New Airbus lab in Shenzhen to push battery technology for electric aerial vehicles; collaboration with BYD

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Although lithium-ion is considered the most effective technology currently available for rechargeable batteries, the battery recalls are a reminder that it is not without safety concerns, which limits its use in aviation.

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Navigant: 2016 advanced battery shipments through Q3 = 323M cells and $3.8B in sales

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For the purposes of the report, advanced batteries are defined as rechargeable batteries with a chemistry that has only entered into the market as a mass-produced product in the last two decades for use in the automotive or stationary energy storage system sectors.

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PIP Declares Victory

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The vehicle will be recharged at night, plugged into a standard home outlet. it stands for “Build Your Dreams”—claims to supply 65 percent of the world’s nickel-cadmium batteries, and 30 percent of its lithium ion mobile phone batteries.

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Tier 1 HELLA evaluating PowerGenix NiZn batteries for 48V mild hybrid vehicles

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PowerGenix, the developer of nickel-zinc (NiZn) rechargeable batteries ( earlier post ), has signed a product evaluation contract with HELLA, a Tier 1 supplier to major automotive manufacturers worldwide. Nickel-Zinc could offer some unique benefits in 48-volt systems.

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PSA evaluating PowerGenix NiZn batteries for start-stop systems

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Nickel-zinc batteries are chemically similar to nickel-cadmium, but differ significantly in their voltage. The nickel-zinc cell delivers more than 0.4V per cell, an inherent value of the nickel-zinc cell lies in the reduced cell count required for a multi-cell battery.

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Chemetall Lithium Awarded 5.7M to Set Up Pilot Li-ion Battery Recycling Plant

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The Lancaster, Ohio facility currently processes large format lead acid batteries, as well as nickel metal hydride batteries used in the current population of hybrid and electric vehicles. This facility is also only one of two technologies in North America that can recycle nickel cadmium batteries, which is a common consumer type of rechargeable battery. The German Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety recently awarded €5.7

Could the Prius be harmful to the environment?

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The controversy centres on its use of a nickel metal hydride battery. According to them, the nickel on the Toyota Prius battery is mined in Sudbury, Ontario and then it is smelted nearby where there are reports of damage to the environment. The nickel is then shipped to a refinery in Wales. From there, it is sent to China to be made into nickel foam before being shipped to Japan and made into a hybrid battery.