Posts Tagged: Batteries

Altair adds virtual battery software to Hyperworks simulation platform

Software specialist Altair has added a new battery simulation software, Sendyne’s CellMod Virtual Battery, to the Altair Partner Alliance (APA), its suite of 3rd-party software products available to customers of its Hyperworks product simulation platform. CellMod is a virtual lithium-ion battery that can predict cell and pack behavior, including thermal behavior It accepts inputs including… Read more »

Tesla’s acquisition of battery manufacturer Hibar points to new plans to build battery cells

Tesla has quietly acquired Ontario-based Hibar Systems, which specializes in battery manufacturing. The California carmaker has made no official announcement, but Electric Autonomy Canada learned from federal lobby registration documents that Hibar became a subsidiary of Tesla sometime between July and October. Hibar Systems was founded in the early 1970s to make small cell batteries,… Read more »

Piotrek and CSIRO partner on solid-state battery research

Australia’s national science agency, CSIRO, and Japanese chemical manufacturer Piotrek have partnered to produce the next generation of solid poly electrolytes (SPEs) for lithium batteries, using Piotrek’s ion conducting polymers (ICP) and CSIRO’s reversible addition-fragmentation chain transfer (RAFT) polymer technology. Piotrek General Manager Ihei Sada said, “This partnership will help Piotrek make our batteries safer… Read more »

Wacker Chemie acquires stake in silicon anode specialist Nexeon

Munich-based chemical company Wacker Chemie has acquired a 25% stake in Nexeon, a UK company that develops, produces and sells silicon-based anode materials that can enhance the performance of lithium-ion batteries. Wacker has conducted research in this area since 2010 and cooperated with Nexeon previously in 2013. The companies have agreed not to disclose the… Read more »

South Dakota university to create international center for solid-state batteries

The South Dakota School of Mines & Technology plans to establish an international center to develop solid-state batteries. Associate Professor Alevtina Smirnova says the solid-state batteries developed at the new Center for Green Solid-State Electric Power Generation and Storage (CEPS) will be ideal for portable and medical applications, electric grids and the automotive industry. The… Read more »

AKASOL introduces new batteries for commercial vehicles

German battery maker AKASOLhas announced several new Li-ion battery solutions which it plans to begin mass-producing in the next 6 to 12 months. The company’s new flagship battery, the AKAModule CYC, features liquid-cooled battery modules, and claims specific energy of 221 Wh/kg. AKASOL says its new modules are scalable and can be integrated into various… Read more »

ION Energy launches cloud-based battery management platform

ION Energy, which builds battery management systems for EVs and stationary energy storage, has announced the launch of EDISON Analytics, a cloud-hosted battery lifecycle management platform. Leveraging battery data, advanced electronics, machine learning and AI, the platform is designed to enhance performance and extend the life of Li-ion batteries. ION says batteries account for up… Read more »

Study at University of Texas demonstrates silicon’s ability to harvest energy from heat

A team from the University of Texas at Dallas has teamed up with Texas Instruments to demonstrate silicon’s ability to harvest energy from heat while still remaining mass-producible. “In a general sense, waste heat is everywhere: the heat your car engine generates, for example,” said Mark Lee, head of UT Dallas’s Department of Physics and… Read more »