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Adden Energy receives exclusive tech license and seed funding for solid-state battery scale-up

Solid-state EV battery startup Adden Energy has received an exclusive technology license from Harvard University’s Office of Technology Development, and $5.15 million in seed financing from Primavera Capital Group, Rhapsody Venture Partners and MassVentures. Adden Energy plans to use the funding to scale up a solid-state coin-cell prototype developed by researchers in Xin Li’s Harvard laboratory…. Read more »

Global Emerging Markets to invest $450 million in EnergyX for lithium production

Lithium and battery technology startup Energy Exploration Technologies (EnergyX) has announced investment of $450 million from investment firm Global Emerging Markets. The proceeds will be used to further the company’s commercialization efforts. EnergyX offers a proprietary Lithium Ion Transport and Separation (LiTAS) technology that uses membranes, membrane modules and electrodialysis units for lithium production.  “EnergyX… Read more »

ONE’s hybrid battery pack combines the best aspects of two chemistries to deliver 600 miles of EV range

Q&A with ONE CTO Dr. Steven Kaye. There is a wide range of characteristics that describe the performance of any given battery chemistry: energy density, specific energy, specific power, discharge efficiency, self-discharge rate, cycle life, calendar life, and—not the least important—cost.  Some types of Li-ion chemistries are really good in a few characteristics but fall… Read more »

Wildcat Discovery Technologies raises $90 million for commercialization of EV “Super Cell”

Battery innovator Wildcat Discovery Technologies has raised $90 million in a Series D funding round led by Koch Strategic Platforms (KSP), a subsidiary of Koch Industries (yes, that Koch Industries). Eastman Kodak (yes, that Kodak) also participated in the round. Wildcat will use the new funds to further develop and commercialize a “Super Cell,” which… Read more »

Brookhaven researchers describe benefits of electrolyte additive

A team led by researchers at DOE’s Brookhaven National Laboratory has investigated the benefits of a lithium difluorophosphate additive for electrolytes in lithium batteries with nickel-rich layered cathodes. According to Brookhaven, the possibility of high-energy-density cells composed of nickel-rich layered cathodes and lithium metal anodes is limited by processes that reduce their capacity. In an… Read more »

The facts about recent electric bus fires in France

False or misleading posts about EV fires flood the internet on a daily basis. The latest spurious sensation was a natural gas-powered bus that caught fire in Italy—a video of the catastrophic conflagration was posted online, and within hours, it had travelled around the world and back again, falsely described as an EV fire. In… Read more »

Sakuu develops the first battery in its new solid-state product line

Additive manufacturing specialist Sakuu has developed a lithium metal battery that achieved an energy density of 800 Wh/l in recent testing. The company says its battery achieves an energy density of 500-700 Wh/l, or greater. It demonstrates an energy retention rate of 97% after 200 cycles, and Sakuu expects it to reach an 80% retention… 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 »

Startup Safe-Li to commercialize new battery separator tech that prevents thermal runaway

Pennsylvania-based venture capital firm Green Swan Partners (GSP) has reached an agreement with Skysong Innovations, the technology transfer arm of Arizona State University (ASU), granting GSP the exclusive option to finalize commercial rights to ASU’s fire-safe battery technologies. The technologies were invented by ASU Regents’ Professor Dr. Jerry Lin, who is also the Chief Scientist… Read more »

Li-S Energy and Janus Electric to develop lithium-sulfur cells for swappable battery packs

Australian battery specialists Li-S Energy and Janus Electric are working together to develop lithium-sulfur and/or lithium metal battery cells for Janus’s swappable battery packs. Janus Electric offers products for converting heavy diesel trucks to EVs, based on an exchangeable battery system. Li-S Energy’s lithium-sulfur cells feature a cathode made of sulfur, carbon, a nanomaterial called… Read more »