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Researchers develop sodium-ion battery in 18650 format

Jules Verne recognized the potential of sodium batteries in 1869 – they powered the futuristic submarine of Captain Nemo, who found their “electro-motor strength” to be twice that of zinc batteries. Now scientists at the French research network RS2E have brought sodium batteries into the 21st century, producing the first sodium-ion battery in the industry-standard… Read more »

Chemists discover key reaction in sodium- oxygen batteries

Chemists at Canada’s University of Waterloo have described a key mediation pathway that explains why sodium-oxygen batteries are more energy-efficient compared with their lithium-oxygen counterparts. “Our new understanding brings together a lot of different, disconnected bits of a puzzle that have allowed us to assemble the full picture,” says Professor Linda Nazar. “These findings will… Read more »

E-bike demonstrates the potential of sodium-ion batteries

The British firm Faradion is working on sodium-ion batteries, which show promise as a successor to Li-ion technology. In collaboration with Williams Advanced Engineering, which provided batteries for the Formula E electric race car, Faradion has built a sodium-ion-powered electric bike to prove the concept. Sodium-ion intercalation batteries use the same process of ion insertion… Read more »

Laser treatment improves battery performance in Saudi study

Researchers at KAUST, a Saudi Arabian private research university, have used laser pulses to increase MXene’s energy capacity for enhancing next-generation battery anodes. The team, led by Husam N. Alshareef and Ph.D. student Zahra Bayhan, discovered that the chemical change that forms molybdenum oxide within the structure of an alternative electrode material known as MXene… Read more »

A closer look at graphite—its forms, functions and future in EV batteries

Q&A with Graphex CEO John DeMaio Reading the EV press, you might assume that lithium, cobalt and nickel are the stars of the battery show—they get a lot of coverage, as pundits debate the relative merits of NMC and LFP cathode chemistries and agonize over looming shortages. Meanwhile, over in the anode, there’s an unsung… Read more »

New report highlights trends in EV battery supply chains

It’s safe to say that, five years ago, few corporate leaders gave a thought to the supply of batteries. Nowadays the problems and opportunities of the battery supply chain are hot topics in executive suites far beyond the automotive industry, and a growing number of market research companies are churning out detailed reports on the… Read more »

University of Michigan to open ceramic ion conductor research center

Ceramic ion conductors for batteries and fuel cells will be the focus of a new research center at the University of Michigan. A four-year DOE grant of $10.95 million will enable UMich to establish a DOE Energy Frontier Research Center for the study of Mechano-chemical Understanding of Solid Ion Conductors (MUSIC), and perform research in… Read more »

New study details UK EV and battery production potential

In an update to its 2020 study, the Faraday Institution examines the UK EV market and forecasts future demand for battery production. The new report, “UK Electric Vehicle and Battery Production Potential to 2040,” predicts that by 2030, the UK will need around 100 GWh of annual supply to satisfy the demand for batteries for… Read more »

Researchers find additive can limit dendrite growth

A research team led by Dr. Hongyi Li and Dr. Tetsu Ichitsubo, both of Tohoku University in Japan, found that a multivalent cation additive can limit dendrite growth in rechargeable batteries by modifying the solvation structures of lithium or sodium ions in electrolyte. In an article published in Cell Reports Physical Science, the researchers say:… Read more »

Next Generation Chemistries For Automotive Batteries: The Future Or A Fad?

This session will be available to view on-demand starting Apr 4, 2022, 8:00 am EDT. A lot of chemistries have been highlighted as potential next-generation battery technology for the automotive sector. These include silicon dominant anodes, solid-state electrolytes, sodium ion, LNMO and lithium metal anodes to name a few. Are these next-generation chemistries really the… Read more »