Carbon, Common Materials, a Key Enabler of New Battery Tech

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Above, properties of graphene, a form of carbon that may make huge improvements possible in key renewable tech like batteries and Solar cells.

Below, a friend sends news of yet more amazing possibilities for energy storage – as battery tech follows a similar performance curve as computer processor speed and memory, as well as solar energy deployment have seen in recent decades.

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Combining the unique strengths of lithium batteries with crazy-fast charging, carbon ultra-capacitors could save a ton of weight and add significant range and power to electric vehicles, according to Nawa Technologies. Based outside Marseilles, this fascinating French startup is working on a new type of battery it believes could offer some huge advantages in the EV space, among many others.

Nawa Technologies’ core product is a new type of carbon ultra-capacitor with a set of remarkable advantages over typical lithium-ion battery cells.

To start with, as…

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