1. Articles in category: Lithium

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    1. Redflow Says Tesla Lifts Storage Profile, But It Can Still Compete

      Redflow Says Tesla Lifts Storage Profile, But It Can Still Compete

      Australian battery storage developer Redflow says it welcomes the public profile created by the release of the Tesla battery storage products from Tesla, and insists that its technology will be able to compete in what will be a rapidly expanding market. Tesla, as we know, has grabbed headlines and much interest with the release of its home, business and utility-scale battery storage products, and its pricing guide, which beats the offerings of any of its lithium-ion battery storage rivals by at least half. The question for many investors, consumers and the energy industry has been: what does it mean for Tesla’s rivals? Brisbane-based Redflow responded to those questions with a release to the stock exchange on Friday, reassuring investors that Tesla may have brought public attention to the possibilities of battery storage, but it will not conquer all in its wake.

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    2. Huge Payoff For EV Battery Range — Potentially 3X More Capacity — If Quirky Iron Fluoride Can Be Tamed

      Huge Payoff For EV Battery Range — Potentially 3X More Capacity — If Quirky Iron Fluoride Can Be Tamed

      We were just talking about the prospects of graphene and perovskite for improving EV battery range, and iron fluoride is starting to generate similar excitement. According to the UW-Madison team, when used in a cathode, its potential for lithium storage capacity is “four or five times higher” than cathodes without iron fluoride (the cathode is the part of the battery that collects a charge).

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      Mentions: DoE Brookhaven WI
    3. Tesla Motors to Unveil Home and Utility Batteries April 30

      Tesla Motors to Unveil Home and Utility Batteries April 30

      Tesla Motors Inc. will announce a home battery and a “very large” utility-scale battery on April 30, according to an e-mail sent to investors and analysts. The maker of luxury electric cars is using its lithium-ion battery technology to position itself as a front-runner in the emerging market for energy storage that supplements, and may ultimately threaten, the traditional electric grid.

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    4. New Lithium-Sulfur Battery With Cycle Performance Comparable To That Of Lithium-Ion Batteries & Double The Energy Density

      New Lithium-Sulfur Battery With Cycle Performance Comparable To That Of Lithium-Ion Batteries & Double The Energy Density

      A new lithium-sulfur battery that demonstrates cycle performance that’s comparable to that offered by currently available commercial lithium-ion batteries and possesses roughly twice the energy density has been developed by an international team of researchers from South Korea and Italy. This research team — which was led by researchers from Hanyang University — utilized a highly reversible dual-type sulfur cathode (solid sulfur electrode and polysulfide catholyte) and a lithiated Si/SiOx nanosphere anode, in order to achieve its new results.

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      Mentions: Italy S. Korea
    5. Saft Leads the Way in Lithium-Ion Energy Storage for Smart City and Clean Tech Applications

      Saft Leads the Way in Lithium-Ion Energy Storage for Smart City and Clean Tech Applications

      Saft, the world’s leading designer and manufacturer of high-tech industrial batteries, is presenting its portfolio of leading-edge lithium-ion (Li-ion) battery solutions at Hannover Messe. The emphasis is on effective, fully commercialized energy storage that is being deployed worldwide across the full spectrum of smart city and clean tech industrial applications.

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      Mentions: Japan India Canada
    6. Researchers Enhance Ionic Conductivity Of Solid Electrolyte By 3 Orders Of Magnitude — Potential For High-Energy Li-Ion Batteries

      Researchers Enhance Ionic Conductivity Of Solid Electrolyte By 3 Orders Of Magnitude — Potential For High-Energy Li-Ion Batteries

      The ionic conductivity of polymer-based solid electrolyte has been enhanced by more than 3 full orders of magnitude by researchers at Stanford University, through the use of ceramic nanowire fillers, according to a recent press release from the university. The new ceramic-nanowire-filled composite polymer electrolyte also possesses a better (enlarged) electrochemical window of stability.

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    7. #1 EV Battery Supplier Now LG Chem With New Daimler Deal?

      #1 EV Battery Supplier Now LG Chem With New Daimler Deal?

      Top car manufacturer Daimler has selected LG Chem as its supplier for the lithium-ion batteries that’ll be used in its forthcoming “smart” electric vehicle (EV) — which is currently scheduled to be released sometime in 2016, according to a recent press release. As per the terms of the new agreement, LG Chem will simply provide the lithium-ion battery cells itself, while Daimler will be the one assembling them into working vehicular battery packs.

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    8. Battery Tests Show Some Lithium-Ion Cells Last Over 5x Longer

      Battery Tests Show Some Lithium-Ion Cells Last Over 5x Longer

      Researcher Andreas Gutsch from the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology said at the PV Symposium in Germany recently that some lithium-ion cells working in storage systems experienced up to 30% capacity loss after 1,000 cycles, while some cells have a better capacity after 5,000 cycles. In other words, there can be quite a lot of variation in lithium-ion cell performance.

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      Mentions: Japan Germany China
    9. Samsung SDI and ABB Form Strategic Microgrid Commercial Alliance

      Samsung SDI and ABB Form Strategic Microgrid Commercial Alliance

      Samsung SDI, the world’s leading manufacturer of lithium-ion batteries, and ABB, the leading power and automation technology group, have signed a memorandum of understanding to establish a strategic commercial alliance. Samsung SDI and ABB join forces to develop and market microgrid systems that comprise energy storage solutions. The two companies will establish a global commercial alliance to develop and market modular and scalable microgrid solutions, utilizing lithium-ion batteries for energy storage.

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    10. XALT Energy Announces Lithium Battery Supply Agreement with Chinese Bus Manufacturer

      XALT Energy Announces Lithium Battery Supply Agreement with Chinese Bus Manufacturer

      XALT Energy, LLC, a leading developer and manufacturer of lithium-ion batteries, today announced it has 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 for all-electric buses in China. Production is expected to begin during the 3rd quarter of 2015. The multi-year contract, valued at more than $1.0 billion, will create 300 new high-tech and manufacturing jobs in Midland this year. Hiring is underway with 80 positions expected to be filled in April.

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      Mentions: DoE U.S. China
    11. This Is What a Li-On Electrode Looks Like as It Drains and Charges

      This Is What a Li-On Electrode Looks Like as It Drains and Charges

      Lithium-ion batteries are ubiquitous—as is their gradual degradation over the lifetime of a gadget. Now, using a new imaging technique, a team of researchers shows what happens deep within li-on cells as they charge and discharge. The team, from the Department of Energy's Joint Center for Energy Storage Research, has created what they call an operando electrochemical stage.

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    12. EaglePicher Breaks Ground on Lithium Ion Center of Excellence

      EaglePicher Breaks Ground on Lithium Ion Center of Excellence

      Today federal, state and local officials joined EaglePicher Technologies, LLC, and their honored guests to officially break ground on the company's new Lithium Ion Center of Excellence. The 100,000-plus square-foot facility will be built adjacent to our current Lithium Ion facility at the Crossroads Industrial Park in Joplin, Missouri and will expand the EaglePicher cell and battery portfolio.

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    13. Frost & Sullivan Lauds OXIS Energy For Its Lithium-Sulfur Battery Chemistry that Delivers Superior Energy and Safety Profiles

      Frost & Sullivan Lauds OXIS Energy For Its Lithium-Sulfur Battery Chemistry that Delivers Superior Energy and Safety Profiles

      Frost & Sullivan recognizes OXIS Energy with its 2014 European Frost & Sullivan Award for Technology Innovation, as a result of its recent analysis of the advanced lithium-based batteries market. OXIS Energy has developed a unique technology based on a lithium-sulfur battery chemistry that resolves some of the issues in the batteries currently used in military, automotive, and solar energy storage applications. Because this battery technology offers energy density greater than 300Wh/kg., it is lightweight and has enhanced safety chemistry that prevents fires and retains functionality, even after accidents.

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      Mentions: Europe UK Oxis
    14. The Zinc-Polyiodide Redox Flow Battery

      The Zinc-Polyiodide Redox Flow Battery

      A new type of redox flow battery has an energy density approaching that of lithium-ion batteries used in portable electronic devices and some small electric cars. A new zinc-polyiodide redox flow battery developed by Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL) and described in Nature Communications uses an electrolyte with more than double the energy density of the next best design; opening up possibilities of using flow batteries in applications such as vehicles in the future.

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      Mentions: DoE PNNL
    15. The Next Generation of Battery Tech at ARPA-E

      The Next Generation of Battery Tech at ARPA-E

      The Department of Energy’s ARPA-E program was created to give “blue-sky” research projects the money they need to prove whether or not they’re ready for commercialization. That includes a host of projects seeking to make batteries cheaper, smaller and more durable, whether to power electric vehicles, capture solar and wind energy, or balance the grid. This year’s ARPA-E showcase outside Washington, D.C. featured a number of interesting battery technology projects on the cusp of real-world adoption. 

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    16. New Battery Startup Promises Safe Lithium Batteries

      New Battery Startup Promises Safe Lithium Batteries

      Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab) battery scientist Nitash Balsara has worked for many years trying to find a way to improve the safety of lithium-ion batteries. Now he believes he has found the answer in a most unlikely material—a class of compounds that has mainly been used for industrial lubrication. Balsara and his co-inventor, Joseph DeSimone of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, launched Blue Current, a startup company backed by investment firm Faster LLC, to further develop their invention, a nonflammable electrolyte.

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      Mentions: CA DoE U.S.
    17. Scientists Discover How to Prevent Dendrite Formation in Batteries

      Scientists Discover How to Prevent Dendrite Formation in Batteries

      Dendrites-deposits that form on electrode surfaces during the charging process-cause the batteries to short circuit, leading to serious safety hazards. Recently, scientists discovered how to prevent dendrite formation. For the first time, a team including experts at DOE's Pacific Northwest National Laboratory grew protective films around the anodes that prevented dendrites from forming.

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      Mentions: DoE U.S. Italy
    18. Biobatteries: Taking Battery Technology to the Next Level

      Biobatteries: Taking Battery Technology to the Next Level

      There’s a good chance that the electric battery of the future will have biobased aspects to them — or may even be powered by a biofuel. If you’ve been following the long-standing competition between electric and fuel-powered cars, you’ll know the basics. That electric motors have better efficiency than internal combustion engines, but electric cars have short ranges because batteries lack the energy density of liquid fuels, are heavy, and expensive, and take a long time to re-charge.

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    19. Lithium Ion Battery Tech at Glencore Mine

      Lithium Ion Battery Tech at Glencore Mine

      Electrovaya, a designer, developer and manufacturer of lithium ion battery technology solutions, has announced the delivery of its battery technology at Glencore’s Raglan Mine in Quebec. The company has added the battery component to diesel generators used at the operation and is expected to reduce fuel consumption between 35-50%, which would significantly mitigate energy costs and environmental impacts.

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    20. NEC Introduces 12V Li-ion Battery Line for Stationary Applications

      NEC Introduces 12V Li-ion Battery Line for Stationary Applications

      NEC Energy Solutions, along with NEC Corporation, has announced production availability of the Li-ion ALM 12V35 product line of 12-Volt batteries utilizing Nanophosphate lithium iron phosphate (LiFePO4) technology from A123 Systems. With its EverSafe battery protection technology, the ALM 12V35 is immune to short circuit, overvoltage, undervoltage, and other common accidental battery abuse conditions, the company said. In addition, it can be assembled into battery arrays of 24V, 36V, or 48V for up to 350 Ah and 18 kWh systems with no additional BMS devices necessary.

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      Mentions: A123 NEC
    21. Energy Storage Breakthrough From Bullet Proof Dendrite-Squashing Yellow Fuzz

      Energy Storage Breakthrough From Bullet Proof Dendrite-Squashing Yellow Fuzz

      A fuzzy yellow material best known as the key ingredient in bulletproof vests could add more energy storage power to lithium-ion batteries. Everybody knows that lithium-ion batteries are the gold standard for energy storage, but there’s always room for improvement and some clever folks over at the University of Michigan have been tackling the dendrite problem. Dendrites on the lithium-ion battery might sound like something Mr. Scott should worry about, and it certainly is, so let’s take a look and see what the Michigan team is up to.

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    22. Beckett Energy Systems Launches New Software Applications Tool to Aid Development Teams in Implementing Beckett's Advanced Lithium-Ion Battery Solutions

      Beckett Energy Systems Launches New Software Applications Tool to Aid Development Teams in Implementing Beckett's Advanced Lithium-Ion Battery Solutions

      Beckett Energy Systems announces the launch of a new software applications tool to configure the battery management system (BMS) for Beckett's advanced lithium-ion battery solutions. The application is designed for Windows operating systems (XP, 7 versions) and affords the user the convenience of reconfiguring the battery management system with a new set of agreed upon operating parameters through their own PC.  This allows development teams flexibility in fine tuning the Beckett battery solution for optimal performance in their product.  "We designed the app for ease of use to allow the operator to quickly verify and confirm their changes.  For example we highlight differences from the existing configuration in an easy to read tabular form," states Beckett software engineer Jeff Centanni.

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    23. Manz Books €40 Million in Battery Orders

      Manz Books €40 Million in Battery Orders

      While the PV equipment supply business remains somewhat suppressed, growth in the battery segment is filling the order books of leading suppliers. This is so of Manz, which today announced “multiple major orders” for battery equipment, totaling €40 million ($47.5 million). “With the major orders that we have now obtained we are raising the Battery business segment to a new revenue range, thereby taking another important step towards diversifying our technology and customer portfolio,” said founder and CEO Dieter Manz.

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