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Argonne team develops new fluorinated sulfone electrolytes for high-voltage, high-energy Li-ion batteries

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Researchers at Argonne National Laboratory have synthesized a new class of fluorinated sulfone electrolytes to enable high-voltage, high-energy Li-ion batteries. The conventional lithium ion battery electrolyte is a 1.0-1.5

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New thermally durable solid-state Li-ion battery technology from Hitachi and Tohoku University

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and Tohoku University’s Advanced Institute for Material Research (AIMR) have demonstrated technology reducing the internal resistance of all-solid-state lithium ion batteries (Li-ion battery) through the use of LiBH 4 -based complex hydrides as novel solid electrolytes.

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AKASOL to provide Li-ion batteries for electric buses to Scandinavian OEM through 2030; up to 4,500 systems

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Germany-based Li-ion manufacturer AKASOL ( earlier post ) has signed a contract for the supply of Li-ion batteries to an unnamed international commercial vehicle manufacturer in Scandinavia for its entire electric bus fleet through 2023.

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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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Samsung SDI building Li-ion battery plant in Hungary; global triangular production structure

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Samsung SDI has decided to use Hungary as its Li-ion battery production base in Europe. The new battery plant will be built in Goed, north of Budapest in a 330,000 m 2 site, using existing facilities previously used for display production.

UMD researchers report solution to high interfacial impedance hampering developing of high-performance solid-state Li-ion batteries

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Garnet-type solid-state electrolytes (SSEs) for Li-ion batteries offer a range of attractive benefits, including high ionic conductivity (approaching 1 mS cm −1 at room temperature); excellent environmental stability with processing flexibility; and a wide electrochemical stability window.

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Samsung SDI to supply cylindrical Li-ion batteries to JAC Motors for new EV; 50 million 18650 cells next year

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Samsung SDI has developed a complete electric drive battery cell platform portfolio and is capable of mass-producing various advanced automotive prismatic Li-ion battery cells based on a nickel-cobalt-manganese (NCM) chemistry.

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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.

Researchers visualize lithiation of magnetite electrode in real time; hunting for new Li-ion electrode materials

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The scientists used this advanced technique, described in an open-access paper in Nature Communications , to observe the discharge of a lithium-ion battery cell containing nanoparticles of magnetite—an inexpensive, nontoxic, high-conducting, high-energy-storage material.

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U Windsor team reports self-healing behavior of cracks in silicon-aluminum anodes for Li-ion batteries

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One well-known problem facing the use of high-capacity silicon anodes in rechargeable Li-ion batteries is lithiation-induced volume changes in silicon, resulting in fracture and fragmentation of the anode material, with corresponding capacity loss.

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Nomadic Power receives €2M grant for “MobileBattery” project; trailer-mounted Li-ion pack for vehicle and home

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Navigant Research Leaderboard puts LG Chem as leader for Li-ion batteries for transportation

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In its latest Leaderboard report on what it sees as the top 8 automotive Li-ion battery companies, Navigant research has put LG Chem in first place, followed closely by Panasonic and Samsung SDI in the “Leaders” segment.

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Johnson Matthey and 3M complete NMC patent license agreement for automotive Li-ion batteries

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Johnson Matthey and 3M have entered into a patent license agreement that aims at further expanding the use of Nickel-Manganese-Cobalt (NMC) cathode materials in lithium-ion batteries for automotive applications. Johnson Matthey is well-positioned to supply lithium ion battery customers in this dynamic environment.

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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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Sion Power reported that a Licerion-Ion system has achieved 400 Wh/kg, 700 Wh/L and 350 cycles under 1C discharge conditions. for the production of prototype large format Licerion Ion cells.

Kemetco to perform proof-of-concept testing on American Manganese Li-ion cathode recycling process

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American Manganese has contracted Kemetco Research to perform proof-of-concept testing of the company’s proprietary hydrometallurgical process for the recycling of cathode materials of Li-ion batteries from electric-drive vehicles (EDVs). There is currently no known commercial technology for large scale recycling of cathode materials of multiple chemistries.

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Bosch highlighting solid-state Li-ion cells; double current energy density, production-ready in 5 years

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At the Frankfurt Motor Show (IAA), Bosch is highlighting its solid-state Li-ion battery technology, saying that the technology for electric cars could be production-ready in as little as five years.

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CMU study concludes lithium market fluctuations unlikely to impact Li-ion battery prices significantly

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The Carnegie Mellon University researchers, whose study was published in the Journal of Power Sources , analyzed multiple lithium-ion battery chemistries and cell formats to see whether extreme lithium price variations would have a substantial impact. They found that the use of more expensive lithium precursor materials results in less than 1% increases in the cost of lithium-ion cells considered. per kg of Li 2 CO 3 ) do not change the cost of lithium-ion cells by more than 10%.

Beijing, Argonne researchers develop new solid-state Li-ion battery; glassy nanocomposite electrolyte with ILs

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In … solid-state LIBs [lithium-ion batteries], one important component that needs to be improved to make it more suitable for high performance applications is the electrolyte material.

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Leclanché to provide 4.2 MWh Li-ion battery pack to Green Ferry Project electric ferryboat

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Swiss battery manufacturer Leclanché has been selected as the Li-ion battery system supplier for a battery-electric ferryboat to be built by Danish shipbuilder Søby Shipyard Ltd.

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Caltech team uses computational topology optimization to design silicon anode structures for Li-ion batteries

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Researchers at Caltech have used computational topology optimization methods to design optimal multifunctional silicon anode structures for lithium-ion batteries. One method to improve the Li-ion battery performance is to replace the traditional graphite anode with silicon.

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CCM: slowdown in China Li-ion unit output growth signals shift in market structure toward new energy vehicle applications

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In 2015, China’s total output of Li-ion batteries increased by 3.13% year-on-year (YoY)—a significant slowdown in the output growth rate from the prior 5 years, according to the National Bureau of Statistics of the People’s Republic of China.

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Panasonic establishing JV to manufacture Li-ion batteries in China

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have established a joint venture company to manufacture Li-ion automotive batteries in China. Panasonic Corporation and Dalian Levear Electric Co. The joint venture company will utilize Panasonic’s technology and knowhow for the production and quality control of automotive batteries to manufacture them for eco-friendly vehicles. Panasonic is aiming at ¥2.1

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Battelle/Concurrent Technologies Corporation technology positioning paper: Improving Li-ion battery safety without decreasing energy density

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The paper outlines the technology landscape and the opportunities that exist in the area of improved Li-ion battery safety. The two have decided that Li-ion battery safety is an area of opportunity for each. Supported by an ARPA-E award, Battelle recently developed an optical sensor to monitor the internal environment of a lithium-ion battery in real-time. Improved Li-Ion Battery Safety.

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Northwestern study finds Li3PO4 promising coating to limit dissolution of transition metals from Li-ion cathodes

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The dissolution of transition metals (TMs) from Li-ion battery cathodes is a major contributor to cell degradation during cycling and aging. A study by a team at Northwestern University has found that Li 3 PO 4 is a promising candidate as a stable coating on oxide materials to limit such dissolution of transition metals into the Li-ion electrolyte. Our finding of exceptional stability for Li 3 PO 4 can be understood in terms of underlying physics.

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6 DOE-funded applied battery research projects targeting Li-ion cells with >200 Wh/kg for PHEVs and EVs

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Envia has licensed Lithium-rich Layered-Layered Li 2 MnO 3 ·LiMO 2 composite patents from Argonne National Laboratory, and has developed HCMR (High Capacity Manganese Rich) cathodes based on these layered-layered composite structures. Farasis’ development strategy is based on initial work done by Dr. Chris Johnson at Argonne National Laboratory and continued at Farasis Energy on an ion-exchange synthesis approach.

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24M emerges from stealth mode with new semi-solid Li-ion cell; <$100/kWh by 2020

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Stealth-mode battery start-up 24M has introduced its new semi-solid lithium-ion cell. Together, our inventions achieve what lithium-ion has yet to do—meet the ultra-low cost targets of the grid and transportation industries. 24M cell compared to conventional Li-ion cell.

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BMW boosts battery capacity of MY2017 i3 to 33 kWh with higher energy density Li-ion cells; up to 114 miles combined cycle range

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The 2017 BMW i3 (94 Ah) has a capacity of 33 kilowatt hours (kWh) due to the use of higher energy density lithium-ion cells; the dimensions of the pack remain unchanged while still offering a significant range increase. New Li-ion pack.

New Samsung silicon anode with graphene boosts volumetric capacity of LiCoO2 Li-ion cell 1.5x after 200 cycles; gravimetric capacity the same

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When paired with a commercial cathode (LiCoO 2 ), the SAIT Si anodes allowed a full Li-ion cell to reach a volumetric energy density of 972 and 700 Wh L −1 at first and 200 th cycle, respectively, 1.8 times higher than those of current commercial lithium-ion batteries.

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Anderman report sees strongest growth for full-hybrid systems; Li-ion batteries for hybrids may be in short supply

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Although NiMH is still the dominant battery in the high-voltage hybrid market, Li-ion technology started to take market share around 2009 and is expected to continually increase its share with time. Li-Ion batteries for strong hybrids are in short supply.

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AllCell and LG develop high-performance Li-ion battery for material handling market

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AllCell Technologies, LLC, a Chicago-based Lithium-ion battery pack manufacturer for smart-grid, autonomous and light electric vehicle applications, and LG Chem Ltd. have developed a high performance long lasting Li-ion battery for material handling applications. The battery is built with LG’s cylindrical 18650-format Li-ion batteries and AllCell’s proprietary passive thermal management technology with phase change composite (PCC) ( earlier post ).

Hanyang/BMW team develops high-energy density Li-ion battery with carbon-nanotube-Si composite anode and NCM concentration gradient cathode

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Researchers from Hanyang University in Korea and the BMW Group have developed a new fully operational, practical Li-ion rechargeable battery combining high energy density with excellent cycle life. g cm -3 ; a two-sloped full concentration gradient (TSFCG) Li[Ni 0.85 Li[Ni 0.8

Optodot and LG Chem sign patent license agreement for boehmite ceramic-coated separators for Li-ion batteries

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The license permits LG Chem to utilize boehmite separator films for lithium-ion batteries. Boehmite ceramic coating layers offer a number of distinct benefits in lithium-ion batteries, including improved thermal stability to enhance the safety of lithium-ion batteries. Optodot Corporation is an intellectual property, product development, and contract services company specializing in a wide variety of products, including lithium-ion batteries and separators.

Swiss researchers devise simple procedure to enhance performance of conventional Li-ion batteries without changing chemistries

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Haphazardly arranged graphite flakes in a conventional anode (above left and center): lithium ions attempting to dock or return to the cathode are forced to take detours (above right). The ions have shorter paths (below right).

NEC introduces 12V Li-ion battery line for stationary applications

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NEC Energy Solutions, along with NEC Corporation, has announced production availability of the Li-ion ALM 12V35 product line of 12-Volt batteries utilizing Nanophosphate lithium iron phosphate (LiFePO 4 ) technology from A123 Systems. Charge rates up to 100X faster than lead-acid batteries and 5-15X faster than other lithium-ion solutions enable systems to remain in service longer, reducing the total cost of ownership (TCO).

Lux: 48 V micro-hybrid market will pass 7M vehicles in 2024; promising for LTO Li-ion batteries

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GWh energy storage opportunity in 2024, Lux sats that Li-ion battery systems will have the inside track for the segment, with Li-ion batteries with traditional anodes representing more than than 2.7

Electrovaya subsidiary Litarion receives US$16M contract for 40Ah Li-ion cells

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Electrovaya announced that its wholly owned subsidiary, Litarion GmbH, has received a purchase order for about US$16 million to supply 40 Ah Lithium Ion cells (Litacell-LC40) to a US-based company.

NEC Energy to use 24M semi-solid Li-ion batteries in its grid storage systems

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have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) whereby 24M has agreed to supply its semi-solid lithium-ion cells ( earlier post ) for use in NEC Energy Solutions’ integrated storage systems. 24M leverages existing, preferred energy storage chemistries but uses a new cell design with semi-solid (a mixture of solid and liquid phases) thick electrodes and manufacturing innovations to deliver what it says will be up to a 50% reduction in current Li-ion costs. (Co-founder

ORNL, XALT show nanoscale alumina coating on layered oxide cathode materials substantially improves Li-ion battery performance

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A team from Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) and XALT Energy , with colleagues from the University of Michigan and Energy Power Systems , have shown that atomic layer deposition (ALD) of alumina (Al 2 O 3 ) on Ni-rich full concentration gradient (FCG) NMC and NCA cathode materials can substantially improve Li-ion battery performance and allow for increased upper cutoff voltage (UCV) during charging—delivering significantly increased specific energy utilization.

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E.ON and Samsung SDI to cooperate in Li-ion stationary energy storage business

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The co-operation includes the development of profitable energy storage solutions and, to this end, to assess and develop a potential business model for targeting applications for Lithium-Ion batteries in selected regions and markets. SE recently signed a Memorandum of Understanding with Samsung SDI on co-operation in the energy storage business.

BNL team develops very high capacity ternary metal fluoride cathode material for Li-ion batteries

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A team led by researchers at Brookhaven National Laboratory (BNL) has found that adding copper atoms to iron fluoride—a member of the class of materials called transition metal fluorides that are potential extremely high-capacity cathodes for future Li-ion batteries—produces a group of new fluoride materials that can reversibly store three times as many Li ions as conventional cathode materials. The lithium ions then bond temporarily to the fluorine atoms.

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