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.

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.

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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.

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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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

BloombergNEF: battery metals rebounding; by 2030, annual Li-ion battery demand to pass 2TWh

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Battery metal prices have recovered strongly in the first half of the year, incentivizing new projects to come online. China controls the battery chemical industry, with the biggest market share for all of the five main battery materials: lithium, nickel, manganese, cobalt and graphite.

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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 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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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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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

Factorial Energy testing results for 40Ah solid-state battery: 97.3% capacity retention after 675 cycles

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In April, Factorial Energy, a start-up solid-state battery technology company, emerged from stealth mode with a 40Ah solid-state battery cell for electric vehicles (EVs) and other applications. Solid-state batteries have struggled in the past to scale-up cell capacity.

Nissan using second-life LEAF batteries in factory AGVs

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Nissan has begun using second-life battery modules from first-generation LEAF electric vehicles as the power supply for automated guided vehicles (AGVs) in its plants. Nissan was exploring new ways to reuse its Nissan LEAF batteries, and hit upon the idea of using them in AGVs.

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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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Gentherm leads investment in electric battery cooling technology maker Carrar

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Carrar’s two-phase cooling technology has the potential to enable fast charging and discharging of a battery to overcome the challenges for electric vehicle (EV) batteries, on-board electronics, and charging infrastructures. Batteries Electric (Battery

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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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Proterra opens EV battery manufacturing line in electric bus factory

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Proterra has opened a new battery production line co-located in its EV bus manufacturing facility in Los Angeles County. The new battery production line will manufacture Proterra’s battery packs featuring next-generation cells. Batteries Bus Electric (Battery) Manufacturing

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SEI team finds heavy-duty battery-electric trucks more economically feasible than thought

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If fast charging is available, the competitiveness of battery electric trucks compared with diesel trucks can actually improve with larger trucks, according to a new study by Björn Nykvist and Olle Olsson from the Stockholm Environment Institute (SEI). Batteries Electric (Battery) Heavy-duty

Volkswagen Group Components begins battery recycling pilot

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Volkswagen Group Components opened the Group’s first plant for recycling electric car batteries in Salzgitter. The Salzgitter plant only recycles batteries that can no longer be used for other purposes. The used battery systems are delivered, deep discharged, and dismantled.

ATLIS Motor Vehicles produces first AMV battery cell

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ATLIS is developing its own battery cells and packs to power 300, 400 and 500-mile range batteries for the ATLIS XP platform and XT pickup truck. ATLIS says batteries can be charged in less than 15 minutes. ATLIS plans to commercially launch its AMV battery cell in Q4 2021.

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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

Northvolt acquires US Li-metal battery company Cuberg; next-gen battery cells for electromobility

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European battery-maker Northvolt has acquired Cuberg , a US-based battery technology company delivering high-performance lithium-metal cells produced on existing lithium-ion manufacturing lines for electromobility solutions. Batteries Electric (Battery) Manufacturing Market Background

Rio Tinto achieves battery-grade lithium production at Boron plant

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Rio Tinto has commenced production of battery-grade lithium from waste rock at a lithium demonstration plant at the Boron mine site in California. The demonstration plant has a design capacity of 10 tonnes per year of battery-grade lithium. Batteries Materials Mining

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Novel membrane-free Mg-CO2 battery sequesters CO2 and generates electricity

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Researchers at the Ulsan National Institute of Science and Technology (UNIST) have designed a membrane-free (MF) Mg-CO 2 battery as an advanced approach to sequester CO 2 emissions by generating electricity and value-added chemicals without any harmful by-products.

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NIO Power completes more than 500,000 EV battery swaps

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As of 26 May 2020, NIO Power has completed more than 500,000 EV battery swaps in China, becoming one of NIO’s most well-received power services. Nio’s battery swap is enabled by more than 500 patented technologies. Batteries China Electric (Battery) Infrastructure

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Bombardier (now Alstom) to convert AGC hybrid trains to full battery power

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To help France meet its sustainability targets, Bombardier will now convert AGC hybrid trains to full battery power. The partners will modify existing AGC trains into battery-operated trains to help decarbonize French rail transport.

Stora Enso’s pilot plant for producing lignin-based carbon materials for batteries now operational

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Pilot production of Lignode by Stora Enso, wood-based carbon for batteries, is currently being ramped up. The global battery market is projected to grow tenfold over the next decade as battery producers seek more sustainable materials for the electrification of mobility.

NIO and Sinopec enter strategic partnership; launch of inaugural Gen2 battery swap station

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This is NIO’s inaugural second-generation battery swap station and also the first under the NIO-Sinopec partnership, representing the rollout of NIO Power Swap Station 2.0. As a smart battery swap system enabled by software-defined cloud computing, NIO Power Swap Station 2.0

TWAICE launches new battery model library

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Munich-based battery analytics company TWAICE has launched its new battery model library. The TWAICE battery model library contains numerous cells of different chemistries and formats. Batteries Simulation

NIO launches 100 kWh battery with flexible battery upgrade plans; cell-to-pack technology

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China-based EV maker NIO launched its 100 kWh battery together with battery upgrade plans. With more than 300 patents filed and gained, the 100 kWh battery features CTP (cell to pack) technology, realizing 37% higher energy density. Powered by the 100 kWh battery, the NEDC range of NIO models can now reach up to 615 km (382 miles). NIO models with the 100 kWh battery will be available for pre-order starting 7 November 2020. million battery swaps.

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Primobius entering N American battery recycling market with Stelco

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Australia, and SMS group to commercialize an environmentally friendly recycling solution for end-of-life and scrap lithium-ion battery (LiB) cells. rich electric vehicle and stationary storage battery chemistries (lithium?nickel-manganese?cobalt Batteries Electric (Battery) Recycling

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Adams Intelligence releases 4th biannual EV batteries and materials report

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Adamas Intelligence has released its 4th biannual ‘ State of Charge: EVs, Batteries and Battery Materials ’ report. This latest report covers the global EV market’s performance over 2020 H2 and its implications on the ever-evolving battery and battery materials supply chains.

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Ford launches new global battery center of excellence

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Ford announced a new global battery center of excellence—called Ford Ion Park—to accelerate research and development of battery and battery cell technology, including future battery manufacturing. Investing in more battery R&D ultimately will help us speed the process to deliver more, even better, lower cost EVs for customers over time. Ford’s new Battery Benchmarking and Test Laboratory in Allen Park, Mich.,

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ABB-sponsored report suggests global plans for 80 new EV battery gigafactories insufficient

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While we forecast global EV sales to grow by a remarkable 21% CAGR over the next decade, the increase in battery production and capacity will be even higher. That is because the kilowatt hour (KWh) battery capacity required per vehicle is likely to rise as well.

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First charging station for EVs using second-life batteries from Irizar e-mobility is in service

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The first charging station for EVs that uses energy storage based on second-life batteries from Irizar e-mobility is up and running. Irizar e-mobility and Ibil earlier signed a collaboration agreement to give a second life to electric bus batteries.

ENEOS and Ample to launch EV battery swapping service in Japan

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a US-based startup in which ENEOS has invested in, are collaborating to launch an EV battery swapping service in Japan. EV battery swapping in process. Batteries Electric (Battery) JapanENEOS Holdings, Inc. and Ample, Inc.,

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University of Michigan researchers lay out hurdles for Li-metal, solid-state batteries

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In a perspective piece in the journal Joule , researchers at the University of Michigan lay out the main questions facing lithium-metal, solid-state batteries. Those lithium-ion batteries are approaching their peak performance in terms of the EV range on a single charge.

FCAB releases US blueprint for lithium batteries

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The Federal Consortium for Advanced Batteries (FCAB) ( earlier post ) has released the National Blueprint for Lithium Batteries 2021–2030 to guide investments in the urgent development of a domestic lithium-battery manufacturing value chain. The worldwide lithium-battery market is expected to grow by a factor of 5 to 10 in the next decade. Support the growth of a US materials-processing base able to meet domestic battery manufacturing demand.

GM and LG identify cause of battery fires in Bolts; new recall for MY2017-2019 vehicles

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Experts from GM and LG have identified the simultaneous presence of two manufacturing defects in the same battery cell as the root cause of battery fires in certain Chevrolet Bolt EVs. As a result, GM will be conducting a new recall for the previous population of Bolt EVs (2017-2019) to address the risk of battery fires in these vehicles. As part of this new recall, GM will replace defective battery modules in the recall population.

SK Innovation expects to produce 500 GWh of batteries in 2030

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At the “SK Innovation Story Day” briefing session in Seoul last week, Dong-Seob Jee, President of SK Innovation’s Battery Business, said from its current 40 GWh battery production level, the company expects to reach 85 GWh in 2023, 200 GWh in 2025 and more than 500 GWh in 2030.

New machine learning method accurately predicts battery state of health

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Researchers from the Smart Systems Group at Heriot-Watt University in Edinburgh, UK, working together with researchers from the CALCE group at the University of Maryland in the US, have developed a new method to estimate battery health irrespective of operating conditions and battery design or chemistry, by feeding artificial intelligence (AI) algorithms with the raw battery voltage and current operational data. AI Batteries

€6.5M eHaul project developing automated battery swapping for electric heavy-duty trucks

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A consortium led by researchers at TU Berlin has launched a €6.5-million project to develop an automated battery exchange station for electric heavy goods vehicles. Long-haul heavy-duty trucks are used for journeys of distances which cannot be covered by a single battery charge.

Komatsu and Proterra partner to develop battery-electric hydraulic excavator

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Proterra, a leading innovator in commercial vehicle electrification technology, and Komatsu, a global leader in construction equipment, are partnering to leverage Proterra’s battery technology for the development of Komatsu’s first battery-electric middle class hydraulic excavator.

Porsche invests in high-performance battery JV Cellforce; Si anodes; BASF NCM cathode materials

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Porsche and joint venture partner Customcells, a spin-off from Fraunhofer, also announced the launch of production of high-performance battery cells at Porsche’s Weissach Development Center. Another feature of the Cellforce battery cell is its ability to withstand high temperatures.