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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Benchmark: China dominates Li-ion battery supply chain

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China dominates the global Li-ion battery supply chain to the extent that removing the country in favor of European or North American alternatives will be difficult, according to analysis by Benchmark Minerals Intelligence. —Albert Li, an analyst at Benchmark.

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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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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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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. .

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.

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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DOE researchers suggest solid-state batteries may not be a safety slam-dunk; thermodynamic models evaluate solid-state and Li-ion safety

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Recent battery fires have renewed investigation of the safety of Li-ion batteries. The researchers probed the upper bounds of heat release and temperature rise across several cell-level failure scenarios and battery configurations, including a direct comparison to Li-ion batteries.

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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.

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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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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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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Sylvatex developing new lower-cost CAM manufacturing process for Li-ion batteries

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Global lithium-ion battery capacity is expected to rise up to ten-fold in the next decade. CAM is the most expensive component and the bottleneck in the production of lithium-ion batteries; the CAM market alone is projected to grow to $189 billion by 2032.

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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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Production of breakthrough silicon Li-ion battery begins across Europe

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GDI have began production for an advanced silicon Li-ion battery across Europe, giving the company a major role in battery production. The post Production of breakthrough silicon Li-ion battery begins across Europe appeared first on Innovation News Network.

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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Zero-cobalt Li-ion battery maker SPARKZ announces site for W Va gigafactory

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SPARKZ, a battery startup with exclusive licenses from Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) to produce domestic cobalt-free lithium batteries, will begin manufacturing its zero-cobalt battery in Taylor County, West Virginia, eventually employing 350 workers. Earlier post.).

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Benchmark: world needs more than 300 new mines by 2035 to keep up with Li-ion battery demand; need for recycling

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Demand for lithium-ion batteries is set to grow six-fold by 2032, according to Benchmark. Accordingly, the world needs more than 300 new mines to be built by 2035 if raw material supply is to keep up with this demand, according to a new analysis by Benchmark.

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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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Benchmark: Li-ion battery 2031 pipeline blows past 7 TWh; 9 companies control half of gigafactory capacity

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The 2031 Li-ion battery gigafactory pipeline capacity has soared past the 7TWh threshold in Benchmark Minerals’s latest Gigafactory assessment. This milestone comes just four months after the ten-year pipeline exceeded 6 TWh in April. BYD last month announced a 30 GWh gigafactory in Yichun, China, tipping the pipeline capacity for the next decade past the milestone.

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Li-Cycle opens its fourth Li-ion battery Spoke recycling facility in Alabama

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Li-Cycle has started commercial operations in its Alabama Spoke located in Tuscaloosa, Alabama. Li-Cycle’s fourth Spoke recycling facility in North America has capacity to process up to 10,000 tonnes of manufacturing scrap and end-of-life batteries per year. Li-Cycle’s Alabama Spoke is more than 100,000 square feet in size, with an additional approximately 120,000 square feet in warehousing capacity.

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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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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UCI and national lab researchers use high-entropy doping for cobalt-free cathodes for Li-ion batteries

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Researchers at the University of California, Irvine and four national laboratories have devised a way to make lithium-ion battery cathodes without using cobalt. The mineral, which is chemically suited for the purpose of stabilizing lithium-ion battery cathodes, is mined almost exclusively in the Democratic Republic of Congo under abusive and inhumane conditions. Research has also shown that cobalt can lead to oxygen release at high voltage, causing damage to lithium-ion batteries.

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Toyo Ink opens Lioaccum CNT conductive dispersion factory in Hungary for Li-ion batteries for EVs; supplying SK On

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The new entity produces and markets Lioaccum carbon nanotube (CNT) conductive dispersions for lithium-ion battery cathodes specifically developed for electric vehicles (EVs). The incorporation of CNTs as a conductive additive in Li-ion batteries can increase capacity but there have been several issues associated with CNT dispersion that have hindered its practical use. Toyo Ink SC Holdings Co.,

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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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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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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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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WPI team develops green closed-loop process for recycling lithium from Li-ion batteries

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As the economy recovers from the pandemic, the price of the most common traded forms of battery-grade lithium salt in the global market including Li 2 CO 3 and LiOH was increased very significantly in September 2021.

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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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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.