Austin, Texas-based startup Group1 boasts a star-studded executive suite. Chief Product Officer Dr. Leigang Xue invented Potassium Prussian White (KPW) cathode materials in 2017 at the laboratory of the legendary John B. Goodenough at the University of Texas. The company, which made its debut at Professor Goodenough’s 100th birthday celebration, is working to commercialize cathode… Read more »
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Launched in 2017, the Battery500 Consortium is a multi-institution program working to develop next-generation lithium metal anode cells delivering gravimetric energy density of up to 500 Wh/kg. The Battery500 team is composed of scientists and engineers from four national laboratories and five universities. Two of the researchers on the team, Professor Stanley Whittingham of Binghamton… Read more »
The University of Texas at Austin has agreed to transfer patents relating to a new type of electrolyte to be used in solid-state lithium batteries to Hydro-Québec, Canada’s largest electricity producer. The patents are co-invented by Dr. John B. Goodenough—a professor at The University of Texas at Austin and the 2019 Nobel Laureate in chemistry—and… Read more »
Enevate, a battery technology company based in Irvine, California, has launched its fourth-generation XFC-Energy battery technology, which offers 800 Wh/L cell energy density and achieves five-minute charging to 75 percent capacity, according to the company. The XFC-Energy technology is designed for large-format pouch, prismatic, and cylindrical EV cells. It uses pure silicon anode technology with… Read more »
Researchers at the University of Texas at Austin have devised a new strategy for an all-solid-state sodium or lithium EV battery cell. In “Alternative Strategy for a Safe Rechargeable Battery,” published in Energy & Environmental Science, noted lithium-ion battery pioneer Professor John Goodenough and his colleagues explain that the cells use a solid glass electrolyte…. Read more »
Three Li-ion battery chemistries, the speed of its software and hardware systems configuration and the automotive legacy of Voltabox make this newly-landed American spin-off company a player in the realm of rechargeable batteries for public transit and heavy industrial vehicles. Austin, Texas is known for many things: music festivals, barbequed ribs, the Texas Longhorns, filmmaker… Read more »