Advances in energy-storage devices are a must for the widespread use of electric and hybrid vehicles, the integration of renewable energy with the electric power grid, and the development of smaller, faster, more-powerful consumer electronics. While progress has been made, several challenges remain, including limitations of nonaqueous electrolytes, which have poor transport properties and are highly flammable.
The answer to this challenge: A new class of higher-performance electrolytes being developed by Boulder Ionics Corp. (BI) for longer-lived, safer batteries and ultracapacitors.
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