1. Articles in category: Lithium

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    1. Li-ion Battery Startup Seeo Raises $15M

      Li-ion Battery Startup Seeo Raises $15M
      Seeo has been rather quiet about its battery innovation, but we do know that the company has been developing a nano-structured lithium-polymer battery, and in particular has been working on a solid electrolyte that was developed at Lawrence Berkeley National Lab. The material, which Seeo began licensing from the lab in 2007, allows for a more stable battery with higher energy density, in contrast to the more easily flammable liquid electrolyte that can present a safety risk in some conventional lithium-ion batteries.
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      Mentions: DoE Google Seeo
    2. International Battery Provides Li-Ion Storage to U.S. Marines

      International Battery Provides Li-Ion Storage to U.S. Marines
      The GREENS power systems consist of networkable and vastly scalable 1600 watt solar arrays and International Battery’s rechargeable large-format Lithium-ion batteries that provide continuous electricity for Marines in remote locations and forward operating bases. International Battery’s 60 Ah cells and Battery Management System (BMS) are the building blocks for the 24V, 1.5kWh system which HDT integrates into a ruggedized enclosure. The integrated renewable system, which can be transported on a Humvee and quickly assembled, provides AC and DC power needs to charge typical communication, targeting and computing devices while interfacing with existing diesel generators.
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      Mentions: U.S.
    3. MIT Research: New Li battery design for grid and vehicles

      MIT Research: New Li battery design for grid and vehicles
      A radically new approach to the design of batteries, developed at MIT, could provide an alternative vehicle and grid batteries. "Refueling" these batteries could be similar to pumping gas into a car. The new battery relies on an innovative architecture called a semi-solid flow cell in which the electrodes are composed of particles suspended in a liquid electrolyte. [The researcher] cautions that making a practical, commercial version of such a battery will require finding better electrode and electrolyte materials.
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      Mentions: DoE MIT A123
    4. Stealthy Small Scale Commercial/Industrial Storage Startups

      Stealthy Small Scale Commercial/Industrial Storage Startups

      Powergetics is targeting small businesses and using relatively small-scale lithium-ion batteries to provide ancillary services and value for customers that don't have loads large enough for the wholesale demand response market ... Solar Storage technology is "distributed, on-demand solar, with proprietary power and storage technology for 24-hour power from 100 kilowatts to 20 megawatts." The firm is doing enterprise and commercial-level solar/storage hybrid systems.

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    5. Lithium Over-Supply Through 2017 - Li Battery Producers Benefit

      Lithium Over-Supply Through 2017 - Li Battery Producers Benefit
      Many lithium research analysts believe the global recession places the industry into over-supply through 2013, with a return to balance expected through to 2017 considering existing supply. With the addition of total pipeline projects, the over-supply scenario is projected to continue as late as 2018. Regardless, lithium producers with established pipelines and secondary lithium users, such as manufacturing batteries, can still anticipate growth through the coming decade as they are able to leverage market position to their advantage.
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    6. Li-ion Battery Recycling is Difficult; Lead Acid Recycling is Profitable

      Lithium iron phosphate batteries from A123 Systems (AONE) and Valence Technologies (VLNC), lithium manganese batteries from Ener1 (HEV) and lithium titanate batteries from Altair Nanotechnologies (ALTI) will never be reasonable candidates for recycling, which effectively guarantees that buyers will ultimately be required to pay huge up-front disposal fees ... Lead-acid batteries are the most widely recycled product in the world because they're 70% lead by weight, the recycling process is simple and a robust global recycling infrastructure already exists. Many leading lead-acid battery manufacturers including Johnson Controls (JCI) and Exide Technologies (XIDE) view their recycling operations as major profit centers that also insure continuity of raw materials supply.
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      Mentions: A123 Ener1 Valence
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