http://www.greencarcongress.com/2016/07 ... ry500.html$50M Battery500 consortium targeting battery pack with specific energy of 500 Wh/kg
http://www.greencarreports.com/news/110 ... noflowcellElectric-drive cars should fuel, charging is 'dead end,' says NanoFlowcell
If this tech can ever be commercialized, it would provide a hopefully cheaper alternative to building an H2 fueling infrastructure for FCEVs, while also providing BEVs with the rapid 'refueling' capability that they lack.. . . Zero-emission cars powered by electric motors shouldn't use batteries that can be recharged, because a public charging network is "a dead end." Instead, they should use flow-cell batteries that can be "refueled" in minutes at centralized filling stations. . . .
The "dead end" quote is part of a longer statement by Nunzio La Vecchia, the Chief Technology Officer of NanoFlowcell Holdings, and inventor of the NanoFlowcell technology for energy storage. It's contained in a blog post, Full Speed Ahead Up a Dead End, on the NanoFlowcell website. . . .
Electric-drive cars should fuel, charging is 'dead end,' says NanoFlowcell
That's right. As with all of these future battery promotions, it is most important to look carefully at the figures-of-merit which aren't mentioned. Flow batteries have very similar benefits and drawbacks to H2 fuel cells:Stoaty wrote:Electric-drive cars should fuel, charging is 'dead end,' says NanoFlowcell
Obviously an objective, completely unbiased observer.
Pretty much what I figured, given the somewhat breathless nature of the claims. I've been following flowcell batteries for a while, so as with all new battery tech announcements (announced H2/FCEVs breakthroughs too) a large dose of cynicism is necessary.JRP3 wrote:NanoFlowcell has been a long running scam that has never demonstrated anything, in my opinion.
I get into my BEV every morning, and drive to work.GRA wrote:a large dose of cynicism is necessary.
I imagine you were aware that I was referring to announcements of new battery (and Fuel cell) tech, especially those involving major breakthroughs in performance or cost. Envia, anyone? I rarely bother to post anything in this thread, because announcements of lab results showing improved battery performance come out several times a week, and most of them never go further than the paper the announcement's referring to. NanoflowCell's an actual company, at least, albeit one which so far hasn't actually produced anything more than renderings and hot air AFAIA. Still, flow batteries are of interest.WetEV wrote:I get into my BEV every morning, and drive to work.GRA wrote:a large dose of cynicism is necessary.
No cynicism needed.