Lithium or Lead: How to Choose the Best Battery for Your Solar Power Systems

U.S. Green Technology

Regardless of the solar power system type, solar batteries are a worthwhile investment. Either way, quality solar battery storage can become the key element in keeping your system operational. However, solar batteries.

America, charge your batteries!

GreenBiz

On highways and in parking lots, the race is on to provide the coming influx of American electric vehicle drivers an accessible, reliable and superfast place to charge up

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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.

Battery passports will trace content and carbon footprint of EV batteries in Europe

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Sustainability is the raison d’etre of EVs, so it’s obviously important to find a way to document the sustainable nature of the raw materials that go into EV batteries. Newswire The Tech European Union EV Batteries

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.

Britishvolt acquires German battery cell manufacturer EAS

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Battery cell pioneer Britishvolt has agreed to buy Monbat Group subsidiary EAS, a cell manufacturer based in Nordhausen, Germany. Our 46xx cell format gives Britishvolt a significant competitive advantage in the battery race,” said Britishvolt founder and CEO Orral Nadjari.

What battery swapping could mean for corporate fleets

GreenBiz

Co-founder and CEO Khaled Hassounha believes startup Ample will succeed where others have failed thanks to the modularity of its car batteries

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.

Rolls-Royce eyes first battery planes from 2025 as it inks private e-jet deal

GreenBiz

The engineering giant expects the first commercial use of small aircraft powered by its battery systems to take off within three to five years

Meet the recycling startup hustling to keep EV batteries out of landfills

GreenBiz

Just four years after launching a pilot plant in Canada, Li-Cycle has raised $500 million from high profile investors to build out EV battery recycling plants and hubs across the U.S.

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.

NI releases new Battery Test System analysis software for EVs

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NI (formerly National Instruments ) has released its latest Battery Test System (BTS) and introduced a new software analysis product line—both of which are designed to link data across the engineering workflow. Newswire The Tech EV Batteries NI (National Instruments

School buses: The biggest batteries on wheels?

GreenBiz

The Mobility House, a German company rapidly expanding in the U.S., concentrates vehicle charging when electricity is cheapest so that fleets can install nameplate charging capacity to exceed available grid capacity

American Battery Technology wins $2-million contract for battery recycling program

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The United States Advanced Battery Consortium (USABC) has announced a $2-million lithium-ion recycling development program with American Battery Technology Company (ABTC) in Fernley, Nevada. Newswire The Tech EV Batteries USABC

Ascend Elements to recycle battery manufacturing scrap for SK Battery America

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Battery recycling specialist Ascend Elements (formerly Battery Resourcers) has been selected by SK Battery America (SKBA) to recycle both cell and module battery manufacturing scrap from SKBA’s manufacturing facility in Commerce, Georgia.

Solar Home Battery Installation Information

U.S. Green Technology

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

Savant Scales Industry Battery Storage Solutions

Green Living Guy

April 28th, 2022 — Savant®, a leader in smart home technology, has announced integration with industry leaders across the inverter and battery storage market, including Schneider Electric, Fortress Power, Sol-Ark, and HomeGrid, powered by Lithion. HYANNIS, MASS.

EV battery testing: moving seamlessly from R&D to production (Webinar)

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Are you testing EV battery modules and packs strategically? Developing an appropriate EV battery test plan is crucial for reducing test time, enhancing test coverage, and shortening your path to market. Testing EV battery modules and packs involve more than just battery cycling.

Storage horizons: more battery systems needed

Envirotec Magazine

UK Government must spend £20bn on energy battery storage to meet 2030 renewables targets. Cornwall’s latest data estimates almost 10% of grid capacity will be provided by battery storage by 2030, costing an estimated £20bn.

Mercedes-Benz teams up with ProLogium on solid-state batteries

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Mercedes-Benz and battery firm ProLogium are teaming up to develop solid-state batteries. The first test vehicles using the new batteries are not expected to appear for several years. “We Solid-state technology helps to cut down battery size and weight.

Researchers develop method for stabilizing interfaces in solid-state batteries

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Researchers at MIT and the DOE’s Brookhaven National Laboratory have developed a method for stabilizing the interfaces between the electrolyte and cathodes in solid-state batteries during the sintering process. The team is now studying how the bonds perform over many battery cycles.

Are solid-state batteries always safer than Li-ion?

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Many in the EV industry see solid-state batteries as the future, and one of the reasons is that the more stable solid electrolyte is expected to be safer than current liquid electrolytes. Newswire The Tech EV Batteries Solid-State EV Batteries

Why We Need to Develop New Battery Technology

U.S. Green Technology

You use batteries for everything. They’ve been around for centuries, but with the push for sustainable living, many consumers and experts are hopping on the movement to develop improved battery technology. Lithium-ion batteries are the standard for what you use.

Shortage of battery-grade graphite could slow down EV adoption

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Graphite is a critical mineral for battery anodes, and surging demand for EVs is colliding with a limited global graphite supply. There is a potential for a raw material deficit in graphite…which would hamper utilization rates at [battery] cell and electric vehicle production facilities.”

Retriev Technologies buys Li-ion recycler Battery Solutions

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Lithium battery recycling company Retriev Technologies has purchased battery recycling management firm Battery Solutions. According to Retriev, the acquisition makes the expanded company “the first and only comprehensive battery management solution in North America.”.

Envision AESC to build 30 GWh battery gigafactory in Kentucky

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Japanese battery technology company Envision AESC has announced that it will invest $2 billion to build a new battery gigafactory in the Kentucky Transpark in Bowling Green. Newswire The Tech Envision AESC EV Batteries

Quebec invests $22.5 million in battery recycling firm Lithion

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Battery recycling technology company Lithion has received $22.5 The company also plans to invest some of the funding in a Technology Development Center that will continue to develop Lithion’s technology for future battery chemistries and materials.

Octillion shipping 1,500 battery packs per day

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Global battery supplier Octillion Energy has announced that it is now shipping over 1,500 battery packs per day. The company says rising EV sales in Brazil, India and China have contributed to the demand for its battery packs.

Should deep-sea minerals be part of battery supply chains?

GreenBiz

Deep-sea minerals are not currently commercially available, and whether they have a role in future supply chains is the subject of heated debate

BASF inks land purchase agreement for battery site in Canada

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Cathode active materials (CAM) producer BASF has signed an agreement to purchase land for a future CAM materials production, battery metals recycling and refining site in Quebec. Newswire The Tech BASF EV Batteries

Sakuu develops the first battery in its new solid-state product line

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Additive manufacturing specialist Sakuu has developed a lithium metal battery that achieved an energy density of 800 Wh/l in recent testing. The company says its battery achieves an energy density of 500-700 Wh/l, or greater.

Nissan unveils prototype production facility for solid-state batteries

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Nissan has unveiled a prototype production facility for laminated all-solid-state battery cells, which the company aims to bring to market in 2028. Nissan plans to establish a pilot production line at its Yokohama Plant in 2024, and aims to launch an EV with solid-state batteries by 2028.

Union Pacific Railroad to test 20 battery-electric locomotives

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Union Pacific Railroad (NYSE: UNP) has announced plans to purchase 20 battery-electric locomotives for testing in yard operations. Fleets and Infrastructure Newswire The Vehicles Battery Electric Trains Union Pacific Railroad

Perfecting the EV Battery Recycling Process

Green Living Guy

Recycling of electric car batteries can be easier, cheaper, and more environmentally friendly. The post Perfecting the EV Battery Recycling Process appeared first on Green Living Guy.

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

Lithium battery industry presents opportunities for water treatment experts

Envirotec Magazine

The lithium battery economy, driven largely by the growing electrical vehicle market, presents opportunities for water and wastewater businesses across the value chain, according to a new report from BlueTech Research. Brine pools for lithium mining.

The case for designing a circular battery

GreenBiz

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.

Statevolt to build 54 GWh battery gigafactory in California

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Startup Statevolt, a sister company of Britishvolt and Italvolt , plans to invest $4 billion to construct a new battery factory in California’s Imperial Valley. More importantly, we believe this model will offer Statevolt a significant advantage in producing lithium-ion batteries at scale.”.

A Potential Breakthrough for Production of Superior Battery Technology

Green Living Guy

Micro supercapacitors could revolutionize battery technology by increasing their lifespan and enabling extremely fast charging. The post A Potential Breakthrough for Production of Superior Battery Technology appeared first on Green Living Guy.

TransAlta plans 180MW/360MWh battery energy storage project

Renewable Energy World

TransAlta asked Alberta regulators for approval to build a 180 MW/360 MWh battery energy storage system on land that is part of the Ghost Hydro-electric facility near Cochrane, Alberta. Grid Scale News Storage battery energy storage TransAlta

Deutsche Bahn orders 44 Stadler battery-electric trains

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DB Regio, a subsidiary of Deutsche Bahn which operates regional and commuter train services in Germany, has ordered 44 battery-electric Flirt Akku multiple units from Swiss manufacturer Stadler. Newswire The Vehicles Battery Electric Trains Deutsche Bahn Electric Vehicles in Germany Stadler

Battery manufacturer Sparkz to build plant in West Virginia, hire former coal workers

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Battery manufacturer Sparkz has announced that it will begin construction in 2022 of a gigafactory in West Virginia, which will initially employ 350 workers, to commercialize its zero-cobalt battery. Newswire The Tech EV Batteries Sparkz

Ascend Elements to open battery recycling facility in Georgia

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Battery recycling and manufacturing company Ascend Elements (formerly known as Battery Resourcers ) is planning to open a battery recycling plant in Georgia by August of 2022, where it will recycle lithium, cobalt and nickel. Newswire The Tech Ascend Elements EV Batteries