Rice Researchers Build Plant-Based Cathode For Li-ion Batteries

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[citation][nom]bak0n[/nom]If they could make cheap, lith. batteries for cars... Fingers crossed.[/citation]

One problem with that is that the currently known world reserves of Lithium are not enough to convert all cars to battery powered electric vehicles.
So either we find more of this stuff or find another substance that can be used.

And again I am saying Hydrogen.... works in -slightly modified- gasoline engines, or can be used for fuel cells. And the supply is virtually endless.


 
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It fills up the batteries very quickly, but leaves them empty soon afterward
 

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A while ago some very cheap (ingredients and manufacturing cost in large quantities), environmentally-friendly, plentiful, non-toxic, ingredients are abundant and practical material was discovered for hydrogen storage:
http://www.gizmag.com/the-horizon-fuel-cell-technologies-hydrofill-personal-desktop-hydrogen/13691/
http://www.gizmag.com/horizon-fuel-cell-unmanned-aircraft/11913/

These two articles show two buy-able products using sodium silicate and mention advantages.
We have this great technology, why isn't this already used more in electric cars and power buffers for the electric grid?

http://www.fuelcellseminar.com/media/9030/com34-5%20wallace.pdf

Also if somebody wants to buy something, avoid the awful PowerTrekk cartridges (made by myFC)
try to get something that works like the Hydrostik cartridges from Horizon Fuel Cell Technologies .

The PowerTrekk cartridges aren't very well thought out. Have a pretty severe design flaw.
 

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(Forgot links, reposted message with links.)

A while ago some very cheap (ingredients and manufacturing cost in large quantities), environmentally-friendly, plentiful, non-toxic, ingredients are abundant and practical material was discovered for hydrogen storage:



These two articles show two buy-able products using sodium silicate and mention advantages.
We have this great technology, why isn't this already used more in electric cars and power buffers for the electric grid?



Also if somebody wants to buy something, avoid the awful PowerTrekk cartridges (made by myFC)
try to get something that works like the Hydrostik cartridges from Horizon Fuel Cell Technologies .

The PowerTrekk cartridges aren't very well thought out. Have a pretty severe design flaw.
 

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(Links still don't seem to work, reposted message with links.)

A while ago some very cheap (ingredients and manufacturing cost in large quantities), environmentally-friendly, plentiful, non-toxic, ingredients are abundant and practical material was discovered for hydrogen storage:
http://www.gizmag.com/the-horizon-fuel-cell-technologies-hydrofill-personal-desktop-hydrogen/13691/

http://www.gizmag.com/horizon-fuel-cell-unmanned-aircraft/11913/


These two articles show two buy-able products using sodium silicate and mention advantages.
We have this great technology, why isn't this already used more in electric cars and power buffers for the electric grid?

http://www.fuelcellseminar.com/media/9030/com34-5%20wallace.pdf


Also if somebody wants to buy something, avoid the awful PowerTrekk cartridges (made by myFC)
try to get something that works like the Hydrostik cartridges from Horizon Fuel Cell Technologies .

The PowerTrekk cartridges aren't very well thought out. Have a pretty severe design flaw.
 

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"The researchers are now looking into organic molecules for anodes and for an electrolyte that does not break the molecules down"

- Gatorade, it's got what plants crave!
 

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[citation][nom]freggo[/nom]One problem with that is that the currently known world reserves of Lithium are not enough to convert all cars to battery powered electric vehicles.So either we find more of this stuff or find another substance that can be used.And again I am saying Hydrogen.... works in -slightly modified- gasoline engines, or can be used for fuel cells. And the supply is virtually endless.[/citation]

Or, we use ultra-capacitors that have almost infinite power draw cycles compared to regular batteries, and pair them with small regular batteries (to start the engine and the other systems if the capacitors were drained).
 
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I believe you're mistaken. Brawndo's got what plants crave.

Brawndo .....it's got like...yo...electrolytes



LOL!!
 
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