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.

The electric revolution needs sustainable battery materials


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.


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VW begins battery recycling pilot


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.

LEAF batteries find a second life in automated guided vehicles


Nissan , along with 4R Energy , is now repurposing used EV batteries, which no longer have enough capacity to provide sufficient EV range, to power its AGVs. The first-generation LEAF was fitted with a 24 kWh battery pack made up of 48 modules.

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.

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.

Discoveries highlight new possibilities for magnesium batteries


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.”.

MIT study details plunge in lithium-ion battery costs


MIT researchers analyzed three decades of studies that examined the decline in lithium-ion battery prices, and found that costs have dropped by 97 percent since they were first commercially introduced in 1991. Newswire The Tech EV Batteries

Machine learning could lead to durable fast-charging batteries


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.

American Battery Solutions introduces Alliance Intelligent Battery Series


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

Advisory group reminds Scots to recycle old batteries

Envirotec Magazine

Shops that sell large volumes of batteries have to provide a battery recycling collection. A survey ¹ carried out on behalf of Zero Waste Scotland has revealed that 25% of people who responded admitted they disposed of batteries in the general household bin.

Millor will manufacture cobalt-free lithium-ion batteries in Europe


The COBRA (CObalt-free Batteries for FutuRe Automotive Applications), a European consortium that aims to develop a new cobalt-free lithium-ion battery technology, has chosen Millor Battery to make the prototypes and first batteries. Source: Millor Battery.

Tesla is building a 100MW battery in Texas

Inhabitat - Innovation

Under the guise of Gambit Energy Storage LLC, a secretive subsidiary of Tesla, a new, 100-megawatt battery is coming to Angleton, Texas

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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Japanese consortium agrees on standardized swappable batteries for e-motorcycles


The Swappable Battery Consortium for Electric Motorcycles, a joint project of Honda, Kawasaki, Suzuki and Yamaha, has reached an agreement to standardize swappable batteries for electric motorcycles in Japan. Newswire The Vehicles EV Batteries Honda Kawasaki Suzuki Yamaha

Heritage and Romeo Power invests in future of battery recycling


Heritage has launched a new division, Heritage Battery Recycling (HBR), to address the growing market demand for safe, sustainable solutions for lithium-ion batteries at the ends of their lives. Shane is the right leader for Heritage Battery Recycling,” said Laborsky.

Circularity Challenge Spotlight: American Battery Metals Corporation

Greentown Labs

Ryan Melsert, CTO of American Battery Metals Corporation, speaks at the Circularity Challenge Final Showcase. There’s a huge opportunity—and need—for better lithium-ion battery recycling. That’s where American Battery Metals Corporation comes in.

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

StoreDot releases samples of its “five-minute” EV battery


In 2015, Israeli battery developer StoreDot announced plans to enter the EV market with battery cells that it said could enable a 300-mile battery pack to be charged in 5 minutes. which ensures the safety of Li-ion batteries during shipping.

Samsung SDI to be Rivian’s battery cell supplier


EV startup Rivian has announced that South Korean battery giant Samsung SDI will supply cells for its vehicles. Rivian’s vehicles are aimed at the outdoorsy set, so it has developed its battery module and pack with challenging use cases in mind.

Examining the feasibility of battery exchange for long-distance electric trucks


The majority of these heavy goods vehicles must travel distances that cannot be covered by a single battery charge. Her solution: a network of battery exchange stations for heavy goods vehicles. They would just have to drive in, exchange the battery, and continue on their way.

Researchers develop novel battery electrolyte for lithium metal batteries


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.

$357k funding progresses US lithium-ion battery recycling initiative

Envirotec Magazine

Team Portables, a consortium for lithium-ion batteries (LIBs) recycling incentivization, has received Phase II funding from the US Department of Energy’s (DoE) Lithium-Ion Battery Recycling Prize. Consumers will be motivated to get their batteries to a qualified collection centre.

Passenger EV battery capacity reached 134.5 GWh in 2020


GWh of passenger EV battery capacity was deployed globally in newly sold passenger EVs, an increase of 39.6% This figure excludes an additional 15 to 20 GWh of installed passenger EV battery capacity idling in sales channels and another 15 to 20 GWh in assembly lines.

Cobalt-free batteries will make EVs more affordable

Inhabitat - Innovation

If the high price tag is all that stands between you and your dream Tesla, you might be able to afford one in a few years thanks to cobalt-free batteries

Plus Power Breaks Open New England Market for Massive Batteries


Battery plants have established themselves in the sunny Southwest, but this week was the first time they won big in New England. That means that these two battery plants offered a compelling enough price to edge out some fossil fuel plants for delivering power on demand.

Solid Power introduces all-solid-state lithium metal batteries


Solid Power has announced the production and delivery of the company’s first-generation multi-layer, multi-ampere-hour (Ah) all-solid-state lithium metal batteries. Newswire The Tech Batteries Solid Power Solid-State Batteries

Ford CEO: US government needs to support domestic battery production


Ford CEO Jim Farley says the US government needs to support domestic battery production and the rollout of public charging infrastructure. “We billion in funding for battery innovation is just one of several initiatives aimed at increasing battery production on the continent.

Eco-friendly factors redefine EV battery manufacturing


When it comes to manufacturing an EV battery, Nordson strives to be innovative with attention to detail at every step. We focus on leading the automation of sealant dispensing for 1-part and 2-part materials used in EV battery cell manufacturing. Sponsored by Nordson SEALANT EQUIPMENT.

Closer Look at Next-Gen Lithium-Metal Batteries

GreenTech Gazette

For years, the talk of the use of batteries to power just about everything we use has focused on the development of lithium batteries. However, a new ‘next generation’ lithium-metal battery developed by GM could be a complete game-changer. Batteries

Envision AESC provides battery modules for FreeWire Technologies’ charging stations


Now FreeWire has partnered with battery supplier Envision AESC , which will provide battery cells and modules for FreeWire’s EV charging and energy products. FreeWire uses Envision modules to create a proprietary battery pack for its portable power solutions.

Batteries Plus Announces Partnership with RELiON Battery


Retailer will offer RELiON lithium batteries in over 170 stores across the U.S.

Leclanché introduces modular, all-in-one EV battery system


Leclanché has developed a modular, all-in-one battery system optimized for powering new and retrofit hybrid and electric commercial vehicles. The INT-39 Energy HV pack is a fully integrated product comprised of Leclanché’s M2 battery modules and the company’s proprietary BMS.

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Li-Cycle recovers usable battery-grade materials from shredded Li-ion batteries


It’s usually one of the first objections cited by EV naysayers: batteries can’t or won’t be recycled, and they contain hazardous materials that will end up in landfills. We used to work for companies that produced lithium chemicals that go into cathodes, cells and, ultimately, battery packs.

Proterra to provide battery tech for Lightning Class 3 commercial van


Lightning eMotors , a provider of complete zero-emission-vehicle solutions for commercial fleets, has announced that EV manufacturer and powertrain specialist Proterra will supply the battery technology for the Generation 4 Lightning Electric Transit commercial van.

EV Batteries: Creating a Circular Economy

CleanTech Group

Battery Technology Energy Storage Sector Insights Transportation Carbon Emissions EV batteries transportationIn 2018, the total global stock of electric vehicles in all classes stood at nearly 6 million. By 2030, the International Energy Agency.

LG Energy to invest $4.5 billion to expand its US battery production capacity


billion in its US-based business to increase its battery production capacity by 70 GWh. The new LG facility will produce pouch cell batteries for EVs and energy storage systems, as well as cylindrical cell EV batteries. Newswire The Tech EV Batteries GM EVs LG Energy

New report assesses the state of the global battery market


In its latest biannual report, Adamas Intelligence provides an overview of the global EV market over the past half-year (2020 H2) and its implications on the battery and battery materials supply chains. Newswire The Tech Adamas Intelligence EV Batteries

JB Straubel’s Redwood Materials inks recycling deal with Nissan’s battery supplier


Redwood Materials , the battery recycling venture founded by former Tesla CTO JB Straubel, has signed an agreement to recycle scrap and defective battery cells for Envision AESC, which manufactures batteries for the Nissan LEAF in Smyrna, Tennessee.

Soteria licenses battery tech designed to eliminate thermal runaway


Soteria Battery Innovation Group has exclusively licensed and optioned a technology developed by the DOE’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) designed to eliminate thermal runaway in Li-ion batteries due to mechanical damage.

Smart welding battery packs


There are many types of welding used for the interconnection of battery packs. There are many ways to interconnect cylindrical cells in a battery pack. Figure 4 Hesse Customer Solutions Battery Pack. Sponsored by Hesse Mechatronics. Benefits of Smart Welding.

GAC Group’s novel graphene-based battery tech will debut in a vehicle this year


Now China’s GAC Group has announced “breakthrough progress” with a graphene-based super-fast-charging battery, which the company says has entered the phase of vehicle testing. The battery has also passed the dreaded Battery Shooting Test. Newswire The Tech EV Batteries GAC Grou

Tesla's co-founder is pioneering a circular system for electric vehicle batteries


Tesla's co-founder is pioneering a circular system for electric vehicle batteries. This week, I've been thinking a lot about electric vehicle batteries and the massive potential for battery recycling and reuse. As the market for electric vehicles takes off, that means eventually hundreds of millions of EV batteries will be in use and then face end of life. The industry needs to make the process of EV battery production, use, reuse and recycling much more efficient.