Sion Power reports 400 Wh/kg, 700 Wh/L and 350 cycles under 1C for Li-ion battery with Li-metal anode technology

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Dr. Yuriy Mikhaylik, Sion Power’s Director of Materials, is presenting details on this performance in an invited presentation at the ECS meeting in Honolulu this week. Licerion, a product of Sion Power’s technical collaboration with BASF ( earlier post ), is a comprehensive battery system that significantly enhances the energy and cycle life of rechargeable batteries using a physically protected metallic lithium anode.

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USC team uses mixed conduction membranes to suppress polysulfide shuttle in Li-S batteries

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We can now focus our efforts on improving other parts of lithium-sulfur battery discharge and recharge that hurt the overall life cycle of the battery. The authors presented this paper earlier at the Honolulu, Hawaii, Meeting of the Electrochemical Society in October 2016. One of the major issues hobbling the commercialization of high energy-density lithium-sulfur batteries is the “polysulfide shuttle”—the shuttling of polysulfide ions between the cathode and anode.

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US Hybrid awarded contract to deliver plug-in fuel cell shuttle bus to Hawaii County Mass Transit Agency

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Integrated at US Hybrid’s Honolulu facility, the 25-passenger shuttle bus utilizes a 30 kW fuel cell fueled by a 20 kg hydrogen storage and delivery system. Onboard batteries are recharged by regenerative braking as well as grid charging. The hydrogen shuttle bus. Click to enlarge.

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smart fortwo electric drive Debuts in the US

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The information gathered in the phase-two vehicle research will establish the performance, range capability and recharging time of the series production vehicles with third generation technology. The dealership, to be named smart center Honolulu, will open later this month and be managed by the Hawaii Automotive Retailing Group. The smart electric drive. Click to enlarge. The smart fortwo electric drive has made its debut in the United States.

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Alcoa and Phinergy enter joint development agreement for high energy-density aluminum-air batteries

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Aluminium–air cells are high-energy density primary (non-rechargeable) batteries originally developed in the 1960s. Walsh (2012) “ Comparison of Air Cathodes and Aluminium Anodes for High-Power Density Alkaline Aluminium-Air Batteries ,” Honolulu PRiME 2012. Alcoa and Israel-based Phinergy have entered into a joint development agreement to develop further Phinergy ’s aluminum-air batteries.

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Better Place, Sheraton Waikiki and Hawaiian Electric Partner on EV Charge Network in Hawaii

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Better Place has started its initial deployment of EV infrastructure in Hawaii, with the launch of a project to incorporate its electric-vehicle infrastructure in Honolulu, in partnership with Kyo-ya Hotels & Resorts’ Sheraton Waikiki Resort and Hawaiian Electric Company. In addition, the Hawaii Natural Energy Institute/University of Hawaii will be a research partner conducting data acquisition and analysis, reporting on vehicle and recharge performance and grid and driver behavior.

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NEC develops prototype 4.5V, long-life manganese Li-ion battery; 30% more energy density, high capacity and light weight

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NEC presented the new cell at PRIME 2012, the Pacific Rim Meeting on Electrochemical and Solid-State Science, in Honolulu. The new batteries are able to perform higher voltage operations as a result of using nickel in replacement of a material in existing spinel-structured manganese-based cathodes, which have a high level of safety while recharging. High voltage lithium-ion battery prototype. Click to enlarge.

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ARPA-E to award $22M to 18 projects to accelerate production of macroalgae for energy and other uses; MARINER

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Honolulu, HI. A docking station for vehicle recharge and data telemetry makes long-term operation possible. The Department of Energy Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy (ARPA-E) will award $22 million in funding to 18 projects as part of the Macroalgae Research Inspiring Novel Energy Resources (MARINER) program. Earlier post.) MARINER projects are to develop the tools to enable the United States to become a leading producer of macroalgae (seaweed).

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US DOE Awards More than $47M in Recovery Act Funding to Advance Smart Grid Development; New Smart Grid Report and Smart Grid Clearinghouse

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Real-time pricing would enable customers to recharge vehicles during off-peak hours at reduced cost. A Dispatchable Distribution Feeder for Peak Load Reduction and Wind Farming (Honolulu, HI) - $5,548,585. The US Department of Energy delivered more than $47 million in funding under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act for eight projects to further smart grid demonstration projects in seven states. Energy Secretary Chu also announced $10.5

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