Tohoku team develops new electrolyte to support rechargeable calcium batteries

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Scientists from Tohoku University have developed a new fluorine-free calcium (Ca) electrolyte based on a hydrogen (monocarborane) cluster that could potentially realize rechargeable Ca batteries. Current lithium-ion (Li-ion) batteries have some drawbacks. Batteries Materials

Rechargeable ultrahigh-capacity tellurium-aluminum batteries

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Researchers at the University of Science and Technology Beijing, with colleagues at Beijing Institute of Technology, have demonstrated the potential of rechargeable tellurium (Te) nanowire positive electrodes to construct ultrahigh-capacity rechargeable tellurium-aluminum batteries (TABs). V discharge voltage—competitive to the record-setting energy density of documented aluminum-ion batteries (AIBs). Batteries

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Roskill sees recovery in lithium industry, buoyed by demand from rechargeable battery applications

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Q1 2020 saw monthly average prices fall further to less than US$7,000/t Li 2 CO 3 for the first time since 2014, eroding price increases caused by forecast strong demand growth in the lithium-ion battery industry and uncertainty over future supply.

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Volvo Cars launches all-electric Volvo C40 Recharge; all cars to be pure electric by 2030

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Volvo Cars launched the battery-electric Volvo C40 Recharge; based on the CMA vehicle platform it is the first Volvo model designed as pure electric only. The fully electric C40 Recharge will be available online only. Electric (Battery) Vehicle Manufacturers

Nissan, Mitsubishi opt for Toshiba SCiB rechargeable battery for hybrid kei cars

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The battery will be integrated into the recuperation battery system supplied by Marelli Corporation. Toshiba Group will continue to strengthen its battery business, taking advantages of the characteristics of the SCiB. Batteries Hybrids Japan

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New prototype rechargeable lithium-nitrogen battery

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a rechargeable lithium-nitrogen (Li-N–) battery with the proposed reversible reaction of 6Li + N– ⇋ 2Li–N. The assembled N– fixation battery system, consisting of a Li anode, ether-based electrolyte, and a carbon cloth cathode, shows a promising electrochemical faradic efficiency (59%). The “proof-of-concept” design, described in an open-access paper in the journal Chem , works by reversing the chemical reaction that powers existing lithium-nitrogen batteries.

2017 200

Road Test: 2021 Volvo XC90 Recharge T8 PHEV

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The company plans to do it with a mixture of all-electric vehicles, like the new XC40 Recharge, and plug-in hybrid versions of its SUVs and sedans. The XC90 Recharge is an example of the second group. The XC90 Recharge T8 has several drive modes to choose from.

Volvo XC40 Recharge EV to start at $53,990 in US before qualifying tax incentives

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The Volvo XC40 Recharge, the company’s first fully electric vehicle, will carry an MSRP of $53,990 when it arrives in US showrooms later this year. The purchase of an XC40 Recharge may qualify for a federal tax credit of up to $7,500. Electric (Battery

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RMIT researchers demonstrate working rechargeable proton battery

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Researchers at Australia’s RMIT University have demonstrated for the first time a working rechargeable “proton battery”. The rechargeable battery is environmentally friendly, and has the potential, with further development, to store more energy than currently-available lithium ion batteries. The working prototype proton battery combines the best aspects of hydrogen fuel cells and battery-based electrical power. Batteries Fuel Cells Hydrogen

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Volvo Cars says early demand for fully electric Volvo XC40 Recharge P8 AWD is strong

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Volvo Cars has opened order books for the XC40 Recharge P8 AWD ( earlier post ), the company’s first fully electric car which is based on the best-selling SUV, in selected markets. Production and the first customer deliveries of the XC40 Recharge P8 are scheduled to begin later this year.

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New solid-electrolyte interphase may boost prospects for rechargeable Li-metal batteries

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Rechargeable lithium metal batteries with increased energy density, performance, and safety may be possible with a newly-developed, solid-electrolyte interphase (SEI), according to Penn State researchers. The SEI is key to the stabilization of lithium metal anodes for rechargeable batteries; however, the SEI is constantly reforming and consuming electrolyte with cycling. Batteries Materials

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Boeing HorizonX invests in lithium-metal rechargeable battery startup Cuberg

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a startup founded by former Stanford University researchers developing next-generation battery technology for potential aerospace and industrial applications. Cuberg developed an advanced lithium metal rechargeable battery cell that is designed to be a drop-in solution to existing large-scale battery manufacturing processes. Aviation Batteries Li-O2 Li-SulfurBoeing has invested in Berkeley, Calif.-based based Cuberg , Inc.,

2018 196

Volvo Cars launches Volvo XC40 Recharge EV as first of new Recharge line; new climate plan

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Volvo Cars introduced the XC40 Recharge, the company’s first fully electric car and the first model to appear in its brand new Recharge car line concept. The XC40 Recharge, based on the multi-award-winning and best-selling XC40 small SUV, is the first of a family of fully electric Volvos. Recharge will be the overarching name for all chargeable Volvos with a fully electric and plug-in hybrid powertrain. Electric (Battery

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GM researchers demonstrate hierarchical electrode architectures for high energy lithium-chalcogen rechargeable batteries

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Earlier this year, a team of researchers at the General Motors Research and Development Center in Warren, MI, with colleagues at Optimal CAE and Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL), reported demonstrating a rationally designed hierarchical porous carbon (SPC) electrode architectures with maximum micro-, meso- and macro-level porosities as the conductive framework for the lithium-chalcogen batteries. Batteries Li-SulfurLithium-chalcogen batteries—e.g.,

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New promising solid-state electrolyte for rechargeable Li-metal batteries

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A team led by researchers from Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) has developed a promising solid-state electrolyte for use in advanced rechargeable batteries with Li-metal anodes: a Li 7 P 2 S 8 I phase that exhibits the characteristics of a solid solution between Li 3 PS 4 and LiI with fast ion conduction and electrochemical stability up to 10 V vs Li/Li+. High-energy batteries use metallic Li as anode and high-voltage materials as cathode. Batteries

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Investigating hexatitanate for lithium rechargeable battery anodes

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Researchers in Europe have been investigating the potential of the protonated hexatitanate H 2 Ti 6 O 13 as an anode material for rechargeable lithium batteries. Furthermore, this reversible capacity is similar to that obtained for other titanium oxides already proposed as anode material for lithium rechargeable batteries. The team tested the hexatitanate as a Li insertion material to assess its use as an electrode in lithium rechargeable batteries.

SolidEnergy targeting rechargeable Li-metal smartphone battery in 2016, EV battery with 2x range in 2017

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SolidEnergy , an MIT spin-out commercializing solid electrolyte technology enabling the use of lithium metal anodes for high energy density rechargeable batteries ( earlier post ), says that in 2016, it and its battery manufacturing partners will release a 2 Ah commercial battery for the smartphone and wearable market. This is to be followed in 2017 by a 20 Ah electric vehicle battery offering more than two times the driving range of current Li-ion batteries.

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Fuji Pigment unveils rechargeable Aluminum-air battery; targeting initial commercialization this spring

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has developed a new type of aluminum-air battery which can be recharged by refilling with salt or fresh water and which uses a modified structure to ensure longer battery lifetime. The company said it is constantly improving the battery performance and plans to commercialize the technology in the market by spring 2015. Metal-air batteries use a catalytic air cathode in combination with an electrolyte and metal anode such as lithium, aluminum, magnesium or zinc.

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Univ. of Missouri team progressing with convection battery; enabling rechargeable lithium-metal batteries

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The Li / Support is the electrode made possible with the convection battery technology. Galen Suppes say that they have further developed and validated the “convection battery” or “convection cell” technology originally announced in 2011 and 2012 ( earlier post ). The technology allows lithium-metal batteries to be recharged without the dendrite failure (short circuit) that has prevented rechargeable lithium-metal batteries from being commercially viable.

Argonne/JCESR team demonstrates first rechargeable calcium-ion battery

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One potential path for delivering higher energy density storage that current Li-ion batteries is to use a multivalent ion such as Ca 2+ or Mg 2+. Now, researchers at Argonne National Laboratory and the Joint Center for Energy Storage Research (JCESR) have demonstrated the first rechargeable calcium-ion battery. Ingram (2015) “Rechargeable Ca-Ion Batteries: A New Energy Storage System” Chemistry of Materials 27 (24), 8442-8447 doi: 10.1021/acs.chemmater.5b04027.

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University of Sydney team advances rechargeable zinc-air batteries with bimetallic oxide–graphene hybrid electrocatalyst

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University of Sydney team advances rechargeable zinc-air batteries with bimetallic oxide–graphene hybrid electrocatalyst. Researchers at the University of Sydney, with colleagues at Nanyang Technological University, have found a solution for one of the biggest stumbling blocks hindering the commercialization of rechargeable zinc-air batteries. Zinc-air batteries are powered by zinc metal and oxygen from the air. 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.

Toshiba to start field testing medium-sized EV bus with wireless recharging, SCiB Li-ion battery

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kWh SCiB ( earlier post ) pack, Toshiba’s advanced lithium-ion rechargeable battery, and will make regular trips between All Nippon Airways Co. The SCiB battery of the type installed in the test EV bus is rugged, reliable and has a long life, showing almost no fall-off in performance even after 15,000 quick charge and discharge cycles. Batteries Electric (Battery) Infrastructure Smart charging

2016 200

Kyoto team develops new cathode material for high-energy-density rechargeable magnesium batteries

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A team of researchers from Kyoto University has demonstrated ion-exchanged MgFeSiO 4 as a feasible cathode material for use in high-energy-density rechargeable magnesium batteries. Batteries using a combination of ion-exchanged MgFeSiO 4 and a magnesium bis(trifluoromethylsulfonyl)imide–triglyme electrolyte system represent a prototype for a low-cost, high-energy-density rechargeable magnesium battery in which no toxic or explosive components are used, the researchers concluded.

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Toshiba claims 6-minute recharge for new electric-car battery cell

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Although automakers have begun to curb "range anxiety" with longer-distance electric cars, battery charging times on lengthy road trips remain a hurdle for many buyers. Batteries battery pack plug-in cars charging Fast ChargingElectric cars pale in comparison to gasoline or diesel-powered cars when it comes to the time presently required to add energy for more driving distance.

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NAMICS developing multi-layered ceramic rechargeable batteries

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Conductive and insulating materials company NAMICS Corporation is developing all-ceramic multi-layered rechargeable batteries based on a patent applied for with IOM Technology Corporation and Iwate University (Prof. Voltage and charge/discharge for 100-cell battery. A key feature of the battery is that it is produced from solid materials, thereby solving the problem of leaking liquid electrolyte.

More work reported on approaches to stabilizing lithium metal anodes for high energy rechargeable batteries

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Metallic lithium, with a high theoretical capacity of ~3,860 mAh g -1 , is one of the most promising materials for anodes in next-generation high energy rechargeable battery systems for long-range electric vehicles. S batteries requires a reliable lithium metal anode. ”. As a result of the optimization of the SPE as well as the cell assembly and cycling conditions, the V 2 O 5 lithium metal polymer batteries reached 796 Wh kg ?1 Batteries

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RPI researchers develop safe, long-cycling Li-metal rechargeable battery electrode; demonstrate Li-carbon battery

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Researchers at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute have developed a safe, extended cycling lithium-metal electrode for rechargeable Li-ion batteries by entrapping lithium metal within a porous graphene network (Li-PGN). The RPI team also demonstrated the use of the PGN material as a high-capacity anode, and demonstrated a full-cell configuration with a PGN anode and a lithium-metal/PGN cathode, thus creating a Li-carbon rechargeable battery. Batteries

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UT Austin team devises new strategy for safe, low-cost, all-solid-state rechargeable Na or Li batteries suited for EVs

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John Goodenough, known around the world for his pioneering work that led to the invention of the rechargeable lithium-ion battery, have devised a new strategy for a safe, low-cost, all-solid-state rechargeable sodium or lithium battery cell that has the required energy density and cycle life for a battery that powers an all-electric road vehicle. Murchison and John B Goodenough (2016) “Alternative Strategy for a Safe Rechargeable Battery” Energy Environ.

2016 238

Better alkaline batteries, made rechargeable, to power electric cars?

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Alkaline batteries have been a staple energy source for decades, but their potential has been capped by their chemical properties. Notably, alkaline batteries cannot be recharged, which means their application is often limited to single uses in small devices such as flashlights and remote controls. An alkaline battery finding its way to an. Batteries battery pack research research and development plug-in cars solid-state cell

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This Solid-State Lithium-Ion Battery Recharges Fast, Protects Against Fire

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Its sandwiched design is great at smothering lithium dendrites that can cause batteries to catch fire. energy energy/batteries-storage

Rechargeable membrane-less hydrogen bromine flow battery shows high power density

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MIT researchers have engineered a new rechargeable, membrane-less hydrogen bromine laminar flow battery with high power density. That is about three times as much power per square centimeter as other membrane-less system—a power density that is an order of magnitude higher than that of many lithium-ion batteries and other commercial and experimental energy-storage systems. One such permutation is the hydrogen bromine flow battery.

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Cornell team develops aluminum-anode batteries with up to 10,000 cycles

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Friend Family Distinguished Professor of Engineering, have been exploring the use of low-cost materials to create rechargeable batteries that will make energy storage more affordable. The group previously demonstrated the potential of zinc-anode batteries. Batteries Materials

Volkswagen and Schwarz Group supermarkets partner; electric WeShare fleet in Berlin to recharge at 140 new charging points

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Electric (Battery) Infrastructure Mobility servicesShortly before the market launch of its full-electric car sharing service WeShare in Berlin at the end of June, Volkswagen has entered a strategic partnership with the Lidl and Kaufland supermarket chains, which are owned by the Schwarz Group. The food retailers are to install 140 public charging stations for the electric vehicles of their customers at 60 Lidl and 10 Kaufland branches in the German capital.

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Volvo XC40 Recharge and Polestar 2: EV cousins offer different takes on “premium”

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It’s called the XC40 Recharge, and the earliest versions aren’t cheap, priced from about $55,000 including delivery. Volvo XC40 Recharge Volvo XC40 Recharge Volvo XC40 Recharge Volvo XC40 Recharge Volvo XC40 Recharge Volvo XC40 Recharge Volvo XC40 Recharge.

Volvo Cars inaugurates new battery assembly line at Ghent manufacturing plant

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Volvo Cars formally inaugurated a new battery assembly line at its Belgian manufacturing plant in Ghent, where it will start building its first fully electric car, the XC40 Recharge P8, later this year. Volvo XC40 Recharge powertrain. Batteries Electric (Battery) Manufacturing

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ARPA-E Battery/Storage Exposition 14 Jan

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The projects in the AMPED Program seek to develop advanced sensing, control, and power management technologies that redefine the way we think about battery management. BEEST (Batteries for Electrical Energy Storage in Transportation). ARPA-E Batteries

Researchers propose new VO2 cathode material for aluminum-ion rechargeable battery

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Schematic representation of the super-valent battery during charge/discharge process. A team from the University of Science and Technology Beijing is proposing a new super-valent battery based on aluminium ion intercalation and deintercalation. The battery exhibits excellent reversibility and relatively long cycle life compared to earlier Al-ion efforts, the team said. Herein, we define this kind of battery as super-valent battery. Batteries

2013 207

U Tokyo team proposes new high-capacity rechargeable battery system based on oxide-peroxide redox reaction

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are proposing a new sealed rechargeable battery system operating on a redox reaction between an oxide (O 2- ) and a peroxide (O 2 2- ) in the cathode. As described in a paper in the Nature open access journal Scientific Reports , the proposed battery system would have a theoretical specific energy of 2,570?Wh The new sealed battery system, with a theoretical specific energy of 2570 Wh kg ?1 The main discharge product for Li-O 2 batteries is Li 2 O 2 ….

2014 196

NTU Singapore and BlueSG launch ultra-fast charging electric tram; 20-second recharge

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Named the NTU-Blue Solutions Flash Shuttle, the fully electric vehicle only requires 20 seconds to recharge at stations which are fitted for its quick charging while passengers board and alight. Unlike electric vehicles that function solely on batteries, the Bluetram replicates the efficiency of trams by operating continuously without the need for offline charging. Electric (Battery

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Experimental nanowire-based battery cell recharges 100,000 times or more

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Many of the obstacles impeding widespread electric-car adoption—including range, durability, charging times, and cost—can be traced to the limits of current battery technology. Green Batteries charging plug-in cars researchThat's produced a huge expansion in basic research into potential replacements for the lithium-ion chemistry that currently dominates the industry. One such.

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Mercedes-Benz begins delivering eCitaro electric buses with second-generation Li-ion batteries

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Mercedes-Benz is switching to a more powerful generation of lithium-ion batteries in its electric buses ( earlier post ). The two new eCitaro G buses for ÜSTRA feature second-generation NMC lithium-ion batteries. The company also offers solid-state batteries as a storage option.

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MIT team synthesizes all carbon nanofiber electrodes for high-energy rechargeable Li-air batteries

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Thompson and Yang Shao-Horn, has synthesized carbon nanofiber (CNF), binder-free electrodes for lithium-air batteries that yield high gravimetric energies up to ~2500 W h kg discharged -1 at powers up to ~100 W kg discharged -1 —among the highest values reported for Li–O 2 batteries to date (including carbon-only and catalyst containing electrodes). Thompson and Yang Shao-Horn (2011) All-carbon-nanofiber electrodes for high-energy rechargeable Li–O 2 batteries.

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