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UK firms partner to optimize battery technology using carbon nanotubes

Johnson Matthey (JM) has teamed up with CPI and Thomas Swan to explore how to best optimize battery technology. The ICE-Batt project, which receives funding support from the Faraday Battery Challenge, will investigate how carbon nanotubes (CNTs) and graphene nanoplatelets (GNPs) can improve battery performance. Ultimately this could lead to improvements in energy density, power… Read more »

New brand-independent battery housing reduces weight and costs

A consortium consisting of Lorenz Kunststofftechnik, Forward Engineering, Evonik, LION Smart, Vestaro and Minth has developed a solution to help improve EV efficiency through lightweight battery construction. In late 2019, work started on a brand-independent, low-cost housing. The resulting battery pack is expected to weigh about 10 percent less than a pack made with commonly… Read more »

Wildcat ramps up its focus on EV Supercell breakthroughs

The lithium-ion battery has proven to be an excellent fuel tank for EVs, but there remains much room for improvement. We’re still far from what’s theoretically achievable in terms of Li-ion capacity, safety, cost and charge times. As battery manufacturers continue their quest for improved chemistry and material combinations, they rely on applied researchers like… Read more »

Wildcat develops new device to measure battery electrode thickness during cycling

Wildcat Discovery Technologies, a creator of high-throughput methods to rapidly design new battery materials, has developed a new Linear Displacement Measurement (LDM) Device that measures small thickness changes in pouch cells during cycling. Developed in partnership with BMW, Wildcat’s LDM capability allows new cell performance feedback as parts of projects with its collaboration partners. Measurements… Read more »

High Performance Thermally Conductive Potting Compounds And Adhesives For The EV Industry

Potting compounds and adhesives that have high thermal conductivity are essential in electric vehicle applications. Whether it is battery assembly or potting, transformer potting motor and capacitor potting, etc., choosing the right material is critical to ensuring your assembly has outstanding electrical insulating and excellent heat transfer to protect the electronics in demanding applications. Epoxies,… Read more »

Japanese consortium agrees on standardized swappable batteries for e-motorcycles

The Swappable Battery Consortium for Electric Motorcycles, a joint project of Honda, Kawasaki, Suzuki and Yamaha, has reached an agreement to standardize swappable batteries for electric motorcycles in Japan. Since its 2019 inception, the Consortium has been formulating standards for mutual-use swappable batteries and their replacement systems, in order to encourage the adoption of electric… Read more »

Extreme E off-road racer inspired by GMC Hummer EV

GMC has announced a multiyear sponsorship with Chip Ganassi Racing for the team’s venture in the inaugural season of the Extreme E off-road racing series. CGR’s 550-horsepower electric SUV was inspired by the GMC Hummer EV. The 2022 GMC Hummer EV, which is expected to go into production this fall, will offer a three-motor 4WD… Read more »

Flame-Resistant Coatings For EV Battery Packs

When designing battery packs for electric vehicles, fire safety in the event of battery cell failures is a difficult challenge to solve. Join our session on fire-resistant coatings to learn how these products enable the use of lighter-weight substrates while maintaining fire-safety standards. What You’ll Learn:– Understand the capabilities and limitations of flame-resistant coatings– Learn… Read more »

Momentum Technologies licenses ORNL process to recover metals from batteries

Momentum Technologies, a Dallas-based materials science company focused on extracting critical metals from electronic waste, has licensed a process developed by the Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) for recovering cobalt and other metals from spent Li-ion batteries. Several critical elements, such as cobalt, nickel, lithium and manganese, are used in EV batteries. Using ORNL’s Membrane… Read more »