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A123 Systems acquires lithium titanate and Li-imide electrolyte technology from Leyden Energy; micro-hybrid focus

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A123 Systems LLC, a developer and manufacturer of advanced lithium-ion batteries and systems, has acquired Leyden Energy’s intellectual property in battery materials covering lithium titanate (LTO) and non-flammable electrolyte (Li-imide) developments for an undisclosed amount. The acquisition of Leyden’s technology in this field complements the lithium iron phosphate (LFP) materials portfolio that A123 commercialized nearly a decade ago under the Nanophosphate trade name.

Hydro-Québec and Technifin form partnership to license lithium titanate spinel oxide (LTO) technologies for Li-ion battery applications

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Hydro-Québec (Canada) and Technifin (South Africa) have entered into an intellectual property collaboration agreement relating to the licensing of their respective intellectual property (IP) in lithium titanate spinel oxide (LTO) technologies, notably for lithium-ion battery applications. In 1996, he was the first to propose the use of nano-scale LTO for lithium-ion batteries and hybrid supercapacitors.).

XALT Energy introduces high-performance lithium titanate cell technology; electric bus applications

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XALT Energy has introduced a high-performance Lithium Titanium Oxide (LTO) cell that it says has achieved better cycle life performance over a wider range of operating conditions than any lithium-ion cell ever built.

Toshiba to supply Lithium-titanate battery for 2MW energy storage system project in UK; 1MWh SCiB

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Toshiba Corporation will supply the battery for the United Kingdom’s first 2MW scale lithium-titanate battery based Energy Storage System (ESS) to support grid management. The company’s 1MWh SCiB battery will be installed in a primary substation in central England in September. Large-scale ESS are seen as a versatile solution in managing electricity supply.

High-performance Li-ion Capacitor Developed With CNT, Lithium Titanate

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Researchers at the Tokyo University of Agriculture and Technology (TUAT) have developed a lithium-ion capacitor using a composite material of single-layer carbon nanotube and lithium titanate (Li 4 Ti 5 O 12 , LTO that features enhanced high-rate capacity and discharge properties. Tech-On!

Opbrid Introduces New Overhead Fast-Charging System for Buses; Leveraging Lithium Titanate (nLTO) Battery Technology for Rapid Charge Hybrids

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The Bůsbaar rapid charger. Click to enlarge. Spain-based Opbrid Transporte Sostenible S.L. has introduced the Bůsbaar—an overhead, pantograph-based fast-charging station for buses.

Altair Nanotechnologies Partners with Amperex Technology to Accelerate Commercialization of Next-Generation Lithium-Titanate Batteries

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ATL) to accelerate the commercialization of next-generation high-performance lithium-titanate battery cells. China-based ATL currently produces Lithium-ion polymer batteries under a license agreement with Valence Technology. So far these have been combined with cathodes from conventional lithium-ion batteries. Li-ion battery manufacturer Altair Nanotechnologies Inc. Altairnano) has entered a joint development agreement (JDA) with Amperex Technology Ltd.

Proterra extended range electric bus delivers 258 miles on one charge of 257 kWh pack

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Proterra’s TerraVolt FC fast charge battery options (lithium titanate, LTO chemistry) allows for maximum run time with minimum dwell time.

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Toshiba Looking to Supply Lithium Titanate EV Batteries to 5 Automakers

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Toshiba is looking to sign approximately five carmakers to deals for the companies newly released lithium batteries intended to provide motivation to EVs. According to a report in the Financial Times of London, the head of Toshiba said that the company will enter the EV market with its newly developed lithium titanate Bring on the carmakers.

Lithium Titanate Batteries Offer Exceptional Fast Charging Capabilities

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In order to counter the initial affects of range anxiety, several different things must be taken into consideration. From charging stations located at convenient mileage intervals, to marketing departments assuring would be buyers that there range numbers are indeed accurate, everything must be accounted for. One aspect of charging that

Foothill Transit launching fully fast-charging electric bus line

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The 10-minute charging time is possible thanks to specially designed lithium titanate batteries. Foothill Transit, the primary public transportation provider for the San Gabriel and Pomona Valleys in Los Angeles County, California, is launching a heavy-duty, fast charging, fully electric bus line at the Pomona Transit Center on 27 September. Almost four years ago to the day, Foothill Transit became the first public transit agency to put fast-charge electric buses into service.

Researchers develop nanoscale LTO anode with superior high temperature performance

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A team led by researchers from the Joint School of Nanoscience and Nanoengineering, North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University has synthesized nanoscale porous lithium titanium oxide (LTO) material for Li-ion anodes that exhibit stable electrochemical performance at high temperature (50 °C) and high charge/discharge rates (5 C) without performing any post-surface treatments.

Mitsubishi Motors selects Toshiba SCiB for EVs

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With lithium titanate oxide in the anode, the SCiB offers a high level operating safety, long life and rapid charging. times more charge/discharge cycles than a typical lithium-ion battery, according to Toshiba. 20Ah SCiB cell. Click to enlarge.

Leclanché and Narada Power sign strategic global alliance for Li-ion technology

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Swiss battery manufacturer Leclanché SA ( earlier post ) and China-based Zhejiang Narada Power Source Co Ltd, a global battery manufacturer, announced a strategic partnership for the manufacturing and development of lithium-ion battery technology for the Chinese and global markets.

Porsche opens new plant for eight-cylinder engines; digitalization and data management; V8s for all VW Group brands

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The electric transporters, which are powered by lithium-titanate batteries, navigate over a grid network of 16,000 magnets that are mounted in the floors of the two plant levels. Porsche has officially dedicated a new engine plant for eight-cylinder engines.

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EIG introducing LTO Li-ion cell for stop-start/micro-hybrid vehicle systems; high dynamic charge and long duty cycle life

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EIG), a South Korean manufacturer of large format lithium-ion polymer battery cell technology, has developed a high performance lithium titanate oxide (LTO) anode cell targeting and enabling applications requiring high charge/discharge rates, long cycle life, and broad operating temperature range. Energy Innovation Group Ltd.

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

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That said, into the 2020’s other chemistries will emerge to displace Li-ion with conventional carbon anodes, and lithium-titanate (LTO) will be the system to emerge, capturing 22% of the total dollar value market size.

Toshiba’s SCiB battery for the Fit EV

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The SCiB cells use lithium titanate oxide in the battery anode, enabling rapid charge times and a long battery life, with stable power discharge in a wide range of environments. 20Ah SCiB cell. Click to enlarge.

Proterra introduces new extended range battery pack for electric transit buses; up to 180 miles

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These two lithium titanate fast charging battery packs are components of Proterra’s TerraFlex energy system and can be used interchangeably in the Catalyst vehicle platform. Electric transitbus manufacturer Proterra Inc. has launched a new extended-range product line. With the new TerraVolt XR extended-range battery, Proterra buses can now be configured to travel up to 180 miles (290 km) between charges.

Proterra Catalyst electric bus sets records at Altoona in efficiency, gradeability, weight and acceleration

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The bus is powered either by an advanced Lithium Titanate fast-charge energy storage pack or an NMC extended range energy storage system.

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GM Ventures invests in battery-electric bus company Proterra

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Proterra’s TerraVolt energy storage system consists of 54-72 kWh lithium titanate battery packs that recharge in 10 minutes using the company’s roof-mounted Fast Fill recharging system. Comparing fuel costs and fuel efficiency. Source: GM. Click to enlarge.

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XALT Energy in major multi-year contract to supply LTO batteries to HK Group for electric buses in China

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XALT Energy (originally founded in 2009 as Dow-Kokam, LLC), a leading developer and manufacturer of lithium-ion batteries, signed a global exclusive agreement with Hybrid Kinetic Group (HK Group) of China for the supply of its Lithium Titanate (LTO) batteries from its manufacturing facilities in Midland, Michigan for all-electric buses in China. XALT is the sole supplier of Lithium-ion batteries for the Formula E race series.

New ORNL titanium dioxide material shows high-rate capability and long-time cyclability for Li-ion batteries

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Researchers at Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) have designed and synthesized a new titanium dioxide material—Mesoporous TiO 2 –B microspheres—for high-power lithium-ion batteries. Mesoporous TiO 2 –B microspheres. Click to enlarge.

Electrovaya launches next generation of MN series of Li-ion SuperPolymer cells; claims energy densities exceeding 200 Wh/g

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Electrovaya’s MN-HP series cells use commercially proven electrode materials such as graphite anodes and lithium metal mixed oxide cathodes. The company says that the MN-HP cells typically have 50-70% higher energy density than typical phosphate cells, and more than 120% higher energy density than lithium titanate cells. Electrovaya Inc.

Proterra selects Toshiba SCiB cells for next-gen electric bus

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Featuring a Lithium Titanate Oxide (LTO), Toshiba’s SCiB batteries have excellent thermal performance, enabling their high-rate charging capability. The lithium-titanate chemistry contained in SCiB makes the batteries highly resistant to thermal runaway and lithium metal plating, providing exceptional battery safety characteristics. Proterra Inc. has selected Toshiba as the battery supplier for its next-generation, all-electric bus from Proterra Inc.

Altairnano signs MoU with Shenhua subsidiaries for industrial Li-ion energy storage systems in China

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Altairnano has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Shenhua Science & Technology and its research affiliate, the National Institute of Clean and Low-carbon Energy (NICE), jointly to develop, deploy and promote industrial applications of lithium titanate-based energy storage systems in China.

Altairnano working with TAURON on Li-ion energy storage systems demonstration research project in Poland

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TAURON) jointly to determine the necessary infrastructure needs for stationary energy storage systems based on lithium titanate batteries, and for the construction of power and frequency stabilization systems in Poland. Altairnano has entered into an agreement with TAURON Dystrybucja S.A.

New Si-based multicomponent anode exhibits high-performance for Li-ion batteries

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To address these issues, the team used a silicon core covered with multifunctional shell layers (lithium silicate and lithium titanate). Researchers in S. Korea have designed a novel silicon-based multicomponent anode material for high energy density Li-ion batteries.

China-Based Holding Company to Invest $48.9M in Altair Nanotechnologies for 51%; China Battery Deals

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YTE), which is a manufacturer of high-capacity and high-power lithium battery products. Yintong’s lithium battery modules are made with a proprietary circular design and are used in a range of customer applications, including mass transit and energy storage solutions. million in proceeds to fund the contemplated establishment of a lithium-titanate manufacturing facility in China and Altair’s working capital requirements and operations in the United States.

Kokam conducts ballistic tests on NANO Li-ion cells; no thermal runaway

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has conducted ballistic tests on battery cells using its unique Lithium Ion NANO battery technology and determined that even when these cells are shot they do not experience thermal runaway. Kokam created the exceptionally stable NANO battery technology by integrating three different lithium-ion battery chemistries—Nickel Manganese Cobalt (NMC), Lithium Titanate Oxide (LTO) and Lithium Iron Phosphate (LFP)—into a single battery. Kokam Co.

Researchers in Japan develop new titanium oxide Li-ion battery anode material with 28.5% more capacity than LTO

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higher energy capacity than lithium titanate (Li 4 Ti 5 O 12 , LTO). According to AIST, the material can lower costs because it does not contain lithium. Sodium titanate (Na 2 Ti 3 O 7 ) is used as a starting material.

Altairnano to provide 2MW Li-ion storage system for solar project in Puerto Rico

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Using Altairnano’s proprietary nano-lithium-titanate chemistry, the batteries are able to last four to six times longer than competitive products, while providing the high-power rapid charging capabilities that are required for frequency regulation, the company says. Altair Nanotechnologies Inc.

Li-ion battery makers Altair Nanotechnologies and EnerDel sign strategic joint memorandum of understanding

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Altair Nanotechnologies has developed an impressive high-power, lithium-titanate product solution that complements our standard product line. Altair Nanotechnologies Inc. and EnerDel, Inc., two providers of Li-ion-based energy storage solutions, have signed a strategic memorandum of understanding (MOU) to co-market and cross-sell each others’ product portfolios.

Mitsubishi chooses Toshiba for electric vehicles

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Featuring a lithium titanate oxide in the anode, the SCiB battery has a high level of operating safety as well as a long life and rapid charging. The Toshiba Corporation’s SCiB battery has been chosen by Mitsubishi to power two new electric vehicle models – the i-MiEV and the MINICAB-MIEV. The chances of a puncture [.]. Electric cars Green cars Latest news Mitsubishi MINICAB-MiEV Mitsubishi i-MiEV toshiba Toshiba SCiB

Fast charging station for buses

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The technology is inspired by the European rail industry and leverages the rapid charge capabilities of nanotechnology lithium titanate technology batteries to rapidly charge a bus at one [.]. Electric buses may soon become more commonplace in Spain after Opbrid Transporte Sostenible SL introduced the Busbaar in the country – an overhead, pantograph-based fast charging station.

Navigant: 38 new advanced energy storage projects kicked off in the first half of 2013

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New technologies, including capacitor battery technology, lithium titanate oxide, nickel-iron, and solar thermal, are swelling the pipeline of advanced energy storage projects. According to a new tracker report from Navigant Research, 38 new advanced energy storage projects were announced, deployed, or begun in the first 6 months of 2013. In total, there are now 633 energy storage projects operating or under development worldwide, the study concludes.

Altairnano to supply 10 MW Energy Storage System to INE in El Salvador

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The ALTI-ESS uses Altairnano’s patented lithium-titanate battery chemistry for its energy storage system, which has been in commercial operation for approximately two years. Altair Nanotechnologies, Inc. has signed a binding contract with Inversiones Energéticas, S.A. de C.V. INE), one of El Salvador’s largest electric generation utilities, to provide a turnkey 10 MM ALTI-ESS advanced li-ion battery system for frequency control.

Frost & Sullivan selects Li-ion maker A123 Systems for 2014 strategy & leadership award; focus on transportation

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Based on its recent analysis of lithium-ion batteries for the transportation market, Frost & Sullivan recognized Li-ion battery maker A123 Systems with the 2014 Global Frost & Sullivan Award for Competitive Strategy Innovation & Leadership. The company combines advanced lithium-ion technology, R&D, strategic acquisitions and a clear marketing focus on the transportation segment, according to the consultancy.

Invenergy and Xtreme Power launch JV for 1.5 MW grid energy storage system

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MW Regulation Power Management (RPM) is a versatile, scalable asset which will ultimately utilize long-life lithium-titanate battery technology and an AGC (automatic generation control) signal to harness full four-quadrant power in less than one second.

Kokam deploys new 24MW and 16MW Lithium NMC energy storage systems for frequency regulation

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Kokam has successfully deployed two Lithium Nickel Manganese Cobalt (NMC) Oxide Energy Storage Systems (ESSs)—a 24-megawatt (MW) system / 9-megawatt hour (MWh) and a 16 MW / 6 MWh system—for frequency regulation on the South Korean electricity grid. The 24 MW system is the largest capacity Lithium NMC ESS used for frequency regulation in the world. The new 24 MW and 16 MW Lithium NMC ESSs utilize Kokam’s innovative Ultra High Power NMC battery technology.