Posts Tagged: Batteries

Eliminate waste and optimize battery pack production with advancements in pump technology and sealant equipment (Webinar)

Do you struggle with inconsistencies in your plant? Are you dealing with a skills gap and aging workforce? Learn how to overcome current challenges and stay competitive in these changing times with our webinar, Eliminate waste in your factory to optimize production. Tune in to this webinar to see the latest advancements in pump technology… Read more »

Accelerated electrode drying could reduce battery production cost

A new EPIC project coordinated by Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) is aimed at accelerating the drying of electrodes for lithium-ion batteries, increasing the energy efficiency of this process and reducing production cost. KIT says innovative electrode drying management can reduce the cost of battery production and improve environmental performance. The quality of Li-ion battery… Read more »

Oxis Energy’s ultralight Li-sulfur batteries are aimed at aviation

Oxfordshire-based Oxis Energy has been working on lithium-sulfur battery technology since 2004 (Charged has reported on the company several times over the years). In a recent article in  IEEE Spectrum, the company’s Head of Battery Development and Integration, Mark Crittenden, explains why lithium-sulfur tech is uniquely suited to electric aviation. Weight is a critical constraint… Read more »

New anode material could lead to safer batteries with long cycle life

Researchers at the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) and Jilin University have investigated a promising anode material for future high-performance batteries: lithium lanthanum titanate with a perovskite crystal structure (LLTO). As the team reported in Nature Communications, LLTO can improve battery energy density, power density, charging rate, safety and cycle life without requiring a particle… Read more »

Li-Cycle recovers usable battery-grade materials from shredded Li-ion batteries

Q&A with CEO Ajay Kochhar It’s usually one of the first objections cited by EV naysayers: batteries can’t or won’t be recycled, and they contain hazardous materials that will end up in landfills. In fact, no such sinister scenario is likely—most of the components of Li-ion batteries are valuable, and it’s quite feasible, technically and economically,… Read more »

EnergyX and ProfMOF partner on lithium-ion nanotechnology

Energy Exploration Technologies (EnergyX) and ProfMOF have announced a partnership to promote the use of Metal-Organic Frameworks (MOFs), a relatively new class of nanotechnology materials suitable for applications in the renewable energy and battery storage fields. Capable of separating, transporting and isolating specific elements at the ionic level, MOFs are dense and malleable materials made… Read more »

Blackstone passes milestones for printed next-generation battery cells

Blackstone Resources has been investing in patented 3D-printing techniques and research into the mass production of solid-state batteries that offer greater energy density and a higher number of charging cycles than current cell designs. The company says its 3D-printing battery production technology is more flexible and cost-effective than traditional methods. It covers a wide range… Read more »

Startup Verkor plans to build 16 GWh battery gigafactory in France

After at least a year in stealth mode, French startup Verkor has announced plans to build a battery gigafactory in France. The facility, which is to open in 2023, will have an initial annual capacity of 16 GWh, which could be expanded to 50 GWh at a later date. The new company says it will… Read more »

Researchers develop novel battery electrolyte for lithium metal batteries

A new lithium-based electrolyte invented by Stanford University scientists could pave the way for the next generation of EVs. In a study published in Nature Energy, Stanford researchers demonstrated how their novel electrolyte design boosts the performance of lithium metal batteries. “Most electric cars run on lithium-ion batteries, which are rapidly approaching their theoretical limit… Read more »