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Posts By: Isaac Maw

Sakuú develops lithium metal solid-state battery

Additive manufacturing specialist Sakuú has developed a 3 Ah lithium metal solid-state battery (SSB) that it says equals or betters the performance of current lithium-ion batteries. Sakuú has been developing its first-generation SSB battery technology alongside its flagship additive manufacturing platform, which is set for commercial launch by the end of this year. Each battery… Read more »

NAWA Technologies begins production of Vertically Aligned Carbon Nanotube material

Energy storage system manufacturer NAWA Technologies has begun manufacturing its Vertically Aligned Carbon Nanotube (VACNT) material. NAWA’s process grows VACNT simultaneously and homogeneously on both sides of a substrate at atmospheric pressure, using a chemical vapor deposition (APCVD) process, in a roll-to-roll manner. The process has demonstrated the ability to grow up to over 200-micrometer-long… Read more »

Faraday Battery Challenge to fund 17 new tech projects

The Faraday Battery Challenge, a project initiated by the UK government to promote advanced battery technologies, has announced a new £10-million round of funding, which will be shared across 17 projects being undertaken by businesses and research institutions across the UK. The funded projects cover a wide range of topics, including a new sodium nickel… Read more »

Leclanché opens new production line to produce M3 lithium-ion battery modules

Swiss energy storage specialist Leclanché has developed a new line of lithium-ion battery modules for energy-intensive e-transport applications, such as marine, commercial vehicle and railway, and opened a dedicated new production line for their high-volume manufacture in Europe. The new M3 modules offer increased energy and power density compared to the company’s previous module generation…. Read more »

Gentherm’s localized heating and cooling system can save energy vs central HVAC

Thermal management technology provider Gentherm has received a production vehicle award for its ClimateSense technology, which is used in an all-new 2024 EV from a global automaker.  ClimateSense is Gentherm’s proprietary vehicle “microclimate” solution. It consists  of thermal products, integrated electronics, embedded software and “a thermo-physiology-based, human-centric approach.” ClimateSense technology is designed to use localized… Read more »

Proterra to power Taylor container handler and forklift

Commercial EV innovator Proterra (NASDAQ: PTRA) and heavy-duty equipment manufacturer Taylor Machine Works have announced a new partnership to power Taylor’s next-generation ZLC-series electric container handler and ZH-series electric forklift using Proterra’s battery technology. The two companies will collaborate on strategies to deliver charging and infrastructure solutions to help ports and other customers electrify their… Read more »

New cold plates offer reduced pressure drop, high cooling capacity

Electrical component manufacturer Mersen has developed a new cold plate product designed to provide high cooling capacity with minimal pressure drop. According to the company, its new IsoMAXX cold plates are designed to meet the high demands of modern power electronics, and have been specially developed for the latest SiC, GaN or IGBT power modules. … Read more »

Daikin’s new AC refrigerant features lower boiling point, could boost EV range

Japanese air conditioner manufacturer Daikin Industries has developed a refrigerant specifically for EVs, and plans to commercialize the product by 2025, according to a report by Nikkei Asia. At present, the most common refrigerant for use in EV air conditioners is R-1234yf, sold under the names Opteon YF by Chemours and as Solstice YF by… Read more »

Toyocolor to supply carbon nanotube dispersions to SK Innovation

Japanese ink and materials manufacturer Toyocolor has been tapped to supply its Lioaccum series of conductive carbon nanotube (CNT) dispersions to the North American and European operations of battery-maker SK Innovation.  Lioaccum dispersions are used as a conductive additive in Li-ion cathodes to help expand battery capacity. These batteries will be installed in EVs manufactured… Read more »

Battery recycling plant at Port of Rotterdam to open in 2022

TES, a provider of sustainable technology lifecycle services, has taken over a recycling facility at the Port Of Rotterdam, Europe’s largest seaport, from Battery Recycling Services Netherlands. TES plans to focus the facility on the recycling of lithium-ion batteries. TES already operates similar facilities in Grenoble, France and in Singapore. The facility currently covers 10,000… Read more »