Trending Sources

New thermally durable solid-state Li-ion battery technology from Hitachi and Tohoku University

Green Car Congress

This technology is significant as it allows the thermally durable Li-ion battery to be used in a wider variety of applications.

2015 70

XALT Energy to supply Li-ion cells for world’s largest electric ferries; 4.16 MWh packs

Green Car Congress

XALT Energy announced a Li-ion cell supply contract for the two largest battery-powered ferries in the world with Plan B Energy Storage (PBES). Each of the two Scandlines Helsingborg-Helsingör ferries will have 4.16 MWh battery packs to provide power for primary propulsion. The electric ferries will carry their part of more than 7.4

2016 35

Samsung SDI building Li-ion battery plant in Hungary; global triangular production structure

Green Car Congress

Samsung SDI has decided to use Hungary as its Li-ion battery production base in Europe. —Executive Vice President Jeong SehWoong.

CCM: China Li-ion industry booming; domestic outputs triples in 2015 to 15.7 GWh

Green Car Congress

In China, the development of alternative energy vehicles and the Li-ion battery sector are booming with the support of promotional policies from the Chinese government, according to new report from CCM , a leading market intelligence provider for China’s agriculture, chemicals, food & ingredients and life science markets. —CCM.

Researchers visualize lithiation of magnetite electrode in real time; hunting for new Li-ion electrode materials

Green Car Congress

LiMn 2 O 4 , Li 4 Ti 5 O 12 , Fe 3 O 4 , Co 3 O 4 , Mn 3 O 4 —are widely used as electrode materials in lithium-ion batteries.

2016 40

Kemetco to perform proof-of-concept testing on American Manganese Li-ion cathode recycling process

Green Car Congress

American Manganese has contracted Kemetco Research to perform proof-of-concept testing of the company’s proprietary hydrometallurgical process for the recycling of cathode materials of Li-ion batteries from electric-drive vehicles (EDVs). —Norman Chow, President of Kemetco Research. Larry W. Brief

2016 27

Nomadic Power receives €2M grant for “MobileBattery” project; trailer-mounted Li-ion pack for vehicle and home

Green Car Congress

An 85 kWh Nomad is capable of taking a small electric car up to 600 kilometers (373 miles). — Dr. Manfred Baumgaertner, CEO of Nomadic Power.

2015 70

Navigant Research Leaderboard puts LG Chem as leader for Li-ion batteries for transportation

Green Car Congress

—“Navigant Research Leaderboard Report: Lithium Ion Batteries for Transportation”. Source: Navigant Research. Click to enlarge.

BYD 26

CMU study concludes lithium market fluctuations unlikely to impact Li-ion battery prices significantly

Green Car Congress

The Carnegie Mellon University researchers, whose study was published in the Journal of Power Sources , analyzed multiple lithium-ion battery chemistries and cell formats to see whether extreme lithium price variations would have a substantial impact. —Ciez and Whitacre. —Jay Whitacre. Resources. Rebecca E. Ciez, J.F. Batteries

2016 28

Northwestern study finds Li3PO4 promising coating to limit dissolution of transition metals from Li-ion cathodes

Green Car Congress

The dissolution of transition metals (TMs) from Li-ion battery cathodes is a major contributor to cell degradation during cycling and aging. Li 3 PO 4 was unique, in that its coatings on oxide cathode materials maintained equilibrium under both lithiated and delithiated conditions. —Snydacker et al. —Snydacker et al.

Beijing, Argonne researchers develop new solid-state Li-ion battery; glassy nanocomposite electrolyte with ILs

Green Car Congress

The researchers constructed solid-state Li-ion full cells composed of an LCO, NCM, or LFP cathode, the solid electrolyte, and MCMB anode.

2016 28

Bosch highlighting solid-state Li-ion cells; double current energy density, production-ready in 5 years

Green Car Congress

KG, the objective of which is to develop a more powerful generation of lithium-ion batteries. The acquisition of the US start-up Seeo Inc.

2015 33

CCM: slowdown in China Li-ion unit output growth signals shift in market structure toward new energy vehicle applications

Green Car Congress

Output and YoY growth rate of Li-ion batteries in China, 2010-2015. —Stanley Wang, Chief Editor of China Li-ion Battery News.

2016 20

Panasonic establishing JV to manufacture Li-ion batteries in China

Green Car Congress

have established a joint venture company to manufacture Li-ion automotive batteries in China. Panasonic Corporation and Dalian Levear Electric Co. The joint venture company will utilize Panasonic’s technology and knowhow for the production and quality control of automotive batteries to manufacture them for eco-friendly vehicles. Brie

2019 15

U Windsor team reports self-healing behavior of cracks in silicon-aluminum anodes for Li-ion batteries

Green Car Congress

The crack surfaces provided easy diffusion paths for the electrolyte reduction products (Li and Cl) that were deposited on the crack flanks.

2016 25

Leclanché to provide 4.2 MWh Li-ion battery pack to Green Ferry Project electric ferryboat

Green Car Congress

The ferry will be placed in service in June 2017 to transport vehicles and passengers between island Ærø and the mainland in Denmark. Click to enlarge.

Battelle/Concurrent Technologies Corporation technology positioning paper: Improving Li-ion battery safety without decreasing energy density

Green Car Congress

The paper outlines the technology landscape and the opportunities that exist in the area of improved Li-ion battery safety. The two have decided that Li-ion battery safety is an area of opportunity for each. The organizations intend to pursue further efforts directed toward safety in relation to Li-ion battery technology.

2015 35

Swiss researchers devise simple procedure to enhance performance of conventional Li-ion batteries without changing chemistries

Green Car Congress

The ions have shorter paths (below right). Battery storage capacity can be significantly extended, and charging times reduced. Click to enlarge.

2016 17

Hanyang/BMW team develops high-energy density Li-ion battery with carbon-nanotube-Si composite anode and NCM concentration gradient cathode

Green Car Congress

LCO: LiCoO 2 , NCM333: Li[Ni ⅓ Co ⅓ Mn ⅓ ]O 2 , NCM523: Li[Ni 0.5 Co 0.2 Mn 0.3 ]O 2 , Li[Ni 0.85 Co 0.05 Mn 0.15 ]O 2.

2016 35

24M emerges from stealth mode with new semi-solid Li-ion cell; <$100/kWh by 2020

Green Car Congress

Stealth-mode battery start-up 24M has introduced its new semi-solid lithium-ion cell. 24M cell compared to conventional Li-ion cell.

6 DOE-funded applied battery research projects targeting Li-ion cells with >200 Wh/kg for PHEVs and EVs

Green Car Congress

Envia has licensed Lithium-rich Layered-Layered Li 2 MnO 3 ·LiMO 2 composite patents from Argonne National Laboratory, and has developed HCMR (High Capacity Manganese Rich) cathodes based on these layered-layered composite structures. The projects end in 2015. Argonne National Laboratory. Project funding is $2.5 million. Envia. Wu, A.

2014 49

Optodot and LG Chem sign patent license agreement for boehmite ceramic-coated separators for Li-ion batteries

Green Car Congress

The license permits LG Chem to utilize boehmite separator films for lithium-ion batteries. Boehmite ceramic coating layers offer a number of distinct benefits in lithium-ion batteries, including improved thermal stability to enhance the safety of lithium-ion batteries. —Dr. Steven A. Carlson, president and CEO of Optodot.

BMW boosts battery capacity of MY2017 i3 to 33 kWh with higher energy density Li-ion cells; up to 114 miles combined cycle range

Green Car Congress

New Li-ion pack. The EPA range rating for the MY 2016 i3 is 81 miles (130 km). Range is ultimately dependent on a variety of factors.).

2016 38

New Samsung silicon anode with graphene boosts volumetric capacity of LiCoO2 Li-ion cell 1.5x after 200 cycles; gravimetric capacity the same

Green Car Congress

times higher than those of current commercial lithium-ion batteries. and 1.5 Source: Son et al. Click to enlarge. —Son et al. Resources.

2015 42

ORNL, XALT show nanoscale alumina coating on layered oxide cathode materials substantially improves Li-ion battery performance

Green Car Congress

The ability to mitigate degradation mechanisms for Ni-rich NMC and NCA provides insight into a method to enable the performance of high-voltage Li-ion batteries, they concluded. In order to achieve reasonable cycle life utilizing the high capacities gained via high voltage, phase instability is a key problem that must be addressed.

2016 23

Anderman report sees strongest growth for full-hybrid systems; Li-ion batteries for hybrids may be in short supply

Green Car Congress

According to the report’s baseline estimate, the global Li-ion xEV business will reach $3.8 High-voltage Li-ion batteries for hybrids.

NiMH 37

AllCell and LG develop high-performance Li-ion battery for material handling market

Green Car Congress

AllCell Technologies, LLC, a Chicago-based Lithium-ion battery pack manufacturer for smart-grid, autonomous and light electric vehicle applications, and LG Chem Ltd. have developed a high performance long lasting Li-ion battery for material handling applications. IATA/UN 38.3 —AllCell’s CEO, Said Al-Hallaj. Batteries

Electrovaya subsidiary Litarion receives US$16M contract for 40Ah Li-ion cells

Green Car Congress

The purchase order is for a period of 14 months, the deliveries have started and the first payment received. Brief

NEC introduces 12V Li-ion battery line for stationary applications

Green Car Congress

NEC Energy Solutions, along with NEC Corporation, has announced production availability of the Li-ion ALM 12V35 product line of 12-Volt batteries utilizing Nanophosphate lithium iron phosphate (LiFePO 4 ) technology from A123 Systems. The ALM 12V35 batteries are drop?in Compatibility with most popular lead acid battery chargers. Brie

Caltech team uses computational topology optimization to design silicon anode structures for Li-ion batteries

Green Car Congress

One method to improve the Li-ion battery performance is to replace the traditional graphite anode with silicon. Mitchell and Ortiz.

NEC Energy to use 24M semi-solid Li-ion batteries in its grid storage systems

Green Car Congress

have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) whereby 24M has agreed to supply its semi-solid lithium-ion cells ( earlier post ) for use in NEC Energy Solutions’ integrated storage systems. Battery start-up 24M and NEC Energy Solutions, Inc. —Bud Collins, CEO of NEC Energy Solutions, Inc. Brief

E.ON and Samsung SDI to cooperate in Li-ion stationary energy storage business

Green Car Congress

The co-operation includes the development of profitable energy storage solutions and, to this end, to assess and develop a potential business model for targeting applications for Lithium-Ion batteries in selected regions and markets. E.ON and Samsung SDI Co., will run battery projects in US, Germany, UK and Czech Republic first. Brief

Lux: 48 V micro-hybrid market will pass 7M vehicles in 2024; promising for LTO Li-ion batteries

Green Car Congress

LTO is able to charge and discharge faster than other Li-ion batteries, but has a lower energy density. With 1.6 Click to enlarge.

BNL team develops very high capacity ternary metal fluoride cathode material for Li-ion batteries

Green Car Congress

However, transition metal fluorides, which contain the element fluorine plus one or more of the transition metals, such as iron and copper, have much higher ion-storage capacities than traditional cathodes. The lithium ions then bond temporarily to the fluorine atoms. Source: BNL. Click to enlarge. In addition, a recent study of the ?CuF

2015 24

Saft Li-ion battery system to power ExoMars Rover; >€1M contract

Green Car Congress

million) from Airbus Defence and Space Ltd (UK) to develop, to qualify and to test a specific lithium-ion (Li-ion) battery system to power the ExoMars Rover vehicle. ExoMars Rover. Click to enlarge. Saft has signed a contract worth more than €1 million (US$1.1 Thales Alenia Space Italia SpA is the ExoMars prime contractor.

2015 20

Li-ion electrode company BESSTECH receives $250K investment from Eastern New York Angels

Green Car Congress

The investment by ENYA will enable BESSTECH to expand its manufacturing partnerships to further advance market introduction of its low-cost, high-performance silicon-based anodes for lithium-ion battery applications. With the funding provided by ENYA, BESSTECH has now raised more than $1.3 Brief

Hybrid cellular nanosheets show promise as basis for high performance anodes for Li-ion batteries

Green Car Congress

Researchers in S. The nanosheets consist of close-packed cubic cavity cells partitioned by carbon walls, resembling plant leaf tissue. mAh g –1.

Novel high capacity anode material for Li-ion batteries: hydroxylamine hydrochloride

Green Car Congress

Researchers from Ningbo University in China report the first use of hydroxylamine hydrochloride (H 3 NOHCl) as anode material for lithium-ion batteries in a paper in the Journal of Power Sources. Electrochemical testing shows that H 3 NOHCl with particle size of 4–12 ?m can deliver an initial charge capacity of 1018.6 mAh g ?1 mAh g ?1 Brie

Laos 29

Li-ion maker Boston Power secures US$290M from two local Chinese governments for expansion

Green Car Congress

Li-ion maker Boston Power has secured US$290 million in local government financial support for the expansion of its two facilities in China. China’s EV market is expected to reach US$35 billion by 2020, with demand for high-end lithium-ion batteries hitting 100 GWh. —Sonny Wu, chairman of Boston Power. Brief

Taxi 20

Stanford team develops thermoresponsive film allowing fast and reversible shutdown of Li-ion batteries to prevent thermal runaway

Green Car Congress

The symbol (×) illustrates blocking of electron or ion transport. Zheng Chen, Po-Chun Hsu, Jeffrey Lopez, Yuzhang Li, John W. F.

2016 26