Graphene Battery Breakthrough Could Mean Triple Powered Batteries by End of 2016 [Maybe a Scam]

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  1. dgstorm

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    [Update: Sadly, after doing a bit more digging, it seems that this may be a scam. A Chinese company is investing heavily in the tech, but they may be the ones getting scammed by the company in Yecla. It's a shame this isn't closer to reality than this, but it is still something we will likely see in the future.]

    The big battery breakthrough the entire world has been hoping for might be upon us. A Spanish company named Graphenano, based in Yecla (Murcia), will supposedly start consumer mass production on a new graphene polymer battery by the end of 2016. This new battery tech supposedly has nearly triple the energy density of traditional lithium-ion batteries. Specifically, the graphene polymer batteries have a density of 1,000 Wh / kg and a voltage of 2.3V.

    Grapheno's new battery is primarily meant for electric cars and supposedly achieves 800 kilometers with a weight of just 100 kilograms. What's even more impressive is that the battery will supposedly charge from a conventional outlet in only 1/3 of the time required by a lithium-ion-lithium equivalent. Additionally, the battery could be made to charge in as little as 5 minutes with a high-density plug.

    To put this in perspective, if you replaced the batteries in a Tesla Model S with this graphene polymer technology, the Tesla's range would increase from 334 to 1,013 kilometers. There is one more benefit to these new batteries beyond the incredible efficiency. The graphene polymer batteries supposedly are not prone to explosions like lithium batteries. It will be interesting to see just how expensive this new technology is at launch. If they aren't too pricey to make, we could see a technological revolution sweep across the planet in a short period of time.

    Source: Next Big Future: Spanish company Graphenano claims Graphene Polymer batteries with triple the energy density of lithium ion and commercialization by end of 2016
     
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    I've been waiting a long time to read something like this. I've loosely followed the story of graphene and it's possible uses. Glad to see something coming of it. Fascinating material.
     
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    The comments are interesting....

    "I am sorry. But here in Spain we know well these people and are fully confident that this is a scam.
    The same people who are now promoting this, they have carried out a similar scam some time ago with a "green oil" from algae.
    In addition, this company really lacks research staff. It is clear that they want to repeat pasts fraud."
     
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    Unfortunately, cell batteries will be 1/3 smaller to save $ and to make the devices 0.2oz lighter....because, you know, what's REALLY important is a lighter phone so you don't strain muscles.
     
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    Back when the automobile was first invented they just knew that with the battery technology jumping forward by leaps and bounds that they'd shortly be run off of batteries instead of fossil fuels. Alas between the lack of forward expansion and big oil the expectancy by Henry Ford never came to fruition.
    I hope this doesn't turn out to be a scam . I don't want a smaller phone by any means but it'd be nice top only have to charge my phone a few times a month instead of times per week. Also imagine how this could positively affect the smartwatch.

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    Too bad we will still have to wait a while based on the update. Until then there are these:

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    i've got some graphene lipo's and so far i'm impressed, so it will be really neat to see where this goes
     
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