Researchers in Belgium develop new class of solid composite electrolytes for Li-ion batteries: Eutectogels

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Researchers at Hasselt University in Belgium are proposing a new class of solid composite electrolytes (SCEs) for Li-ion batteries: deep eutectic solvent (DES)–silica composites. Structural schematic of a Li/LFP cell with the ETG as electrolyte.

European team discovers new top-performing solid-state fast ionic conductor for Li-ion batteries

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Solid-state materials with high ionic conduction are necessary for many technologies, including all-solid-state lithium (Li)-ion batteries. The move to solid state batteries offers a number of advantages, including safety, but lithium ions in solids are less mobile than in liquids.

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Imec produces prototype solid-state Li-ion battery with 200 Wh/L; solid electrolyte applied as a liquid

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Imec, a global research and innovation hub in nanoelectronics, energy and digital technologies, has fabricated an innovative type of solid-state Li-ion battery achieving an energy density of 200 Wh/liter at a charging speed of 0.5C (2 hours).

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Volvo Car Group signs multi-billion Li-ion dollar battery supply deals with CATL and LG Chem

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Volvo Car Group has signed long-term agreements with leading battery makers CATL and LG Chem to ensure the multi-billion dollar supply of lithium-ion batteries over the coming decade for next generation Volvo and Polestar models. CATL of China and LG Chem of South Korea have long and successful track records supplying lithium-ion batteries to the global automotive industry.

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Prayon and Pulead to create JV for manufacture and sale of lithium iron phosphate material for Li-ion batteries

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Major cathode material producer Pulead (China) and phosphate leader Prayon (Belgium) have entered into an agreement to form a joint venture for the manufacture and sale of lithium iron phosphate (LFP) under licence from LiFePO 4 +C Licensing LLC. Prayon is a fully integrated global phosphate producer headquartered in Belgium, with manufacturing operations in Belgium, France and the United States.

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Saft building European alliance for 7-year R&D push on advanced Li-ion and solid-state batteries; targeting gigafactory production scale

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France-based advanced battery-maker Saft, a wholly-owned subsidiary of international energy giant Total, is building an alliance with other European partners to launch an ambitious program of research, development and industrialization for new generations of batteries focusing on advanced high-density Li-ion and solid-state battery technology. These new generation batteries will provide performance, cost and safety advantages, compared to current lithium-ion products.

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Tesla to use Umicore in Li-ion battery recycling program in Europe

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Tesla Motors has launched a recycling program in Europe for its Li-ion battery packs, and will recycle its battery packs at Umicore ’s UHT facility in Belgium. Umicore’s battery recycling technology enables saving a minimum of 70% on CO 2 emissions at the recovery and refining of these metals, so it can substantially reduce the carbon footprint for the manufacturing of Lithium-Ion batteries.

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Li-ion Maker fortu PowerCell GmbH Considering Michigan Plant

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The system also allows a higher deintercalation state of the positive electrode to be reached than is possible with standard lithium-ion cells. The governor made the announcement after returning from a 48-hour investment mission to Germany and Belgium. While in Belgium, Granholm met with Hansen Transmissions, the world’s second-largest producer of wind energy gearboxes, to pitch Michigan as a possible location for the company’s service and repair facility.

Imec doubles energy density of its solid-state Li-metal batteries to 400 Wh/liter

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Imec also announced that it has started to upscale the materials and processes in a pilot line for fabrication of solid-state pouch cells at the EnergyVille Campus in Genk (Belgium) and is set-up in collaboration with the University of Hasselt.

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Umicore selling its stake in beLife lithium iron phosphate JV to Prayon

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beLife was created by both shareholders in order to demonstrate the industrial scale production of lithium iron phosphate (LFP) cathode material and to qualify this material at some of the major global Li-ion battery makers. Prayon and major cathode material producer Pulead (China) and phosphate leader Prayon (Belgium) have entered into an agreement to form a joint venture for the manufacture and sale of lithium iron phosphate (LFP) under licence from LiFePO4+C Licensing LLC.

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New bio-inspired macro-meso-microporous material offers significant improvement in battery performance

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Examples include photocatalysis, gas sensing and as Li-ion battery electrodes. Xianfeng Zheng, Guofang Shen, Chao Wang, Yu Li, Darren Dunphy, Tawfique Hasan, C.

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Bombardier battery-electric powered tram sets range record: 25.9 miles of catenary-free operation

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The system combines high power capacity and battery life with high reliability and has been designed to maximize performance using the latest developments in nickel manganese cobalt (NMC) Li-ion cells. Bombardier Transportation has successfully completed a 41.6 km (25.9

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Scania and European Gigafactory developer Northvolt partner for heavy vehicle electrification

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Scania, a member of the Volkswagen Group, and Northvolt, a 2016 startup building a European Gigafactory (planned 32 GWh annual capacity) for Li-ion batteries ( earlier post ), have agreed to develop and commercialize battery cell technology for heavy commercial vehicles. At Busworld 2017 in Kortrijk, Belgium, Scania unveiled the hybrid Scania Interlink Low Decker and the battery-electric Scania Citywide bus.

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Umicore and Prayon form beLife JV to develop and produce phosphate-based cathode materials for lithium-ion batteries

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phosphate-based cathode materials for use in lithium-ion (Li-ion) rechargeable batteries. beLife will initially focus on developing advanced, cost-competitive products and production processes for lithium iron phosphate cathode materials used in lithium-ion rechargeable batteries. industrial pilot plant in Engis, Belgium, that will be operational in the coming months with all materials produced.

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ASTM International launches group to create standards for recovered carbon black (rCB)

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There is also increasing interest in using conductive carbon black additives for Li-ion batteries. The committee will host its first meeting on 27 March in Brussels, Belgium, in conjunction with the annual conference of the European Tire Recycling Association (ETRA). The ASTM International Board of Directors approved the launch of a new technical committee dedicated to developing standards for the growing field of recovered carbon black (rCB).

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We will have similar solutions available for better (but more expensive) nickel-metal hydride or lithium-ion batteries.) For Germany, Netherlands, Belgium and other Northern European countries, contact SP Innovation. We believe both NiMH and Li-Ion are ready.

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