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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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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Argonne, PNNL researchers develop new cobalt-free cathode for high-energy Li-ion cells

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A team from Argonne National Laboratory and Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL) has developed a new cobalt-free cathode for high-energy lithium-ion cells. In an open-access paper in the RSC journal Chemical Communications , the team reports that Li/LT-LiMn 0.5 V with good cycling stability, yielding a capacity of 225 mAh/g, principally by redox reactions on the nickel ions on distinct voltage plateaus at ~3.6

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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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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.

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Frost & Sullivan: Li-ion battery materials market to reach $51.60B by 2027 from $18.75B in 2020; 15.6% CAGR

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Frost & Sullivan projects that the global Li-ion battery materials market will reach $51.60 However, Europe is expected to witness an aggressive expansion in its Li-ion battery and materials manufacturing capacity. It is slated to account for nearly a third of the global Li-ion battery manufacturing capacity by 2027. billion by 2027 from $18.75 billion in 2020 at a 15.6% compound annual growth rate (CAGR).

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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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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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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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Leclanché introduces new generation of Li-ion modules for e-transport; high-volume production line

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Leclanché SA has developed a new generation of lithium-ion battery modules for energy-intensive e-transport applications, such as marine, commercial vehicle and railway, and simultaneously inaugurated a dedicated new production line for high volume manufacture in Europe.

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BloombergNEF: battery metals rebounding; by 2030, annual Li-ion battery demand to pass 2TWh

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Key findings from the BloombergNEF 1H 2021 Battery Metals Outlook include: Battery demand will grow strongly this decade: By 2030, under BloombergNEF’s economic transition scenario, annual demand for lithium-ion batteries will pass 2.7TWh.

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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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Nature editorial: environmental and human costs of Li-ion technology must be addressed quickly

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An editorial in the journal Nature calls on policy makers, industry leaders and researchers to mitigate quickly the environmental and human costs of Li-ion batteries. Li-ion batteries currently are the indispensable enabling technology for electric vehicles and the electric grid, the latter due to the need to store energy from renewable sources. The market for Li-ion batteries is projected to grow from $30 billion in 2017 to some $100 billion in 2025.

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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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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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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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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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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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Johnson Matthey partners with OnTo on direct recycling of Li-ion battery scrap

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Johnson Matthey, a global leader in sustainable technologies, has entered into an agreement with OnTo Technology , a developer of advanced battery recycling solutions, to scale up OnTo’s patented process for the direct recycling of lithium-ion battery scrap. Production of lithium ion batteries in Europe for electric vehicles is expected to increase more than ten-fold from 82 GWh/yr to 934 GWh/yr in 2030.

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Romeo Power enters long-term supply agreement with LG Energy Solution for 8GWh of Li-ion cells through 2028

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Romeo Power, a developer of electrification solutions for complex commercial vehicle applications, has entered into a long-term supply agreement for lithium-ion battery cells with LG Energy Solution, Ltd., a Tier 1 battery cell and materials manufacturer. Under the agreement, LG Energy has committed to supplying cells to Romeo Power that equal 8 GWh of energy through 2028.

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PNNL team develops carbon nanotube-silicon microspheres as high-performance Li-ion anodes

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Silicon is an appealing anode material for Li-ion batteries because it can hold about 10 times the electrical charge per gram compared to graphite. —Xiaolin Li. Li, X.,

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UH, Toyota researchers develop new cathode and electrolyte for high-power Mg battery rivaling Li-ion

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Researchers from the University of Houston and the Toyota Research Institute of North America (TRINA) report in Nature Energy that they have developed a new cathode and electrolyte—previously the limiting factors for a high-energy magnesium battery—to demonstrate a magnesium battery capable of operating at room temperature and delivering a power density comparable to that offered by lithium-ion batteries.

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Roskill: Europe will still need to import more than 50% of Li-ion cathode materials from Asia by 2025

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However, despite Europe’s fast-expanding capacity of Li-ion battery production, its cathode materials production capacity is struggling to keep up. The EU says it could be self-sufficient in EV batteries by 2025.

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Enevate secures $81M Series E; silicon-dominant Li-ion battery technology

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Enevate, a developer of advanced silicon-dominant lithium-ion (Li-ion) battery technology featuring extreme fast charge and high energy density for electric vehicles (EVs) and other markets ( earlier post ), has secured an $81-million Series E funding led by Fidelity Management & Research Company.

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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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California Energy Commission proposes ~$2.7M for two projects on direct recycling of Li-ion batteries

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In January, the California Energy Commission (CEC) released a competitive solicitation ( GFO-20-308 ) to fund applied research and development (ARD) projects that improve, scale-up, and increase the technology readiness of high-value direct recycling processes for lithium-ion batteries.

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Orion Engineered Carbons joins HiQ-CARB consortium; scaling up conductive acetylene black for Li-ion cathodes

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a global supplier of specialty and high-performance carbon black, has joined the HiQ-CARB consortium to provide the lithium-ion battery industry with sustainable and high-performance carbon additives. Conductive carbon black is used as an additive in small dosages in the Li-ion battery cathode, forming a 3D conductive network to ensure that the non-conductive active material (e.g. Orion Engineered Carbons S.A.,

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India’s first grid-connected li-ion battery-based energy storage system

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India’s first grid-connected li-ion battery-based energy storage system. India’s first grid-connected li-ion battery. Also, read: Tata Power DDL & Sun Mobility partners to set up Li-ion battery-swapping station.

E-magy looking to scale nano-porous silicon production for next-generation Li-ion batteries

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E-magy , a Dutch cleantech scale-up, has developed a technology platform for nanoporous silicon that can significantly boost the performance of next-generation lithium-ion batteries for electric vehicles (EVs).

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Renesas Electronics introduces 4th-generation Li-ion battery management IC

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Renesas Electronics Corporation announced its fourth-generation lithium-ion (Li-ion) battery management IC that offers unmatched lifetime accuracy. The ISL78714 provides accurate cell voltage and temperature monitoring, along with cell balancing and extensive system diagnostics to protect 14-cell Li-ion battery packs while maximizing driving time and range for hybrid and electric vehicles (HEV/MHEV/PHEV/BEV).

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Titan Advanced Energy Solutions receives ~1.1M Phase II SBIR award to develop production-ready ultrasound system to identify dangerous Li-ion batteries

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million in Phase II SBIR funding from the US DOE ( earlier post ) to develop an early warning system that detects hazardous conditions in lithium-ion batteries.

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FutureBridge expects cost-parity between solid-state and Li-ion batteries by 2025

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Market analysis firm FutureBridge expects that cost-parity between Li-ion and solid-state batteries could be achieved in another five years. Solid-state batteries (SSBs) promise a leap forward, compared to incremental gains from Lithium-ion batteries (LiBs), with improved safety, higher energy density, faster charging times, and longer life. Samsung’s silver-carbon composite layer can overcome dendrites in Li-metal anodes of SSBs.

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Researchers develop real-time picture of formation of solid–electrolyte interphase of a Li-ion battery

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During the first charging process of a new Li-ion battery cell, trace amounts of electrolyte components decompose sacrificially to form what is called a solid–electrolyte interphase (SEI) on the anode surface.

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Li-Cycle partners with Univar Solutions OnSite Services for Li-ion battery waste management

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Li-Cycle Corp., the largest lithium-ion battery recycler in North America, is partnering with Univar Solutions OnSite Services, a leader in waste management, to provide waste management solutions for lithium-ion batteries. Through the partnership, Li-Cycle and Univar Solutions customers will benefit from a waste management solution for lithium-ion battery waste across multiple manufacturing verticals, including the growing North American electric vehicle manufacturing market.

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