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KACO further develops its quick-venting battery deflation system

KACO has further developed its quick-venting modular system for battery deflation. The products include reversible and irreversible solutions with a configurable breathing membrane. If an unintentional fault occurs in the traction battery of an EV or hybrid, rapid emergency venting is needed to reduce the pressure in the affected battery segment. Depending on customer specifications,… Read more »

Sensata expands EV portfolio with purchase of Sendyne

Global electronics firm Sensata has acquired New York-based Sendyne. “Sendyne enables us to deliver a more comprehensive electrification product portfolio, and will help drive our electrification growth vector and accelerate our electrification strategy,” said Sensata CTO George Verras. Sensata is a sensor, controller, and software company with products in the automotive, heavy vehicle and off-road… Read more »

ACEINNA’s new high-power current sensors work with systems up to 65 amps 

ACEINNA’s new ±65 A MCx1101 Current Sensor is the company’s most accurate and highest-bandwidth current sensor. Designed for WBG (wide-bandgap) applications, and available in 3.3- and 5-volt versions, this AMR-based (Anisotropic Magnetoresistive) current sensor is designed for a wide range of power systems and applications.  The MCx1101’s fast response and high bandwidth is designed for… Read more »

NGen invests $1.3 million in NOVONIX for cathode facility in Nova Scotia

Lithium-ion battery firm NOVONIX has received 1.675 million Canadian dollars ($1.3 million US) from Next Generation Manufacturing Canada (NGen) as part of a larger investment in building a battery development and manufacturing facility in Nova Scotia. According to NOVONIX, “The new facility will play a key role in building a Canadian battery materials supply chain,… Read more »

Arkema opens new battery research center,  ramps up fluoropolymer production

Arkema has opened the Christian Collette Center of Excellence, dedicated to batteries, at its Pierre-Bénite Research Center. The group also announced a 50% increase in Kynar PVDF fluoropolymer production capacity at its Pierre-Bénite site. These polymers are used as separator coatings or as cathode binders.  Arkema supplies PVDF (polyvinylidene fluoride) for binders and separator coatings,… Read more »

Cornish Lithium secures £18-million investment from TechMet

Cornish Lithium has secured an investment package of up to £18 million ($24 million) from metals investment company TechMet. Cornish Lithium seeks to create a domestic supply of lithium and other battery metals for the UK. The company expects to benefit from TechMet’s knowledge of the battery metals supply chain, and its commercial and strategic… Read more »

Mersen’s new fuses protect high-performance energy storage systems

Mersen has launched two new families of fuses for protecting battery racks and banks, battery containers and inverters. The GBAT and ABAT product lines were developed specifically for 1,000-1,500 VDC applications. The ABAT15 fuses were developed for 1,500 VDC applications for battery rack and section protection. The fuses can withstand high load changes and low… Read more »

Stellantis signs lithium supply agreement with Vulcan Energy

The Stellantis Group has signed a binding agreement with lithium producer Vulcan Energy to supply battery-grade lithium hydroxide in Europe for the automaker’s electrified vehicles. Vulcan will supply Stellantis with between 81,000 and 99,000 metric tons of lithium hydroxide over the five-year term of the agreement. Shipments are to begin in 2026. The Vulcan supply… 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 »