Companies pave way for natural gas fueled cars and trucks

Shell, and others, see the export of the super-cooled natural gas as a lucrative venture.

While oil development continue to dominate the Royal Dutch Shell portfolio, the energy developer is now making plans to invest heavily in liquefied natural gas, or LNG. Shell, and others, see the export of the super-cooled natural gas as a lucrative venture.

 

 

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PolyPlus Developing Waterproof Lithium-Air Batteries

PolyPlus Developing Waterproof Lithium-Air Batteries

A prototype battery made by PolyPlus uses lithium metal as the anode and salt water as the cathode to power an LED. 

A company based in Berkeley, CA, is developing lightweight, high-energy batteries that can use the surrounding air as a cathode. PolyPlus is partnering with a manufacturing firm to develop single-use lithium metal-air batteries for the government, and it expects these batteries to be on the market within a few years. The company also has rechargeable lithium metal-air batteries in the early stages of development that could eventually power electric vehicles that can go for longer in between charges.

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