The Tech

New silicon material improves uptake of lithium ions in anodes

Dutch firm RGS has introduced a nano-porous silicon material called E-magy that’s designed to be used in the anodes of Li-ion batteries. The company claims its material can increase battery anode capacity by up to 50%. Battery boffins have long dreamed of replacing carbon material in anodes with silicon, but in practice the amount of… Read more »

Cummins partners with Battery Innovation Center for testing, validation and training

Cummins, one of the world’s largest manufacturers of commercial vehicle engines, has been steadily expanding its offerings to include hybrid and electric powertrains. Now the Indiana company has partnered with the nearby Battery Innovation Center (BIC) for support in testing of its battery systems and training for its workforce. The BIC has been helping Cummins… Read more »

Manitou electrifies two construction-telehandler prototypes with DEUTZ drive systems

Handling equipment specialist Manitou Group has modified two construction telehandler prototypes to include DEUTZ electric and hybrid-drive systems. The two companies have collaborated on this project as part of Cologne’s ELECTRIP Event Week. Manitou is E-DEUTZ’s first-ever partner. For the hybrid prototype, the partners took a Manitou MT 1335 and swapped its 75 kW DEUTZ TCD… Read more »

German firm to develop lithium extraction, processing and battery manufacturing around Bolivian lithium deposit

Bolivian state-owned enterprise Yacimientos de Litio Bolivianos (YLB) and German sustainable-solutions specialist ACI Systems (ACISA) are collaborating to mine, process and commercialize Bolivia’s ten-million-ton Salar de Uyuni lithium deposit. ACISA intends to use the processed ore to produce cathode materials and battery systems. The project is expected to create 500 to 1,000 direct jobs and… Read more »