Rio Tinto has commenced production of battery-grade lithium from waste rock at a lithium demonstration plant at the Boron mine site in California. The demonstration plant is the next step in scaling up a lithium production process developed at Boron, to recover the mineral and extract additional value out of waste piles from over 90… Read more »
Posts Tagged: Li-ion Battery
Lithium-metal batteries, which use anodes made of lithium metal rather than graphite, could offer great improvements in energy density and weight. The DOE’s Battery 500 Consortium has set a goal of developing lithium-metal EV batteries with triple the energy density of today’s Li-ion cells. Now scientists at Stanford University and the SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory… Read more »
Researchers at the Ulsan National Institute of Science and Technology (UNIST) in Korea say they have developed an electrolyte additive that enables a high-energy-density Li-ion battery to retain more than 80% of its initial capacity, even after hundreds of cycles. In a paper published in Nature Communications, the scientists reported that when the substance was… Read more »
Group14 Technologies, a global provider of silicon-carbon composite materials for lithium-ion markets, has secured $17 million in a Series B funding round led by SK materials, a manufacturer of special gases and industrial gases. Group14 will leverage this operating capital to scale production to meet the increasing demand for its flagship product, SCC55, which it… Read more »
American Battery Solutions has introduced the Alliance E48-2.0, the first product in the Alliance Intelligent Battery Series of Li-ion batteries for motive and industrial applications. The US-made Alliance series integrates cells and automotive-grade electronics in an IP67 waterproof package. The E48-2.0 is a 48 V, 2 kWh module that offers an energy solution for low-speed… Read more »
Momentum Technologies, a Dallas-based materials science company focused on extracting critical metals from electronic waste, has licensed a process developed by the Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) for recovering cobalt and other metals from spent Li-ion batteries. Several critical elements, such as cobalt, nickel, lithium and manganese, are used in EV batteries. Using ORNL’s Membrane… Read more »
A team from metals research institute SWERIM in Sweden has reported on a smelting reduction process to recover cobalt, nickel, manganese and lithium simultaneously from spent Li-ion batteries. A paper on their work was published in the Journal of Power Sources.
A group of state-owned companies in Indonesia will form a joint venture to produce Li-ion batteries. Partners in the new Indonesia Battery Holding joint venture include two mining firms: Mining Industry Indonesia (MIND) and PT Aneka Tambang; as well as state power utility Perusahan Listrik Negara (PLN), and state oil company Pertamina. Indonesia Battery Holding… Read more »
The vehicle uses a lithium-ion battery system developed by 4R Energy Corporation to operate its refrigerator and chiller compartments.