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Where Are We Now. Are You Ready?

So what is happening with ZenStor and what are we waiting for exactly? What should we be doing while we wait if anything?  I'd like to make the case that we should be getting some dry powder at the ready. 

Let's Review shall we?

July 9, 2014 - ZENN Motor Company Provides Corporate…


Added by Fibb on November 13, 2014 at 6:30pm — 65 Comments

Lomiko Metals Inc (LMR TSXV) has 3d printed a battery using graphene

Something new. I've already told them to contact EEstor two months ago, now this.


Added by Dave on November 8, 2014 at 9:21pm — No Comments

This Website Shutting Down Soon?

Just a heads up, the ad revenue is falling below the cost of running the site. I'll leave the site up for another 10 days and then close it if the problem continues. 



Added by B on November 8, 2014 at 8:39pm — 73 Comments

MIT's Sadoway Sounding Weir-ish


I hope he's right. 

Added by B on October 27, 2014 at 10:00am — 6 Comments

Airborne Ebola: Old News & Yes, Already Proven

No sense in hyping this so forgive the short intro:


In 1989, Reston, VA─ one of the most famous U.S. planned communities located about 10 miles from Washington DC─ stood at the epicenter of a potential biological disaster. This well-known story was narrated by Richard Preston in a bone chilling account related to the recognition and containment of a…


Added by B on October 22, 2014 at 11:32pm — 1 Comment

Thanks Canada: Ebola Vaccine Ships

http://www.bbc.com/news/health-29680393 ;

fRiggin Canadians!  Excellent work!

Added by B on October 19, 2014 at 10:07pm — 2 Comments

Ebola Containment: CDC vs WHO

I'll keep this short and sweet.  After this first case of Ebola was announced in Texas, I was concerned and then very concerned when it was mentioned this person traveled through an airport I use in Washington DC, namely, Dulles airport in Virginia.

Some in the media, have been spreading an idea that apparently is being touted by the CDC. Namely, Ebola is only spread by people showing…


Added by B on October 2, 2014 at 9:00am — 10 Comments

Quantumscape Job Portends Manufacturing?

First you make a material science discovery of something new and interesting.  Then you build a prototype paying attention not only to repeatable outcomes but also costs and scalability. With this groundwork in place, you begin planning your manufacturing strategy. 

That appears to be where Quantumscape is at if their recent job advertisement on Linkedin is any indication. (it may not…


Added by B on September 17, 2014 at 10:17am — 5 Comments

Who was that masked man? - An EEnterview of the Fabled EEStorblogger

Nothing lasts forever... except this story it seems.   Still, we appear to have reached a tipping point.  There is a change in the air.  Sure, one can still ponder the ultimate outcome but the days of intrigue and mystery are largely behind us.  Gone are the days where ZMC wondered when Dick Weir was going to deliver something commercial, and also, the days where Dick Weir had to worry about keeping his operation / research funded.  …


Added by Fibb on August 30, 2014 at 12:30pm — 16 Comments

Supercaps made from hemp? Sure - why not?

A Supercapacitor Battery Made From Hemp

Posted by: : Paul EbelingPosted on: August 22, 2014 Energy Breakthrough, A Supercapacitor Battery Made From Hemp

Energy Breakthrough, A Supercapacitor Battery Made From Hemp

Marijuana could solve one of America’s biggest problems, without anyone smoking it

As Hemp makes a comeback in the US after a decades-long ban on its cultivation, scientists are reporting that…


Added by DeedleTwo on August 22, 2014 at 10:16pm — 1 Comment

ZENN Hires Intertek to Test EEStor

Zenn announced today it has hired Intertek to validate claims advanced by EEStor in reference to technology thought to be of value to the commercial capacitor industry. Specifically, ZENN claims EEStor claims they have some caps that test to some…


Added by B on July 9, 2014 at 9:42am — 92 Comments

Quantumscape Patents Publish With More Jobs

Anyway, as the title indicates, some new patents from Quantumscape have emerged.  Is Q pursuing a lithium ion device or something else?  

What is going on over at Quantumscape any way?  Do YOU know?



Added by B on July 5, 2014 at 10:00am — 10 Comments

Nekote Memorial Service

I've been trying to think of a fitting tribute to Nekote who poured so much blood, sweat and tears into enabling us all to carry out our obsession so effortlessly here.  I've decided we're going to do two things. First, we will have a preliminary memorial all day June 14, 2014.  That day will be Nekote Day.  You can post your memories, thoughts and comments in a thread I…


Added by B on June 9, 2014 at 8:00pm — 25 Comments

Ta'day the day?

It is with great sorrow that I announce the passing of another long time member of this community: Nekote. Just as we did with PeterP, I will schedule a time to have a proper online memorial.  Stay tuned for that. 

I know the news of Nekote passing will be a blow to many of you as it is to me.  In a very real way, Nekote…


Added by B on June 6, 2014 at 10:34am — 55 Comments

Energy Storage Social Network

As you know, I've been dabbling a bit with feeds to bring in more energy storage news.  I haven't gotten a lot of feedback on this so it seems obvious people are fairly focused on ZENN/EEStor, LENR, AGW and other stuff like that.   

I had originally thought that if EEStor delivered, this site would turn into a place where all aspects of energy storage are discussed etc.    That seems less likely all the time. 

But, I have a renewed interest in…


Added by B on May 30, 2014 at 10:30am — 16 Comments

It Ain't Pretty But It Ain't Over: Long Live TheEEstory

I'm just saying. Seems bleak but strange things are afoot at the circle K.

Added by B on May 6, 2014 at 11:02pm — 91 Comments

Kofman Departs ZENN

ZENN announced the departure of Jim Kofman today.  Allan Gregg also resigned.  Jamin Patrick's consulting contract was not extended. 

My reaction to this news is mixed. The only thing…


Added by B on May 5, 2014 at 9:39am — 25 Comments

Roger Hammock Comments Upon Departure

I received the following statement via email this afternoon from Roger Hammock concerning his departure from ZENN announced today:

I wanted to offer some clarification on the…


Added by B on April 28, 2014 at 4:26pm — 70 Comments

Hammock OUT: Clifford IN at EEStor

ZENN issued a press release announcing Roger Hammock's departure from ZENN. 

Added by B on April 28, 2014 at 10:26am — 2 Comments

Greg Gooch: Kofman Could Do Better & Weir is a Deity

U P D A T E:

I have been asked by Greg Gooch to publish the following statement in conjunction with my previously posted article:  

I apologize for anything I was quoted as saying regarding Jim Kofman or ZENN that attacks their integrity or reputation. Specifically, I…


Added by B on April 25, 2014 at 10:00pm — 91 Comments


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