NiMH Technology Extends Energy Storage Life


Said to be revolutionary, Nilar has developed a method for multiplying the life of its Nilar Hydride (NiMH) batteries. The newly patented process will enable the NiMH batteries to handle considerably more charging cycles than other industrial battery technologies. This equates to a significantly reduced cost per kWh, which provides the lowest total cost of battery energy storage available on the global market. The robust, safe and environmentally-friendly characteristics of the battery are unaffected by this breakthrough.


"With this technology breakthrough we have found a way to re-condition a battery," says Professor Dag Noréus from Stockholm University. "Typically, in Hydride batteries, the metal hydride in one of the electrodes slowly consumes the water-based electrolyte, which connects the plus and minus poles. However, the unique design of Nilar batteries makes it possible to counteract this aging process of the metal hydride. Adding oxygen causes new water-based electrolyte to form in the battery. This replaces the lost electrolyte and restores the internal electrode balance. With the right balance of oxygen and hydrogen, Nilar batteries can reach a lifetime that surpasses other corresponding battery technologies."


Nilar plans to launch the technology later this year. For more info, visit Nilar.