Battery recycling’s big chance

Renewable Energy World

But the limited availability of raw materials used to manufacture lithium-ion batteries -- the primary power source for electric vehicles -- complicates the transition. Researchers and investors alike believe lithium-ion battery recycling is poised to make a big jump.

What Would Nuclear Batteries Do For Us?

Jim Conca

Like the old telephone system that gave way to autonomous locally-controlled hand-held devices, nuclear batteries can make the same change for power to small, mobile, safe, clean, and affordable markets. Centralized power systems are inefficient and cumbersome in our new technological future.

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Better batteries will get us to an electrified future

GreenBiz

Better batteries will get us to an electrified future. The mass adoption of electric vehicles — and, well, electric everything — will rely heavily on cheap, dependable batteries. Batteries are an enabler," said Asim Hussain, chief marketing officer for battery startup QuantumScape.

The electric revolution needs sustainable battery materials

GreenBiz

The electric revolution needs sustainable battery materials. To electrify many of the world's vehicles in the coming years, the EV industry will need to procure a massive amount of lithium-ion batteries. Eliminating problematic cobalt mined in the DRC is just one battery issue.

Lyten introduces lithium-sulfur battery platform

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Material supplier Lyten has introduced its new LytCell lithium-sulfur (Li-S) battery platform. The new platform was developed specifically for the EV market, and is designed to deliver three times the specific energy of lithium-ion batteries. Newswire The Tech EV Batteries Lyten

GM expands its battery tech development at new Wallace Battery Cell Innovation Center

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General Motors has announced plans to build a new battery development facility on the grounds of its Global Technical Center in Warren, Michigan. The facility is named after the late Bill Wallace, a GM director who played a pivotal role in the development of the automaker’s battery technology.

Northvolt to invest $750 million to expand Swedish battery lab

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Battery manufacturer Northvolt plans to invest $750 million to expand its laboratory facility in Sweden in order to meet soaring demand for lithium-ion batteries. Northvolt says it plans to set up the “first R&D campus covering the entire battery ecosystem.”.

Faraday Battery Challenge to fund 17 new tech projects

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The Faraday Battery Challenge, a project initiated by the UK government to promote advanced battery technologies, has announced a new £10-million round of funding, which will be shared across 17 projects being undertaken by businesses and research institutions across the UK.

Solar Home Battery Installation Information

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What is the Best Battery for a Solar Panel System? The post Solar Home Battery Installation Information appeared first on U.S.

SAE releases recommended practice for safe battery testing

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SAE International has released SAE J2464: Electric and Hybrid Electric Vehicle Rechargeable Energy Storage System (RESS) Safety and Abuse Testing, a revised recommended practice for establishing safe battery systems. Newswire The Tech EV Batteries SAE International

New battery inspection technologies: X-ray CT and Microscopy

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Battery manufacturers face quality and process control challenges when battery components need to be inspected without being destroyed. Newswire The Tech Charged Virtual Conference on EV Engineering EV Batteries EV Motors EV Power Electronics Zeiss

The case for designing a circular battery

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Some batteries designed for transportation applications may have the opportunity to be recovered and reused for another purpose before even reaching the stage of recycling.

Battery recycling startup receives financing for commercial-scale plant

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Battery Resourcers , a battery recycling and manufacturing company, recently completed a $20-million Series B equity round to support the development of a commercial-scale processing facility with the annual capacity to recycle 10,000 tons of batteries—roughly the amount of batteries from 20,000 EVs.

48V Lithium Battery: An Important Component of Off-grid System

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With the development of battery technology and the rapid decline in cost, 48V lithium batteries have become the mainstream choice in home energy storage systems, and the market share of new chemical batteries has reached more than 95%.

Heritage Battery Recycling and 6K to commercialize cathode-grade battery recycling network

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Indianapolis-based Heritage Battery Recycling has signed a joint development agreement with materials management specialist 6K to produce new cathode material from recycled batteries. 6K uses proprietary plasma processing technology to create battery materials.

Factorial Energy unveils 40 Ah solid-state EV battery cell

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Factorial Energy has introduced what it says is the first 40 Ah solid-state EV battery cell. . “Factorial’s solid-state battery technology offers the performance, safety, scalability, and commercial readiness needed to move the needle of EV adoption.

Battery-powered actuator savings

Envirotec Magazine

Yorkshire Water is rolling out 34 remote battery powered actuators across key sites in the region, and the utility says it is already seeing benefits. The water company is working in partnership with R2M Limited to install 3S remote battery powered actuators.

VW begins battery recycling pilot

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Volkswagen has opened its first EV battery recycling facility to recover raw materials such as lithium, nickel, manganese and cobalt in a closed loop, together with aluminum, copper and plastics, achieving a recycling rate of more than 90% over the long term.

Discoveries highlight new possibilities for magnesium batteries

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Magnesium batteries have long been considered a potentially safer and less expensive alternative to lithium-ion batteries, but previous versions have been severely limited in the amount of power they delivered. We believe this unveils a new facet in magnesium battery electrochemistry.”.

Under the hood of Chevy's Bolt battery fire debacle

GreenBiz

Although recalls of this magnitude are not unique to EVs, General Motors is spending an estimated $1.8 billion, or around $12,700 per car

Chinese firm unveils cobalt-free EV battery

Renewable Energy World

Chinese electric vehicle battery manufacturer SVOLT Energy has unveiled the world’s first cobalt-free battery. Last year, Tesla’s Elon Musk announced the new 4680 cylindrical cell design, also known as “tabless” batteries. Follow @EngelsAngle.

Using bacteria to recover precious metals from EV batteries

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Researchers at Coventry University have developed a new solution for recycling EV batteries by recovering all metals in them using a process called bioleaching. Despite the high costs, these plants rarely recover all valuable battery materials. Newswire The Tech EV Batteries

Verkor raises €100 million to build European battery gigafactory

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The funding will support the company’s expansion and the construction of the Verkor Innovation Centre (VIC), where the company will design advanced battery cells and modules. Verkor and its partners share a mission to build a competitive local battery cell value chain in Europe.

NHTSA finds no cause to investigate Tesla battery fires

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The available data indicate that non-crash battery fires in Tesla vehicles are rare events,” the agency wrote. Newswire The Vehicles EV Batteries TeslaSorry, Tesla-haters.

Keysight launches battery test system using high voltage SiC technology

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Keysight Technologies has announced a new test system for high-voltage battery packs (up to 1,500 volts). The system gives users control of the climate chamber, conditioning of the device under test, and the battery management system. Newswire The Tech EV Batteries

Lithium batteries: a lot of fake news

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Whether it is to equip electric vehicles, or to store electricity generated by solar energy installations or wind farms, lithium-ion batteries have become an important part of the energy transition. So, is the battery so "dirty But in some media and social networks, their ecological footprints are often listed separately.

American Battery Solutions introduces Alliance Intelligent Battery Series

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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. Newswire The Tech Li-ion Battery

Accelerated battery analysis through connected microscopy

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In this way, the combination of light, X-ray, and scanning electron microscopes allows batteries for electric vehicles to be efficiently and accurately analyzed for faults. Car manufacturers respond by building up their expertise and technological infrastructure for battery production.

Janus graphene could boost capacity in sodium-ion batteries

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Researchers at Chalmers University of Technology in Sweden have presented a new concept to fabricate high-performance electrode materials for sodium batteries. The results show that the capacity could match lithium-ion batteries.

Albemarle to open Battery Materials Innovation Center in North Carolina

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Albemarle Corporation has announced the opening of its new Battery Materials Innovation Center (BMIC), located at the company’s Kings Mountain, North Carolina site. Newswire The Tech Albemarle Battery Materials Innovation Center

GM reveals more technical details of its Ultium battery packs

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The new Ultium battery system is at the heart of GM’s electrification strategy. The plants are to come online by the end of 2023, with a combined capacity of 70 GWh worth of batteries per year, which Car and Driver estimates will be enough to power about 750,000 vehicles.

Ford and Redwood Materials to collaborate on battery recycling

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Redwood Materials , the battery materials firm founded by Tesla cofounder JB Straubel, has announced a partnership with Ford. The two companies will work together to “create a closed loop for battery recycling and a domestic supply chain for critical battery materials.”.

BASF to build battery prototype recycling plant in Schwarzheide, Germany

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BASF will build a prototype battery recycling plant in Schwarzheide, Germany, at the site of its existing cathode active materials plant. Newswire The Tech BASF EV Batteries

Proterra and LG Energy Solution sign long-term battery cell supply agreement

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Commercial EV innovator Proterra (NASDAQ: PTRA) has formed a new agreement with LG Energy Solution to provide a long-term supply of cylindrical battery cells, to be manufactured at a new LG Energy Solution plant in the US.

Solid Power to build new solid-state battery plant in Thornton, Colorado

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Solid Power , a producer of all-solid-state EV batteries, plans to build a second Denver-area production facility in Thornton, Colorado. Newswire The Tech EV Batteries Solid Power Solid-State EV Batteries

Thinner anode strips could lead to longer lithium metal battery life

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Researchers from the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL) have increased the lifetime of a lithium metal battery to a record 600 cycles. The PNNL team found a way to increase the battery’s lifetime using 20-micron-wide strips of lithium.

Gaussin and Microvast to build batteries for road truck skateboards

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Gaussin and Microvast are working together to integrate Microvast’s new generation of batteries with Gaussin’s electric skateboard and hydrogen applications. Gaussin’s skateboard platform is designed for hydrogen or battery-electric Class 8 tractors and trucks from 18 to 44 tons.

New Solar Array With Battery Back-Up Latest Step Forward To Clean-Energy Future

Jim Conca

The not-for-profit Energy Northwest in WA State cut the ribbon on its new utility-scale solar and battery project with more than 11,400 new solar panels that are paired with battery storage - exactly what President-Elect Biden’s new Climate 21 Project is supposed to encourage.

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Machine learning could lead to durable fast-charging batteries

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Scientists at Stanford University are harnessing machine learning (ML) to design better batteries. “It was the first time this approach, known as scientific machine learning , has been applied to battery cycling,” said Professor Will Chueh, who led the study.

NIO’s new standard-range battery uses both ternary lithium and LFP cells

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NIO has launched a new battery type. New NIO EVs will now be available with a choice of the 100 kWh long-range ternary lithium battery pack or the new 75 kWh standard-range hybrid-cell battery. NIO says the new battery offers longer range in cold weather.

VW expands Braunschweig battery plant

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Volkswagen’s Braunschweig plant is expanding its production of EV battery systems. Following the first expansion stage, which established a maximum capacity of 250,000 battery systems, the second expansion stage has started up with the same capacity.

Researchers develop novel battery electrolyte for lithium metal batteries

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In a study published in Nature Energy , Stanford researchers demonstrated how their novel electrolyte design boosts the performance of lithium metal batteries. A lithium metal battery can hold about twice as much electricity per kilogram as today’s conventional lithium-ion battery.

Energy's Future - Battery and Storage Technologies

Jim Conca

Battery technologies have to catch up with other new low-C tech, and V-flow batteries may be the breakthrough we need. They are fully containerized, nonflammable, compact, reusable over semi-infinite cycles, discharge 100% of the stored energy and do not degrade for more than 20 years