UK Man Invents Replaceable Aluminum-Air Battery in his Garage

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  1. Texas22Step

    Texas22Step Active Member

  2. petteyg359

    petteyg359 Active Member

    So we've gone from magic toothpaste (fluoride) batteries to magic cola can (aluminum) batteries... It'd be nice, but I'm still waiting to see proof of existence and claimed function.
  3. It isn’t rechargeable, loses 80% of its charge in a month and costs over $6000 to replace. That’s more than $2/mile to go the claimed 2700miles, or the equivalent of 1-2mpg depending of gas prices in your area.

    Other than that...
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  4. Kerbe

    Kerbe Active Member

    It's not a "battery" - it's a chemical fuel cell. The idea is that you trade them in and out as necessary, like tanks of propane.
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  5. ClarityBill

    ClarityBill Active Member

    I guess I am old, but that is what we used to call a battery. It is not a rechargeable battery.

    The energy density sounds too good to be true, but the next step would be to make it rebuildable, with a possible future of rechargeable technology.
  6. Kerbe

    Kerbe Active Member

    You're correct - I was in a hurry and skipped they word, "rechargeable". The aluminum/air cells can be refurbished: As they create current they break down the aluminum so it's just a question of adding more aluminum.
  7. HagerHedgie

    HagerHedgie Member

    We could make a new unit of efficiency. Beer cans per mile!
    Seriously though. I don’t see this type of thing making sense unless the energy density is orders of magnitude more than rechargeables. Then there is still the problem(cost) of transporting these things everywhere. Once you have a grid built its fairly inexpensive to transport electrons around. Li-ion tech is still improving rapidly both in durability and energy density.
    Is anyone working on a rechargeable air battery?

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  8. Nant Energy promotes a “rechargeable” zinc-Air battery.

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