New self-purifying electrolyte for high-energy Li-ion batteries

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A research team in China has developed a new type of electrolyte for high-energy Li-ion batteries with a self-purifying feature that opens a promising approach for electrolyte engineering for next-generation high-energy Li-ion batteries.

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Researchers use carbon-based anodes with “bumpy” surfaces for Li-ion batteries that last longer in extreme cold

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However, the carbon anode with a positive curvature as a high capacity electrode material for Li-ion storage at low temperature has never been realized, and the underlying structure-performance relation has not been theoretically and experimentally uncovered.

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Benchmark launches Li-ion Battery Raw Material Price Index

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Benchmark Mineral Intelligence has launched a Lithium-ion Battery Raw Material Price Index. The index is published every month for the following lithium ion battery chemistries: NCM High-Nickel (8 and 9 series blends, e.g. NCM 811, NCM 9).

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Nano One and BASF partner to develop next-gen cathode active materials for Li-ion batteries

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Last week, Nano One announced its acquisition of Johnson Matthey Battery Materials Canada (JMBM Canada), a supplier of lithium iron phosphate (LFP) cathode material to the lithium-ion (Li-ion) battery sector for both automotive and non-automotive applications for a select group of customers.

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Fire risks associated with li-ion batteries & safety

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Fire risks associated with li-ion batteries & safety. The demand for lithium-ion battery-powered road vehicles continues to increase around the world day by day. Read the complete article to know more about fire risks with li-ion batteries. .

Toyocolor to supply SK Innovation with Lioaccum conductive CNT dispersions for Li-ion cathodes

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the colorants and functional materials division of Japan’s Toyo Ink Group, will supply the North American and European operations of SK Innovation, a South Korean lithium-ion (li-ion) battery manufacturer, with Toyocolor’s Lioaccum series of conductive carbon nanotube (CNT) dispersions.

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Lyten introduces next generation Lithium-Sulfur battery for EVs; 3X energy density of Li-ion

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Lyten , an advanced materials company, introduced its LytCell EV lithium-sulfur (Li-S) battery platform. The technology is optimized for the electric vehicle market and is designed to deliver three times (3X) the gravimetric energy density of conventional lithium-ion batteries.

MIT study attributes > 50% of Li-ion rapid cost decline to investment in materials & chemistry R&D

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The cost of Li-ion batteries has plunged some 97% since their introduction three decades ago—a rate similar to the drop in solar panel prices. Trancik (2021) “Determinants of lithium-ion battery technology cost decline” Energy Environ.

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Battery Resourcers to open North America’s largest Li-ion battery recycling facility by August

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Battery Resourcers, a vertically integrated lithium-ion battery recycling and engineered materials company, plans to open a commercial-scale, lithium-ion battery recycling facility in Covington, Ga.

ORNL team uses green solvent to recover materials from spent Li-ion batteries

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Scientists at Oak Ridge National Laboratory have developed a solvent that results in a more environmentally friendly process to recover valuable materials from used lithium-ion batteries; supports a stable domestic supply chain for new batteries; and keeps old ones out of landfills.

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Panasonic to begin production of 4680 Li-ion cells for EVs in FY 2023

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Panasonic to begin production of 4680 Li-ion cells for EVs in FY 2023.

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UNIST team develops new electrolyte additive for high-energy-density Li-ion batteries

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Researchers at the Ulsan National Institute of Science and Technology (UNIST) in Korea have developed an innovative electrolyte additive that enables a high-energy-density Li-ion battery to retain more than 80% of its initial capacity even after hundreds of cycles.

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Enovix Si Li-ion EV test battery cells demonstrate 5-minute fast charge

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Enovix Corporation, a designer and manufacturer of next-generation 3D Silicon Lithium-ion batteries ( earlier post ), demonstrated the ability of its 0.27

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Soteria BIG licenses ORNL Li-ion battery safety technology

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Soteria Battery Innovation Group (BIG) has exclusively licensed and optioned a technology developed by the Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory designed to eliminate thermal runaway in lithium ion batteries due to mechanical damage.

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Argonne scientists hosting short webinar on recycling Li-ion batteries at scale; focus on cathode materials

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Dr. Lipson leads projects to advance the state of the art of Li-ion battery recycling and Li-ion battery cathode development at Argonne and is working toward processing and manufacturing of solid-state batteries.

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Argonne researchers identify another reason why fast-charging degrades the performance of Li-ion batteries

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A new study by researchers from Argonne National Laboratory and the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign seeking to identify the reasons that cause the performance of fast-charged lithium-ion batteries to degrade in EVs has found interesting chemical behavior of the anode as the battery is charged and discharged. Such disorder could affect the lithiation kinetics, preventing the graphite particles from accepting charge and favoring the occurrence of Li plating.

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MIT team reexamines rates of Li-ion cost decline

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The cost of the rechargeable lithium-ion batteries used for phones, laptops, and cars has fallen significantly over the last three decades, and has been a major driver of the rapid growth of those technologies. Lithium-ion cell prices.

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Si-dominant Li-ion company Enevate targeting power tool market

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Enevate, a pioneer in advanced silicon-dominant lithium-ion (Li-ion) battery technology capable of high energy density and fast charging for electric vehicles (EV), is applying its battery solutions to advanced power cells for the power tool market and other high power applications.

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C4V introduces LiSER, a cobalt- and nickel-free Li-ion cell technology with 40-50% higher energy density, 5 x more power density than LFP

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Charge CCCV (C4V), a lithium ion battery technology company ( earlier post ), has introduced LiSER (Lithium Slim Energy Reserve), a novel cell technology platform.

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USABC awards $2M to Li-ion battery recycling program with American Battery Technology Company

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ABTC’s role within the partnership will be to utilize its integrated lithium-ion battery recycling system to provide battery cathode grade metals to BASF, which will refine the metals and send the products to C4V, which will use the materials to create battery cells ready for auto manufacturers.

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PNNL: single-crystal nickel-rich cathode holds promise for next-generation Li-ion batteries

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High-energy nickel (Ni)–rich cathode will play a key role in advanced lithium (Li)–ion batteries, but it suffers from moisture sensitivity, side reactions, and gas generation.

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Toshiba, Sojitz and CBMM partner to commercialize next-generation Li-ion batteries with NTO anodes

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Toshiba Corporation, Sojitz Corporation, and CBMM have entered into a joint development agreement for the commercialization of next generation lithium-ion batteries using niobium titanium oxide (NTO) as the anode material.

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Fortum, BASF, and Nornickel sign cooperation agreement on Li-ion battery recycling

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Fortum, BASF, and Nornickel have signed a letter of intent to plan a Li-ion battery recycling cluster in Harjavalta, Finland, serving the electric vehicle market. In March 2019, Fortum announced that it had boosted the Li-ion battery recycling rate to more than 80%.

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Li-Cycle sets up its first US-based Li-ion battery recycling center in NY state

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Empire State Development (ESD) announced that Canada-based Li-Cycle Corporation will establish its first US-based Li-ion battery recycling facility in New York State. Li-Cycle expects to be fully operational at the facility later this year.

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Northvolt delivers largest Li-ion order to date to Epiroc

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European battery manufacturer Northvolt has delivered its largest order of lithium-ion battery systems to date to mining and infrastructure industries supplier Epiroc.

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BASF markets new Licity anode binders for Li-ion batteries

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BASF has developed a new anode binder series for Li-ion battery manufacturing. BASF’s Licity product range for lithium-ion battery binders are suitable for pure graphite as well as silicon-containing anodes. Licity lithium-ion battery binders help to prevent electrode swelling, thus enabling higher battery capacities. The new. Licity binders combine improved battery performance with sustainability features.

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INL validates 1000 charge-discharge cycles from Zenlabs’ Si anode Li-ion cells; USABC program

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Zenlabs Energy, an advanced lithium-ion cell company, announced that Idaho National Laboratory (INL) has successfully tested more than 1,000 charge-discharge cycles from its high-energy Silicon anode pouch cells.

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Romeo Power selected as sole provider of Li-ion batteries for next-gen low-speed EV

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Romeo Power has been selected by a US manufacturer of low-speed electric vehicles (LSEVs) as the sole provider of lithium-ion batteries for its next-generation vehicle.

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Maharashtra govt proposes to build a gigafactory for li-ion batteries

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Maharashtra govt proposes to build a gigafactory for li-ion batteries. The state government of Maharashtra proposes to build a gigafactory for manufacturing advanced lithium-ion batteries as part of its revised electric vehicle policy.

Toshiba launches 20Ah-HP SCiB rechargeable Li-ion battery; high energy and high power

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Toshiba Corporation expanded its SCiB product offering with the launch of a 20Ah-HP rechargeable lithium-ion battery cell that delivers high energy and high power at the same time.

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ORNL researchers develop new class of cobalt-free cathodes with enhanced energy density for next-gen Li-ion batteries: NFA

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Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) researchers have developed a new family of cobalt-free cathodes with the potential to replace the cobalt-based cathodes typically found in today’s lithium-ion batteries that power electric vehicles and consumer electronics. Free Li?Ion Ion Batteries.”

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Octillion Power Systems moves US headquarters to Richmond, Calif.; Li-ion packs for transportation and stationary storage

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Octillion Power Systems, a global provider of advanced lithium-ion batteries, has moved to a new US headquarters in Richmond, California. With demand for lithium-ion batteries continuing to grow, the new facility gives us a lot more space to expand.

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Mercedes-Benz begins delivering eCitaro electric buses with second-generation Li-ion batteries

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Mercedes-Benz is switching to a more powerful generation of lithium-ion batteries in its electric buses ( earlier post ). The two new eCitaro G buses for ÜSTRA feature second-generation NMC lithium-ion batteries.

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Roskill forecasts Li-ion battery demand to increase more than ten-fold by 2029 to >1,800GWh

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Roskill forecasts that Li-ion battery demand will increase more than ten-fold by 2029, reaching in excess of 1,800GWh capacity. In the late 2020s, Li-ion technologies could see increasing competition from other battery technologies, though Li-ion cells are expected to maintain their dominant position, Roskill said. In 2019, Li-ion battery capacity reached 180GWh, as the market shifted to increase demand from the automotive industry.

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Researchers move closer to faster-charging Li-ion batteries; real-time tracking of Li ions in LTO

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A team of scientists led by the US Department of Energy’s (DOE) Brookhaven National Laboratory and Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory has captured in real time how lithium ions move in lithium titanate (LTO), a fast-charging battery electrode material made of lithium, titanium, and oxygen. Graphite is commonly employed as the anode in state-of-the-art lithium-ion batteries, but for fast-charging applications, LTO is an appealing alternative.

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BNEF: China dominates the Li-ion battery supply chain, but Europe is on the rise

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China dominates BloombergNEF’s (BNEF) lithium-ion battery supply chain ranking in 2020, having quickly surpassed Japan and Korea that were leaders for the majority of the previous decade.

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Ascend Elements and Koura introduce technology yielding 99.9% pure graphite from used Li-ion batteries

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pure battery-grade graphite recovered from spent lithium-ion batteries by Ascend Elements.

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Henkel and Covestro partner on assembly of Li-ion cells in carriers

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In their most recent collaboration, Henkel and Covestro have developed a solution enabling the efficient fixation of cylindrical li-ion battery cells inside a plastic cell holder.

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New smelting reduction process to recover Co, Ni, Mn, and Li simultaneously from Li-ion batteries

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A team from metals research institute SWERIM in Sweden reports on a smelting reduction process to recover cobalt, nickel, manganese and lithium simultaneously from spent Li-ion batteries. Meanwhile, component Li 2 O in LiCoO 2 could be reduced to lithium metal vapor or converted into volatile lithium halides (LiF and LiCl) and subsequently be recovered in the flue dust. The presence of slag may retain some Co, Ni, Mn, and Li in the slag due to the inherent nature of the slag.

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Umicore introducing new generation Li-ion battery recycling technologies; partnering with ACC

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Umicore, a global materials technology group, is a pioneer in the recycling of rechargeable batteries; its battery recycling plant in Hoboken, Belgium, has an annual capacity of 7,000 tons of lithium-ion (Li-ion) batteries and battery production scrap, the equivalent of 35,000 electric vehicle (EV) batteries.

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Benchmark: Li-ion battery pipeline could exceed 6 TWh by end of decade

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Global lithium ion production capacity could reach over 6,000 GWh (6 TWh) by the end of the decade based on current plans, as companies accelerate gigafactory construction in Europe and the US, according to Benchmark Mineral Intelligence. Total lithium-ion capacity existing or being built has doubled since the beginning of 2021, following announcements of new plants by Chinese and South Korean battery producers, according to Benchmark’s Gigafactory Assessment.

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Sionic Energy, formerly NOHMs, launches to commercialize next-generation silicon-anode Li-ion battery cells

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With the world depending on lithium-ion batteries to power our devices, our vehicles and our infrastructure, battery performance, cost and safety have become more critical metrics for success and progress than ever.

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UVA researchers devise method for converting retired Li-ion anodes to graphene and GO

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Researchers at the University of Virginia (UVA) have devised a process for converting retired Li-ion battery anodes to graphene and graphene oxide (GO). accompanying the booming expansion of the Li-ion battery market, a tremendous amount of batteries retire every year and most of them are disposed of in landfills, which not only causes severe waste of precious sources but also induces hazardous soil contamination due to the plastic components and toxic electrolytes.

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