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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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.”.

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

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. When you install solar to reduce your carbon footprint and energy costs, it’s almost counterproductive to pay the high Time of Use rates billed by your utility company during peak hours. Unfortunately, you can’t control when the clouds will cover up the sun, and you. Green Technology. Featured Posts Featured Stories Green Stories Solar Home Solar

Nanotechnology turns Bricks into Batteries

Mr. Sustainability

The energy density is only about 1% of that of lithium ion batteries, but is believed this can be increased by tenfold. But if their capacity can be increased, they may become a low-cost alternative to the lithium-ion batteries currently used.

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.

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.

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

Project aims to develop a swappable containerized battery system for marine applications


The project’s aim is to develop and demonstrate an interchangeable battery system and Energy-as-a-Service (EaaS) platform in an operational environment at the Port of Rotterdam that facilitates fast charging, fleet optimization and novel business models.

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

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.

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.

FREYR and 24M to collaborate on battery cell production


FREYR and 24M have signed an agreement to use 24M’s SemiSolid lithium-ion battery platform technology in FREYR’s planned facilities in Norway. Newswire The Tech 24M EV Batteries FREYR

The case for designing a circular battery


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. Circular Economy Energy & Climate Transportation & Mobility Energy Storage

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.

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.

Indonesia to form EV battery joint venture


A group of state-owned companies in Indonesia will form a joint venture to produce Li-ion batteries. Partners in the new Indonesia Battery Holding joint venture include two mining firms: Mining Industry Indonesia (MIND) and PT Aneka Tambang; as well as state power utility Perusahan Listrik Negara (PLN), and state oil company Pertamina. Indonesia is the world’s largest producer of nickel ore, a key ingredient in producing the battery-quality nickel sulfate used in cathodes.

VW breaks ground on Battery Engineering Lab in Tennessee


Volkswagen has begun construction of a Battery Engineering Lab at its Chattanooga Engineering and Planning Center. The $22-million facility will test and validate EV cells and battery packs for the North American region. This testing will include batteries for the new ID.4

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.

New battery “gigaplant” promises to be an economic boon to northeastern England


Battery startup Britishvolt has announced plans to build its first battery factory, on the site of a former coal-fired power station in Blyth in northeastern England. Construction is to begin next year, and production of lithium-ion batteries is to start by the end of 2023.

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. And since batteries are only becoming. The post Why We Need to Develop New Battery Technology appeared first on U.S. They’re in your phones, laptops, cars and everyday devices.

Battery analytics and diagnostics: How big data makes EV batteries smarter, increases longevity and unlocks second-life use

CleanTech Group

In May, I wrote an article about creating a circular economy for EV batteries as an initial look into the industry. I highly. Electric Vehicles Transportation and Logistics

Russian nuclear company ROSATOM enters EV battery market


Subsidiary RENERA will develop modular lithium-ion traction batteries for EVs, as well as energy storage systems for emergency power, renewable energy and load shifting. The company’s current portfolio includes more than 120 ongoing and completed projects to supply Li-ion batteries.

BNSF Railway and Wabtec begin battery-electric locomotive pilot in California


BNSF Railway and Wabtec , a provider of equipment, systems and services for freight and transit rail, have collaborated to develop a battery-electric locomotive. When running on the mainline, both the battery-electric and diesel locomotives will power the train.

Batteries that charge up to 80% in 15 Minutes

Mr. Sustainability

QuantumScape is building a better electric car battery that it says charges to 80% in 15 minutes Summary - Volkswagen-backed QuantumScape is building a solid-state lithium metal battery for electric vehicles that it says will be safer and better than the cells on the market today.

Proterra opens new EV battery production line in Los Angeles County


Heavy-duty EV manufacturer Proterra has announced the opening of a new battery production line, co-located at its electric bus manufacturing facility in Los Angeles County. The new batteries offer greater energy storage capacity and higher power density compared to the previous generation.

Momentum Technologies licenses ORNL process to recover metals from batteries


Momentum Technologies, a Dallas-based materials science company focused on extracting critical metals from electronic waste, has licensed a process developed by the Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) for recovering cobalt and other metals from spent Li-ion batteries.

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. Less than three percent of lithium-ion batteries are recycled, and the few facilities that do recycle these batteries can only recover a handful of elements, according to Ryan Melsert, CTO of American Battery Metals Corporation.

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.

Hong Kong researchers propose novel cathode design for Li-S batteries


A team led by Professor Zhao Tianshou of the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology has proposed a novel cathode design concept for lithium-sulfur (Li-S) batteries. Li-S batteries are regarded as attractive alternatives to Li-ion batteries.

Octillion debuts new EV battery leasing plan


Octillion Power Systems has announced a new demo program that allows fleet customers to lease batteries when they purchase vehicles. Under the program, participating fleet operators will be allowed to source batteries through a five-year lease-to-own program, with no up-front payment.

Group14 secures funding to scale Li-ion battery production


Group14 will leverage this operating capital to scale production to meet the increasing demand for its flagship product, SCC55, which it hopes will provide up to 50% more energy density than conventional graphite for lithium-ion batteries. Newswire The Tech Group14 Technologies Li-ion Batter

BASF markets anode binders for Li-ion batteries


Battery manufacturers are striving to increase capacity, reduce charging time and ensure an adequate supply of raw materials. Strong and capable batteries pave the way for broader dissemination of EVs,” said VP Christoph Hansen. Newswire The Tech BASF Batteries

Toyota and Panasonic to launch battery company


Toyota and Panasonic will establish Prime Planet Energy & Solutions, a joint venture specializing in automotive prismatic lithium-ion batteries. Scheduled to launch on April 1, 2020, Prime Planet Energy & Solutions will employ approximately 5,100 people, and will supply batteries not only to Toyota but also to other customers. In addition to producing prismatic batteries, the new JV will also develop solid-state and other next-generation automotive batteries.

The Summer of Battery Storage


We may be facing one of the worst economic downturns in American history, but it hasn’t stopped the surge in battery storage development. And utilities are putting batteries front and center in their 100% clean energy plans.

Mersen introduces Infini-Cell battery assembly solutions


Mersen , a specialist in thermal management, overcurrent protection devices and laminated monitoring bus bars, and F & K DELVOTEC , a designer of laser bonding equipment and processes, have joined forces to create Infini-Cell , a new solution to support 21700 series battery assembly systems. The “smart” bus bar not only powers the battery cells but also monitors temperature and voltage of battery cells as needed.

Miltec gets DoD contract for its Li-ion battery electrolyte


Miltec UV has been awarded a contract from the Defense Logistics Agency to demonstrate the cell technology to produce solid-state lithium-ion batteries using Miltec’s UV-cured Gel Polymer Electrolyte. This technology could accelerate the advancement of solid-state lithium batteries. Miltec is working with battery manufacturer Saft to develop and provide test cells fabricated with a UV-cured polymer-based electrolyte on lithium metal anodes.

JB Straubel gives a tour of Redwood Materials’ battery recycling operation


Despite what the anti-EV brigade would like you to believe, recycling lithium-ion batteries is quite feasible both technologically and financially, and several companies are doing so right now. Straubel explains to Vance that the materials in batteries can be recycled indefinitely.

Can you mix lithium and lead-acid batteries on an energy storage project?

Solar Power World

There are pros and cons associated with the two main battery chemistries used in solar + storage projects. Lead-acid batteries have been around much longer and are more easily understood but have limits to their storage capacity. Batteries and Storage Components Featured Solar+Storage