Removing carbon dioxide from power plant exhaust

MIT researchers are developing a battery that could both capture carbon dioxide in power plant exhaust and convert it to a solid ready for safe disposal.

Nancy W. Stauffer | MIT Energy Initiative • mit
July 29, 2019 ~15 min

Enriching solid-state batteries

MIT researchers demonstrate a method to make a smaller, safer, and faster lithium-rich ceramic electrolyte.

Denis Paiste | Materials Research Laboratory • mit
July 11, 2019 ~14 min

Engineers develop concept for hybrid heavy-duty trucks

Long-haul trucks with electric motors combined with gas-alcohol engines could slash pollution levels and greenhouse gases.

David L. Chandler | MIT News Office • mit
April 9, 2019 ~7 min

New approach could boost energy capacity of lithium batteries

“Hybrid” cathodes could provide more power for a given weight and volume.

David L. Chandler | MIT News Office • mit
March 25, 2019 ~6 min

MIT engineers fly first-ever plane with no moving parts

The silent, lightweight aircraft doesn’t depend on fossil fuels or batteries.

Jennifer Chu | MIT News Office • mit
Nov. 21, 2018 ~8 min

Extending the life of low-cost, compact, lightweight batteries

New design could greatly extend the shelf life of single-use metal-air batteries for electric vehicles, off-grid storage, and other applications.

David L. Chandler | MIT News Office • mit
Nov. 8, 2018 ~7 min

Engineers turn plastic insulator into heat conductor | MIT News

Technique could prevent overheating of laptops, mobile phones, and other electronics.

Jennifer Chu | MIT News Office • mit
March 30, 2018 ~8 min

A new way to find better battery materials | MIT News

Design principles could point to better electrolytes for next-generation lithium batteries.

David L. Chandler | MIT News Office • mit
March 25, 2018 ~6 min

A new approach to rechargeable batteries | MIT News

New metal-mesh membrane could solve longstanding problems and lead to inexpensive power storage.

David L. Chandler | MIT News Office • mit
Jan. 22, 2018 ~5 min

Jennifer Rupp wins international electrochemistry prize | MIT News

Assistant professor is honored for her work on energy storage systems and safer, solid-state lithium electrolyte batteries.

Materials Research Laboratory • mit
Dec. 22, 2017 ~3 min