The battery game is changing fast, with numerous battery technologies put forward and many more on the way. Just like any other semiconductor technology, the battery game is changing quickly and picking up speed as the number of research projects in energy storage increases each year. Just like all technologies in everything that are being accelerated by ever faster progress in computational processing, memory, sensor, materials, communications, and manufacturing technologies becoming more widespread and coming down in costs. This is a virtuous cycle the semi world has brought to almost everything we touch and this is just one of the numerous examples we are seeing on almost a daily basis. Most will fail to live up to their promise, but many will succeed and a few will succeed in spectacular ways that will surprise us all, as we have seen repeatedly. We are literally seeing the forces of compounding working on a scale once considered unimaginable by the world semis are creating. Any thoughts or comments on this would be appreciated.
Australian company Graphene Manufacturing Group (GMG) has announced exciting performance test results for a new type of aluminum-ion battery that can charge 10X faster than today's lithium-ion units, while lasting much longer and needing no cooling.