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Postby timpootle » Mon Jun 06, 2011 12:20 pm

New battery technology from MIT, who gave us the A123 cell.

A radically new approach to the design of batteries, developed by researchers at MIT, could provide a lightweight and inexpensive alternative to existing batteries for electric vehicles and the power grid. The technology could even make “refueling” such batteries as quick and easy as pumping gas into a conventional car.

The new battery relies on an innovative architecture called a semi-solid flow cell, in which solid particles are suspended in a carrier liquid and pumped through the system


http://web.mit.edu/newsoffice/2011/flow ... -0606.html
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Re: Cambridge Crude

Postby ex925 » Thu Jun 16, 2011 11:55 am

Hi, Tim
Read the link, apparently a LONG way to go, but noticed the "etcgreen.com" link..... in one post

Anti EVs, but they do make a case for:
"2nd./3rd.-generation biofuels" and
"growing on land where food crops will not" and
"...land...used for 1st. generation bio-fuels must be returned to food-crops ASAP"
ALSO
They criticise EVs mostly for use of:
"...scarce / toxic / needlessly expensive minerals etc....."

As an i.c. guru, what do you think?
All the best
Ed

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Re: Cambridge Crude

Postby timpootle » Thu Jun 16, 2011 12:17 pm

Ach, crivens. I never read the comments. That way madness lies.

I didn't think they had "a LONG way to go", either. Maybe 5 years, but not 20. Their A123 company was founded in 2001, and I think may now have peaked and been overtaken by other innovators. We live in hope.
Tim Crumpton


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