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Researchers develop soft co-crystalline solid electrolyte for lithium-ion batteries

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b, Packing diagram of (Adpn) 2 LiPF 6 showing the channels of Li⁺ ions in the low-affinity matrix in the crystal structure. 2023) “A soft co-crystalline solid electrolyte for lithium-ion batteries.” .; colored box shows the dimensions of unit cell; red, a-crystallographic direction; blue, c-crystallographic direction.

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Lithium-ion battery recycler ABTC expands operations and capacity with newly purchased facility

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The demand for domestically produced and sustainably sourced battery metals has grown at a near insatiable rate over recent years, as the domestic manufacturing capacity of lithium-ion batteries has grown exponentially from less than 50 GWh/year to now more than 700 GWh/year of operational and announced capacity.

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SAE International issues best practice for lithium-ion battery storage

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SAE International has released a new standard document that aids in mitigating risk for the storage of lithium-ion cells, traction batteries, and battery systems intended for use in automotive-type propulsion systems and similar large format (e.g., stationary, industrial) applications. —Ronald M.

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Aqua Metals produces high-purity LiOH directly from recycled lithium-ion batteries

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Aqua Metals has recovered high-purity lithium hydroxide (LiOH) from lithium-ion battery black mass at the company’s Li AquaRefining recycling facility located at the Tahoe-Reno Industrial Center (TRIC). Earlier post.)

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DOE: cobalt is the most expensive material used in lithium-ion battery cathodes

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Aside from the lithium needed to produce modern lithium-ion batteries, much attention is focused on the cost of the materials used for EV battery cathode production. Cobalt is an important ingredient in lithium-ion battery cathode production, accounting for about a quarter of the cost of the battery.

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Ingevity enters EV battery market with $60M investment in lithium-ion anode materials producer Nexeon

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UK-based Nexeon is a desiger of silicon-based anode materials that improve performance of lithium-ion batteries for EVs and consumer electronics. Nexeon’s customers have found that NSP-2 offers a step-change improvement in lithium-ion battery performance while also reducing the weight of the battery.

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Benchmark: lithium-ion battery prices rise for first time in gigafactory era; lithium carbonate major driver

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Benchmark Mineral Intelligence reports that battery producers have begun to increase lithium-ion cell prices following a period of consistent raw material price rises throughout 2021, particularly for lithium.