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Novel bromine battery

Low-cost, high-capacity, rechargeable battery could one day enable widespread adoption of intermittent energy sources such as solar and wind

Key components of the hydrogen bromine battery, from Novel bromine battery: Small-scale demo, large-scale promise, Energy Futures Spring 2014Credit: Stuart Darsch

What’s holding back the renewable technologies now is not so much needing, say, a better solar cell, but rather needing a way to store the energy cost-effectively.

Cullen Buie, assistant professor



William Braff PhD ’14, now of Exponent, Inc., Martin Bazant of chemical engineering and mathematics, and Cullen Buie of mechanical engineering are developing a low-cost, high-capacity, rechargeable battery that could one day enable widespread adoption of intermittent renewable energy sources such as solar and wind.


Research Team

William Braff PhD ‘14 Mechanical Engineering

This research was supported in part by the MIT Energy Initiative Seed Fund