New concept with anthraquinone-based organic cathode advances aluminum battery technology

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The new battery uses an anode made of aluminum and a cathode made of an anthraquinone-based organic material. Additionally, our new battery concept has twice the energy density compared with the aluminum batteries that are ‘state of the art’ today. Batteries

2019 124

New organic cathode for high performance solid-state sodium-ion battery

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Solid-state sodium-ion batteries are safer than conventional lithium-ion batteries, which pose a risk of fire and explosions, but their performance has been too weak to offset the safety advantages. Batteries Solid-state

2019 119

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Sulfur-rich organic cathode material for high-performance Li-S batteries

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Researchers at Beihang University in Beijing have developed a linear molecule sulfur-rich organic material as sulfur cathode for a lithium-sulfur battery. Batteries Li-Sulfur

2019 100

Ford spins-out autonomous vehicles organization

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Ford Motor Company has created Ford Autonomous Vehicles LLC, a new organization charged with accelerating Ford’s autonomous vehicles (AV) business to capitalize on market opportunities. Autonomous driving Electric (Battery) Vehicle Manufacturers

2018 85

Brookhaven team develops energy-dense sulfur-based organic cathode material for Li-ion batteries

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Researchers at the US Department of Energy’s (DOE) Brookhaven National Laboratory have designed a new, sulfur-based organic cathode material for lithium batteries. The material is more energy-dense, cost-effective, and environmentally friendly than traditional cathode materials in lithium batteries. The researchers say this study provides a new strategy for improving the performance of sulfur-based cathodes for high performance lithium batteries. Batteries

2019 77

New hierarchical metal-organic nanocomposite cathode for high-energy sodium-ion batteries

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Building on earlier work, researchers in China have fabricated a hierarchical metal-organic nanocomposite for use as a cathode in sodium-ion batteries (SIBs). Their electrode—metal-organic cuprous tetracyanoquino-dimethane (CuTCNQ) in a three-dimensional (3D) conductive carbon nanofibers (CNFs) network (CuTCNQ)—exhibits a capacity of 252 mAh g -1 at 0.1 Batteries

2017 70

Electrify America to collaborate with 6 California organizations to boost awareness, adoption of ZEVs in low-income & disadvantaged communities

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Electrify America will collaborate with six organizations in California to help develop and launch community-based programs to support brand-neutral education and awareness of Zero Emission Vehicles (ZEV) for disadvantaged and low-income communities. Electric (Battery) Environmental Justice Infrastructure

2018 106

Organically synthesized porous carbon shows “exceptional” potential as Li-ion anode material

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A international team of researchers, led by Lancaster University in the UK and Jilin University in China, reports the first organically synthesized sp?sp ion batteries (LIBs) with high capacity, excellent rate capability, long cycle life and potential for improved safety performance.

2018 85

USC team develops novel organic redox flow battery for large-scale energy storage

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Scientists at USC have developed a novel water-based Organic Redox Flow Battery (ORBAT) for lower cost, long lasting large-scale energy storage. ORBAT employs two different water-soluble organic redox couples on the positive and negative side of a flow battery. These properties render quinone-based redox couples very attractive for high-efficiency metal-free rechargeable batteries, they found. We have termed this battery an Organic Redox Flow Battery (ORBAT).

2014 97

Organic cathode material for high-capacity Li-ion battery with fast charge and discharge

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Researchers from Kyoto University and Panasonic have developed a rechargeable Li-ion battery using a new organic cathode material that exhibits “ remarkable ” charge–discharge properties with a high specific capacity of 231 mAh/g, excellent rechargeability (83% of the capacity retained after 500 cycles), and charge–discharge ability (90% of the capacity at 30 C as compared to 1 C). Versatility of chemical structures is a benefit of functional materials based on organic molecules.

2012 96

Volkswagen brand restructures development organization; distinct BEV group

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The Volkswagen brand has restructured its vehicle development organization. The new organization bundles competencies into four series groups containing several model series: small; compact; mid- and full-size; and BEV. BEV: Battery Electric Vehicles are already present in the brand in the form of e-up! Electric (Battery) Market Background Vehicle Manufacturers

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NSF to award $13M to projects focused on electrochemical and organic photovoltaic systems

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The focus of this funding opportunity ( PD-17-7644 ) is on electrochemical energy systems and organic photovoltaics. The interest in electrochemical energy storage is on high-energy density and high-power density batteries suitable for transportation and renewable energy storage applications. Work on commercially available systems such as lead-acid and nickel-metal hydride batteries will not be considered by this program. Batteries Fuel Cells Fuels Li-O2 Solar Solar fuels

2017 64

New Center for Energy and Environmental Chemistry opens in Jena; organic radical batteries, redox flow batteries and high-temperature batteries

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CEEC Jena will focus on three types of batteries: organic radical batteries, redox flow batteries and high-temperature batteries (such as sodium-sulfur batteries), with applications for the latter two targeted at energy storage from renewable generation.

2012 85

Tohoku team develops rechargeable quasi-solid state lithium battery with organic crystalline cathode

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The cross-section of an organic crystalline all-solid battery. The cathode contains a room-temperature ionic liquid (RTIL) and organic crystals in a sealed environment. A pair of researchers at Tohoku University in Japan have developed a novel rechargeable solid-state lithium battery with an organic crystalline cathode. The battery features a novel cell design which prevents dissolution of the organic cathode compounds. Batteries

2012 78

Japan research team reports on new organic electrodes for high-capacity batteries

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A research team in Japan reports on the demonstration of high capacity, organic tailored batteries using organic molecules with degenerate molecular orbitals (MOs) as electrode active materials in a paper in the journal Nature Materials. Research on organic electrodes has been underway for more than 25 years, as the technology in theory offers the possibility of building greener and more sustainable Li-ion batteries than those built from non-renewable, inorganic materials.

2011 76

Daimler chief Zetsche: Daimler working toward swarm organization; mobility services, digitalization and e-mobility

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In an interview with Germany’s Wirtschaftswoche , Daimler CEO Dr. Dieter Zetsche said that the company is implementing swarm organization management techniques to enable more rapid development in emerging critical areas such as digitalization, mobility services and e-mobility. The swarm organization method, explained Zetsche, supplements the hierarchical-management pyramid with cross-functional and interdisciplinary groups and eventually replaces them.

2016 60

Solid-electrolyte-based liquid Li-S and Li-Se batteries can deliver up to 500 Wh/kg

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The batteries use a Li 6.4 The current state-of-the-art lithium-ion batteries (LIBs) have an energy density of less than 300 Wh kg -1 and 750 Wh L -1. These issues have seriously impeded the development of Li-S and Li-Se batteries. Cross section of the battery. (B)

2019 96

UL establishes new electric vehicle battery laboratory in China to advance battery, charging systems safety

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UL, a leading global safety science organization, is establishing a large-scale electric vehicle (EV) battery laboratory to support the growing EV market. To be fully operational by April 2020 and located in Changzhou, China, the facility will be one of the most advanced in the world and provide comprehensive EV battery testing and advisory services for EV automotive and battery manufacturers as well as top suppliers. 3D printing Batteries China

2019 73

American and European Standards organizations agree to strengthen transatlantic cooperation on standards for electric vehicles

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Cooperation on eMobility standardization was the focus of discussion during a Transatlantic Roundtable organized by the European Committee for Standardization (CEN), the European Committee for Electrotechnical Standardization (CENELEC), and the American National Standards Institute (ANSI), which took place in Brussels on 28-29 November. Participants acknowledged that a number of organizations produce globally relevant standards following open, transparent, and consensus-based processes.

Hong Kong team devises new strategy for regenerating Li-ion battery electrode materials

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Researchers in Hong Kong have used biodegradable organic methanesulfonic acid (MSA) to leach valuable metals from waste LiCoO 2 powders for battery material regeneration. Batteries Materials Recycling

2019 116

Toyota, UH researchers improve performance of high-energy magnesium-ion batteries

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Researchers from the University of Houston and the Toyota Research Institute of America have discovered a promising new version of high-energy magnesium batteries, with potential applications ranging from electric vehicles to battery storage for renewable energy systems. Batteries

2018 130

BIT researchers use high energy density material in electrode to enhance Li-S battery performance

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To develop higher capacity batteries, researchers have looked to lithium-sulfur batteries because of sulfur’s high theoretical capacity and energy density. It also consumes fresh lithium and electrolytes, and reduces battery performance. Batteries Li-Sulfur

2019 91

Toyota, Honda, Mitsubishi and 6 other Japanese companies to establish organization for membership-based EV quick charging services

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Overview of Charging Network Development Organization, LLC charging service. are establishing an organization to provide membership-based quick-charging services for users of electric vehicles (EVs). The organization, named the Charging Network Development Organization, LLC, aims to encourage increased and widespread use of EVs by helping to expand the scope of charging infrastructure. The organization plans to start such services in fiscal year 2012.

2011 90

CSIRO and Piotrek partner on next-gen solid-state Li-ion batteries for global market

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Australia’s national science agency CSIRO, and Japanese specialist chemical manufacturer, Piotrek , are partnering to commercialize Australian-developed battery technologies globally within the next five years. Batteries Solid-state

2019 96

New superionic conductor could result in highest energy density solid-state batteries to date

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Scientists from Tohoku University and the High Energy Accelerator Research Organization have developed a new complex hydride lithium superionic conductor that could result in all-solid-state batteries with the highest energy density to date. Batteries Solid-state

2019 125

Bombardier Transportation presents a new battery-operated train

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Bombardier Transportation has introduced a new battery-operated train: the BOMBARDIER TALENT 3 train. The new battery-operated train is the first of its kind to enter passenger operation in Europe in more than 60 years. Electric (Battery) Rail

2018 123

UL issues world’s first certification for repurposed EV batteries to Nissan/Sumitomo JV

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UL announced that 4R Energy Corporation, a joint venture of Nissan Motors and Sumitomo Corporation focusing on the effective reuse of EV batteries for energy storage systems, is the first organization worldwide to be certified to UL 1974 , the Standard for Evaluation for Repurposing Batteries. Through this process, performance-validated “second-life” batteries can be utilized for energy storage systems to provide a safe, reliable, clean energy source. Batteries

2019 78

AKASOL expands agreement to supply Swedish commercial vehicle manufacturer with batteries for electric buses

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AKASOL AG, a leading German producer of high-performance lithium-ion battery systems, is expanding its long-term framework agreement to supply a Swedish commercial vehicle manufacturer with high-performance battery systems for electric buses and trucks.

2019 101

USABC awards $4.8M to Zenlabs Energy to develop low-cost, fast-charge EV batteries

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in Fremont, California for development of low-cost, fast-charge (LC/FC) battery technology for electric vehicles (EVs). Batteries Electric (Battery

2019 96

Report: sustainable batteries represent the best prospect for meeting Paris climate goals; requires $550B investment over 10 years

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The report— A Vision for a Sustainable Battery Value Chain in 2030 —suggests that, with a concerted push to put the right conditions in place, batteries could enable a 30% reduction in carbon emissions in both the transport and power sectors. Batteries Sustainability

2019 91

Li-ion battery-maker Farasis Energy raises $1B+ to accelerate global automotive battery manufacturing expansion

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Farasis Energy, a global developer and manufacturer of lithium-ion cells, modules and large battery systems, recently completed C-round financing exceeding 1 Billion US dollars. The compay will use the capital raised to accelerate the expansion of its global automotive battery manufacturing infrastructure. Batteries Electric (Battery

2018 74

Hanyang team develops new Li-metal battery for EV operating conditions; outperforms LMBs in the literature

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Korea, have developed a Li-metal battery (LMB) (specifically, a Li/NCM battery) designed with EV operating requirements in mind that they say outperforms LMBs reported in the literature to date. 1 , is of great interest as an anode for high-energy-density batteries. Batteries

2019 101

Honda and Panasonic to begin experiment on battery sharing using detachable mobile batteries and electric motorcycles in Indonesia

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and Panasonic Corporation will conduct a research experiment in Indonesia on battery sharing using the Honda Mobile Power Pack (“Mobile Power Pack”) detachable mobile battery with electric mobility products, including electric motorcycles powered by the Mobile Power Pack. Batteries

2018 98

China team uses LiPON coating to protect Li metal anode in Li-S batteries

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A team of researchers in China has devised a simple and mass-produceable method to modify a Li metal anode to avoid the formation of an unstable solid electrolyte interphase (SEI) and the subsequent growth of Li dendrites in high-energy-density Li-S batteries. Batteries Li-Sulfur

2018 110

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%).

New methylated ether electrolyte for Li-O2 battery delivers 4x cycle life

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Because of their high theoretical energy density, lithium oxygen batteries (LOB) are the focus of much research for future generations of energy storage, particularly for pervasive electric vehicles. Batteries Li-O2

2019 101

LG Chem to host 2nd Global Innovation Contest; petrochemicals, batteries, advanced materials, biotechnologies

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The contest is open for entry until 30 September in 4 categories: Petrochemicals, Batteries, Advanced Materials, and Bio technologies. Being the first of its kind in Korean chemical industry, Global Innovation Contest invites organizations around the world to discover innovative ideas and technologies. In 2018, LG Chem held the 1 st Global Innovation Contest in which total of 17 projects, including next-generation batteries and new energy technologies, were selected.

2019 74

Graphene 3D Lab showing prototype 3D printed battery; potential for structural batteries

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which develops, manufactures, and markets proprietary graphene-based nanocomposite materials for various types of 3D printing, including fused filament fabrication, has developed a 3D printable graphene battery. The components of the prototype 3D printed battery. Graphene 3D Lab Inc.,

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Chrysler Disbands ENVI Electric Vehicle Group; Function Absorbed into Traditional Line Organization

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And in May 2009, Chrysler LLC submitted three proposals representing a request for $224 million in funding to two US Department of Energy (DOE) initiatives: the Electric Drive Vehicle Battery and Component Manufacturing Initiative and the Transportation Electrification Initiative. Chrysler spokesman Nick Cappa said on Friday that an in-house team of electric car development engineers had been disbanded in favor of a more traditional organization.

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SAIC showcases battery-electric Maxus EV80 van range at IAA

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Maxus is presenting a range of zero emission EV80 battery electric vans at the 67 th IAA Commercial Vehicles show in Hannover. Maxus offers a three-year bumper-to-bumper warranty, and a battery warranty of five years or 100,000 km, whichever comes first. Electric (Battery) Europe

2018 103

Oregon State team demonstrates pathway to proton batteries; Grotthuss proton conduction

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A team led by researchers at Oregon State University have demonstrated that diffusion may not be necessary to transport ionic charges inside a hydrated solid-state structure of a battery electrode. Can you have a sub-second charge or discharge of a battery chemistry? Batteries

2019 116

Monash University, Toyota Research Institute team develop family of borane-based ionic liquids for advanced battery electrolytes

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Their very low glass transition temperatures, high cathodic and anodic stabilities and compatibility with Li and Mg metals make them excellent candidates as electrolytes for rechargeable batteries and hybrid devices. Batteries

2018 122

Mercedes-Benz partners with Farasis for battery cells from carbon-neutral production

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Mercedes-Benz announced a partnership with China-based Farasis Energy ( earlier post ) for the supply of battery cells produced with electricity from renewable energies as well as recycling and the observance of human rights in the supply chain. Farasis uses electricity produced from renewable energy sources such as hydropower, wind and solar energy in the production of the battery cells. Batteries Recycling Sustainability

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