This tech breakthrough could revolutionize lithium extraction

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California Sees Zinc As Likely Successor To Lithium-Ion In Energy Storage

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As it strives for 100-percent clean energy by 2045, California is shifting its attention from lithium-ion batteries to zinc energy-storage technologies that can provide a charge longer.

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

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Lithium-ion batteries have longer cycle lives and are lighter in weight but inherently more expensive. Can one combine… The post Can you mix lithium and lead-acid batteries on an energy storage project?

How California Wildfires Are Driving Energy Storage Beyond Lithium-Ion

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When California is on fire, it needs batteries that can keep a home, a hospital, a fire station, a community center running longer than the four-hour standard of lithium-ion.

Solid Power introduces all-solid-state lithium metal batteries

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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.

Study Finds Lithium-ion Batteries Cause Less Environmental Damage

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The post Study Finds Lithium-ion Batteries Cause Less Environmental Damage appeared first on Green Living Guy. A recent research undertaken at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU) and published in the current issue.

Researchers develop novel battery electrolyte for lithium metal batteries

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A new lithium-based electrolyte invented by Stanford University scientists could pave the way for the next generation of EVs. In a study published in Nature Energy , Stanford researchers demonstrated how their novel electrolyte design boosts the performance of lithium metal batteries.

The EV revolution needs lithium, California has it

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New Energy Nexus report details how lithium recovery from the geothermal industry in California’s Salton Sea can anchor a sustainable domestic EV battery supply chain, injecting billions into the local and regional economy

Report highlights the potential for lithium recovery from California’s geothermal industry

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Developing lithium from the Salton Sea in California could help anchor a multi-billion-dollar domestic EV battery supply chain, according to a report from New Energy Nexus. The report details the potential to recover lithium as a by-product from the Salton Sea geothermal resource area.

How the Battery Sector Is Looking to Improve Lithium-Ion

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Electric vehicle makers and battery manufacturers are making progress in developing new lithium-ion designs, amid persistent concerns over the supply of key materials. Concerns over cobalt , in particular, are forcing battery makers to move toward cobalt-light lithium-ion formulations, said Hans Eric Melin, founder of Circular Energy Storage, a consultancy focused on battery end-of-life management.

How China is Cornering the Lithium-ion Cell Recycling Market

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The commonly held view that lithium-ion batteries are not being recycled is not true. China recycled around 67,000 tons of lithium-ion batteries last year, or 69 percent of all the stock available for recycling worldwide, according to Hans Eric Melin, founder of U.K.-based based Circular Energy Storage. ” Even today, about 80 percent of lithium-ion batteries reaching end of life are from portable electronic devices, he said. 'Long

EnergyX and ProfMOF partner on lithium-ion nanotechnology

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Energy Exploration Technologies (EnergyX) and ProfMOF have announced a partnership to promote the use of Metal-Organic Frameworks (MOFs), a relatively new class of nanotechnology materials suitable for applications in the renewable energy and battery storage fields. Metal-Organic Frameworks are a miracle material that will play a tremendous role in the energy transition,” commented EnergyX CEO Teague Egan.

Silica-based cathodes could enable long-life lithium-sulfur batteries

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Scientists from the Daegu Gyeongbuk Institute of Science and Technology (DGIST) have developed a silica-based cathode for lithium-sulfur batteries, which they say could enable batteries that last for over 2,000 charge/discharge cycles. . Lithium-sulfur batteries (LSBs)—composed of a sulfur-based cathode and lithium anode submerged in a liquid electrolyte—are promising candidates to replace lithium-ion batteries because of their low cost, non-toxicity and the abundance of sulfur.

Manufacturers can benefit from next-gen Lithium cell technology

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Ultralife Corporation has produced a new range of Lithium Thionyl Chloride cylindrical cells for original equipment manufacturers (OEMs). The ER Generation X family of cells features one of the most rugged, energy dense lithium chemistries available on the market today

OXIS says its lithium-sulfur battery is close to achieving 500 Wh/kg

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OXIS Energy has successfully tested its lithium-sulfur (Li-S) battery cell prototypes at 471 Wh/kg. OXIS research scientists think they can extend both gravimetric and volumetric energy density towards 600 Wh/kg and over 800 Wh/L. Newswire The Tech Lithium Sulfur OXIS EnergyThe company said it expects to achieve 500 Wh/kg in the next 12 months.

Azelio's energy storage technology shown to be significantly more sustainable than lithium-ion batteries

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The climate impact of Azelio's energy storage system (TES.POD) is significantly less than that of lithium-ion battery storage and dramatically less than that of diesel generators.

California Energy Commission funds two lithium recovery projects in Salton Sea region

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The California Energy Commission (CEC) has awarded $7.8 to two lithium recovery projects in the Salton Sea region, where high concentrations of the soft metal are found dissolved in the brine produced by geothermal hotspots. The Salton Sea Known Geothermal Area contains an estimated six million tons of recoverable lithium. Now the CEC has funded two separate lithium recovery projects.

Anzode gets $1.7-million CEC grant for non-lithium batteries

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Battery startup Anzode has received a $1.7-million award for a three-year effort to develop a new generation of non-lithium batteries, as part of the California Energy Commission (CEC) Grant Funding Opportunity “Developing non-Lithium Ion Energy Storage Technologies to Support California’s Clean Energy Goals.” Anzode’s scientists are working hard to address energy challenges in California and beyond,” said Anzode CEO Sebastien Belanger.

How DOE Researchers Are Using AI And Robots To Design The Successor To Lithium-Ion Batteries

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Building the better battery may be too big a job for humans, according to researchers at the Joint Center for Energy Storage Research, so the researchers are turning to artificial intelligence to find the right ingredients and to robots to make and test them.

Researchers track lithium ions in a fast-charging battery

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A team of scientists led by the DOE’s Brookhaven National Laboratory and Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory has captured in real time how lithium ions move in lithium titanate (LTO), a fast-charging battery electrode material made of lithium, titanium and oxygen. Li-ion batteries work by moving lithium ions between the cathode and anode through an electrolyte.

PNNL scientists pinpoint cause of dendrites in lithium batteries

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Scientists at the DOE’s Pacific Northwest National Lab have uncovered a “root” cause of the growth of needle-like structures – known as dendrites and whiskers – that plague lithium batteries and can cause short circuit, failure, and even fire. Dendrites are tiny, rigid tree-like structures that can grow inside a lithium battery. A dendrite begins when lithium ions start to clump, or “nucleate,” on the surface of the anode.

Powin releases large-scale lithium energy storage system with 20-year guarantee

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Powin Energy has unveiled three new products, Stack225, Stack230 and Stack230P, its first products utilizing CATL battery cells. Powin’s proprietary Stack products can perform a wide variety of in front of the meter, behind… The post Powin releases large-scale lithium energy storage system with 20-year guarantee appeared first on Solar Power World.

Cornwall set to host Europe's first geothermal lithium pilot plant

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Cornwall is set to become home to Europe's first geothermal lithium recovery pilot plant, with government funding announced this week set to support a project that combines lithium extraction from geothermal waters deep below the surface of the county with geothermal energy generation.

Powin Energy Announces 20-year Lithium-Ion Energy Storage System

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Opening the Door to a Cleaner Energy Future Through Increased Long-Term Efficiencies

Scientists Pinpoint Cause of Harmful Dendrites and Whiskers in Lithium Batteries

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Source: PNNL, October 14, 2019 Scientists have uncovered a root cause of the growth of needle-like structures—known as dendrites and whiskers—that plague lithium batteries, sometimes causing a short circuit, failure, or even a fire. The team, led by Chongmin Wang at the Department of Energy’s Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, has shown that the presence of […].

PG&E plans to bring online 423 MW of lithium-ion energy storage by 2021

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Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E) has requested approval of five energy storage projects totaling 423 MW in a filing with the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC). The projects are intended to further integrate clean energy from renewable generation sources while ensuring future reliability of the electric system. “PG&E

Saft to Build the Largest Lithium-Ion Energy Storage System in the Nordic Countries

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The Lithium-Ion (Li-ion) energy storage system (ESS) will support frequency regulation at a 21 megawatt (MW) wind farm in northwestern Finland. It will also optimize the wind power, as well as provide backup and black start capabilities

Promising lithium-sulfur active battery material made with low-cost liquid phase process

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Their paper, published in the American Chemical Society’s ACS Applied Energy Materials , claims that all-solid-state lithium-sulfur batteries using a sulfur-CNF composite material show higher discharge capacity and better cycle stability than lithium-ion batteries. All-solid-state batteries have attracted attention as next-generation batteries because they have five times the potential energy density of conventional lithium-ion batteries.

Cornish mining firm finds 'globally significant' lithium grades beneath county

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Cornish Lithium Ltd announces preliminary results of geothermal sampling as it announces plans for further fundraising round. When these elements are present in high concentrations it can make it difficult and more expensive to separate out the lithium compounds.".

VW-Backed QuantumSpace Says Its Lithium-Ion Battery Can Be Charged Up To 80% In 15 Minutes

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The company’s solid-state lithium-ion batteries should last about 12 years in an electric vehicle and provide range of at least 300 miles on a full charge.

Flow Batteries Struggle in 2019 as Lithium-Ion Marches On

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The $30 million cash injection was a rare sign that there may still be life in an energy storage technology class that had almost faded from view in recent months. EnSync Energy Systems pivoted away from flow batteries last year and folded in March. CellCube Energy Storage Systems has also run into problems this year. And Dan Finn-Foley, head of energy storage at Wood Mackenzie Power & Renewables, cautions against writing the sector off just yet.

This Breakthrough Lithium Extraction Technology Could Accelerate The Sustainable Energy Transition

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A breakthrough nanotechnology promises to revolutionise the speed, cost and sustainability of extracting the lithium. This could lead to a major cost reduction in the lithium-ion batteries widely used in electric cars, consumer electronics and utility-scale energy storage

Kyocera, 24M co-develop semi-solid lithium-ion battery for residential energy storage

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Kyocera Corporation and 24M announced that Kyocera has formally launched its residential energy storage system, Enerezza, the world’s first system built using 24M’s novel SemiSolid electrode manufacturing process. In June 2019, Kyocera… The post Kyocera, 24M co-develop semi-solid lithium-ion battery for residential energy storage appeared first on Solar Power World.

New energy storage survey projects global lithium-ion battery cell production capacity to exceed 770 GWh this year

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CEA's latest market intelligence report finds energy storage industry on track for annual growth despite COVID-19, and rapid growth over five years

Zinc Battery Startup Eos Kept Afloat in a Lithium-Ion World. Is It Ready for the Public Markets?

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Eos Energy Storage spent 12 years building up a technology it says can rival the dominant lithium-ion batteries for storing grid power. Energy storage is a rapidly growing market, and energy companies are plowing unprecedented sums into battery projects.

Lilac Solutions to use novel technology to extract lithium from the Salton Sea

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The underground reservoir is also rich in lithium, but over the years, so many companies have tried, and failed, to economically extract the light white stuff, that the area has been called a “graveyard for lithium-extraction technologies.” His Oakland-based startup, Lilac Solutions, recently announced a $20-million funding round led by Breakthrough Energy Ventures, which counts famous names such as Bill Gates, Jeff Bezos and Michael Bloomberg among its investors.

India Lithium-ion Batteries Market to Grow at Over 35% CAGR Till 2020

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Increasing Demand for Renewable Sources of Energy. All to Drive Lithium-ion Batteries Sales in India Through 2020! A report called “India Lithium-ion Battery Market Forecast and Opportunities, 2020“ So the Continue Reading. The post India Lithium-ion Batteries Market to Grow at Over 35% CAGR Till 2020 appeared first on Green Living Guy. Coupled With Favorable Government Initiatives for Sustainable Development.

Researchers make Ceramic-based flexible electrolyte sheets for lithium metal batteries

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Researchers at Tokyo Metropolitan University have developed a new method to make ceramic-based flexible electrolyte sheets for lithium metal batteries. The synthesis is carried out at room temperature, requiring significantly less energy than existing high-temperature (>1,000° C) processes. This is both energy-inefficient and time-consuming, making large-scale production of LLZO electrolytes difficult.

Recovering Metals from End-of-Life Lithium Batteries

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alone, only about 5% of lithium-ion batteries are recycled. The same lithium-ion batteries that are being discarded should have a further purpose before they are forgotten. Momentum Technologies is familiar with the Energy industry. Design updates for batteries are nothing new.

Los Angeles County will construct 400-MWh lithium battery to aid in closing gas-powered plants

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Southern California electricity provider Clean Power Alliance (CPA) inked its first Energy Storage Agreement (ESA) this week. The… The post Los Angeles County will construct 400-MWh lithium battery to aid in closing gas-powered plants appeared first on Solar Power World. Approved by the CPA Board of Directors on April 2, the 100-MW Luna Storage standalone battery storage project is the largest ESA deal for a CCA in California and one of the largest in the entire state.