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Altris raises $10.6 million in Series A funding for cathode material production and sodium-ion R&D

Sodium-ion battery company Altris has raised €9.6 million ($10.6 million) in Series A funding from EIT InnoEnergy Scandinavia and others, which it will use to scale up production of its cathode material Fennac and to continue sodium-ion battery R&D. “Our new industrial manufacturing unit will ensure that Fennac-based batteries become a reality within two years,”… Read more »

Janus graphene could boost capacity in sodium-ion batteries

Researchers at Chalmers University of Technology in Sweden have presented a new concept to fabricate high-performance electrode materials for sodium batteries. The results show that the capacity could match lithium-ion batteries. The ions intercalate in the graphite, which means that they can move in and out of the graphene layers and be stored for energy… Read more »

CATL’s new sodium-ion battery can be mixed and matched with lithium-ion in the same system

Contemporary Amperex Technology (CATL) unveiled its newly-developed sodium-ion battery at a recent launch event, together with its AB battery pack solution, which enables the integration of sodium-ion cells and lithium-ion cells into one pack. The sodium-ion battery works on a similar principle to the lithium-ion battery, shuttling sodium ions between the cathode and anode. However,… Read more »

LiNa and ion Ventures conclude successful test of solid-state sodium battery platform

ion Ventures, a utility and energy storage infrastructure specialist, and LiNa Energy, a solid-state battery technology developer, recently concluded a successful trial of LiNa’s proprietary solid-state sodium battery platform.  LiNa says the battery is constructed from easily sourced, low-cost materials, contains no cobalt or lithium, operates at a wide range of temperatures, does not require… Read more »

Natron Energy to add sodium-ion batteries to fast charging station at UC San Diego

Natron Energy, a developer of sodium-ion batteries, has received a $3-million grant from the California Energy Commission (CEC) to manufacture and install an energy storage system at a fast charging station on the University of California San Diego’s campus. Natron says the project will result in a cost-competitive, at-scale alternative to Li-ion batteries and offer… Read more »

Swiss researchers develop prototype solid-state sodium battery

Researchers from Empa, the Swiss Federal Laboratories for Materials Science and Technology, and the University of Geneva (UNIGE) have built a prototype solid-state battery based on sodium as an alternative to lithium. The scientists described their research in the journal Energy and Environmental Science. Using metallic lithium as an anode material would theoretically increase energy… Read more »

UT Austin team developing solid-state sodium or lithium battery cell

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 »

Researchers develop sodium-ion battery in 18650 format

Jules Verne recognized the potential of sodium batteries in 1869 – they powered the futuristic submarine of Captain Nemo, who found their “electro-motor strength” to be twice that of zinc batteries. Now scientists at the French research network RS2E have brought sodium batteries into the 21st century, producing the first sodium-ion battery in the industry-standard… Read more »

Chemists discover key reaction in sodium- oxygen batteries

Chemists at Canada’s University of Waterloo have described a key mediation pathway that explains why sodium-oxygen batteries are more energy-efficient compared with their lithium-oxygen counterparts. “Our new understanding brings together a lot of different, disconnected bits of a puzzle that have allowed us to assemble the full picture,” says Professor Linda Nazar. “These findings will… Read more »

E-bike demonstrates the potential of sodium-ion batteries

The British firm Faradion is working on sodium-ion batteries, which show promise as a successor to Li-ion technology. In collaboration with Williams Advanced Engineering, which provided batteries for the Formula E electric race car, Faradion has built a sodium-ion-powered electric bike to prove the concept. Sodium-ion intercalation batteries use the same process of ion insertion… Read more »