26 Oct '11, 11pm

Energy Storage “Membrane” Cheaper Than Batteries and A Lot More Effective: There is a lot of time and money goin...

Energy Storage “Membrane” Cheaper Than Batteries and A Lot More Effective: There is a lot of time and money goin...

There is a lot of time and money going into battery research these days, as well as supercapacitors, in an effort to increase electric vehicle range and charging efficiency. But researchers from the National University of Singapore have developed an energy storage membrane that is way cheaper, and a lot more effective than advanced batteries. Insane In The (Energy) Membrane The researchers, led by Dr. Xie Xian, have developed a polystyrene-based polymer membrane made from organic waste materials. When placed between two graphite plates and charged, the membrane can store a charge at 0.2 farads per centimeter , which is way, way more than the current upper limit of capacitors of 1 microfarad (there are 1,000,000 microfarads in a single farad .) Even more importantly, this membrane reduces the costs of energy storage from about $7 per farad to just $0.62 per farad . That’s 9...

Full article: http://gas2.org/2011/10/26/energy-storage-%e2%80%9cmembra...

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