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E3 Lithium discovers high lithium concentrations in Alberta’s Nisku Aquifer

The Canadian province of Alberta, currently the country’s top producer of petroleum, could soon be producing substantial quantities of lithium. Alberta-based lithium developer E3 Lithium has announced the discovery of higher-than-expected lithium concentrations in the Nisku Aquifer through a new six-well sampling program conducted late in 2023. E3 Lithium sampled brine in the Nisku from… Read more »

New report: automakers have secured less than a fifth of battery metals required for 2030 EV production

When it comes to electrifying by the magic date of 2030, automakers talk a great game—but if you want to know which companies are serious about electrification, look into which ones are lining up supplies of critical battery minerals. According to a recent report from Transport & Environment (T&E), automakers in the European market have… Read more »

Researchers develop cobalt-free lithium-ion battery

A team including University of Tokyo researchers has presented a viable alternative to cobalt metal that it says can outperform current lithium-ion battery (LIB) chemistry. The researchers claim that the new electrodes and electrolyte are cobalt-free, improve battery chemistry, and last for many recharge cycles. The new LIBs can deliver 4.4 V, compared to the… Read more »

Li-Metal demonstrates electrolyte reconditioning process for carbonate-to-metal tech

Li-Metal, a developer of lithium metal anode and lithium metal production technologies, has demonstrated an electrolyte reconditioning process that it calls “a pivotal component supporting Li-Metal’s patented and modular carbonate-to-metal (C2M) technology for lithium metal production.” The electrolyte reconditioning process plays a crucial role in the closed-loop operation of Li-Metal’s C2M technology, by facilitating the… Read more »

QuantumScape prototype Li-metal cell retains 95% discharge energy over 1,000 cycles

QuantumScape, a US battery company, has announced that its 24-layer A0 prototype cell retained over 95% discharge energy over 1,000+ full cycle equivalents in lab testing. QuantumScape stated that no automotive-format lithium-metal battery has exhibited this discharge energy retention across a similar cycle count at room temperature and modest pressure. The single-layer cells that QuantumScape… Read more »

Researchers announce cycle life breakthrough for lithium-sulfur EV batteries

Researchers at Monash University have developed a new lithium-sulfur  battery design with a nanoporous polymer-coated lithium foil anode that reduces the amount of lithium required in a single battery. In their recent paper, the scientists explain how they applied a nanoporous polymer directly onto a lithium foil anode, creating a new battery design that uses… Read more »

6K Energy and Aqua Metals partner to build circular supply chain for critical battery minerals in the US

Aqua Metals has developed a novel battery recycling process. 6K Energy produces sustainable materials for lithium-ion batteries. That sounds like a natural match, and in fact the two firms recently signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) to create a sustainable circular supply chain in the US for critical battery minerals. The partners’ plan outlines a… Read more »

Aqua Metals and Yulho to establish EV battery recycling operations in South Korea

EV battery recycler Aqua Metals has entered into a strategic partnership with South Korean battery materials company Yulho. Yulho will make a strategic equity investment of $5 million in Aqua Metals, and Aqua will grant Yulho a license to deploy its patented AquaRefining technology in South Korea. Yulho has been around for 25 years, and… Read more »

EU study examines shortage of critical metals for EVs

We’ve been reading a lot about looming shortages of battery raw materials such as lithium, nickel and graphite. But EV motors and electronics also use rare earths and other critical metals, which have their own set of supply constraints. A recent survey led by Sweden’s Chalmers University of Technology on behalf of the European Commission… Read more »

TUD scientists work on increasing lithium-ion battery recycling

A team of scientists at Technische Universität Dresden (TUD) is partnering with Elyte Innovations to improve the recycling process and ecological footprint of lithium-ion batteries.  Named “SWELL—Recovery of Electrolyte Salts and Solvents” and funded by the German Federal Ministry of Economics and Climate Protection, the project focuses on the recovery of non-metallic components, including lithium… Read more »