Demand for energy storage is increasing – both in Australia and around the world. But issues with the production of lithium-ion batteries mean the search is on for alternatives.
Boron is the hidden ingredient in a lot of our technology. Get to know this plucky little element.
The UK is about to miss an opportunity if it tries to take on the giants of the lithium-ion battery industry.
High energy, high power and endless life cycles: not all batteries are created equal.
We need to think about the raw materials of batteries -- where they come from and their environmental cost.
Batteries that can self-sustain are needed for long-term animal tracking as well as shipping and logistics.
Emerging industries, from energy storage to electric cars, will need longer lasting batteries. Watching batteries in action will help us build them.
Tesla's new battery will be big enough to power thousands of homes, but it's likely to be just the first of many such installations.
Wireless charging means these cars could run off much smaller and cheaper batteries.
Many believe we can stabilise the power supply by asking customers to help - but there's a problem.
Plan to develop long-lasting supercapacitors would provide a faster, safer alternative to lithium batteries.
Batteries aren't the only type of storage, and all types of storage have their role to play in the future grid.
Hundreds of thousands of battery fires in Samsung Galaxy Note 7 handsets is a red hot opportunity to better understand what went wrong.
Alternative technologies are already leaving Tesla's batteries in the slow lane.
Tesla are taking bold steps to make their production as eco-friendly as possible – but it's not as simple as they hope.
Discover the chemical wonders in your kitchen cupboard.
If Australia investments in technology to recycle and lease lithium, it could capitalise on its increasing use in batteries.
Our civilisation is built on chemistry, and the science has a bright future, with the launch of a new Decadal Plan that will steer the science into the future.
If you're worried about rising electricity prices, then going off-grid sounds attractive. But why not create an intelligent network of solar-powerd batteries that can reduce prices for all?
The 'early adopters' of home battery storage will pay significantly more than those who come later, but it won't be long until prices drop enough for many more to get on board.