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Sumitomo Bakelite to unveil eAxle demonstrator

After sharing some early technical findings at our Charged virtual conference, Sumitomo Bakelite has released additional information about its eAxle research project. Sumitomo is developing an 80 kg eAxle demonstrator that it expects to be finished in late Q1 of 2022. Based on the company’s plastics, the eAxle has stator encapsulation that replaces traditional paper… Read more »

Sumitomo and Kansai University develop technology to generate power from static electricity in tires

Sumitomo and Professor Hiroshi Tani of Kansai University have developed a new technology to generate electricity from the rotation of a tire. By installing a power generating device (or Energy Harvester) inside a tire, researchers were able to convert static electricity into clean energy. The new device, which Sumitomo calls the ‘SMART TYRE CONCEPT’, takes… Read more »

Sumitomo Electric’s new generation of SiC transistors offer low on-state resistance

Sumitomo Electric’s new V-groove superjunction transistors, which it developed through a joint research project with the National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology (AIST) use silicon carbide (SiC) semiconductors, and the company claims they offer the lowest on-state resistance yet achieved in an SiC transistor. Sumitomo has already developed V-groove MOSFETs that use a… Read more »

Skeleton and Sumitomo partner to distribute graphene-based ultracapacitors

Ultracapacitor manufacturer Skeleton Technologies has signed a distribution agreement with Sumitomo Europe to provide energy storage solutions for the EV industry. Skeleton’s graphene-based ultracapacitors boast high power density, a recharge time of 2-3 seconds and more than one million life cycles. In EVs, ultracapacitors can be used in tandem with lithium-ion batteries, an arrangement that… Read more »

Sumitomo Chemical increases production capacity for battery separators

Sumitomo Chemical is ramping up production capacity for its Pervio lithium-ion secondary battery separators. Production at the company’s Ohe Works in Niihama, Japan will be raised to approximately 1.3 times the current capacity by next spring. The company also plans to build a new plant for Pervio at its subsidiary in South Korea, to start… Read more »

Polypore and Sumitomo sign license agreement for battery separator coating

Polypore International and Sumitomo Chemical have entered into a Settlement and License Agreement which ends outstanding litigation between the two companies. Last February, Charlotte-based Polypore’s Celgard unit filed a patent-infringement suit against Sumitomo over Celgard’s lithium-ion battery separators, which are designed to prevent short circuits and limit safety problems from overheating. Under the new License… Read more »

Nissan announces $18 billion in new e-mobility investment, including solid-state batteries and 15 new EVs

Nissan, an early EV pioneer that later seemed to lose interest, has become the latest automaker to announce a new electrification plan. The company’s Nissan Ambition 2030 strategy calls for investments of 2 trillion yen (around $17.6 billion) over the next five years. “With Nissan Ambition 2030, we will drive the new age of electrification,… Read more »

New process cheaply extracts copper, nickel, cobalt and lithium from used EV batteries

Sumitomo Metal Mining has developed a new proprietary process to extract high-grade metals from used EV batteries. Tapping its expertise in copper refining, Sumitomo says it can cheaply extract copper, nickel, cobalt and lithium from used EV batteries by crushing them, heating the resulting powder to specific temperatures, and adjusting oxygen levels. Sumitomo says competitors,… Read more »