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Old 15-01-2014, 10:48   #1
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Organic Batteries?

New battery technology being developed. Sounds promising...

A research team of scientists at Harvard are developing a "flow" storage battery, based on organic materials rather than traditional metals.

Quick synopsis from the article: "...[T]he Harvard free flow battery relies on the electrochemistry of naturally abundant, inexpensive, small, organic carbon-based "quinone" molecules, which are similar to those that store energy in plants and animals."

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Harvard Research Team has Breakthrough on Battery Storage
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Old 15-01-2014, 14:55   #2
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Re: Organic Batteries?

Sounds like it is years from commercializations and designed for grid level applications. As with all energy storage devices until there are hard numbers it's difficult to tell the value to a boat.

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