USABC awards $1.64M to NOHMs Technologies for development of ionic liquid electrolytes for Li-ion batteries

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The United States Advanced Battery Consortium LLC (USABC), a collaborative organization of FCA US LLC, Ford Motor Company and General Motors, recently awarded $1.64 million contract to NOHMs (Nano Organic Hybrid Materials) Technologies in Rochester, New York, for the development of electrolytes for automotive lithium-ion battery applications. NanoLyte electrolytes come in two classes: one optimized for high voltage, the other for high temperature.

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SB LiMotive to supply Mahindra & Mahindra with Li-ion pack for hybrid SUV in 2013

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SB LiMotive, the 50:50 Li-ion battery joint venture between Robert Bosch and Samsung SDI, will supply Li-ion battery packs to Mahindra & Mahindra for a new hybrid SUV from the Indian company in 2013. The company is also present in the United States through its subsidiary Cobasys. SB LiMotive has opted for prismatic battery cells, and currently offers eight types of cell from 5 Ah up to 60 Ah across the five VDA classes.

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Navitas Systems receives $1.55M contract for 2nd-gen 6T Li-ion battery; double energy density, +50% power density

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million to develop a next-generation lithium ion “6T” battery system for use in military applications, with a focus on ground combat vehicle applications. Navitas is the first, and so far the only, company to be awarded an additional contract for the development of a second-generation Li-ion 6T battery. The JLTV is the first United States military vehicle to include in its specifications the use of lithium-ion 6T batteries.

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Galaxy Resources enters technology license agreement with Li-ion producer K2 Energy

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Australia-based Galaxy Resources Limited has signed a technology license agreement with US-based lithium-ion battery producer K2 Energy Solutions Inc. Most of the company’s battery packs are sold in the United States of America and Europe.

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Samsung SDI-Bosch Li-ion joint venture SB LiMotive targeting battery capacity for about 50,000 EVs by 2013, 180,000 by 2015

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SB LiMotive, the Samsung SDI-Bosch Li-ion 50:50 joint venture formed in 2008 ( earlier post ) has been working on developing automotive lithium-ion energy-storage systems, including various sizes of cell, entire battery systems, and battery management systems, as well as its production capacity. The company currently offers eight types of cell from 5 Ah up to 60 Ah across the five VDA classes. It is scheduled for launch in the United States at the start of 2013.

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U. Mich study: natural-gas-based ICE, BEV and FCV all show promise for environmental benefits relative to conventional ICE

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In addition to ensuring the same energy source, the analysis was conducted such that the same functional unit and system boundary are assumed for all of the three mobility options, to facilitate a direct comparison of their respective environmental footprints.

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ACEEE ranks i-MiEV as “Greenest” car in US, Civic Natural Gas ties for second with LEAF

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With a combined city and highway fuel economy of 112 miles per gallon equivalent, the i-MIEV outpaces all other vehicles currently sold in United States. Li-ion). Li-ion). The website also identifies top, widely-available models in each vehicle class. Cars such as the Chevrolet Sonic-5 and Hyundai Sonata top their respective classes.

Proterra introduces 35-foot electric bus

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Built from the ground-up to be completely optimized as an EV, the Catalyst is the only purpose-built bus in its class. The modular configuration is a part of Proterra’s approach to electrifying mass transit routes across the United States. The XR Extended Range product, using NMC Li-ion cells, allows longer distances between charge events.

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New A123 Systems LLC emerges

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Li-ion battery maker A123 Systems LLC, a newly formed, wholly owned subsidiary of Wanxiang America Corporation, has acquired substantially all of the non-government business assets of bankrupt A123 Systems, Inc. Included in the acquisition, which has received approval from the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States (CFIUS), are A123’s automotive, grid and commercial business assets, including technology, products, customer contracts and U.S.

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Study finds resource constraints should not be a limiting factor for large-scale EV battery production

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On the order of 1 billion 40 kWh Li-based EV batteries could be built with the currently estimated reserve base of lithium, according to a recent study by researchers from Lawrence Berkeley National laboratory and the University of California, Berkeley. Albertus, then at Berkeley and now with Bosch Research and Technology Center, presented an overview of the findings at the recent 4 th Symposium on Energy Storage: Beyond Lithium-ion. 90% for Li-ion couples).

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US DOE awards more than $175M to 40 projects for advanced vehicle research and development

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The funding will support 40 projects across 15 states and will help improve the fuel efficiency of next generation vehicles. This project will investigate the use of ionic liquids as a new class of multi-functional (anti-wear and friction modifier) lubricant additives to allow the use of lower viscosity engine oils, to improve engine efficiency. United States Automotive Materials Partnership, LLC. United States Automotive Materials Partnership, LLC.

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DOE to award up to $184M for advanced vehicle research and development in 8 areas of interest

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The engines shall have extremely low engine-out nitrogen oxides (NO x ) and particulate matter (PM) as a target; and shall have efficiency similar to state-of-the-art direct injection diesel engines (i.e., Fuels currently sourced or that can be sourced in the United States are highly encouraged. Alloy or Li metal anodes. Li/air and Li/S systems. Subtopic 6A: Solid State Thermoelectric Energy Conversion Devices.

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ARPA-E Selects 37 Projects for $106M in Funding in Second Round; Electrofuels, Better Batteries and Carbon Capture

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The grants will go to projects in 17 states. Electrofuels approaches will use organisms able to extract energy from other sources, such as solar-derived electricity or hydrogen or earth-abundant metal ions. The target liquid fuel is isooctane, which fits well into the existing transportation fuel system in the United States. Ohio State Univ. NC State University. Michigan State). Penn State. (U Penn State Univ.).

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DOE to Award Up to $2.4B for Advanced Batteries, Electric Drive Components, and Electric Drive Vehicle Demonstration/Deployment Projects

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The battery manufacturing area is focused on battery manufacturing plants, material and component supplier manufacturing plants, and recycling plants, including facilities and manufacturing equipment, for Li-ion and other advanced batteries for advanced vehicles such as electric drive vehicles (EDVs) and micro-hybrids. Advanced Lithium-ion Battery Recycling Facilities.

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Audi highlights its range of electrification efforts; Q7 diesel PHEV, A7 fuel cell PHEV, BEV, 48V and more; 750 Wh/l by 2025

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The lithium-ion battery comprises 168 prismatic cells and is liquid-cooled. The position of this pressure point varies depending on the charge state. Its emphasis is on lithium-ion battery systems, which are put together using a flexible, modular concept.

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