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U of I’s Ultra-Quick EV Batteries to Last Forever

The University of Illinois in Champaign/Urbana is still developing awesomely quick-charging batteries – but now with a little twist. The latest innovation from Professor Paul Braun’s research team looks just like an average Li-Ion battery on the outside, but the cathodes include 3-D nanostructures which allow the battery to rapidly charge and discharge without diminishing capacity in the process.

October 5th

Ethanol Made From Grasses Reduces Greenhouse Gases

If non-food cellulosic ethanol — “celluline” — is the future of sustainable biofuels, what are the best non-food crops to use to make it? In a new study, researchers have shown that growing perennial grasses to make celluline rather than using corn stover or sugar cane is better for the environment because it increases soil […]

December 3rd