Organic Mega Flow Battery transcends lifetime, voltage thresholds

(Harvard John A. Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Sciences) Harvard researchers have demonstrated a new organic molecule that outlives and outperforms its predecessors, offering the longest-lasting high-performance organic flow battery to date. Nicknamed the Methuselah quinone — after the longest-lived Biblical figure — this molecule could usefully store and release energy many tens of thousands of times over multi-year periods.