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Today’s Webinar: A new class of thermally conductive adhesives for next-generation cell-to-pack configurations

A new class of thermally conductive adhesives has been developed for directly bonding prismatic battery cells to cooling plates. This lightweight technology not only affords higher energy density in EVs but greatly reduces manufacturing cost and complexity. Key Takeaways: One route to achieving these goals is the elimination of the housings of battery modules and bonding… Read more »

Breathe Battery Technologies raises $2 million to scale its battery management software

London-based startup Breathe Battery Technologies has raised £1.5 million ($2 million) in a new funding round led by Speedinvest. Breathe will use the new capital to scale up and accelerate the deployment of its intelligent battery management algorithms. Launched in 2019 as a spin-out from Imperial College London’s Electrochemical Science & Engineering group, Breathe has… Read more »

Farasis and Group14 say their silicon-carbon anode delivers 330 Wh/kg

Farasis Energy and Group14 Technologies have developed a new silicon-based anode for an EV-scale battery. In cells built and tested by Farasis using Group14’s silicon-carbon anode material SCC55, the company says it can reach a specific energy of 330 Wh/kg (750 Wh/L energy density) in typical automotive cells, and deliver more than 1,000 charge-discharge cycles…. Read more »

Renault acquires 21% stake in electric motor company Whylot

Renault has acquired a 21% minority stake in electric motor company Whylot. Renault previously signed a partnership with Whylot to develop a large-scale axial-flow e-motor. This technology will be applied to electrified powertrains with the objective of reducing costs and emissions.  “We are delighted to take a further step in our relationship with Whylot, a… Read more »

KIT researchers’ two-layer electrodes are simultaneously coated and dried

Researchers at the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) have developed and tested a new concept for simultaneous coating and drying of two-layered electrodes. Drying times can be reduced to less than 20 seconds—one half to one third of the usual production time—without capacity losses.  The institute continues to focus its research on coating and subsequent… Read more »

Factorial Energy and Hyundai partner to test solid-state battery technology

Factorial Energy and Hyundai are partnering to test Factorial’s solid-state battery technology and its implementation in Hyundai EVs. The companies will integrate Factorial’s technology at the cell, module and system levels, perform vehicle-level integration, and co-develop specifications for manufacturing Factorial’s batteries.  Factorial’s FEST (Factorial Electrolyte System Technology) platform leverages a proprietary solid electrolyte material that… Read more »

NI and EA Elektro-Automatik partner to accelerate battery testing

National Instruments (NI) has announced a collaboration with German power supply manufacturer EA Elektro-Automatik to offer bidirectional power supplies that support battery cycling and power-level tests. EA’s power supplies will be integrated into NI’s software-connected toolchain as part of NI’s power electronics.  Integrating EA’s devices into NI’s toolchain gives test engineers and lab managers more… Read more »