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Global Battery Alliance proposes comprehensive Battery Passport platform

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In case someone is looking for candidates for the Buzzword of the Year, “battery passport” might be a good choice. The passport metaphor is an apt one, as the GBA appears to envision going beyond existing traceability solutions to create a document for each individual battery.

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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.

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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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Smart welding battery packs

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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. Newswire Sponsored Content The Tech EV Batteries Hesse Mechatronics

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EV Batteries And The Environment: How Eco-Friendly Are They?

The Environmental Blog

However, while EVs are well known for being an eco-friendly way to get around, the batteries themselves can be a bit problematic. From understanding the environmental concerns involved with EV batteries to the innovative solutions out there, here’s what you should keep in mind.

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For US companies, the race for the new EV battery is on

GreenBiz

The holy grail is a battery that is safer, costs less, provides longer driving range and doesn’t use imported "conflict" minerals

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FREYR Battery to build Giga America battery plant in Georgia

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Another day, another announcement of a new battery gigafactory. FREYR Battery has purchased a site in Coweta County, Georgia for its planned Giga America battery plant, and will begin detailed project engineering “in the coming months.”. Newswire The Tech EV Batteries FREYR

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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.

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How gravity batteries will help us switch to renewable energy

GreenBiz

Engineers are developing huge ‘gravity batteries’ to store power from renewable energy generators — a key technology for the clean energy transition

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We Need Better Battery Solutions to Transition to EVs

Green Living Guy

Lithium-ion batteries are perhaps the most critical components of EVs, enabling these cars to operate efficiently. […]. The post We Need Better Battery Solutions to Transition to EVs appeared first on The Green Living Guy.

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Webinar: Why Model Batteries?

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A detailed understanding of battery technology and the underlying physics processes is necessary to design high-performance, durable, and safe batteries. Newswire The Tech Charged Virtual Conference on EV Engineering EV Batteries EV Motors EV Power Electronics

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Flexible and scalable EV battery cycler

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The need to quickly increase EV battery testing capacity is making validation labs harder to manage and forcing engineering teams to explore ways to sustainably scale up their test lab operations. Learn more about NI’s HPS-17000, a 150 kW SiC-based power for EV battery test at scale.

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Lion Electric produces its first proprietary battery pack

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Lion Electric (NYSE: LEV) a manufacturer of electric medium- and heavy-duty urban vehicles, has completed production of its first lithium-ion battery pack at the company’s battery manufacturing facility in Mirabel, Quebec.

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Everledger and Ford introduce battery passport pilot

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Digital transparency company Everledger and Ford have launched a battery passport pilot for tracking EV batteries. The battery passport is the digital identity of a battery which includes information about its materials and components and ultimately the battery itself.”.

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Novel current collector is designed to stop battery thermal runaway

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Researchers from Renmin and Tsinghua Universities in China have developed a novel shape-memory current collector (SMCC) that they say can stop battery thermal runaway in an overheated battery. With this technology, they say, batteries can be safer with no sacrifice in performance.

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Aqua Metals begins pilot of AquaRefining battery recycling system

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Nevada-based Aqua Metals has begun operating a pilot battery recycling facility at the Tahoe-Reno Industrial Center. Feedstock has been introduced into the automated system, enabling recovery of valuable critical minerals from spent lithium-ion batteries.

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Billions of bucks for US battery plants announced in 2022

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Electrifying transportation is going to require beaucoup batteries, and for a raft of reasons, those batteries need to be built near the vehicle markets they serve (not shipped halfway around the world, as is often the case today). Newswire The Tech EV Batteries EV Regulations

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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

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Canoo to build EV battery module manufacturing facility in Oklahoma

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Canoo plans to build a battery module manufacturing facility at MidAmerica Industrial Park in Pryor, Oklahoma. Once built, the facility will be capable of producing approximately 3,200 MWh worth of battery modules per year. Newswire The Tech Canoo EV Batteries

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Made in America: A lithium supply chain for EV batteries

GreenBiz

With the U.S. supplying 1 percent of the world’s lithium, there’s nowhere to go but up

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Tesla Loves Texas for Battery Production not Grünheide

Green Living Guy

According to Electrive: In Germany, Tesla continues to focus on battery production says no to Grünheide for now. Battery production in Texas is to be ramped up sooner than planned, but in at Giga battery factory in Berlin in Grünheide […].

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A multi-physics approach to battery thermal management and runaway analysis (Webinar)

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Thermal issues associated with the battery might affect its safety, reliability, lifetime, and performance. What if you can ensure the battery operates in safe temperature ranges while maximizing its performance, minimizing its degradation and avoiding hazardous conditions?

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NI announces its highest-performing EV battery cycler to date

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Battery labs need power—lots of power—in order to test batteries by cycling them over and over. The company has just unveiled its highest-voltage EV battery cycler to date, the High Power System-17000. SEE ALSO: Learn how GM uses battery data (Video).

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Argonne National Lab: Lithium-sulfur batteries are one step closer to realization

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Scientists at the DOE’s Argonne National Laboratory are researching solutions to the drawbacks of lithium-ion batteries by testing alternate materials such as sulfur. Sulfur, says Argonne, is highly cost-effective, and lithium-sulfur batteries can hold more energy than ion-based ones.

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Caterpillar unveils prototype batteries for off-highway equipment

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Yellow machine icon Caterpillar has announced the development of 48-volt, 300-volt and 600-volt batteries for the off-highway equipment industry. Caterpillar will showcase prototypes of its battery technologies at the upcoming bauma 2022 trade show in Munich.

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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.

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Stora Enso and Northvolt partner to develop wood-based batteries

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Just as you’ve always suspected, the powers that be have been keeping a cheap miracle technology from us—batteries can be made not from scarce and expensive minerals, but from wood! Newswire The Tech EV Batteries Northvolt Stora Enso

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ADS-TEC unveils its new ChargePost battery-based charging system

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ADS-TEC Energy , a manufacturer of battery-buffered energy systems, has unveiled a new battery-based charging system. Newswire The Infrastructure ads-tec Energy EV Batteries

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Li-Cycle opens battery recycling facility in Alabama

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Battery recycler Li-Cycle has announced that its Alabama Spoke plant in Tuscaloosa has started commercial operations. This growth is expected to produce a significant amount of battery production scrap and end-of life batteries that will require recycling.

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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

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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

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Nissan exec: EV batteries lasting longer than predicted

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If you use social media, you probably see a never-ending stream of “articles” insisting that EV batteries wear out in a few years, making the cars worthless, that they can’t be recycled, they’re full of poisonous chemicals, yada yada yada. Newswire The Tech EV Batteries Nissan EVs

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Can closed loop battery recycling and geothermal lithium help solve the supply crunch?

GreenBiz

Five- to tenfold growth is expected in the global lithium battery market over the next decade as people shift to electric vehicles, but already lithium supplies are tight

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CATL to supply Honda with 123 GWh of EV batteries by 2030

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CATL and Honda Motor China have announced that Honda will purchase 123 GWh of CATL’s EV batteries in China from 2024 through 2030. Newswire The Vehicles CATL EV Batteries Honda EVs

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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

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Toyota is the global leader in solid-state battery patents

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Believe it or not, Toyota is by far the leading holder of solid-state battery patents, according to a recent study by Nikkei. In 2020, the automaker demonstrated a running prototype vehicle powered by a solid-state battery.

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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.

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Proterra begins producing EV batteries at new South Carolina factory

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Proterra (NASDAQ: PTRA) is a commercial electric vehicle OEM, and it has two related businesses: Proterra Energy, which offers turnkey charging services to fleets; and Proterra Powered, which provides battery packs to other vehicle manufacturers.

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Ricardo and InoBat to collaborate on EV batteries

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Global consulting firm Ricardo has signed a memorandum of understanding with EV battery company InoBat to work together on battery cells, modules and packs for EVs. Newswire The Tech EV Batteries InoBat Auto Ricardo

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Dongfeng Fukang ES600 uses CATL’s battery swap solution

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Contemporary Amperex Technology Limited (CATL) and Dongfeng Peugeot-Citroën Automobile (DPCA) are collaborating on a battery swap project that uses CATL’s EVOGO system. The EVOGO battery swap system is already being used in the FAW Bestune NAT and Aiways U5.

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Engineers find a novel way to control dendrite propagation in solid-state batteries

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Solid-state batteries are a major focus for battery researchers, as they could offer weight and size reductions, as well as greater safety, compared to current Li-ion designs. Newswire The Tech EV Batteries MIT Solid-State EV Batteries

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Skeleton Technologies launches supercapacitor/battery, joins coalition to electrify mining

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Skeleton Technologies has introduced a new product that combines supercapacitors and batteries, and has joined a coalition of nine members, including Shell , that aims to electrify mining equipment. hours are needed with a lithium-ion battery.”.

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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.

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