Posts By: Tom Spendlove

Echion Technologies raises £10 million in Series A funding round

Battery material developer Echion Technologies has completed a Series A funding round worth £10 million. The round was led by CBMM, BGF, the University of Cambridge, Origin Capital and existing shareholders.  This financing will allow Echion to scale up to multi-ton-level material production, demonstrating high-yield, cost-effective manufacturability, and to supply the growing demand for pre-production… Read more »

Allison Transmission expands e-Axle product line with European-market and single-engine offerings

Allison Transmission has introduced two new e-Axles: eGen Power 100S and 130D, based on the company’s current eGen Power 100D. The 100D e-Axle features two electric motors, each capable of generating greater than 200 kW of continuous power, and peak combined power of 648 kW. The eGen Power 100D is capable of supporting up to… Read more »

Roskill report shows concern over water consumption in lithium brine production

Roskill’s Lithium, Outlook to 2031, 18th Edition report examines the environmental, social and governance (ESG) concerns surrounding current lithium production. One environmental concern of the downstream sector is water consumption at lithium brine facilities, which operate in some of the driest areas on the planet. These operations take large volumes of water and brine for… Read more »

Sensata develops new i-BMS battery management system for applications up to 60 volts

Sensata Technologies debuted a new battery management systems at the Battery Show North America in Novi, Michigan.  The new i-BMS battery management system from Sensata acquisition Lithium Balance is a cell chemistry-agnostic, compact, integrated BMS developed for the cost-optimized mass-production of applications up to 60 V, such as two-wheelers, three-wheelers, automated guided vehicles (AGVs) and… Read more »

Li-Cycle to build battery recycling facility in Alabama

Li-Cycle has announced plans to build a fourth commercial battery recycling facility in Tuscaloosa, Alabama. This facility will add to the capacity of the Kingston, Ontario and Rochester, New York plants. The company’s Gilbert, Arizona facility is still under construction.  Univar Solutions will be an anchor battery feed supply customer for the new facility. Li-Cycle… Read more »

Solid Power to build new solid-state battery plant in Thornton, Colorado

Solid Power, a producer of all-solid-state EV batteries, plans to build a second Denver-area production facility in Thornton, Colorado. The new plant will expand Solid Power’s capacity to produce materials for its battery cells, including the ability to produce up to 30 metric tons of sulfide-based solid electrolyte material annually—a 25x throughput increase over current… Read more »

LeydenJar raises €22 million for development of super-battery

Dutch startup LeydenJar Technologies has raised €22 million in a new investment round. The company will use the funding to scale up its production facility and further develop its battery technology. LeydenJar raised the amount from Dutch and American venture capitalists, and also received  a subsidy of over €5 million from the Netherlands Enterprise Agency…. Read more »

Crocus Technology announces TMR current sensor

Crocus Technology has announced its new CT430 and CT431 isolated current sensors with 1 MHz bandwidth. The CT43x products are coreless devices that utilize XtremeSense tunneling magnetoresistance (TMR) technology to detect extremely small variations in AC or DC currents, while achieving total output error of less than ±1.0% over the full temperature range from -40°… Read more »

Sion Power’s new pouch cell boasts 810 Wh/L energy density

Sion Power will introduce its new Licerion battery at the upcoming Battery Show North America in Novi, Michigan. The 17 Ah Licerion-EV is a large-format pouch cell that boasts over 400 Wh/kg specific energy and 810 Wh/L energy density. The company has specifically designed Licerion-EV for next-generation EV applications, focusing on high energy density, increased… Read more »

Glencore and Britishvolt sign partnership for long-term supply of cobalt

Global mining giant Glencore has announced a long-term strategic partnership for the supply of responsibly sourced cobalt with battery startup Britishvolt. Glencore has also made an undisclosed investment in Britishvolt.  By securing a supply of a key battery ingredient from Glencore, Britishvolt hopes to significantly derisk its operations. David Brocas, Head Cobalt Trader for Glencore,… Read more »