Novel copolymer binder extends the life of lithium-ion batteries

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One of the major causes for the drop in capacity over time in Li-ion batteries is the degradation of the widely used graphite anodes. One of the major challenges for graphite anodes is the exfoliation of the graphite framework on deep cycling at a fast current rate.

Freudenberg Sealing Technologies offers material testing for lithium-ion battery electrolytes

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Freudenberg Sealing Technologies (FST) has expanded its material testing capabilities to include performance and compatibility evaluations of the rubber, elastomers and thermoplastics used to seal and safely maintain lithium-ion batteries.

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Enovix raises $45M; working to develop its 3D Silicon Lithium-ion technology for EV market

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Enovix Corporation has secured $45 million in new funds to produce and commercialize its 3D Silicon Lithium-ion Battery. The funding sources include a major new strategic investor, current investors (including T.

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Stanford scientists identify new Li-B-S solid electrolyte materials that boost lithium-ion battery performance

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Stanford University scientists have identified a new solid-state Li-ion electrolyte predicted to exhibit simultaneously fast ionic conductivity, wide electrochemical stability, low cost, and low mass density. Most lithium-ion batteries have a negatively charged electrode made of graphite.

2020 314

Leclanché develops 65 Ah high-energy lithium-ion pouch cell for electric and hybrid bus and truck applications

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Leclanché SA has developed a new, high-energy 65 Ah lithium-ion pouch cell to meet the demands of bus and truck manufacturers seeking increased range and operating time for fully electric and hybrid-electric vehicles.

Li-Cycle commercial lithium-ion battery recycling plant now operational in Rochester, NY

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North America’s largest capacity lithium-ion battery recycling company, announced that its Spoke 2 facility at Eastman Business Park (EBP) in Rochester, New York is now fully operational. The new Rochester facility has the capacity to process up to 5,000 tonnes of spent lithium-ion batteries per year, which brings Li-Cycle’s total recycling capacity to 10,000 tonnes/year through its two North American Spokes. Li-Cycle Corp.,

2020 228

Enhanced performance for TNOx/HRGO hybrid anode for lithium-ion batteries

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Researchers from Chengdu Development Center of Science and Technology have significantly enhanced the performance of titanium niobium oxides for lithium-ion batteries.

2020 247

Dürr and Techno Smart partner on manufacturing of lithium-ion batteries for e-cars

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Dürr is positioning itself in the growing Li-ion battery market as a supplier of production technology and is expanding its market access to battery manufacturers through a cooperation with Techno Smart, a leading Japanese manufacturer of coating systems.

2020 227

SVOLT Energy Technology First to Scale Production of Safer Lithium-Ion Batteries with Soteria Battery Innovation Group

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SVOLT), a global advanced technology company and spin-off of Chinese automobile manufacturer Great Wall Motors, is first to begin commercialization of lithium-ion batteries (LIB) utilizing safety technology from Soteria Battery Innovation Group (BIG). GREENVILLE, S.C.,

eCitaro G bus with new Lithium-Ion Batteries: Mercedes-Benz Delivers the 1st Fully-Electric Articulated Buses to ÜSTRA in Hanover

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The post eCitaro G bus with new Lithium-Ion Batteries: Mercedes-Benz Delivers the 1st Fully-Electric Articulated Buses to ÜSTRA in Hanover appeared first on EV Obsession. Electric Buses Electric Vehicles Hanover lithium ion batteries Mercedes-Benz eCitaro G ÜSTRA in Hanover

New Flyer and Li-Cycle complete heavy-duty lithium-ion battery recycling pilot; 3,200 lbs of Li-ion batteries

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one of the world’s leading independent global bus manufacturers, announced the successful completion of a battery recycling pilot with North America’s largest lithium-ion battery recycler, Li- Cycle Corporation. Li-Cycle offers a proprietary, closed-loop lithium-ion battery resource recovery service producing minimal solid waste, and zero liquid and air emissions that can sustainably produce battery grade lithium, cobalt, and nickel products.

UCSD team develops new disordered rock salt anode for fast-charging, safer lithium-ion batteries

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Researchers at UC San Diego, with their colleagues at other institutions, have developed a new anode material that enables lithium-ion batteries to be safely recharged within minutes for thousands of cycles.

2020 212

MIT team develops data-driven safety envelope for lithium-ion batteries for EVs

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Researchers at MIT, with a colleague from Tsinghua University, have developed a safety envelope for Li-ion batteries in electric vehicles by using a high accuracy finite element model of a pouch cell to produce more than 2,500 simulations and subsequently analyzing the data with Machine Learning (ML) algorithms. 2019) “Data-Driven Safety Envelope of Lithium-Ion Batteries for Electric Vehicles,” Joule doi: 10.1016/j.joule.2019.07.026.

2019 271

U Texas team develops cobalt-free high-energy lithium-ion battery

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Researchers from the Cockrell School of Engineering at The University of Texas at Austin have developed a cobalt-free high-energy lithium-ion battery, eliminating the cobalt and opening the door to reducing the costs of producing batteries while boosting performance in some ways. energy lithium?ion ion batteries. ion batteries. By keeping the ions evenly distributed, the researchers were able to avoid performance loss. Ion Batteries.”

2020 207

Nouryon introduces CMC polymers to improve the performance of lithium-ion batteries

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Nouryon has begun the first deliveries of AkuPure, a carboxymethyl cellulose (CMC) polymer targeted specifically at lithium-ion batteries, a market that is growing quickly due to increased demand for electric vehicles. Secondary Lithium-ion batteries made using CMC show high capacity retention in general, but also at high C-rates.

2020 204

ICL model predicts lithium-ion batteries most competitive for storage applications by 2030

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The model predicts lithium-ion batteries to be the cheapest technology in the coming decades. We have found that lithium-ion batteries are following in the footsteps of crystalline silicon solar panels. Lithium-ion batteries were once expensive and suited only to niche applications, but they are now being manufactured in such volumes, their costs are coming down much faster than the competing storage technologies.

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Lithium-ion vs. nickel-metal hydride: Toyota still likes both for its hybrids

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Toyota continues to stay the course with nickel-metal hydride battery cells for many of its hybrid vehicles, even though most other hybrid vehicles from other brands have moved on to using lithium-ion cells exclusively. Los Angeles Auto Show lithium-ion nickel-metal-hydride battery

Lithium-ion battery capacity for new BEVs sold in US reached a record high in 2019

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With a 1% increase in sales and increasing battery pack size, all-electric vehicles (EVs) captured a record amount of total plug-in vehicle battery capacity sold in 2019, 17.4 gigawatt-hours, according to analysis by Argonne National Laboratory.

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2021 Lexus ES 300h: Lithium-ion battery adds trunk space to 44-mpg hybrid sedan

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The 2021 Lexus ES 300h hybrid sedan gets a handful of changes for the new model year, including a new, more compact, lithium-ion battery pack.

2020 130

American Manganese begins testing of lithium-ion battery materials recycling pilot plant

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AMY) announced that its processing partner, Kemetco Research, has commenced the processing of a select sample of Li-ion cathode scrap material through Stages 1 and 2 of a pilot recycling plant. Lithium recovery and water recycle. AMY is a critical metal company with a patent-approved process for the recovery of metals from lithium-ion batteries such as cobalt, lithium, nickel, manganese, and aluminum. Canada-based American Manganese Inc.

2019 253

Silicon anodes to boost lithium-ion battery capacity within a few years

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The main impediment to mass electric-car adoption is price, and the driving force behind that is the cost of lithium-ion battery cells. Batteries lithium-ion battery pack research and development plug-in carsThe performance of those cells improves at about 7 percent a year, give or take: Either the same cell costs 7 percent less after a year, or a carmaker gets 7 percent more energy capacity for the same price. Those.

PPG receives $2.2M from DOE to study coatings applications in automotive lithium-ion batteries

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PPG received funding from the US Department of Energy (DOE) for research into the use of two versatile, high-output processes in the production of lithium-ion (Li-ion) battery electrodes. As an additional benefit, the proposed processes would eliminate the use of the solvent N-Methyl-2-pyrrolidone (NMP) in producing the conductive-carbon slurry that forms cathodes for Li-ion batteries.

2020 163

Now Toyota can make electric cars: it's tamed lithium-ion batteries, it says

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lithium-ion battery pack plug-in cars Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV Toyota is one of the world's three largest carmakers, along with General Motors and Volkswagen Group. Having placed its bets for the future of zero-emission transport on hydrogen fuel-cell vehicles, it's by far the most resistant of the three to the notion of battery-electric cars. But a recent news story might possibly indicate a crack in the.

Honda presents new battery chemistry that could succeed lithium-ion

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Researchers from around the world are looking for the successor to the lithium-ion battery for electric cars, power tools, and electronics—one that will store more energy with less size and weight, charge more quickly, and have improved safety.

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Researchers expand the temperature range of lithium-ion batteries with new functional electrolytes

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Researchers at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL) have developed new functional electrolytes containing multiple additives to enable Li-ion batteries (LIBs) to perform well in a wide temperature range from ?40 The electrolyte solutions in Li-ion batteries conduct ions between the negative electrode (anode) and positive electrode (cathode) to power the battery.

2019 188

Why lithium-ion cells with hollow cores matter (Apple Car or not)

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Batteries lithium-ion Apple plug-in carsOne of the biggest news stories in the automotive industry has been a car that still isn't officially confirmed to exist. It's "Project Titan," Apple's much-discussed project to allegedly develop an electric car. Now, reports out of South Korea indicate that the most unusual feature of this rumored electric car—if it exists—could very.

Daimler takes minority stake in Sila Nanotechnologies; next-generation lithium-ion battery materials

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Founded in 2011, Sila Nano is a developer of new battery materials which outperform existing lithium-ion technologies. Sila Nano’s chemistry demonstrates a 20% improvement today, with the potential to reach 40% improvement over state-of-the-art traditional li-ion. These materials easily drop into existing Li-ion factories, making it possible to deploy efficiently and at scale.

2019 216

Samsung lithium-ion cell to recharge to 80 percent in 20 minutes

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The limitations of current lithium-ion battery-cell technology pose a hindrance to more widespread adoption of plug-in electric cars. Relatively short ranges and long charging times accorded by current lithium-ion cells still limit the appeal of electric cars in the minds of many new-car buyers. Batteries lithium-ion plug-in cars Samsung

Lithium-ion battery packs now $209 per kwh, will fall to $100 by 2025: Bloomberg analysis

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lithium-ion battery pack costs plug-in cars Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV) battery capacityBattery-pack prices are the lowest they've ever been, and like a yoga-obsessed limbo contestant, they're primed to go even lower. A report by Bloomberg New Energy Finance, based on a survey of "more than 50 companies," states the average cost of a electric-car battery pack is now $209 per kilowatt-hour. But the real shocker is the report's claim.

BMZ Holding and KION Group to launch joint venture for lithium-ion batteries for industrial trucks

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BMZ Holding GmbH, a European manufacturer of lithium-ion battery systems, will join forces with KION GROUP AG, a global provider of intralogistics solutions, to form a joint venture under the name of KION Battery Systems GmbH. This joint venture will manufacture lithium-ion batteries for industrial trucks in the EMEA region.

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Panasonic to increase automotive lithium-ion battery production in Japan

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Panasonic Corporation will start production of automotive lithium-ion batteries at a factory in Himeji, Hyogo Prefecture, expanding domestic production amid increasing demand for such batteries. To further boost the capacity, the company has decided to produce prismatic automotive lithium-ion batteries at the Himeji factory, which currently produces LCD panels.

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Self-Heating Lithium-Ion Battery Could Cut Winter Range Woes

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Batteries lithium-ion winter driving research plug-in cars Winter WeatherFor some electric-car drivers--and potential buyers--range loss in cold winter weather is a significant concern. Range anxiety" is already an issue for many consumers, and the potential for a loss of up to one-third of the total rated range in cold weather compounds the problem. To tackle that problem, Penn State researchers are working on a.

Saint Jean Carbon building a high performance lithium-ion battery with recycled/upcycled material

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a carbon science company engaged in the design and build of energy storage carbon materials, and a battery manufacturing partner will build a high-powered full-scale lithium-ion battery with recycled/upcycled material from an electric car power pack and upcycled anode material from Saint Jean Carbon. Saint Jean Carbon Inc.,

2016 257

Johnson Controls’ Lithium-ion batteries power Hybrid Range Rover

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Johnson Controls is supplying the Lithium-ion battery pack for the Hybrid Range Rover ( earlier post ), announced in 2013. Cutaway of the Li-ion battery pack for the Range Rover. The hybrid system, including lithium-ion battery pack, inverter and electric motor weighs less than 120 kg (282 lbs). Production of the cells and complete battery systems is underway at Johnson Controls’ manufacturing facility in Holland, Michigan.

24M delivers initial quantity of production-size semi-solid Lithium-ion cells to NEC Energy Solutions

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24M is leveraging existing, preferred energy storage chemistry but using 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. Last October, 24M and NEC ES announced the signing of an MoU whereby 24M agreed to supply its semi-solid lithium-ion cells for use in NEC ES’ integrated storage systems.

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GS Yuasa to set up SLI lithium-ion battery plant in Hungary

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in Hungary and build a new plant for lithium-ion batteries. Lithium-ion batteries will be assembled in a new plant with lithium-ion cells made in Japan. GS Yuasa will also consider manufacturing lithium-ion cells in this plant in future. GS Yuasa Corporation will establish a manufacturing subsidiary company, GS Yuasa Hungary Ltd.

Johnson Controls and Toshiba partner to bring leading automakers low-voltage lithium-ion solutions; dual-battery systems

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Johnson Controls Power Solutions and Toshiba Infrastructure Systems & Solutions Corporation have partnered to deliver low-voltage lithium-ion solutions to meet automaker demands for improved efficiency, lower costs and less complexity. Under the agreement, Johnson Controls will collaborate with Toshiba to develop and manufacture lithium-ion batteries at its Holland, MI, plant and pair them with existing lead-acid battery technology as part of dual-battery systems.

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Elastic wire-shaped lithium-ion batteries with high electrochemical performance

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Structure of the flexible wire-shaped lithium-ion battery. A team led by Huisheng Peng from Fudan University in Shanghai has developed a stretchable wire-shaped lithium-ion battery produced from two aligned multi-walled carbon nanotube/lithium oxide composite yarns as the anode and cathode without extra current collectors and binders. 3 , which are an order of magnitude higher than the densities reported for lithium thin-film batteries.

New sensor tech for commercial Lithium-ion batteries could support >5x faster charging without compromising safety

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Researchers at WMG at the University of Warwick (UK) have developed a method to assess the maximum current for commercial 18650 Li-ion batteries, using novel instrumentation methods enabling in operando measurements. Additionally, if a cell is charged too fast, lithium metal can electroplate on the anode, which may grow in the form of dendrites and eventually pierce the separator, causing an internal short circuit and subsequent catastrophic failure.

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Siemens, Northvolt partner in next generation lithium-ion battery cell production; Siemens invests €10M

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Siemens and Northvolt, a company working to build a European Li-ion gigafactory with 32 GWh of battery capacity ( earlier post ), are partnering for the development of best-in-class technology to produce high-quality lithium-ion batteries. million); after production start in 2020, Northvolt will become a preferred supplier for lithium-ion batteries for Siemens. Supply of lithium-ion batteries.

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All 2020 Hyundai hybrids have a clever 12-volt lithium-ion accessory battery

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Hyundai’s electric vehicles, the Ioniq Electric and Kona Electric, are already established as among the top few most efficient EVs.

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Study finds rapid charging and draining doesn’t damage lithium-ion electrode as much as thought

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A new study has found that rapid-charging a lithium-ion battery and using it to do high-power, rapidly draining work may not be as damaging as researchers had thought, and that the benefits of slow draining and charging may have been overestimated. The results, Chueh said, can be directly applied to many oxide and graphite electrodes used in today’s commercial lithium ion batteries and in about half of those under development.

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Saft America receives $6.13M USABC award for lithium-ion 12V stop-start battery technology development

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The 30-month contract will focus on the development and delivery of lithium-ion 12-volt modules for vehicle stop-start battery applications consistent with USABC goals based on Saft’s advanced lithium-ion battery technologies along with battery management electronics. Saft America Inc.

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