ALION at Mabic 16. Second edition of Metal-air Batteries International Congress

Albufera, member of ALION project and other partners participated in the MaBIC16 Congress in Santander, Spain.

In light of good reception of last MaBIC15 Congress into the scientific-technical community due the high quality of submissions and given lectures, and also in response to suggestions from some participants, Albufera Energy Storage in collaboration with the City and Region of Santander (Cantabria) organizes in 2016 the 2nd Metal-Air Batteries International Congress, MaBIC 16. This congress will be held in the significant Palacio de la Magdalena in Santander, during the days 7 to 10 of March, 2016. Read More

We also believe that 2016 may be quite suitable for holding the 2nd Congress. In effect, this year turned the centenary of the publication in Annalen der Physik’s of historic Albert Einstein article “Die Grundlage der Allgemeinen Relativitätstheorie”. Perhaps someone might think … and what does the relativity has to do with batteries? Well, in a recent issue of Physical Review Letters is published a paper where it is shown that 1.7-1.8 volts of the lead-acid battery’s 2.1 volts (or about 80-85%) arise from relativistic effects. As the scientists noted in their study, this essentially means that “cars start due to relativity”, although perhaps would be better to say “relativity explain why the cars start”.