3D solid-state battery startup LionVolt closes €4M seed round

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European 3D solid-state battery start-up LionVolt successfully closed a seed round of €4 million, bringing its total funding this year to more than €5 million. The battery that LionVolt is developing is based on 3D technology and solid-state layers. 3D solid-state battery (3DSSB).

Researchers show economic, environmental and grid-resilience benefits of converting diesel trains to battery-electric

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Now, researchers from the US Department of Energy’s Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab), collaborating with UCLA and UC Berkeley researchers, suggest that the US can retrofit diesel-electric trains with batteries in a way that is cost-competitive with diesel.

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Northvolt produces first fully recycled battery cell

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Northvolt’s recycling program, Revolt ( earlier post ), recently produced its first lithium-ion battery cell featuring a nickel-manganese-cobalt (NMC) cathode produced with metals recovered through the recycling of battery waste. Batteries Manufacturing Materials Recycling

Rosenbauer introduces extinguishing system for emergency responders for EV battery fires

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With the increase in battery-powered electric vehicles (BEVs, HEVs and PHEVs) on the road, statistically the risk potential for an accident or technical defect of the inherently safe battery systems also increases. Temperature recording from battery escalation through to de-escalation.

Production of 100th GILLIG battery-electric bus

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Cummins and GILLIG announced the production of the 100 th GILLIG battery-electric bus built since the two companies began partnering on the heavy-duty transit vehicle. Bus Electric (Battery

Magna providing aluminum battery enclosures for 2022 Ford F-150 Lightning electric pickup

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Magna is providing battery enclosures for the 2022 Ford F-150 Lightning battery-electric pickup. Magna’s battery enclosure for the 2022 Ford F-150 Lightning protects power source. Magna’s the lightweight aluminum enclosure helps minimize added mass from the truck’s battery.

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USABC awards $2M to Li-ion battery recycling program with American Battery Technology Company

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ABTC’s role within the partnership will be to utilize its integrated lithium-ion battery recycling system to provide battery cathode grade metals to BASF, which will refine the metals and send the products to C4V, which will use the materials to create battery cells ready for auto manufacturers.

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Proterra to supply battery technology for up to 10,000 Lightning emotors electric commercial vehicles

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Proterra announced an expansion of its partnership with Lightning eMotors to power their Class 4 and Class 5 electric commercial vehicles with Proterra’s battery technology. Both platforms are planned to have 80kWh-160kWh of Proterra battery packs. Batteries Electric (Battery

Anadolu Isuzu and Proterra partner on next-generation Citi VOLT battery-electric buses in Europe

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Anadolu Isuzu, Turkey’s leading commercial vehicle manufacturer, and Proterra announced a new collaboration to power the new generation of Anadolu Isuzu’s all-electric Citi VOLT public transportation buses with Proterra’s commercial vehicle battery technology. Batteries Bus Electric (Battery

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SES unveils 107 Ah hybrid Li-metal battery, announces new Shanghai gigafactory

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Scheduled for completion in 2023, the Shanghai Giga will be a 300,000 square-foot facility located in Shanghai, capable of producing 1 GWh of Li-Metal batteries annually. SES made the announcements at SES Battery World, the company’s inaugural Battery World virtual event.

EV battery manufacturing expert network launched: Batteryline.com

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Batteryline.com introduces a new network website for experts in the manufacturing of EV batteries based on the need for more knowledge in the related automotive industry. In the drive to supply the world with high quality and cost-effective batteries there is a need to improve worldwide production. The fast-growing market already faces the challenges of the supply of raw materials, the supply chain towards the automotive industry and flexibility towards new innovative battery types.

BYD launches Blade Battery to address battery safety in EVs

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BYD launched the Blade Battery, a development intended to mitigate concerns about battery safety in electric vehicles. The Blade Battery has been developed by BYD over the past several years. He Long, Vice President of BYD and Chairman of FinDreams Battery Co.,

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FREYR Battery joins Fair Cobalt Alliance

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FREYR Battery, a developer of clean, next-generation battery cell production capacity, has become a member of the Fair Cobalt Alliance (FCA) to underscore FREYR’s commitment to developing a sustainable global battery industry. We are undergoing a major energy transition, moving from fossil fuels to battery-powered technology. FREYR is committed to developing responsible and sustainable supply chains for battery materials.

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Toyota launches 3-wheeled battery-electric scooter for walking areas

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The removable lithium-ion battery can be fully charged in approximately 2.5 At typical human walking speeds, the vehicle is capable of traveling approximately 14 km on a single battery charge. Batteries Electric (Battery) Micromobility Personal Transit

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NIO launches Battery as a Service (BaaS) in China; battery swap system

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Premium EV manufacturer NIO has launched Battery as a Service (BaaS) for customers in China. In addition, BaaS also represents a systematic solution to the long-existing challenges for EV penetration, including battery degradation, battery upgradability, and lower resale value.

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ORNL team develops low-cost scalable method to join materials in solid-state batteries; electrochemical pulse

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Scientists at the Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory have developed a scalable, low-cost method to improve the joining of materials in solid-state batteries, resolving one of the big challenges in the commercial development of safe, long-lived energy storage systems.

Benchmark: lithium-ion battery prices rise for first time in gigafactory era; lithium carbonate major driver

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Benchmark Mineral Intelligence reports that battery producers have begun to increase lithium-ion cell prices following a period of consistent raw material price rises throughout 2021, particularly for lithium. Benchmark’s EXW China (Battery) grade of lithium carbonate rose by 26.5%

DOE estimates that EV battery pack costs in 2021 are 87% lower than in 2008

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Research by the Department of Energy’s (DOE) Vehicle Technologies Office estimates the cost of an electric vehicle lithium-ion battery pack declined 87% between 2008 and 2021 (using 2021 constant dollars). Batteries Electric (Battery) Market Background

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POSCO starts production of high-purity nickel for batteries

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The demand for high purity nickel as one of the necessary materials for the cathode materials used in high-capacity batteries, will increase 23% yearly on average, and may lead to supply constraints after 2025, according to global market research firm WoodMac.

Faraday Battery Challenge awards $14M to 17 battery projects

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UKRI announced a further investment of £10 million (US$14 million) from the Faraday Battery Challenge to support collaborative R&D projects co-funded by industry and managed by Innovate UK on behalf of UK Research and Innovation (UKRI). This latest round of Faraday Battery Challenge funding will be shared across 17 projects being undertaken by businesses and research institutions across the UK. Batteries Manufacturing

CN purchases Wabtec’s battery-electric locomotive

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CN has purchased Wabtec’s FLXdrive battery-electric freight locomotive ( earlier post ). CN’s Bessemer & Lake Erie Railroad (B&LE) Company received a grant from the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) to help with the purchase of the battery-electric locomotive.

Lyten introduces next generation Lithium-Sulfur battery for EVs; 3X energy density of Li-ion

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Lyten , an advanced materials company, introduced its LytCell EV lithium-sulfur (Li-S) battery platform. The technology is optimized for the electric vehicle market and is designed to deliver three times (3X) the gravimetric energy density of conventional lithium-ion batteries.

New electrode material for solid-state batteries improves performance

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A research team from Japan has recently developed a novel electrode material for all-solid-state batteries (ASSBs) by combining lithium sulfate and lithium ruthenate, which results in improved performance. However, they have never been applied to all-solid-state batteries.

NIO completes 2,000,000 battery swaps

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NIO’s battery swap is enabled by more than 500 patented technologies. NIO also launched its 150 kWh battery on NIO Day. The new battery has an ultra-high energy density of 360 Wh/kg, and is compatible with all NIO models. Batteries China Electric (Battery) Infrastructure

Na-ion battery developer Faradion collaborating with battery manufacturer AMTE Power

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UK-based battery manufacturer AMTE Power and Faradion Ltd. , a leader in non-aqueous sodium-ion battery technolog ( earlier post ), announced a collaboration which combines Faradion’s IP with AMTE Power’s design and manufacturing capabilities. Batteries Manufacturing

Blackstone Battery production capacity to increase tenfold

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Blackstone Resources AG announced that its German subsidiary Blackstone Technology GmbH will increase its battery production capacity tenfold to 500 MWh per annum by 2022 for Li-ion batteries, which contain 3D-printed battery electrodes, at Blackstone’s Döbeln site in Saxony.

POSCO introduces e Autopos’ battery pack

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Following its launch of the e Autopos brand, an EV body concept (PBC-EV) and new electrical steel for notors ( earlier post ), POSCO has introduced its battery pack and steel. In the event of a car accident, Giga Steel protects the battery.

BMW Group launches battery component production in Leipzig and Regensburg

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The BMW Group is launching production of battery components at its plants in Leipzig and Regensburg and expanding its e-drive production network. High-voltage batteries will also be produced in Regensburg from 2022. Batteries Electric (Battery) Manufacturing

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SK Innovation to spin off battery business and E&P business

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SK Innovation has decided to spin off its battery production and exploration & production (E&P) business as independent companies. SK Innovation’s EV battery plant located in Seosan, South Korea. The SK Battery Co., Batteries Manufacturing Market Background

Blackstone announces progress with printed battery cells

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Switzerland-based Blackstone Resources AG announced that it has achieved a series of important milestones for producing any kind of printed battery cells. The company has been investing in the next generation of battery technology through its German subsidiary Blackstone Technology GmbH.

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Argonne white paper outlines battery and R&D requirements for electric aviation

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The white paper is the result of a two-day meeting to understand the unique R&D needs for electric aviation batteries held in December 2019 at the US Department of Energy’s (DOE) Argonne National Laboratory. Argonne has a storied history of battery and energy storage innovations.

Sodium-ion battery cathode company Altris opens China office

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Swedish battery materials company Altris AB, which specializes in producing highly sustainable cathode materials for rechargeable sodium batteries, has officially opened its first office in China. The opening of the new office comes at a time where interest in producing sodium-ion batteries is high and when there is generally a global increased demand for batteries. Batteries China Market Background

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BASF and Shanshan form battery materials joint venture in China

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Following the approval of all relevant authorities, BASF and Shanshan have formed the joint venture “BASF Shanshan Battery Materials Co., It already has a strong position in the battery materials value chain including raw materials, precursor cathode active materials (PCAM), cathode active materials (CAM) and battery recycling. With this investment in China, we are ideally positioned to serve the world’s largest battery market.

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Volkswagen starts up second line for MEB batteries in Braunschweig

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The Volkswagen Group Components plant in Braunschweig is significantly expanding its production of battery systems for the latest electric vehicle generation. In addition to that, the plant will produce up to 100,000 battery systems for the e-up!,

Sakuú develops 3Ah lithium-metal solid-state battery; additive manufacturing platform

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a developer of multi-process additive manufacturing (AM) technology, has produced a 3Ah lithium-metal solid-state battery (SSB) that equals or betters current lithium-ion batteries. 3D printing Batteries Solid-stateSakuú Corporation (previously KeraCel Inc.),

Unifrax introduces Battery Advisory Board to support SiFAB silicon fiber anode battery technology

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Unifrax, a manufacturer of high-performance specialty materials, introduced its Battery Advisory Board, which will meet regularly to provide strategic guidance as Unifrax grows its battery portfolio and enters the silicon anode market with its new SiFAB Silicon Fiber Anode Battery Technology. The SiFAB technology becomes part of a Unifrax battery portfolio that also consists of thermal management products and separator media. Batteries Electric (Battery) Manufacturin

Lightning eMotors repowers Van Hool TD925 double-deck coach; 640 kWh battery, 200+ miles range

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Lightning eMotors and ABC Companies, a leading provider of motor coach, transit and specialty passenger transport equipment, announced the sale of the largest battery-electric double-decker motor coach to All Aboard America! Bus Conversions Electric (Battery

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Mercedes-Benz eVito Tourer now available with a lower capacity battery variant

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For more than a year, the Mercedes-Benz eVito Tourer battery-electric van has demonstrated its suitability for daily operations—be that as a hotel shuttle vehicle, a high-capacity taxi or a vehicle for on-demand mobility concepts in public transport. Batteries Electric (Battery

MAHLE Powertrain and Allotrope Energy unveil lithium-carbon battery technology with ultra-fast recharging

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MAHLE Powertrain and Allotrope Energy have unveiled a new battery technology which offers ultra-fast recharging coupled with good power density. Lithium-carbon battery. Batteries Electric (Battery

Sion Power introducing 17 Ah, 810 Wh/L, 400 Wh/kg lithium-metal battery for EVs

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Lithium-metal rechargeable battery developer Sion Power will introduce its Licerion rechargeable battery for electric vehicles at The Battery Show North America in Novi, Michigan in September. The Battery Show of North America is held each year in Novi, Michigan.

Yara to start operating the world’s first battery-electric container ship, prepared for autonomous operation

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Yara Birkeland ( earlier post )—the world’s first battery- electric container ship, prepared for autonomous operation—has departed for its maiden voyage in the Oslo fjord. The ship will not have ballast tanks, but will use the battery pack as permanent ballast.

QuantumScape releases performance data for its solid-state battery technology

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QuantumScape’s solid-state battery is designed to enable up to 80% longer range compared to today’s lithium-ion batteries. Stan Whittingham, co-inventor of the lithium-ion battery and winner of the 2019 Nobel prize in chemistry. Batteries Electric (Battery) Solid-state

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New strategy for dendrite-free Li-metal batteries based on atomic channels

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An international team of researchers has developed a new strategy for dendrite-free lithium-metal batteries based on the use of interlayer and intralayer atomic channels in graphite formed by pre-tunnelling the graphite layers. Batteries Materials