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.

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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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

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.

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 […].

Companies around the world offer replacement LEAF batteries

Charged

The false assertion that EV batteries wear out quickly, and can’t be replaced or recycled, is a favorite of the anti-EV crowd, so it was interesting to hear an exec from Nissan (one of the few automakers that has actually sold large numbers of EVs) clearly and unequivocally rebut the idea.

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

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

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.

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.

ABB introduces a battery manufacturing methodology for new plants

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ABB has introduced a new “modular and repeatable” manufacturing methodology designed to facilitate the establishment of new battery plants. ABB says it is working with battery manufacturer Northvolt on its sustainable manufacturing base. Newswire The Tech ABB EV Batteries

Keysight and Jiyun collaborate on EV battery test system

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Keysight Technologies , a test and measurement technology company, is collaborating with the Chinese EV tech company Jiyun Technologies on a battery test system for EVs. Newswire The Tech EV Batteries Jiyun Keysight Technologies

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

How to improve EV battery design with pressure mappings (Webinar)

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Engineers involved in battery and EV design and manufacturing have common goals: to maximize performance, lifespan, and safety. Newswire The Tech Charged Virtual Conference on EV Engineering EV Batteries EV Motors EV Power Electronics

Solid-state battery developer Sakuu opens battery printing and engineering facility in Silicon Valley

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Sakuu , developer of a 3D-printed solid-state battery, has opened an engineering hub for its battery platform printing initiatives in Silicon Valley. It will showcase Sakuu’s Kavian platform, which uses 3D printing to produce solid-state batteries in custom shapes and sizes.

FREYR Battery to build gigafactory in Norway

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FREYR Battery is replacing its plan to build two gigafactories with a plan to build a single gigafactory which increases capacity by 150%. Source: FREYR Battery. Newswire The Tech EV Batteries FREYR

CATL’s new ­module-to-bracket battery technology for heavy-duty EVs

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Chinese battery giant CATL has unveiled a new battery technology for heavy-duty trucks. It’s not a new chemistry or a new type of cell, but rather a different structure for the battery pack. Fleets and Infrastructure Newswire The Tech CATL EV Batteries

Addressing today’s challenges for EV battery technologies (Webinar)

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Amid the growing interest in battery electric vehicles, the industry still faces numerous challenges to gain wider adoption in the market. Newswire The Tech Charged Virtual Conference on EV Engineering EV Batteries EV Motors EV Power Electronics

Daimler unveils battery-electric eActros LongHaul truck

Charged

It features three LFP battery packs with a total installed capacity of over 600 kWh. Three battery packs, each with an installed capacity of 112 kWh, enable a range of up to 220 km. This year we already have eight pure battery-electric series-production vehicles in our portfolio.

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

Top 5 techniques for analyzing lithium battery cells?

Charged

With demand for EV batteries seeing an impressive 30 percent year-over-year growth, pressure continues to increase for Automotive OEM’s and Tier 1’s to keep pace. Newswire The Tech Charged Virtual Conference on EV Engineering EV Batteries EV Motors EV Power Electronics

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.

Improving battery charge measurement with diamond quantum sensors

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An EV battery’s state of charge (SoC) is measured based on the current output of the battery, and this measurement is used to estimate the remaining driving range of the vehicle. This leads to an ambiguity of around 10% in the battery charge estimation.

American Battery Technology to expand labs at University of Nevada Reno

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American Battery Technology Company (ABTC) is expanding its battery metals extraction and qualification laboratories within its Research Development Center, which is located at the Nevada Center for Applied Research (NCAR) at the University of Nevada Reno (UNR).

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

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

Celgard to supply separators for American Battery Factory’s LFP cells

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Polypore International subsidiary Celgard has entered into a strategic alliance with American Battery Factory (ABF) to produce LFP batteries. Under the terms of the agreement, Celgard will supply 100% of ABF’s separator needs for LFP battery cells in the US.

Chroma battery simulators can validate EV devices in real time—no battery required

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Chroma Systems Solutions is a provider of automated test equipment, and it offers a wide range of EV and battery testing solutions. Now the company has launched a high-power battery simulator designed for testing battery-connected devices.

Leclanché develops new marine battery system

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Leclanché , a Swiss energy storage specialist, has finished development of a marine battery system designed for electric and hybrid applications. The Navius MRS-3 is available with battery string voltages up to 1,200 VDC and continuous discharge current up to 720 A.

Learn how GM uses battery data (Video)

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Watch Steve Tarnowsky, Global Battery Cell Engineering Director at General Motors, talk about the Ultium platform and how they’re using NI SystemLink software to harness the power of their test data to reduce risk, improve engineering efficiency, and reduce time to insights and decisions.

Audi’s Battery Testing Center is Balancing Energy Density and Charging Capacity

Green Living Guy

Purchasing decisions are significantly affected above all by range, but also by the charging performance of the built-in high-voltage batteries. For this reason, Audi designs develop, and checks battery cells and battery components on its own at its battery testing center in Gaimersheim.

New Scania battery lab to include Keysight’s battery test system

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Keysight Technologies , a test and measurement technology company, has announced that bus and truck manufacturer Scania has selected products from its Scienlab Battery Test System for Scania ’s new battery lab in Södertälje, Sweden.

Battery tech firm Iontra closes $38-million Series B funding round

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Colorado-based battery technology company Iontra has closed a $38-million Series B funding round with investments from Volta Energy Technologies , Flag Group and others. Iontra says it plans to invest the new funds in its power control technology and battery development software.

Samsung SDI begins work on second battery factory in Malaysia

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Samsung SDI has begun constructing its second battery production facility in Malaysia. The company says the plant, which is located in Seremban, will begin mass production of PRiMX 21700 cylindrical battery cells for power tools, micro-mobility applications and EVs in 2024.

Battery material firm Nexeon raises $170 million in investment round

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Battery materials manufacturer Nexeon has completed the second close of an investment round, bringing the round’s total investment to $170 million. Newswire The Tech EV Batteries Nexeon

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.

SABIC launches new resin for EV battery modules

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Saudi Basic Industries Corporation ( SABIC ) has launched a new resin for the insulation film in EV battery modules with 600-800 V cells. It includes NORYL NHP6011 and NHP6012 resins for battery modules and housings. Newswire The Tech EV Batteries SABIC

Volkswagen Group and Canada Prime Minister to Ramp-Up Its Global Battery Business

Green Living Guy

Toronto (Canada) – Volkswagen Group (Volkswagen AG) and the Government of Canada aim to promote e-mobility in the country and explore opportunities across Canada’s automotive and battery supply chain.

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.

New study details UK EV and battery production potential

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In an update to its 2020 study, the Faraday Institution examines the UK EV market and forecasts future demand for battery production. Faraday believes the combined EV and battery ecosystem could be worth £22 billion by 2030 and £27 billion by 2040.

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.

Group1 commercializes cathode materials for novel potassium-ion batteries

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The company, which made its debut at Professor Goodenough’s 100th birthday celebration, is working to commercialize cathode materials for novel potassium-ion batteries. Potassium-ion batteries can provide a viable alternative to bridge this supply gap.