1. Articles in category: Lithium

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    1. Samsung Dramatically Increases Battery Capacity (Nearly Doubles It)

      Samsung Dramatically Increases Battery Capacity (Nearly Doubles It)

      Samsung researchers have developed a new technology that enables them to coat silicon battery cathodes with high crystal graphene. This means that they can now virtually double the capacity of lithium-ion batteries! This energy density increase could almost double the range of electric vehicles without adding a single pound of weight. This could also double the electric-mode range of plug-in hybrid cars, significantly reducing reliance on their built-in gasoline engines.

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    2. 24M Unveils the Reinvented Lithium-Ion Battery

      24M Unveils the Reinvented Lithium-Ion Battery

      On Monday, the Cambridge, Mass.-based startup unveiled the results -- a lithium-ion battery that it says can be built at $100 per kilowatt-hour at scale, or half the cost of today’s competition. And by using a fluid-like set of electrodes that can be formed into a working cell in one step, 24M says its manufacturing facilities could be one-tenth the cost of today’s battery plants, and come in much smaller, modular packages.

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      Mentions: Japan DoE Thailand
    3. Samsung SDI Launches Residential ESS Products

      Samsung SDI Launches Residential ESS Products

      Samsung SDI launched two residential energy storage systems (ESS) at Intersolar Europe 2015 exhibition under way in Munich, Germany. The 5.5kWh and 8kWh devices strengthen Samsung’s residential ESS portfolio which currently has only a 3.6kWh system. With the expansion the company hopes to cater to the needs of different segments of German residential ESS market.

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    4. Imergy Continues To Forge Ahead In The Energy Storage Race

      Imergy Continues To Forge Ahead In The Energy Storage Race

      These days, all of the headlines on energy storage seem to be focused on Tesla’s lithium ion Powerwall storage systems, and indeed the company has made significant progress. But that doesn’t mean the storage race is over. Large companies like BYD (which plans at least one gigafactory of its own), Samsung (which sells batteries to BMW and other automotive companies) and LG Chem are moving ahead with their lithium ion products. And some of the smaller start-ups have made significant progress in advancing their storage technologies as well.

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    5. Welcome to the Revolution of Low Cost Batteries and Software

      Welcome to the Revolution of Low Cost Batteries and Software

      Like Tesla before them, many of the startups building software, data analytics, user interfaces, visualization and simulation tools, and plug-and-play electronic product designs, on top of low-cost, lithium-ion batteries are coming out of Silicon Valley and backed by venture capitalists. These include Stem, Greensmith Energy, Green Charge Networks, GELI, Advanced Microgrid Solutions, Coda Energy and Sonnenbatterie.

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      Mentions: CA NV HI
    6. 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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    7. 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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    8. 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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    9. 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
    10. 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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    11. 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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    12. #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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    13. 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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    14. 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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    15. 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
    16. 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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    17. 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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    18. 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
    19. 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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    20. 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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    21. 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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