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Umicore invests in Blue Current to scale up solid-state battery tech development

Belgian circular materials technology company Umicore has purchased a minority stake in California-based solid-state battery manufacturer Blue Current.  This investment complements the companies’ joint development agreement (JDA) to integrate Umicore’s battery materials into Blue Current’s solid-state battery technology. By providing capital—in addition to supplying battery materials under the JDA—Umicore intends to drive market adoption of… Read more »

Mullen accelerates solid-state polymer battery integration with Class 1 electric cargo vans

EV manufacturer Mullen Automotive is integrating solid-state polymer battery technology into its commercial Class 1 EV cargo vehicle program. The Mullen Class 1 EV freight van has a 46 kW lithium-ion battery pack and a 110-mile range. The company claims that its solid-state polymer technology will offer more than 200 miles of range, as solid-state… Read more »

DOE issues $16-million lab call to strengthen domestic manufacture of solid-state and flow batteries

A new lab call promotes collaboration between DOE National Laboratories and industry partners to accelerate the development, from innovation to scale-up and commercialization, of the manufacture of two types of advanced batteries: solid-state and flow. Solid-state batteries are widely considered to be a safer alternative to current batteries that use liquid electrolytes. Flow batteries, which… Read more »

Researchers create room-temperature 1,000+ cycle solid-state Li-air battery

Researchers from the Illinois Institute of Technology, Argonne National Laboratory, and University of Illinois at Chicago say they have created a room-temperature solid-state lithium-air battery that is rechargeable for 1,000 cycles, has a minimal polarization gap, and operates at high rates. In “A room temperature rechargeable Li2O-based lithium-air battery enabled by a solid electrolyte,” published… Read more »

Ilika leads £8.2-million collaboration with industry experts to develop  automotive solid-state battery

British solid-state battery manufacturer Ilika Technologies is leading a 24-month, £8.2-million Faraday Battery Challenge collaboration project. Code-named HISTORY, the project’s focus is on integrating high-silicon-content electrodes into the company’s Goliath solid-state battery in order to enable automotive-level performance. Ilika will receive a grant of £2.8 million from the project and will partner with the manufacturer… Read more »

LiNa Energy demonstrates dynamic containment with its solid-state sodium batteries

LiNa Energy, a developer of solid-state sodium batteries, has successfully completed an independent demonstration of its batteries for energy storage systems. In the test, a 1 kW / 1 kWh LiNa system performed dynamic containment. This is a key revenue stream for battery energy storage systems in the UK, which requires rapid injection and absorption… Read more »

Engineers find a novel way to control dendrite propagation in solid-state batteries

Solid-state batteries are a major focus for battery researchers, as they could offer weight and size reductions, as well as greater safety, compared to current Li-ion designs. However, they have a major drawback: dendrites, root-like structures that build up on the lithium surface and penetrate the solid electrolyte, eventually crossing from one electrode to the… Read more »

New electrode material preserves its volume, solving a major limitation of solid-state batteries

Solid-state batteries (SSBs) offer several potential advantages over current lithium-ion batteries, including improved safety and faster charging. However, SSBs suffer from a problem that limits their durability. When lithium ions are inserted into or extracted from the electrodes, the crystalline structure of the material changes, making the electrode expand or shrink. These repeated changes in… Read more »

Delta Electronics demonstrates 400 kW solid-state transformer-based EV charger

Delta Electronics (Americas) demonstrated a next-generation SiC MOSFET solid-state transformer-based 400 kW EV charger at a recent event attended by representatives of project partners GM, DTE Energy and NextEnergy. Delta’s “extreme fast” EV charger uses a three-phase 13.8 kV medium-voltage SiC MOSFET SST topology. It provides 500 A of charging current, and the company claims… Read more »

Factorial Energy to open solid-state EV cell development and production facility

Factorial Energy, a Massachusetts-based solid-state battery developer, is building a solid-state cell development and manufacturing facility in Methuen, Massachusetts. “The existing 67,000-square-foot building on the site will undergo extensive buildout to house Factorial’s pilot production facility, which will manufacture automotive-sized solid-state batteries at pre-production speed and volume,” says the company. Factorial plans to invest $45… Read more »