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TU Delft develops new type of battery based on kitchen salt

TU Delft develops new type of battery based on kitchen salt

TU Delft researchers developed an alternative to the lithium battery. The alternative is based on sodium. This is "an important step in the energy transition." A sodium battery is, in fact, a battery based on kitchen salt. The earth has a lot more to give from this raw material than from lithi... Read more

date2 months ago
EU approves law requiring replaceable batteries

EU approves law requiring replaceable batteries

Portable electronic devices must have replaceable batteries in the EU from 2027. A bill to this effect has been adopted by the Council of Europe. All European legislative bodies have now agreed to the law. The law has been in development since 2020 and now only needs to be signed by the European... Read more

date9 months ago
EU’s vision for the future of batteries faces tough challenges

EU’s vision for the future of batteries faces tough challenges

The European Parliament has agreed to tighten sustainability rules for batteries. If the Commission also agrees with the plans to make batteries replaceable and more recyclable, many tech companies will face an uphill struggle. Still, this European vision may not be a resounding success overnight. ... Read more

date10 months ago
Google deploys battery farm for Belgian data centre

Google deploys battery farm for Belgian data centre

Google deployed a battery farm for its data centre in Saint-Ghislain, Belgium. The battery farm replaces diesel-powered generators with solar energy. The tech giant announced the development of this battery farm back in 2020. Recently, the project was tested and deployed. The technology is appl... Read more

date2 years ago
Survey: European manufacturers want local battery supply

Survey: European manufacturers want local battery supply

China's domination of the industry is making UK and EU manufacturers nervous. Manufacturers in the UK and Europe want to move more of the supply chain for batteries used in electric cars and renewable energy away from China and closer to their plants, a survey showed on Tuesday. China dominat... Read more

date3 years ago
Apple introduces battery health management feature for macOS

Apple introduces battery health management feature for macOS

Apple introduces the new battery health management feature in macOS Catalina 10.15.5. The feature is designed to extend the life of the battery of a MacBook. Battery health management is a new feature designed to extend battery life. When enabled, Apple will reduce the maximum battery charge cap... Read more

date4 years ago
Apple’s new macOS feature extends battery life

Apple’s new macOS feature extends battery life

Apple has introduced a battery life extension feature in the latest version of macOS Catalina (10.15.5). The feature first appeared in the developer preview of the latest update. The Battery Health Management feature measures the battery temperature and also analyses how users charge their MacBo... Read more

date4 years ago
New IBM battery uses seawater as a source of minerals

New IBM battery uses seawater as a source of minerals

IBM reports that it has a new battery design that does not require cobalt, but extracts the necessary minerals from seawater. The first fully functional battery prototype should be presented within about a year. There's quite a race going on, according to Reuters, as to who will be the first to ... Read more

date4 years ago
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