Battery Resourcers to open North America’s largest Li-ion battery recycling facility by August

Green Car Congress

Battery Resourcers, a vertically integrated lithium-ion battery recycling and engineered materials company, plans to open a commercial-scale, lithium-ion battery recycling facility in Covington, Ga. We all win when we prevent batteries from going to landfill.

U Mich team develops 1,000-cycle lithium-sulfur battery

Green Car Congress

A University of Michigan team has shown that a network of aramid nanofibers, recycled from Kevlar, can enable lithium-sulfur batteries to overcome their Achilles heel of cycle life, delivering an estimated 1,000 real-world cycles. Batteries Li-Sulfur

Insiders

Sign Up for our Newsletter

This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the Google Privacy Policy and Terms of Service apply.

Trending Sources

Northvolt assembles first lithium-ion battery cell at Swedish gigafactory

Green Car Congress

Northvolt has assembled the first battery cell at the newly commissioned Ett gigafactory in northern Sweden. The cell is the first to have been fully designed, developed and assembled at a gigafactory by a homegrown European battery company.

Researchers find annealing significantly reduces interface resistance in all-solid-state-batteries

Green Car Congress

All-solid-state lithium batteries could address a number of the shortcomings of conventional lithium-ion batteries in advanced applications such as in electric vehicles, which demand high energy densities, fast charging, and long cycle lives. Batteries Electric (Battery) Solid-state

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

Green Car Congress

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).

AKASOL introducing Gen 3 battery systems with increased energy density

Green Car Congress

AKASOL AG is introducing its third generation of battery systems manufactured in series production. The ultra-high energy battery system will be manufactured in the Gigafactory 1 in Darmstadt from 2023. Batteries Electric (Battery

Octillion shipping 1,500 battery packs per day globally

Green Car Congress

Octillion Energy, a global supplier of advanced high-density lithium-ion battery packs for passenger cars, trucks, buses, and energy-storage systems, has achieved the milestone of shipping more than 1,500 battery packs a day and expects to hit 2,000 packs per day this month.

Global 280

Production of 100th GILLIG battery-electric bus

Green Car Congress

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

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

Green Car Congress

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.

2020 402

EV battery manufacturing expert network launched: Batteryline.com

Green Car Congress

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.

Gaussin acquires a worldwide license from Bluebus for 6m LMP battery-electric bus

Green Car Congress

With capacity for 22 passengers, Cit-e has 90 kWh of batteries and can run up to 50 km/h. Cit-e is equipped with LMP (Lithium Metal Polymer) batteries from Blue Solutions, the Bolloré Group's subsidiary specialized in batteries. Batteries Bus Electric (Battery

Northvolt produces first fully recycled battery cell

Green Car Congress

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

Mercedes-Benz eVito panel van receives updated powertrain and battery

Green Car Congress

Benz eVito Tourer, the eVito panel van will also receive a comprehensive update of its electric powertrain and a new battery with an usable capacity of 60 kWh from the beginning of December. By housing the battery in the vehicle underfloor, the interior is fully available and offers up to 6.6

Nikola and Proterra agree to long-term battery supply for zero-emission Class 8 trucks

Green Car Congress

Nikola and Proterra announced a strategic, multi-year supply agreement to power Nikola zero-emission semi-trucks with Proterra’s battery technology. Proterra product is expected to be incorporated in the Nikola Tre battery-electric vehicle (BEV) and Tre fuel cell electric vehicle (FCEV).

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

Green Car Congress

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.

F-150 338

CATL subsidiary CAES to launch battery swap service in 10 cities

Green Car Congress

CATL), has launched its battery swap solution EVOGO featuring modular battery swapping. Comprising battery blocks, fast battery swap stations and an app, EVOGO will be first launched in ten cities, said Chen Weifeng, general manager of CAES.

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

Green Car Congress

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.

Li-ion 222

New electrode material for solid-state batteries improves performance

Green Car Congress

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

Green Car Congress

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

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

Green Car Congress

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

Toyota 337

StoreDot develops technology that enables consistent driving range for life of EV batteries

Green Car Congress

StoreDot, the developer of extreme fast charging (XFC) battery technology for electric vehicles (EVs) ( earlier post ), has developed a now-patented technology that gives EV batteries fixed capacity and driving range throughout their lifespan. Batteries Electric (Battery

Range 345

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

Green Car Congress

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.

POSCO starts production of high-purity nickel for batteries

Green Car Congress

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.

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

Green Car Congress

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

Faraday Battery Challenge awards $14M to 17 battery projects

Green Car Congress

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

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

Green Car Congress

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.

BloombergNEF annual battery price survey finds prices fell 6% from 2020 to 2021

Green Car Congress

Lithium-ion battery pack prices, which were above $1,200 per kilowatt-hour in 2010, have fallen 89% in real terms to $132/kWh in 2021, according to a new report from BloombergNEF (BNEF). On a regional basis, battery pack prices were cheapest in China, at $111/kWh.

2020 373

Blackstone Battery production capacity to increase tenfold

Green Car Congress

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.

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

Green Car Congress

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

2008 358

StoreDot develops technology for self-repairing cells allowing longer battery life and better EV performance

Green Car Congress

StoreDot, the developer of extreme fast charging (XFC) battery technology for electric vehicles (EVs) ( earlier post ), has developed new patented technology that will allow battery cells to regenerate while they are in use, through a seamless background repair mechanism.

Rosenbauer introduces extinguishing system for emergency responders for EV battery fires

Green Car Congress

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.

Sandia testing method yields pathway to better, longer-lasting solid-state batteries

Green Car Congress

Using a microscopic method for measuring electrical potential, a team of scientists at Sandia National Laboratories may have discovered how to identify rate-limiting processes in solid-state batteries. Batteries Solid-state Testing

Blackstone announces progress with printed battery cells

Green Car Congress

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.

2020 372

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

Green Car Congress

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

POSCO introduces e Autopos’ battery pack

Green Car Congress

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

Green Car Congress

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

BMW 339

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

Green Car Congress

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.

American Battery Technology Company receives $2M USABC award to demo integrated Li-ion battery recycling technologies

Green Car Congress

The program’s focus is to demonstrate that battery-grade metals can be manufactured from recycled materials at lower cost, lower environmental impact, and with higher domestic US sourced content than conventional virgin sourced metals. Batteries Manufacturing Materials Recycling

Li-ion 222

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

Green Car Congress

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%

Volkswagen starts up second line for MEB batteries in Braunschweig

Green Car Congress

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!,

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

Green Car Congress

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

BASF and Shanshan form battery materials joint venture in China

Green Car Congress

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.

China 280

Sakuú starts 2.5 MWh/y pilot facility for solid-state batteries

Green Car Congress

Sakuú Corporation, an additive manufacturing technology company, announced the start of its solid-state battery ( earlier post ) pilot line and learning center. Batteries Electric (Battery) Manufacturing Solid-state