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A123 Systems acquires lithium titanate and Li-imide electrolyte technology from Leyden Energy; micro-hybrid focus

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A123 Systems LLC, a developer and manufacturer of advanced lithium-ion batteries and systems, has acquired Leyden Energy’s intellectual property in battery materials covering lithium titanate (LTO) and non-flammable electrolyte (Li-imide) developments for an undisclosed amount. Earlier post.) Batteries SSVs

Hydro-Québec and Technifin form partnership to license lithium titanate spinel oxide (LTO) technologies for Li-ion battery applications

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Hydro-Québec (Canada) and Technifin (South Africa) have entered into an intellectual property collaboration agreement relating to the licensing of their respective intellectual property (IP) in lithium titanate spinel oxide (LTO) technologies, notably for lithium-ion battery applications. Batteries

XALT Energy introduces high-performance lithium titanate cell technology; electric bus applications

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The cells exhibit low, stable impedance which minimize heat generation in aggressive high-rate applications with fast charging capability. Batteries

Toshiba to supply Lithium-titanate battery for 2MW energy storage system project in UK; 1MWh SCiB

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Toshiba Corporation will supply the battery for the United Kingdom’s first 2MW scale lithium-titanate battery based Energy Storage System (ESS) to support grid management. The company’s 1MWh SCiB battery will be installed in a primary substation in central England in September. Brief

High-performance Li-ion Capacitor Developed With CNT, Lithium Titanate

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Researchers at the Tokyo University of Agriculture and Technology (TUAT) have developed a lithium-ion capacitor using a composite material of single-layer carbon nanotube and lithium titanate (Li 4 Ti 5 O 12 , LTO that features enhanced high-rate capacity and discharge properties. Tech-On! and 3.8

Opbrid Introduces New Overhead Fast-Charging System for Buses; Leveraging Lithium Titanate (nLTO) Battery Technology for Rapid Charge Hybrids

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The Bůsbaar rapid charger. Click to enlarge. Spain-based Opbrid Transporte Sostenible S.L. Opbrid calls such buses Rapid Charge Hybrids (RCH).

Altair Nanotechnologies Partners with Amperex Technology to Accelerate Commercialization of Next-Generation Lithium-Titanate Batteries

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ATL) to accelerate the commercialization of next-generation high-performance lithium-titanate battery cells. China-based ATL currently produces Lithium-ion polymer batteries under a license agreement with Valence Technology. So far these have been combined with cathodes from conventional lithium-ion batteries.

Proterra extended range electric bus delivers 258 miles on one charge of 257 kWh pack

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Proterra’s TerraVolt FC fast charge battery options (lithium titanate, LTO chemistry) allows for maximum run time with minimum dwell time.

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Toshiba Looking to Supply Lithium Titanate EV Batteries to 5 Automakers

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Toshiba is looking to sign approximately five carmakers to deals for the companies newly released lithium batteries intended to provide motivation to EVs. According to a report in the Financial Times of London, the head of Toshiba said that the company will enter the EV market with its newly developed lithium titanate

Lithium Titanate Batteries Offer Exceptional Fast Charging Capabilities

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In order to counter the initial affects of range anxiety, several different things must be taken into consideration.  From charging stations located at convenient mileage intervals, to marketing departments assuring would be buyers that there range numbers are indeed accurate, everything must be accounted for. One aspect of charging that

Foothill Transit launching fully fast-charging electric bus line

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The 10-minute charging time is possible thanks to specially designed lithium titanate batteries. Almost four years ago to the day, Foothill Transit became the first public transit agency to put fast-charge electric buses into service. Foothill Transit will also showcase Proterra’s new 40-foot, V2 electric bus at the launch. Brief

Researchers develop nanoscale LTO anode with superior high temperature performance

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In our constant endeavor to improve the batteries, lithium titanium oxide, Li 4 Ti 5 O 12 (hereafter denoted as LTO), as anode materials hold a true significant position. In addition, the grain size of the LTO particles can be tuned and controlled by the calcination temperature. —Alaboina et al. Resources. Batteries

Mitsubishi Motors selects Toshiba SCiB for EVs

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With lithium titanate oxide in the anode, the SCiB offers a high level operating safety, long life and rapid charging. 20Ah SCiB cell.

Leclanché and Narada Power sign strategic global alliance for Li-ion technology

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Swiss battery manufacturer Leclanché SA ( earlier post ) and China-based Zhejiang Narada Power Source Co Ltd, a global battery manufacturer, announced a strategic partnership for the manufacturing and development of lithium-ion battery technology for the Chinese and global markets. GWh fabrication facility in 2017. Batteries China

Porsche opens new plant for eight-cylinder engines; digitalization and data management; V8s for all VW Group brands

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Porsche has officially dedicated a new engine plant for eight-cylinder engines. —Oliver Blume, Chairman of the Executive Board of Porsche AG.

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

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Europe will lead global demand with 2.6 million units sold in 2024, followed by the US and China. With 1.6 Click to enlarge. Noting a predicted 3.7

EIG introducing LTO Li-ion cell for stop-start/micro-hybrid vehicle systems; high dynamic charge and long duty cycle life

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EIG), a South Korean manufacturer of large format lithium-ion polymer battery cell technology, has developed a high performance lithium titanate oxide (LTO) anode cell targeting and enabling applications requiring high charge/discharge rates, long cycle life, and broad operating temperature range. Energy Innovation Group Ltd.

Toshiba’s SCiB battery for the Fit EV

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20Ah SCiB cell. Click to enlarge. Honda selected Toshiba Corporation’s SCiB rechargeable Li-ion battery to power the Fit EV. Earlier post.) Batteries

Proterra introduces new extended range battery pack for electric transit buses; up to 180 miles

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These two lithium titanate fast charging battery packs are components of Proterra’s TerraFlex energy system and can be used interchangeably in the Catalyst vehicle platform. Electric transitbus manufacturer Proterra Inc. has launched a new extended-range product line. Brief

Proterra Catalyst electric bus sets records at Altoona in efficiency, gradeability, weight and acceleration

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The bus is powered either by an advanced Lithium Titanate fast-charge energy storage pack or an NMC extended range energy storage system.

GM Ventures invests in battery-electric bus company Proterra

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Comparing fuel costs and fuel efficiency. Source: GM. Click to enlarge. —Jon Lauckner, president of GM Ventures. Proterra Inc. later this year.

XALT Energy in major multi-year contract to supply LTO batteries to HK Group for electric buses in China

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XALT Energy (originally founded in 2009 as Dow-Kokam, LLC), a leading developer and manufacturer of lithium-ion batteries, signed a global exclusive agreement with Hybrid Kinetic Group (HK Group) of China for the supply of its Lithium Titanate (LTO) batteries from its manufacturing facilities in Midland, Michigan for all-electric buses in China.

New ORNL titanium dioxide material shows high-rate capability and long-time cyclability for Li-ion batteries

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Consequently, a lithium-ion battery that substitutes TiO 2 -B for the graphite electrode charges and discharges quickly. Click to enlarge.

Electrovaya launches next generation of MN series of Li-ion SuperPolymer cells; claims energy densities exceeding 200 Wh/g

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Electrovaya’s MN-HP series cells use commercially proven electrode materials such as graphite anodes and lithium metal mixed oxide cathodes. The company says that the MN-HP cells typically have 50-70% higher energy density than typical phosphate cells, and more than 120% higher energy density than lithium titanate cells.

Proterra selects Toshiba SCiB cells for next-gen electric bus

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Featuring a Lithium Titanate Oxide (LTO), Toshiba’s SCiB batteries have excellent thermal performance, enabling their high-rate charging capability. The lithium-titanate chemistry contained in SCiB makes the batteries highly resistant to thermal runaway and lithium metal plating, providing exceptional battery safety characteristics.

Altairnano signs MoU with Shenhua subsidiaries for industrial Li-ion energy storage systems in China

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Altairnano has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Shenhua Science & Technology and its research affiliate, the National Institute of Clean and Low-carbon Energy (NICE), jointly to develop, deploy and promote industrial applications of lithium titanate-based energy storage systems in China. Brief

Altairnano working with TAURON on Li-ion energy storage systems demonstration research project in Poland

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TAURON) jointly to determine the necessary infrastructure needs for stationary energy storage systems based on lithium titanate batteries, and for the construction of power and frequency stabilization systems in Poland. Altairnano has entered into an agreement with TAURON Dystrybucja S.A. Poland’s second-largest energy company. Brief

New Si-based multicomponent anode exhibits high-performance for Li-ion batteries

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To address these issues, the team used a silicon core covered with multifunctional shell layers (lithium silicate and lithium titanate).

China-Based Holding Company to Invest $48.9M in Altair Nanotechnologies for 51%; China Battery Deals

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YTE), which is a manufacturer of high-capacity and high-power lithium battery products. Yintong’s lithium battery modules are made with a proprietary circular design and are used in a range of customer applications, including mass transit and energy storage solutions. Altair Nanotechnologies, Inc. The agreement provides up to $6.6

Kokam conducts ballistic tests on NANO Li-ion cells; no thermal runaway

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has conducted ballistic tests on battery cells using its unique Lithium Ion NANO battery technology and determined that even when these cells are shot they do not experience thermal runaway. Kokam’s Lithium Polymer batteries were first used for military applications in 2004. Kokam Co. Brief

Researchers in Japan develop new titanium oxide Li-ion battery anode material with 28.5% more capacity than LTO

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higher energy capacity than lithium titanate (Li 4 Ti 5 O 12 , LTO). Sodium titanate (Na 2 Ti 3 O 7 ) is used as a starting material.

Altairnano to provide 2MW Li-ion storage system for solar project in Puerto Rico

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Using Altairnano’s proprietary nano-lithium-titanate chemistry, the batteries are able to last four to six times longer than competitive products, while providing the high-power rapid charging capabilities that are required for frequency regulation, the company says. Altair Nanotechnologies Inc. Brief

Li-ion battery makers Altair Nanotechnologies and EnerDel sign strategic joint memorandum of understanding

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Altair Nanotechnologies has developed an impressive high-power, lithium-titanate product solution that complements our standard product line. Altair Nanotechnologies Inc. and EnerDel, Inc., This MOU allows each company to expand its market presence while creating real value for our customers. —EnerDel CEO David Roberts. Brief

Mitsubishi chooses Toshiba for electric vehicles

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Featuring a lithium titanate oxide in the anode, the SCiB battery has a high level of operating safety as well as a long life and rapid charging. The Toshiba Corporation’s SCiB battery has been chosen by Mitsubishi to power two new electric vehicle models – the i-MiEV and the MINICAB-MIEV. The chances of a puncture [.].

Fast charging station for buses

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The technology is inspired by the European rail industry and leverages the rapid charge capabilities of nanotechnology lithium titanate technology batteries to rapidly charge a bus at one [.].

Navigant: 38 new advanced energy storage projects kicked off in the first half of 2013

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New technologies, including capacitor battery technology, lithium titanate oxide, nickel-iron, and solar thermal, are swelling the pipeline of advanced energy storage projects. In total, there are now 633 energy storage projects operating or under development worldwide, the study concludes. Brief

Frost & Sullivan selects Li-ion maker A123 Systems for 2014 strategy & leadership award; focus on transportation

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Based on its recent analysis of lithium-ion batteries for the transportation market, Frost & Sullivan recognized Li-ion battery maker A123 Systems with the 2014 Global Frost & Sullivan Award for Competitive Strategy Innovation & Leadership. Earlier post.) Earlier post.) —,Imran Khan, Frost & Sullivan Research Analyst. Brief

Altairnano to supply 10 MW Energy Storage System to INE in El Salvador

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The ALTI-ESS uses Altairnano’s patented lithium-titanate battery chemistry for its energy storage system, which has been in commercial operation for approximately two years. Altair Nanotechnologies, Inc. has signed a binding contract with Inversiones Energéticas, S.A. de C.V. Brief

Invenergy and Xtreme Power launch JV for 1.5 MW grid energy storage system

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Xtreme Power’s 1.5 MW Regulation Power Management (RPM) is a versatile, scalable asset which will ultimately utilize long-life lithium-titanate battery technology and an AGC (automatic generation control) signal to harness full four-quadrant power in less than one second. Brief

Kokam deploys new 24MW and 16MW Lithium NMC energy storage systems for frequency regulation

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Kokam has successfully deployed two Lithium Nickel Manganese Cobalt (NMC) Oxide Energy Storage Systems (ESSs)—a 24-megawatt (MW) system / 9-megawatt hour (MWh) and a 16 MW / 6 MWh system—for frequency regulation on the South Korean electricity grid. Improved heat dissipation: With a heat dissipation rate that is 1.6 Brief