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ARPA-E awards $3.5 million to develop ultra-high-energy density batteries

The DOE’s Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy (ARPA-E) has awarded $3.5 million in funding to a team that includes 24M, Sepion Technologies, Berkeley Lab, and Carnegie Mellon University. The funds will be used to develop novel membranes and lithium-metal anodes for a new generation of high-energy-density batteries. 24M’s core technology is semi-solid lithium-ion, a new class… Read more »

Using fungi to recycle Li-ion batteries

As rechargeable batteries proliferate in everything from cars to smartphones, recycling is becoming a critical issue. Now a team of researchers at the University of South Florida has found a way to use naturally occurring fungi to extract cobalt and lithium from waste batteries. The scientists presented their work at a recent meeting of the… Read more »

Rimac Automobili invents the Croatian auto industry

Detroit is gradually losing its position as the epicenter of the auto industry. Nowadays, news of cutting-edge developments is more likely to come from Silicon Valley, Europe or China. The Eastern European nation of Croatia is pretty far from the centers of automotive power, but it’s here that a highly innovative firm called Rimac Automobili… Read more »

Battery500 consortium aims to develop 500 Wh/kg battery pack

One of the Obama Administration’s recently announced initiatives to promote EV adoption is the Battery500 consortium, which will be led by Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL), and includes several other national laboratories and universities. The group will receive up to $10 million a year over five years from the DOE. The goal of Battery500 is… Read more »

Nanoscale probe offers a close-up view of chemical reactions in batteries

Although the material in a battery electrode may look uniform to the naked eye, at the atomic level, it’s a diverse landscape. Tiny variations in materials can affect reaction rates, and thus battery performance, in complex ways. Professor Jiangyu Li and his colleagues at the University of Washington have built a new tool that could… Read more »

Chinese researchers develop aluminum-graphite dual-ion battery

A team from the Shenzhen Institutes of Advanced Technology of the Chinese Academy of Sciences has developed a novel, environmentally friendly low-cost battery. In “A Novel Aluminum-Graphite Dual-Ion Battery,” published in Advanced Energy Materials, Yongbing Tang and colleagues present a new aluminum-graphite dual-ion battery (AGDIB) that they say offers higher energy density than conventional LIBs, as… Read more »

Second life: Spiers New Technologies develops advanced battery classification techniques

Spiers New Technologies (SNT) is just over a year old, but its founder has been focused on developing the market and technology for secondary-use batteries as long as anyone in the business. Dirk Spiers is one of the more passionate figures in the EV industry. Like many entrepreneurs, he seems to have a clear view… Read more »

Hyundai joins the plug-in club with the 2016 Sonata PHEV

Around the world, automakers are facing ever-tightening emissions regulations, and they understand very well that improving the efficiency of their internal-combustion engines isn’t going to be enough to bring them into compliance. Each OEM has crafted its own strategy to reduce the average emissions of its fleet. Hyundai has opted for an “all-in strategy,” developing… Read more »

EV marketing efforts continue to miss the mark, determining the reasons why is complicated

Most of us in the EV industry are probably tired of the mainstream media’s constant stream of “EVs aren’t selling” articles, which began around the time the Volt made its debut, and will probably continue until the day the last ICE vehicle rolls off the line. Well, for the near future, it’s only going to… Read more »

Navigant Research: $14 billion worth of advanced batteries shipped in 2014

Demand for advanced batteries, which are used not only in electrified vehicles, but also in consumer electronics and grid-management applications, continues to grow at a healthy pace. According to a new report from Navigant Research, the industry shipped 53.3 GWh of batteries in 2014 – that represents more than $14 billion in sales, a 7.1-percent… Read more »