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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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NanoGraf unveils 3.8 Ah 18650 Li-ion cell, 800 Wh/L using silicon anode

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NanoGraf, an advanced battery material company ( earlier post ), has enabled what it says is the highest energy density 18650 cylindrical lithium-ion cell in the world—one that provides a 28% longer run time than traditional cell chemistries. US soldiers on patrol carry upwards of twenty pounds of lithium-ion batteries, often the second heaviest category of equipment after body armor.

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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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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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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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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.

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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SVOLT Energy Technology first to scale production of safer Li-ion cells using Soteria technology

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SVOLT Energy Technology, a global advanced technology company and spin-off of Chinese automobile manufacturer Great Wall Motors, is the first to begin commercialization of lithium-ion batteries (LIB) utilizing metallic thin-film separator technology from Soteria Battery Innovation Group (BIG).

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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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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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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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LANXESS enters battery chemistry business; Li-ion electrolyte production in Leverkusen, Germany

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Starting next year, the Group will produce electrolyte formulations for lithium-ion batteries for the Chinese company Tinci. Tinci) is a leading global manufacturer of lithium-ion battery materials. Germany-based specialty chemicals company LANXESS is entering the battery chemistry business. Guangzhou Tinci Materials Technology Co. The high-performance electrolyte formulations from Leverkusen will enable Tinci to become a domestic supplier for battery cell manufacturers in Europe.

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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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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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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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Nano-vault architecture alleviates stress in Si-based anodes for Li-ion batteries

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New research conducted by the Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology Graduate University (OIST) has identified a specific building block that improves the anode in lithium-ion batteries. 2021) “Nano-vault architecture mitigates stress in silicon-based anodes for lithium-ion batteries.”

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BMW Group to build new pilot plant to produce Li-ion cells

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With a new pilot plant that will produce lithium-ion battery cells, the company is taking the next step in addressing all aspects of the battery cell value chain: from selection of materials, to battery cell composition and design, all the way to near-standard production and recycling.

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EGEB: NanoGraf achieves 28% longer run time in a 18650 Li-ion cell

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KIT coordinating EPIC project; accelerated drying of electrodes for Li-ion batteries

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The new EPIC project coordinated by Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) is aimed at accelerating the drying of high-quality electrodes for lithium-ion batteries, increasing the energy efficiency of this process and, hence, reducing the cost of production.

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Li-ion battery recycling and manufacturing startup Battery Resourcers completes $20M Series B

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Battery Resourcers , a vertically integrated lithium-ion battery recycling and manufacturing company, recently completed a $20-million Series B equity round with financing led by Orbia Ventures, the venture capital arm of the multinational Orbia, and participation from other investors including At One Ventures, TDK Ventures, TRUMPF Venture, Doral Energy-Tech Ventures andJaguar Land Rover’s InMotion Ventures. Lithium carbonate (Li 2 CO 3 ) is also a current product offering.

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Roskill: Niobium industry looking for a future beyond steel; Li-ion batteries a possibility

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The winner of the best paper in 2019 was an effort by researchers then at the University of Cambridge, Argonne National Laboratory and the Diamond Light Source, Harwell Science and Innovation Campus, on the use of niobium tungsten oxides for high-rate lithium-ion battery storage.

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U Tokyo TFEP electrolyte solvent enables safer high-voltage, high energy-density Li-ion batteries

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Researchers at the Graduate School of Engineering and Graduate School of Science at the University of Tokyo have designed and synthesized a fluorinated cyclic phosphate solvent, 2-(2,2,2-trifluoroethoxy)-1,3,2-dioxaphospholane 2-oxide (TFEP), for use in lithium-ion batteries.

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Li-Cycle to build new Li-ion battery recycling facility in Arizona; third commercial spoke

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Li-Cycle Corp., the largest lithium-ion battery recycler in North America, will build its third commercial lithium-ion battery recycling facility, to be located in Gilbert, Arizona, within the Phoenix metropolitan area. When complete, Li-Cycle’s “Spoke 3” facility will be capable of processing up to 10,000 tonnes of end-of-life batteries and battery manufacturing scrap per year, bringing Li-Cycle’s total recycling capacity to 20,000 tonnes per year.

Prieto Battery says third-party testing marks milestone for commercialization of safer 3D Li-ion anode

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Prieto Battery , a 3D Li-ion battery technology company ( earlier post ), announced the results of its first third-party validation testing from Energy Assurance, LLC. Specifically, Prieto had a group of fully assembled batteries containing their proprietary 3D anode tested against an array of UL (Underwriters Laboratories) and IEC (International Electrotechnical Commission) standards for Li-ion chemistry.

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LeydenJar’s silcon anode boosts Li-ion battery energy by 70%; 1350 Wh/L with more than 100 cycles

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LeydenJar Technologies, a Dutch spin-out of the applied research institute TNO, has developed a new,100% silicon anode for lithium-ion batteries. This breakthrough offers two key benefits: batteries with a 70% higher energy density (1350 Wh/L) and 62% less CO 2 emissions.

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