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IDTechEx: Supercapacitors To Steal Lithium-Ion Battery Market Share

Started this discussion. Last reply by Lensman Jul 10. 11 Replies

[Quoting from the article at InsideEVs:]Market research company IDTechEx recently presented a brave thesis that “Supercapacitors can destroy the lithium-ion battery market“. Such statement was issued…Continue

Tags: energy, density, graphene, li-ion, batteries

Inconvenient Facts for Anti-Nuclear Hysteria Apologists

Started this discussion. Last reply by Lensman Apr 26. 22 Replies

To recap the debate thus far:AD2 posted a link to a hysterical, fear-mongering article which claimed (wrongly) that despite government testing, there are dangerous levels of radioactive materials in…Continue

Isentropic, Ltd. Pumped Heat Energy Storage (PHES)

Started this discussion. Last reply by Lensman Apr 2. 13 Replies

Continuing the discussion from another thread...JCatania said:Lensman, the CC [Combined Cycle power plant] record is not of interest. Then why did you bring up the subject?I'm well aware of the…Continue

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Lensman replied to DGDanforth's discussion Tesla News
"Well, that's a popular meme among EV enthusiasts. But is it true? I recently included that assertion in a post on Seeking Alpha. I was challenged, and rightly so, to support that accusation. I couldn't. The recent push for fuel cell…"
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Lensman replied to Parallel's discussion Jobless future
"Robots are increasingly taking over what in the past was assembly line labor. This is a situation that's not going to go away. Instead, we will see more and more "blue collar" and service workers displaced by robots. What is the long…"
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Lensman replied to DGDanforth's discussion Tesla News
"If you're serious, then I should soften my criticism of Dr. Chu before you pass them along. People rarely respond well to criticism that's not constructive. You have my permission to pass this along to…"
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Lensman replied to DGDanforth's discussion Tesla News
"I have been surprised at the number of comments on TSLA related articles on Seeking Alpha, promoting fuel cell and hydrogen fuel. When I looked for a good rebuttal article, and Googled "hydrogen vs electric car" or similar subjects, I was…"
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"Groundbreaking For Tesla Giga Factory Already Underway In Nevada? When there is no real news, sometimes we settle for a juicy rumor..."
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"The cheapest "new" way to generate electricity. Also the least likely to generate power when it's actually needed; the least proportion of power actually used to power anything in the country where it's generated; and…"
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Lensman replied to PaulCummings55's discussion Solar Roadways seeks $1M in crowdsource funding
"Wrong question. Your car's rear window is only about 1/8" thick. One article on the Solar Roadway says the glass is 1/2" thick. And underneath that glass, the same article claims, will be a concrete support structure. So unless there…"
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Lensman replied to DGDanforth's discussion Electric Car News
"Endless electrical power from salt water! Right out of Verne's 20,000 Leagues under the Sea. Sadly, of course, not in real life."
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Lensman replied to Sean's discussion So what is the metric to declare a site "Dead"
"At the risk of quibbling, I don't think you know what "DOA" means. This site was quite active for quite awhile, so it's not possible for it to have been "DOA" in the past, now, or in the future. Now, if someone started…"
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" More anti-science from a website with "e-cat" in the URL.  No surprise there. Do let us know when they've claimed to have rediscovered the Philosopher's Stone, and can now transmute lead into gold. "
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Lensman replied to DGDanforth's discussion Tesla News
" It's notable that it's the naysayers and FUDdites on Seeking Alpha who are shorting TSLA (Tesla Motors stock) who are also talking up fuel cells and hydrogen power. Coincidence? I think not. "
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Lensman replied to DGDanforth's discussion Tesla News
"Antiguajohn said: Elon Musk has already addressed this point, saying the battery "GigaFactory" will be able to switch to new chemistries as needed. But my concern is this: Just how flexible will it be? Fiddling slightly with li-ion battery…"
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"WOD:I see my attempt to edit my response failed. (Curse you, Ning! Foiled again!) Yes, my mistake, Samsung isn't talking about selling to Tesla Motors. But they -are- talking about being a competitor to Tesla Motors' plans for its…"
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Lensman replied to DGDanforth's discussion Electric Car News
"2019? Not sure how that's going to help Tesla Motors, which is already expanding its production capacity to make room for starting production on the Model X. If it's true that the pace of reservations for the Model X are even faster…"
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Lensman replied to DGDanforth's discussion Electric Car News
"[I previously posted this in the "Tesla News" thread, but it belongs here, so I'm re-posting it.] IHS: Plug-In Vehicle Sales Even Stronger Than They Seem Not sure I buy the argument that "these numbers are really bigger than…"
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At 12:52am on April 03, 2012, Bretspot gave Lensman a gift
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At 10:27pm on June 13, 2012, DowntoEEarth said…

Lens, I have been hitting gas stations for 50 years.  They were there, they were dependable, and they were reasonably cheap for the fuel and service they provided.  I am all for the change to EV's, which will take time and cost me about $700 to set up a 220v plug/charging station in my garage. 

I could never complain about the job the oil industry has done to improve the growth and opportunity to get ahead in this USA.  In essence drilling is mining and is fairly labor intensive providing jobs for all sorts of support and technical industries not to mention the high paying jobs to refine and process petroleum into finished products.  They may have been forced to clean their act up, but they have done so and should continue, but to brush aside a great industry that has made this country great is hogwash.  You protest too much about things that will surely change in time without your or anyone's pushing. Canada and the US owe many of the best jobs still available to the oil and chemical industry.  I hope so, but I am not so confident the EESU will provide the number of jobs we need for some time.  To be cost effective, the EESU will likely be built with considerable automation, which does not put people to work.  I assume the jobs will come from the new products that will be made using this device.  Let us hope so anyway.  Then DW can truly save future generations of our young folks, provide manufacturing jobs and save the USA. 

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