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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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New ORNL protocol reduces Li-ion battery formation time 6x or more without affecting battery performance

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The ORNL method, published as an open-access paper in the Journal of Power Sources , also conserves lithium, which improves battery capacity. The process is applicable to all lithium-ion batteries and can be tuned for other chemistries as well, said principal investigator David Wood. An analogous layer known as the cathode electrolyte interphase layer forms at the cathode at high potentials vs. Li/Li +. Seong Jin An, Jianlin Li, Zhijia Du, Claus Daniel, David L.

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

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A new study by a team from Carnegie Mellon University’s College of Engineering has found that even large increases in lithium prices are unlikely to increase significantly the cost of batteries or battery packs for end users such as vehicle manufactures or consumers—although some manufacturers may see reduced profit margins. The study comes against the backdrop of a more than doubling of global lithium prices over the last 6 months.

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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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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 recently granted a license to LG Chem Ltd.

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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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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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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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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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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.

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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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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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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 ).

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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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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.

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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.

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Arkema and Hydro-Québec set up a joint laboratory for lithium-ion batteries

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The laboratory will focus its work on the development of a new generation of materials for the manufacture of lithium-ion batteries, in particular new electrolytes (solvents, lithium salts, etc.) Currently, Arkema supplies its Kynar polyvinylidene fluoride resins (PVDF) for use in lithium-ion batteries.

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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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The FCG cathode material consists of lithium transition-metal oxide particles with the nickel concentration decreasing from the center towards the outer layer and the concentration of manganese increasing accordingly. 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.

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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.

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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

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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).

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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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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

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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).

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Novel high capacity anode material for Li-ion batteries: hydroxylamine hydrochloride

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Researchers from Ningbo University in China report the first use of hydroxylamine hydrochloride (H 3 NOHCl) as anode material for lithium-ion batteries in a paper in the Journal of Power Sources. Up to 50 cycles, H 3 NOHCl still maintains a lithium storage capacity of 368.9 The team concluded that H 3 NOHCl has high lithium storage capacity, excellent cycling stability and outstanding rate performance.

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Graphene 3D Lab to partner with Stony Brook on Li-ion batteries for aerial drones and mobile robots

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and Stony Brook University have entered into a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to collaborate with the University’s divisions of Center for Integrated Electrical Energy Systems (CIEES) and Center for Advanced Technology in Sensors (Sensor CAT) to develop technology for a light-weight lithium-ion battery pack with the intended use for aerial drones and mobile robots. Graphene 3D Lab Inc.

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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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Li-ion electrode company BESSTECH receives $250K investment from Eastern New York Angels

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The investment by ENYA will enable BESSTECH to expand its manufacturing partnerships to further advance market introduction of its low-cost, high-performance silicon-based anodes for lithium-ion battery applications. BESSTECH says that its anode technology can produce lighter lithium-ion batteries that charge faster—with charging rates as low as 6 minutes—have longer times between charging, and offer increased lifetimes of more than 1,000 cycles.

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

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The team achieved three-times-higher storage capacity through the reversible redox reactions of copper and iron—breaking and reforming copper-fluorine and iron-fluorine bonds while absorbing and releasing lithium. However, transition metal fluorides, which contain the element fluorine plus one or more of the transition metals, such as iron and copper, have much higher ion-storage capacities than traditional cathodes.

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GS Yuasa develops 12V Li-ion battery for start/stop applications

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Engineers at GS Yuasa in Japan have developed a 12V lithium-ion battery targeting the start/stop systems market. Therefore, the new lithium-ion battery can physically replace a LN5 lead-acid battery in a vehicle. Inner structure of 019SLIB type 12 V lithium-ion battery.

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Bosch, GS Yuasa, and Mitsubishi Corporation to set up JV for next generation lithium-ion batteries

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and Mitsubishi Corporation have agreed to work together on the next generation of high-performance lithium-ion batteries. In September 2012, Bosch and Samsung SDI disbanded their South Korea-based SB LiMotive JV for Li-ion batteries. GS Yuasa will contribute its many years of experience in manufacturing lithium-ion cells with high energy density for a longer range, as well as its expertise in materials systems and electrochemistry.

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Li-ion maker Boston Power secures US$290M from two local Chinese governments for expansion

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Li-ion maker Boston Power has secured US$290 million in local government financial support for the expansion of its two facilities in China. China’s EV market is expected to reach US$35 billion by 2020, with demand for high-end lithium-ion batteries hitting 100 GWh. The company’s Liyang facility will receive a total investment of $160 million, increasing its manufacturing capacity fivefold by 2016.

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Saft Li-ion battery system to power ExoMars Rover; >€1M contract

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million) from Airbus Defence and Space Ltd (UK) to develop, to qualify and to test a specific lithium-ion (Li-ion) battery system to power the ExoMars Rover vehicle. An advantage of these Li-ion cells is their compact, lightweight design that minimizes the overall battery mass, so that more of the mission payload can be utilized for scientific instrumentation. ExoMars Rover. Click to enlarge. Saft has signed a contract worth more than €1 million (US$1.1

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Hybrid cellular nanosheets show promise as basis for high performance anodes for Li-ion batteries

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Korea have developed a simple synthetic method for producing carbon-based hybrid cellular nanosheets that exhibit strong electrochemical performance for many key aspects of high-performance lithium-ion battery anodes. Researchers in S.

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New Li-S battery shows cycle performance comparable to that of Li-ion batteries along with more than double the energy density

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A team of researchers in South Korea and Italy has demonstrated a highly reliable lithium–sulfur battery showing cycle performance comparable to that of commercially available lithium-ion batteries while offering more than double the energy density. Batteries Li-Sulfur

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Electrovaya introduces new long-life 40 Ah Li-ion cell

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and its wholly owned subsidiary, Litarion GmbH, introduced a new 40Ah lithium ion cell (“Litacell LC-40”) promising extraordinary cycle and calendar life (nearly 9000 cycles at 1C/1C and 100% DoD) and safety properties due to the unparalleled stability of Separion flexible ceramic separator membrane. Electrovaya Inc.

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Stanford team develops thermoresponsive film allowing fast and reversible shutdown of Li-ion batteries to prevent thermal runaway

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The symbol (×) illustrates blocking of electron or ion transport. To ensure good performance, LIBs [lithium-ion batteries] generally operate within a limited range of current density, voltage and temperature. Zheng Chen, Po-Chun Hsu, Jeffrey Lopez, Yuzhang Li, John W.

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