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Lithium-Sulphur rechargeable battery from PolyPlus may replace Li-Ion batteries

One thing is clear – all our future developments in engineering and technology are going to be controlled by the energy storage mechanisms and engineers are already dedicating their attention to developing newer solutions for energy storage. PolyPlus Batteries & Johnson Controls have received ARPA-E energy grant to develop ‘aqueous rechargeable Lithium-Sulphur battery’. This new type of … Continue reading Lithium-Sulphur rechargeable battery from PolyPlus may replace Li-Ion batteries

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Mitsubishi Heavy Industries to Introduce Large-capacity Lithium-ion Battery Energy Storage System

Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd. (MHI), jointly with SSE plc (formerly Scottish and Southern Energy plc), will begin an energy storage system demonstration project using the power grid in the UK’s Orkney Islands, which has a high proportion of renewable energy generation in relation to demand. The project aims at demonstrating power supply stabilization in the … Continue reading Mitsubishi Heavy Industries to Introduce Large-capacity Lithium-ion Battery Energy Storage System

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BASF Celebrates Opening of Battery Materials Production Plant in Elyria, Ohio

BASF, the world’s leading chemical company, today celebrated the grand opening of its new cathode materials production plant in Elyria, Ohio. The materials manufactured at the Elyria plant will be used by BASF’s customers to produce advanced lithium-ion batteries that will propel current and next-generation hybrid and full electric vehicles, helping drive the future of … Continue reading BASF Celebrates Opening of Battery Materials Production Plant in Elyria, Ohio

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Production of Batteries Made Cheaper and Safer

Researchers at Aalto University, Finland have developed a method for producing lithium batteries that is cheaper and more environmentally friendly than previously used methods. This new process has succeeded in replacing the harmful methylpyrrolidone (NMP) solvent, which is traditionally used in the manufacturing of electrodes, with water. Removing this harmful solvent from the production process … Continue reading Production of Batteries Made Cheaper and Safer

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Environ Energy ties up with Canadian for lithium ion batteries

Environ Energy Corporation (formerly Bhaskar Solar) has tied up with a Canadian company called Electrovaya for providing lithium-ion-based batteries for use in solar-powered telecom towers. Environ Energy’s Managing Director Jyoti Poddar told Business Line today that the company has orders for energising 3,000 telecom towers with solar power over the next one year, and 15,000 … Continue reading Environ Energy ties up with Canadian for lithium ion batteries

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Lithium ion batteries cell supply chain study

NextEnergy recently wrapped up phase one of an extensive study on the lithium ion battery cell supply chain. Supported by the Department of Commerce Economic Development Administration, the analysis identifies significant opportunities for domestic materials and components manufacturers. Dan Radomski, vice president, New Market Services at NextEnergy will present the preliminary findings at The Battery … Continue reading Lithium ion batteries cell supply chain study

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Toshiba Launches Li-ion Battery Monitor Chipset for Electric Vehicles

Toshiba Corporation (TOKYO: 6502) announced it will launch a lithium-ion battery monitor chipset for automotive applications. The battery monitor IC integrated into the chipset is the industry’s first1 to be able to manage up to 16 cells per 1 IC, allowing for a reduction of components and the development of simple, low cost battery monitoring … Continue reading Toshiba Launches Li-ion Battery Monitor Chipset for Electric Vehicles

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Lithium Ion Batteries: Chinese Company To Provide Financing To A123 Systems

A Delaware judge has authorized a Chinese auto-parts maker to provide bankruptcy financing for battery maker A123 Systems. The judge gave interim approval Monday for Wanxiang (wang-SHIN) Group to provide $50 million in financing to A123, which filed for bankruptcy protection last month. A123 had said Milwaukee-based auto-parts maker Johnson Controls Inc. had agreed to … Continue reading Lithium Ion Batteries: Chinese Company To Provide Financing To A123 Systems

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Lithium-ion Batteries Demonstrate Their Safety in Fire Tests

In the event of a fire, electric and hybrid cars containing lithium-ion traction batteries are at least as safe as combustion engine vehicles. This is the conclusion of a current series of fire tests conducted by the experts from DEKRA in collaboration with a car manufacturer. DEKRA Automobil GmbH has spent a long time focusing … Continue reading Lithium-ion Batteries Demonstrate Their Safety in Fire Tests

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Silicon-graphene battery triples lithium ion batteries density

Electric car range could triple with silicon-graphene breakthrough in lithium batteries. A new lithium-ion battery designed by CalBattery, with a silicon-graphene anode, promises a dramatic energy density breakthrough, according to a news release issued by the company on Friday. Energy density is the key measure of electric car batteries to determine driving range and ultimately … Continue reading Silicon-graphene battery triples lithium ion batteries density

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Arotech Awarded Contract To Develop Lithium Battery For Hybrid Electric Vehicles

Arotech Corporation (Nasdaq: ARTX) announced today that its Battery and Power Systems Division has received an order to develop prototypes for a lithium battery for hybrid electric vehicles. The order to develop three prototype batteries was placed by an unnamed German automotive supply company. The first prototypes are due to be delivered in the first … Continue reading Arotech Awarded Contract To Develop Lithium Battery For Hybrid Electric Vehicles

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Global Battery Market Forecast to Reach USD$144 Billion in 2016

World demand for primary and secondary batteries is forecast to rise 8.5 percent per year to $144 billion in 2016. Batteries are a fast growing market bolstered by the electronics manufacturing segment as well as expanding output and use of motor vehicles. Business executives seeking consistent economic and market forecasts and interviews with key industry … Continue reading Global Battery Market Forecast to Reach USD$144 Billion in 2016

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Battery Maker A123 Files For Bankruptcy Protection

The moves came one day after the company warned it likely would miss debt payments and could be headed for restructuring under Chapter 11. Auto parts maker Johnson Controls Inc. will buy the company’s automotive business for $125 million. A123 supplied lithium ion batteries to be used for energy storage on several wind and solar … Continue reading Battery Maker A123 Files For Bankruptcy Protection

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New isolation monitor for lithium-ion batteries

Innovative Electronics Developed for Monitoring Isolation Resistance in Lithium Ion Battery Management Systems for Hybrids and Electric Vehicles. HELLA is partnering with Bender to develop a new isolation monitor for lithium-ion batteries which facilitates the safe and reliable operation of high voltage batteries for electric and advanced hybrid vehicles. A major global supplier in automotive … Continue reading New isolation monitor for lithium-ion batteries

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EnerDel announces residual value for its lithium ion batteries

EnerDel, Inc., a leading manufacturer of advanced lithium-ion batteries and energy storage systems, today announced a new program that provides customers with a Guaranteed Residual Value (GRV) for its products of up to 25 percent. The industry-first offering applies the residual value toward the price of a replacement system after a predetermined period of service … Continue reading EnerDel announces residual value for its lithium ion batteries

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Indonesia continues to develop Lithium-Ion Batteries for Electric Vehicles

Indonesia recently reported continues to develop Lithium-Ion batteries for electric vehicles including cars and bus. Growth in Indonesia’s automotive industry lately has increased significantly, also thanks to the 2012 Indonesia Motor Show. This rapid growth has made the Indonesian government increasingly interested in developing electric vehicles. As you know, the electric vehicles can offer better … Continue reading Indonesia continues to develop Lithium-Ion Batteries for Electric Vehicles

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Lithium-Air Battery Tech Could Store Four Times More Energy than Today’s Accumulators

Lithium-air batteries promise to store four times more energy than conventional batteries. Unfortunately, exactly what goes inside advanced lithium-air batteries as they charge and discharge has always been impossible to observe directly. Now, a new technique developed by Massachusetts Institute of Technology researchers promises to change that, allowing study of this electrochemical activity as it … Continue reading Lithium-Air Battery Tech Could Store Four Times More Energy than Today’s Accumulators

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Research seeks affordable energy storage for electric vehicles

The Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) and Stuttgart-based M+W Group have signed an agreement for a research cooperation to significantly reduce energy and material costs in the battery production of electric vehicles. The high costs for batteries are regarded as a major roadblock for a broad introduction of electric vehicles. One of the reasons for … Continue reading Research seeks affordable energy storage for electric vehicles

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Wind energy and lithium ion batteries

Southern California Edison Co. is testing the use of utility-size lithium-ion batteries to help store and transmit energy generated in eastern Kern County by wind and solar projects.   Funded by SCE and the U.S. Department of Energy, the demonstration project is being constructed east of Tehachapi..   The SCE’s battery energy storage system will … Continue reading Wind energy and lithium ion batteries

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