European team discovers new top-performing solid-state fast ionic conductor for Li-ion batteries

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Solid-state materials with high ionic conduction are necessary for many technologies, including all-solid-state lithium (Li)-ion batteries. The move to solid state batteries offers a number of advantages, including safety, but lithium ions in solids are less mobile than in liquids.

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Great Wall Motor battery offshoot SVOLT premieres Li-ion battery lineup, targeting EVs

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Ltd, introduced its cobalt-free lithium-ion battery cell (NMx) and four-element lithium-ion battery cell (NCMA). New battery company SVOLT Energy Technology Co. Ltd, whose precursor was the Battery Business Unit of Great Wall Motor Co.

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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). So far, only 1% of end-of-life Li-ion batteries have been recycled.

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Hong Kong team devises new strategy for regenerating Li-ion battery electrode materials

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Leung, Xiao-Ying Lu (2019) “Recycling LiCoO 2 with methanesulfonic acid for regeneration of lithium-ion battery electrode materials,” Journal of Power Sources , Volume 436, 226828, doi: 10.1016/j.jpowsour.2019.226828.

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New halogen conversion-intercalation chemistry enables high-energy density aqueous Li-ion battery

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volts versus Li/Li +. Combining this cathode with a passivated graphite anode, the team created a 4V-class aqueous Li-ion full cell with an energy density of 460 Wh kg -1 of total composite electrode and about 100% Coulombic efficiency.

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Volkswagen setting up pilot plant for Li-ion battery recycling at Salzgitter

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Volkswagen is setting up a pilot plant for Li-ion battery recycling at Salzgitter factory, south-west of Braunschweig, Germany. Earlier post.) Batteries can be recycled here as early as 2020—initially 1,200 tons per year. This corresponds to 3,000 vehicle batteries.

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EMBATT-goes-FAB project developing bipolar Li-ion batteries and production processes

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These bipolar Li-ion batteries, like fuel cells, consist of stacked electrodes connected in series. In contrast to conventional Li-ion batteries, these electrodes are, as the name indicates, bipolar.

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LG Chem invests in Enevate; silicon-dominant Li-ion battery technology

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Introduced in November 2017, Enevate’s HD-Energy Technology for EVs enables Lithium-ion (Li-ion) cells with up to 50% higher capacity than conventional graphite cells.

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Kyocera to validate 24M process for low-capital, cost-effective Li-ion battery manufacturing

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Kyocera, a long-time partner of an investor in 24M, plans to install capacity to validate the novel 24M SemiSolid manufacturing platform for Li-ion batteries. Kyocera considers the unique 24M SemiSolid approach the emerging standard for lithium-ion battery manufacturing. The ability to cost-effectively manufacture advanced lithium-ion batteries can enable Kyocera to expand residential sales throughout Japan.

2019 78

Testing shows Talga graphene silicon boosts capacity of Li-ion battery anode; Safevolt project

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Australian advanced materials technology company Talga Resources Ltd announced positive initial test results from the development of its graphene silicon lithium-ion anode in the UK.

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LG Chem charges Li-ion trade secrets theft, files Federal suit against SK Innovation

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for misappropriation of Li-ion battery trade secrets, tortious interference with prospective economic advantage and other. the lithium-ion battery division of LG Chem, which developed the world’s. first commercial pouch-type Li-ion battery for automobiles. of Li-ion batteries, including the newest and most advanced generation. SK Innovation in the development and manufacturing of pouch-type Li-ion.

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UK researchers propose Cell Cooling Coefficient to quantify heat rejection from Li-ion batteries

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In an open-access paper in the Journal of the Electrochemical Society, researchers from Imperial College London and the Faraday Institution propose a new metric—the Cell Cooling Coefficient (CCC)—to quantify the rate of heat rejection from Li-ion batteries. Thermal management is especially important for Li-ion batteries in demanding applications such as in hybrid and electric vehicles in which cells generate a considerable amount of heat in operation.

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Lithium Australia produces LFP cathode material and Li-ion batteries from mine waste

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Lithium Australia NL reported that its wholly owned subsidiary VSPC Ltd has successfully produced Li-ion battery cathode material, and Li-ion batteries (LIBs), from tri-lithium phosphate produced directly from mine waste using the SiLeach process.

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Novel solid-phase transformation enables high-energy Li-S batteries in conventional Li-ion electrolyte

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Researchers from Western University, Canadian Light Source, and the Chinese Academy of Sciences have proposed a novel solid-phase Li-S transformation mechanism that enables high energy Li-S batteries in conventional Li-ion carbonate electrolytes. Li et al.

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Rice team uses deep eutectic solvent to leach cobalt, lithium from spent Li-ion batteries

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The Rice University lab of materials scientist Pulickel Ajayan has used an environmentally friendly deep eutectic solvent to extract valuable elements from the metal oxides commonly used as cathodes in lithium-ion batteries.

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DOE launches its first Li-ion battery recycling R&D center: ReCell; driving toward closed-loop recycling

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The US Department of Energy (DOE) has launched its first lithium-ion battery recycling center, called the ReCell Center. The ReCell Center will help expedite the pursuit to profitable lithium-ion battery recycling. based lithium-ion recycling market.

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First Li-ion battery-powered automated guided container transporter delivered to HHLA Container Terminal Altenwerder

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The first serially-produced container transporter powered by Li-ion batteries was delivered to HHLA (Hamburger Hafen und Logistik AG) Container Terminal Altenwerder (CTA). The lithium-ion automated guided vehicle (AGV), weighing 26.5

2018 121

ecovolta develops standardized Li-ion traction battery; saving cost and time

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The Swiss battery system manufacturer ecovolta has developed a standardized Li-ion traction battery which can significantly reduce the time and expense needed to bring electric vehicles to the serial production stage.

2018 112

Honda partners with CATL on Li-ion EV batteries; 56 GWh by 2027

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Under the agreement, CATL will become Honda’s partner in the field of lithium-ion EV batteries. CATL will guarantee the supply to Honda of about 56 GWh of lithium-ion EV batteries before 2027. Contemporary Amperex Technology Co.,

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Amprius’ silicon nanowire Li-ion batteries power Airbus Zephyr S HAPS solar aircraft

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a manufacturer and developer of high energy and high capacity lithium-ion batteries, announced that the company is supplying advanced lithium-ion cells to the Airbus Defence and Space Zephyr Program. Amprius, Inc.,

2018 130

Saft, Tianneng to create Li-ion JV in China; up to 5.5 GWh plant

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Saft, a subsidiary of Total, has signed an agreement with Tianneng Energy Technology (TET), a subsidiary of the Chinese privately-owned Tianneng Group, to create a joint venture (JV) to expand their lithium-ion battery activity. The JV will primarily focus on the development, manufacturing and sales of advanced Li-ion cells, modules and packs for China and worldwide markets.

2019 73

CMU study suggests difficulties in reaching targeted low price points for Li-ion batteries

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Historical prices and future cost predictions for lithium-ion batteries. They noted that due to current sales trends, three lithium-ion chemistries account for nearly all of the storage capacity, and half of the cells are cylindrical.

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Study sees gradual, focused replacement of lead-acid SLI batteries by Li-ion batteries over next couple of years

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A study by a team of researchers from Germany and South Africa forsees the gradual replacement of lead-acid SLI (starter, lighting and ignition) batteries with Li-ion batteries over the next couple of years. In the paper, the team reviewed a range of factors specific to the use of Li-ion as an SLI battery in light of some of the technology challenges and market opportunities.

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MGX Minerals partners with University of British Columbia to develop metallurgical silicon-based anodes for high-energy Li-ion batteries

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is funding a research consortium with the University of British Columbia (UBC) to develop a low-cost and scalable method for fabricating silicon-based anodes to improve the energy density of Li-ion batteries. Fabrication and evaluation of Si-based anode for Li-ion batteries.

2018 91

USABC awards $1.08M Li-ion battery recycling project to Worcester Polytechnic Institute

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million to Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI) in Worcester, Massachusetts for Phase II of a lithium-ion (Li-ion) battery recycling contract. Building on Phase I, this contract will enable WPI to demonstrate the ability of its process to recycle spent Li-ion batteries and produce new cathode materials to generate a higher nickel cathode powder.

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Researchers in Belgium develop new class of solid composite electrolytes for Li-ion batteries: Eutectogels

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Researchers at Hasselt University in Belgium are proposing a new class of solid composite electrolytes (SCEs) for Li-ion batteries: deep eutectic solvent (DES)–silica composites. Structural schematic of a Li/LFP cell with the ETG as electrolyte.

Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi Alliance invests in Enevate to advance Si-dominant Li-ion battery technology for EVs

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Alliance Ventures, the strategic venture capital arm of Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi, has invested in the latest round of funding in Enevate Corporation, an advanced lithium-ion (Li-ion) battery technology company based in Irvine, California. The investment reflects the capability of Enevate in advanced Li-ion batteries capable of extreme fast charging with high energy density and safety.

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High-performance tin anode for Li-ion batteries

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A team from Nanjing University in China, using a titanium nitride (TiN) nanotube array as the substrate, has synthesized a high-performance composite tin anode (TiN@Sn) for Li-ion batteries.

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Brookhaven team develops energy-dense sulfur-based organic cathode material for Li-ion batteries

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Researchers at the US Department of Energy’s (DOE) Brookhaven National Laboratory have designed a new, sulfur-based organic cathode material for lithium batteries. The material is more energy-dense, cost-effective, and environmentally friendly than traditional cathode materials in lithium batteries. The research is published in Advanced Energy Materials. The researchers chose an innovative organodisulfide compound for the cathode material—2,3,4,6,8,9,10,12?Octathia

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Voltabox to supply Li-ion batteries for the automotive sector, starting with a fully electric van

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Germany-based Voltabox AG, a provider of lithium-ion battery systems primarily used in buses for public transportation, forklifts, automated guided vehicles and mining vehicles, is expanding its customer base. The first project for the automotive market is with the specialized vehicle manufacturer Ladog for which Voltabox is currently developing a Li-ion battery for a multifunctional community vehicle similar to the StreetScooter.

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Germany launches R&D facility for industrial-scale Li-ion cell manufacturing; €500M in funding

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The German Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) has launched the Battery Cell Research Production Center, a new R&D and large-scale industrial manufacturing plant for lithium-ion cells; the center will receive an investment of €500 million. The center is part of a strategic drive to develop a German-based mass production of lithium-ion cells necessary to meet the demands of the electrification of transport and storage systems.

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Exide and Leclanché launch Li-ion battery JV in India

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Exide Industries Ltd, India’s largest manufacturer of lead acid storage batteries and power storage solutions provider, and Switzerland-based Li-ion battery manufacturer Leclanché SA announced a joint venture to build lithium-ion batteries and provide energy storage systems for India’s electric vehicle market and grid-based applications.

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Tin-based nanoplates as promising anode materials for high-capacity Li-ion batteries

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S 0.5 ) nanoplates for use as Li-ion anodes. Tin, as a result of an alloying reaction with Li, delivers a high theoretical gravimetric capacity of 994 mA h g ?1 Electrochemical performance of a Li-ion full cell. (a)

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U Akron team develops Mn-based high performance anode for Li-ion batteries

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Researchers at the University of Akron have developed hierarchical porous Mn 3 O 4 /C nanospheres as anode materials for Li-ion batteries. Li/Li + ).

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Saft team develops first metal hydride - sulfur Li-ion battery

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Lithium-sulfur (Li-S) batteries are one of the most attractive candidates for the next generation of high-energy rechargeable Li batteries because of their high specific energy at a working voltage of ca. V vs. Li + /Li. V vs. Li + /Li, respectively.

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Forsee Power to supply NMC Li-ion batteries for Alstom Aptis electric bus

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Alstom has selected French battery manufacturer Forsee Power to provide Li-ion batteries for Alstom Aptis electric bus ( earlier post ), scheduled for series delivery from 2019 onwards.

2018 85

SK Innovation to invest $354M to build Li-ion battery separator plant in China

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million) to build a Li-ion battery separator plant in China. The plant is set to start commercial production in the third quarter of 2020 with an annual capacity of 340 million square meters of polymer lithium-ion battery separator (LiBS) and 130 million square meters of ceramic-coated separator (CCS), SK Innovation said. Separators play a significant role in the thermal safety of lithium ion cells—critically important in applications such as electric vehicles.

2018 81

UCSD researchers improve method to recycle and renew used cathodes from Li-ion batteries via eutectic molten salts

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Researchers at the University of California San Diego have improved their recycling process that regenerates degraded cathodes from spent lithium-ion batteries. Illustration of the process to restore lithium ions to degraded NMC cathodes using eutectic molten salts at ambient pressure.

Researchers demonstrate high-capacity Mn-rich Li-ion cathodes; a design pathway away from cobalt and nickel

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Researchers led by a team at UC Berkeley have demonstrated high-capacity manganese-rich cathodes for advanced lithium-ion batteries. Introducing Mn 2+ in the dense layered or disordered materials has been difficult, as the Li excess (x > 1 in Li x TM 2?x

2018 113

Li-ion battery-maker Farasis Energy raises $1B+ to accelerate global automotive battery manufacturing expansion

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Farasis Energy, a global developer and manufacturer of lithium-ion cells, modules and large battery systems, recently completed C-round financing exceeding 1 Billion US dollars. Since 2017 Farasis has regularly ranked first in terms of shipments of NCM-based Li-ion pouch cells to the Chinese automotive market.

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ITA: Tin in Li-ion batteries could represent significant new use

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The International Tin Association (ITA) released a new report detailing its latest research on potential new market opportunities for tin in lithium-ion batteries. ITA concluded that if tin does gain market share, lithium-ion batteries could grow to represent a significant new tin use in the 2025-2030 timescale—up to 60,000 tonnes per year by 2030.

2019 88

Envia Systems hits 400 Wh/kg target with Li-ion cells; could lower Li-ion cost to $180/kWh

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Envia has developed Li-ion cells with an energy density of 400 Wh/kg using its proprietary HCMR cathode and Silicon-Carbon Composite anode. Envia HCMR vs. other Li-rich chemistries. Other Li-rich.

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Huawei Watt Lab develops graphene-assisted high-temperature Li-ion batteries

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Huawei researchers recently unveiled what they said was the first long-lifespan graphene-assisted Li-ion battery able to withstand high temperatures. The lifespan of the graphene-assisted Li-ion batteries will also be twice as long as ordinary Li-ion batteries.

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