New materials improve oxygen catalysis
September 17, 2013Highly active catalysts could be key to improved energy storage in fuel cells and advanced batteries.
Research update: Team observes real-time charging of a lithium-air battery
May 12, 2013Imaging reveals what happens during charging; could lead to improved batteries for electric cars.
The case for optimism about a renewable energy future
May 1, 2013Researcher Eric Martinot presents findings of two-year project at campus event
Wind power — even without the wind
April 25, 2013Innovative storage system could enable offshore wind farms to deliver power whenever it’s needed.
New technique reveals lithium in action
October 8, 2012Fundamental reactions behind advanced battery technology, revealed in detail by advanced imaging method, could lead to improved materials.
Highly efficient oxygen catalyst found
October 27, 2011New catalyst, made of inexpensive and abundant materials, could prove useful in rechargeable batteries and hydrogen-fuel production.
Harnessing the Earth, the atom and the leaf
October 26, 2011There are many sources that can make a contribution to our energy supply, but likely not at a major scale in the near future.
‘Artificial leaf’ makes fuel from sunlight
September 29, 2011Solar cell bonded to recently developed catalyst can harness the sun, splitting water into hydrogen and oxygen.
Energy Initiative announces new seed grant awards
April 20, 2011More than $2 million awarded to 14 projects
Electrifying transportation: Devil is in the details
January 24, 2011MIT symposium finds electric vehicle technology capabilities are way ahead of policy and infrastructure needs.