The Tech

Revolve Technologies unveils new fuel cell range extender

UK-based Revolve Technologies has developed a new fuel cell technology using a printed circuit board (PCB) construction. The company says its PCB fuel cell stack will lower system costs, deliver reduced weight for a given power output and provide a more flexible form factor, compared with current systems. Revolve’s fuel cell range extender module is… Read more »

Solid Power announces $20 million in Series A funding

Colorado-based Solid Power, a manufacturer of all solid-state batteries (ASSB), has secured $20 million in a Series A investment round. Investors include Hyundai CRADLE, Samsung Venture Investment, Sanoh Industrial, Solvay Ventures, and A123 Systems. Solid Power will use the new funds to scale up production via a multi-MWh roll-to-roll facility, which is to be built… Read more »

Integral eDrive partners with McLaren and Hewland on new electric axle system

The Integral e-Drive division of Integral Powertrain has collaborated with McLaren Applied Technologies and Hewland Engineering to design a new electric axle system. The CTU-400 e-axle features integrated inverter technology from McLaren, two 200 kW permanent magnet motors from Integral e-Drive, and two reduction gear sets for torque vectoring from Hewland. The self-contained CTU-400 is… Read more »

Tydrolyte releases low-corrosion, low-toxicity electrolyte alternative for lead-acid batteries

Electrolyte specialist Tydrolyte has released an electrolyte intended to replace the sulfuric acid found in lead-acid batteries. It claims that the patent-pending electrolyte is well suited for start-stop batteries, offers lower hold currents and water losses and is less toxic than sulfuric acid. Start-stop batteries must induce 100 times as many engine ignitions as a conventional… Read more »

Canada funds Nano One’s Li-ion durability improvement research

The National Research Council of Canada Industrial Research Assistance Program (NRC IRAP) has granted Nano One’s “Coatings for High Durability Lithium-ion Battery Cathodes” project $349,000 in non-dilutive and non-repayable funds. The project is intended to study various coatings and dopants that can reduce or remove instabilities in cathode materials. Nano One intends to focus its resources… Read more »

AVID Technology increases its presence in the US auto industry with key appointment

UK automotive clean tech firm AVID Technology has appointed Mike Dowsett Vice President of Business Development to lead the company’s expansion in North America. Mr. Dowsett will lead the business growth strategy and operations at AVID’s new US office in Michigan. Dowsett has over 30 years of automotive industry experience. He began his career at… Read more »

Rolls-Royce unveils marine battery system

Rolls-Royce has released SAVe Energy, a Li-ion battery system designed for ships. Rolls-Royce has provided energy storage systems since 2010, but it previously depended on third parties for the battery packs. The new system is liquid-cooled and modular to accommodate different vessel classes and requirements. Along with The Norwegian Research Council of Norway’s ENERGIX funding,… Read more »

University of Michigan researchers develop non-combustible, non-degrading ceramic electrolyte

Scientists at the University of Michigan have developed a solid-state electrolyte which they claim is non-combustible (which is good, because it’s heated to over 1,800° F during manufacturing!) and not vulnerable to dendrite formation due to a stabilizing ceramic layer. The electrolyte has special properties that allow for increased capacities and faster charging rates as well. Current… Read more »