June 15, 2009

Japan launches battery research consortium

Japan's New Energy and Industrial Technology Development Organization (NEDO) has formed a research consortium to develop advanced batteries. They will support the effort with $214 million over seven years, according to a report in Nikkei Electronics.

NEDO is a government research and development agency. The project, Fundamental Scientific Research Project on Advanced Storage Batteries, will be led by Kyoto University. The consortium has 20 other university, government and corporate members, including Toyota, Nissan and Honda.

The project's goal is to develop a battery with three times the capacity of current lithium-ion batteries in seven years, with the ultimate goal of developing batteries with five times today's capacity.

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