions

Thanks for the memories...
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It's the Friday Trail Mix from the Innovation Trail team.

Kodak stock took a big leap after they announced future plans, but there's still no news on a patent sale.

Cuomo finds it hard to escape THAT issue at the state fair yesterday.

In a bind over batteries? A Korean company may have just the answer.

Natural gas may be all the rage today, but is it futureproof?

A bargain awaits train buffs in the market for a second-hand Turboliner.

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3:39pm

Fri July 13, 2012
Batteries

GE unveils new battery plant in Schenectady

In our latest Innovation Trail report for New York NOW we visited GE's new battery plant in Schenectady.

The plant will employ 450 workers building GE's new Durathon batteries, which will be used as energy storage in the telecommunications industry and on utility grids.

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10:40am

Wed April 6, 2011
Tech

Stimulus-funded plant tests salt-powered batteries

Conductive salts are used in making lithium ion batteries. Not for use on french fries.
Krissen via Flickr

Lithium ion batteries are everywhere these days - in laptops, cell phones and hybrid vehicles. And now they're in Buffalo, at a new Honeywell International plant, which sees a thirsty market for lithium ion batteries.

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