Study finds cobalt supply can meet demand for EVs and electronics batteries through 2030

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Half of the current supply of cobalt is incorporated into cathodes for lithium-ion batteries, and many of those batteries are used in consumer electronics and electric vehicles. Batteries Electric (Battery) Materials Sustainability

2020 117

Study identifies main culprit behind lithium metal battery failure; counters conventional wisdom

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The discovery, published in Nature , challenges the conventional belief that lithium metal batteries fail because of the growth of the solid electrolyte interphase (SEI) between the lithium anode and the electrolyte. Our ultimate goal is to enable a commercially viable lithium metal battery.

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CLEE, NRGI studying ways to improve sustainability and governance across EV battery supply chain

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UC Berkeley School of Law’s Center for Law, Energy & the Environment (CLEE) and the Natural Resource Governance Institute (NRGI) are conducting a stakeholder-led research initiative focused on identifying strategies to improve sustainability and governance across the EV battery supply chain.

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Electric-Car Battery Costs Already Cheaper Than 2020 Predictions: Study

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Green Batteries Manufacturing Study battery pack costs lithium-ion plug-in cars solid-state cell It''s widely assumed that electric cars will never emerge into the mass market if buying them requires paying a significant premium over comparable internal-combustion models. While owners may save money on fuel and maintenance over the long term, a higher initial purchase price remains intimidating, and take time to amortize. And by far the most.

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Study finds crystallinity reduces resistance in all-solid-state batteries

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Reducing electrical resistance at the interface of a solid- electrolyte and electrode (solid-electrolyte/electrode) is crucial for the development of fast charge/discharge solid-state Li batteries. We stress here that the Li-ion pathway is defined in this thin-film battery.

2019 109

Battery-electric cars cheaper, better at cutting emissions than fuel cells: Stanford study

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There's been considerable debate among advocates of battery-electric and hydrogen fuel-cell cars over which technology is better for the environment. A new study indicates. emissions hydrogen Study plug-in cars hydrogen fuel cellWhile neither vehicle type produces any tailpipe emissions, their overall emissions vary depending on the fuels and processes used to generate electricity or produce hydrogen.

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Researchers use copper ions to enhance performance of Mg battery

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However, Mg batteries suffer from sluggish kinetics and poor reversibility, making it difficult to achieve high volumetric capacity. Adding a copper ion improves performance of new magnesium battery. Beyond being cheaper, magnesium-based batteries would also be safer.

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CMU study suggests difficulties in reaching targeted low price points for Li-ion batteries

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However, none of these changes are sufficient to reach the DOE energy storage target of $125 kWh by 2020 , the study found. Historical prices and future cost predictions for lithium-ion batteries. Batteries Manufacturing

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Study finds recycling technologies for Li-ion batteries not keeping pace with rapid rise of EVs

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Recycling technologies for end-of-life lithium ion batteries (LIBs) are not keeping pace with the rapid rise of electric vehicles, setting up a potentially huge waste management problem for the future, according to a new study led by researchers at the University of Birmingham. The study, carried out in collaboration with researchers at the universities of Newcastle and Leicester, is published in Nature. Batteries Electric (Battery) Recycling

2019 73

Bizarre Swedish study claims electric cars are worse for the environment

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The benefits of electric vehicles over those with internal-combustion engines are vast, but a strange new study is making rounds that claims electric cars are worse for climate-change emissions. The study. Carbon Footprint Study plug-in cars Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV Electric vehicles shouldn't be considered all-out carbon footprint saviors, but they can legitimately be viewed as the great minimizers.

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LowCVP LCA study finds matching battery size with vehicle use is crucial for the environment

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However, if a race for bigger and bigger batteries is left unchecked, EVs doing low mileages could undermine some of the potential benefits, the report finds. The Ricardo study focuses on providing insights into how life cycle CO 2 e emissions vary by vehicle segment and powertrain technology.

2018 116

Study suggests lithium and cobalt for batteries may face supply risks by 2050

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Lithium and cobalt are fundamental components of present lithium-ion batteries. The researchers present these results in the journal Nature Reviews Materials as part of a cost and resource analysis of sodium-ion batteries. … in: “Behaviour of Lithium-ion Batteries in Electric Vehicles.“

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Study sees gradual, focused replacement of lead-acid SLI batteries by Li-ion batteries over next couple of years

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A study by a team of researchers from Germany and South Africa forsees the gradual replacement of lead-acid SLI (starter, lighting and ignition) batteries with Li-ion batteries over the next couple of years. In the paper, the team reviewed a range of factors specific to the use of Li-ion as an SLI battery in light of some of the technology challenges and market opportunities. Batteries

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Manikaran Power Limited and Neo Metals commence joint feasibility study for lithium refinery in India

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Primero Group will undertake the engineering study and key vendor package integration, supported by Veolia HPD to design and estimate the hydrometallurgical process package; Sichuan Calciner Technologies (SCT) will design and estimate the pyrometallurgical process package.

2020 83

UCR researchers find commercial fast-charging damages EV batteries, propose new internal-resistance-based technique

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However, improper employment of fast charging can damage the battery and bring safety hazards. Herein, industry based along with our proposed internal resistance (IR) based fast charging techniques were performed on commercial Panasonic NCR 18650B cylindrical batteries.

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Toyota and Panasonic to start feasibility study on forming joint automotive prismatic battery business; studying solid-state batteries also

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Toyota Motor Corporation and Panasonic Corporation (Panasonic) have agreed to begin studying the feasibility of creating a joint business focused specifically on high-capacity prismatic batteries for automotive applications. In order to realize these objectives, Toyota and Panasonic will target further advancements in automotive batteries—such as solid-state batteries. What types of batteries will they require? Batteries

2017 76

KIST researchers develop promising solid electrolyte for solid-state batteries

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Cl 1.5 ) in all-solid-state batteries without a decreased intrinsic electrochemical window in various electrode configurations. Resolving this is one of the most important and difficult challenges in the development of all-solid-state battery technology. Batteries Solid-state

2020 135

World to have 5,000 hydrogen fueling stations by 2032: study

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It's a problem similar to that faced by battery-electric cars, but charging stations are far cheaper and easier to install—and can rely on existing grid infrastructure for their supply of electricity. Infrastructure hydrogen energy infrastructure Study hydrogen fuel cellTo achieve mass adoption, fueling infrastructure for hydrogen fuel-cell vehicles will have to be hugely expanded.

2017 69

How much have electric-car battery costs fallen? This much!

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High costs of lithium-ion battery cells have been one of the main hindrances to large-scale electric-car adoption, as they typically lead to higher purchase prices for electric cars than comparable internal-combustion models. But electric-car battery prices are falling fast, according to one recent study. Manufacturing Batteries Study plug-in cars

2017 69

Hawaii study finds vehicle-to-grid discharge detrimental to EV batteries

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Results of a study by a team at the Hawaii Natural Energy Institute, SOEST, University of Hawaii at Manoa, suggest that the additional cycling to discharge vehicle batteries to the power grid in a vehicle-to-grid (V2G) scenario, even at constant power, is detrimental to EV battery cell performance.

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Study provides insight into key process in lithium-rich cathodes that both helps and hurts battery performance; oxygen oxidation

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A new study led by researchers from Stanford University and the Department of Energy’s SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory and Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory has provided insight into a phenomenon that both helps and hurts Li-ion battery performance. Today’s commercial battery materials are only able to release about half of the lithium ions they contain. This could allow for smaller phone batteries and electric vehicles that travel farther between charges.

2019 82

Aging Electric-Car Batteries Can Still Offer Useful Range: Report

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The first wave of modern electric cars still remains fairly young, but as those vehicles rack up more miles, the performance of their gradually aging battery packs is a topic of great interest. All batteries degrade over time, losing energy-storage capacity at different rates depending on their chemistry and how they''re used. Batteries Department of Energy Study plug-in cars range anxiety battery capacity

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Nissan Leaf 30-kwh battery decline 3 times that of earlier electric cars: study

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One of the measures that kept its cost down was the use of passive air cooling for its battery pack, rather than the pricier liquid cooling used by other makers to keep battery temperatures within limits. Batteries lithium-ion battery pack plug-in cars Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV) Battery LifeThe Nissan Leaf, at least for the moment, remains the highest-volume electric car produced in history, with more than 300,000 sold.

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Toyota, Panasonic agree to study prismatic battery cells for electric cars

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But Toyota has yet to mass-market a battery-electric vehicle in the U.S., Batteries battery pack plug-in cars Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV) Panasonic battery capacityFor the 20 years since the introduction of the Prius, Toyota has enjoyed the first-mover advantage in hybrid cars, and leveraged those green credentials to boost public perception of its brand as a whole. as Nissan has done with the Leaf. Toyota executives have consistently.

2017 68

Study shows the significant effect of void space on ion transport in composite electrodes in solid-state batteries

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Researchers from Philipps-Universität Marburg, with colleagues from Karlsruhe Institute of Technology and Toyota Motor Europe, have investigated the role of void space on ion tranport in a composite cathode for solid-state Li-ion batteries. Batteries Solid-state

2018 85

Gentherm, GM study shows microclimate comfort system increases driving range of electric vehicles

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A study by Gentherm, a developer of innovative thermal management technologies, and General Motors has shown that Gentherm’s ClimateSense microclimate thermal comfort system significantly increases driving range and energy savings in electric vehicles.

2019 108

New machine learning method from Stanford, with Toyota researchers, could accelerate battery development for EVs

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At every stage of the battery development process, new technologies must be tested for months or even years to determine how long they will last. The study is published in the journal Nature. First, batteries are tested. This is a new way of doing battery development.

2020 129

UCSD team offers roadmap of four challenges for solid-state battery commercialization

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In an open-access review paper published in Nature Nanotechnology , researchers at the University of California San Diego offer a research roadmap that includes four challenges that need to be addressed in order to advance all-solid-state batteries to commercialization. Why do batteries fail?

2020 136

ICA study: Copper demand on grow path in automotive wire harness

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Developing countries/regions (China, South Asia, South America) have seen the most growth in copper demand, according to the study, which projects that this will likely continue to be the trend. 48V Electric (Battery) Hybrids Materials Sustainability

2019 85

UCSD researchers develop draining safety feature for Li-metal batteries

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Researchers at the University of California San Diego have developed a safety feature that prevents lithium metal batteries from rapidly heating up and catching fire in case of an internal short circuit. We’re not trying to stop battery failure from happening. Batteries Safety

2020 98

China team develops new high-performance cathode for Li-sulfur batteries

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Jian Liu and Prof.Zhongshuai Wu from the Dalian Institute of Chemical Physics (DICP) of the Chinese Academy of Sciences have developed Fe 1-x S-decorated mesoporous carbon spheres as a cathode material for lithium-sulfur batteries. Batteries Li-SulfurResearchers led by Prof.

2020 116

Electric-Car Battery Costs Fell 8 Percent A Year For Market Leaders: Study

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Five years into the era of modern electric cars, the biggest cost remains the battery pack. Now there''s data to confirm that not only are the costs of the battery cells falling, but that they are falling at rates pretty much in line with historical declines. A study published last month not only suggested that battery costs have already fallen. Green Manufacturing battery pack costs lithium-ion plug-in cars

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New UNIST catalyst boosts metal-air battery performance

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Metal-Air Batteries (MABs), which use oxygen from ambient air as recourses to store and convert energy, have received considerable attention for their potential use in electric vehicles (EVs) owing to their large storage capacity, lightweight, and affordability. Batteries Li-O2

2020 105

MIT-led study suggests route to improving solid-state Li-ion batteries

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Researchers at MIT, and their colleagues in Germany, suggest that smooth surfaces on a solid electrolyte may prevent harmful Li infiltration, thereby improving the performance of solid-state Li-ion batteries. Doing so could potentially double a lithium-ion battery’s energy capacity.

2017 78

Study identifies halogen-free superhalogen electrolytes for Li-ion batteries

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Most electrolytes currently used in Li-ion batteries contain halogens, which are toxic. An in-depth study based on first-principles calculations by researchers at Virginia Commonwealth University has shown that the anions of commercially available electrolytes for Li-ion batteries are all superhalogens. In the search for halogen-free electrolytes, we studied the electronic structure of the current electrolytes using first-principles theory.

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Sulfur-carbon nanofiber composite for solid-state Li-sulfur batteries

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Researchers at Toyohashi University of Technology in Japan have developed an active sulfur material and carbon nanofiber (S-CNF) composite material for all-solid-state Li-sulfur batteries using a low-cost and straightforward liquid phase process. Batteries Li-Sulfur Solid-state

2020 87

Electric-car range anxiety exists, but it's overblown, says MIT study

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Range anxiety, the persistent worry about not having enough battery range to finish a journey, remains one of the major obstacles to widespread electric-car adoption. Study MIT plug-in cars range anxietyMany electric cars still have shorter ranges than comparable internal-combustion models, and that continues to spook some consumers. But could those concerns be overblown? DON'T.

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UCSD study: under current policies, home energy storage would often increase carbon emissions

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Under current policies, home energy storage systems would also often increase carbon emissions, according to a study by a team of researchers at the University of California San Diego published in the journal Environmental Science & Technology. Batteries Behavior Market Background

2018 118

Study: Electric cars and pacemakers are a safe combination—with some precautions

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Those with cardiovascular implants—including pacemakers—need to be cautious around devices that generate strong magnetic fields, like metal detectors, cell phones, or even battery chargers.

2020 91

Northwestern/Princeton study explores air quality impacts of aggressive conversion to EVs

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Researchers from Northwestern University and Princeton University have explored the impact on US air quality from an aggressive conversion of internal combustion vehicles to battery-powered electric vehicles (EVs). Electric (Battery) Emissions

2019 120

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).

2019 114

MIT team develops data-driven safety envelope for lithium-ion batteries for EVs

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The safety envelope refers to the the range of mechanical loading conditions ensuring safe operation of battery cells. Their study is published in the journal Joule. Multiple Scales of the Mechanical Safety Study and the Models at Each Scale. (A–C) Batteries Safety

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Study finds nanoparticle NMC material used in Li-ion batteries harms key soil bacterium

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Nanoparticle nickel manganese cobalt oxide (NMC), an emerging material that is being rapidly incorporated into lithium-ion battery cathodes, has been shown to impair Shewanella oneidensis , a key soil bacterium, according to new research published in the ACS journal Chemistry of Materials.

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