This tech breakthrough could revolutionize lithium extraction

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Electric Vehicles Energy & Climate Transportation & Mobility Energy StorageOne huge potential benefit: reduced production costs for electric vehicle batteries.

Lithium isn’t needed for trains and buses

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If the 19th century was the age of coal and the 20th the age of oil, the 21st century is starting to look like the age of lithium. Rechargeable lithium ion batteries are now in everything, but have become indispensable to efforts to fight climate change.

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

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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. (Image credit: Parilov/Shutterstock.com).

Villara Energy Systems Launches Lithium Titanate 20-Year Home Battery

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Highest Power and Safest Lithium Chemistry Establishes New Market Leader

Race for better lithium batteries accelerates with two big raises

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ImpactAlpha, July 13 – Batteries are big as startups and investors bet on the low-carbon energy transition. The post Race for better lithium batteries accelerates with two big raises appeared first on ImpactAlpha. Clean Energy Climate and Clean Tech Dealflow Europe United States

Zinc-ion: A competitive alternative to lithium-ion for stationary energy storage

Solar Power World

By Ryan Brown, co-founder and CEO, Salient Energy Lithium-ion batteries are the leading battery technology for both electric vehicles (EVs) and the renewable energy industry.

Tesla develops new cost-slashing lithium extraction process

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One of these was a new lithium extraction process that Senior VP of Engineering Drew Baglino predicted could deliver as much as a 33% reduction in lithium costs. What is the best way to take the ore and extract the lithium and do so in an environmentally-friendly way?”

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?

MIT study details plunge in lithium-ion battery costs

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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.

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.

NanoGraf Reaches Energy-Density Milestone for its Lithium-Ion Battery Material

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Record-setting breakthrough in energy density of silicon anode cells enable longer-lasting, lighter weight, and shortened charge cycles for consumer electronics, electric vehicles, military equipment and more

How California Wildfires Are Driving Energy Storage Beyond Lithium-Ion

Forbes Green Tech

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.

Sion Power introduces large-format lithium-metal EV cell

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Sion Power , a specialist in lithium-metal batteries, has announced advancements in its Licerion-EV cell, achieving 400 Wh/kg (700 Wh/L) in a large-format 17 Ah pouch cell. Scaling to useful cell sizes is a challenge for high-energy battery technologies.

German firms plan to exploit massive lithium deposits beneath the Rhine

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Geologists have estimated that an area in the Upper Rhine Valley, in the Black Forest area of southwestern Germany, holds enough lithium for more than 400 million electric cars, making it one of the world’s biggest deposits. Newswire The Tech Vulcan Energy Resources

Schlumberger New Energy Venture to Launch a Lithium Extraction Pilot Plant in Nevada

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NeoLith Energy’s differentiated direct lithium extraction process aims to enable a sustainable, efficient, and flexible lithium production ecosystem

Lithium-Ion Battery Cell Production Capacity Expected to Exceed 2,500 GWh By End Of 2025

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CEA’s survey of major industry players suggests the energy storage industry is in for an explosive five-year growth period as global lithium-ion battery cell production capacity is expected to exceed 2,500 GWh by the end of 2025 with year-on-year growth despite COVID-19

KiloVault Unveils HLX+ Deep-Cycle Solar Lithium Battery

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KiloVault®, a provider of innovative and affordable residential and commercial renewable energy solutions, today unveiled the KiloVault™ HLX+ series of solar lithium batteries, the first battery for all climates

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.

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.

Scientists Pinpoint Cause of Harmful Dendrites and Whiskers in Lithium Batteries

CleanTech Alliance

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 […].

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. .

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

Solar Power World

Powin Energy has unveiled three new products, Stack225, Stack230 and Stack230P, its first products utilizing CATL battery cells. All three products were designed by Powin around CATL’s large form factor cells, utilizing Powin’s patented StackOS battery management and controls software.

New paper shows atomic-scale closeups of how a lithium-metal electrode ages

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Lithium-metal batteries, which use anodes made of lithium metal rather than graphite, could offer great improvements in energy density and weight. In “ Corrosion of lithium metal anodes during calendar ageing and its microscopic origins ,” published in Nature Energy, David T.

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.

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

GreenTechMedia

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

The World’s Top Lithium Producers

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Vancouver-based Lithium Americas Corp. government for a proposed lithium mining project in Nevada. Lithium Americas said they expect final permitting to be approved in early 2021. Lithium Americas uses an acid leaching process to extract lithium. The BP Statistical Review of World Energy tracks lithium production and reserves numbers. According to The Review, global lithium production dropped 19.2% of the world’s lithium production.

Johnson Controls Introduces Lithium-Ion Risk Prevention Solution for Protection of Energy Storage Systems

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

Solar Power World

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).

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.

Sionic Energy Launches to Commercialize Next-Generation Lithium-Ion Battery Cells for Mobility and Consumer Electronic Applications

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Formerly NOHMs Technologies, the company combines proprietary electrolyte with a newly developed silicon anode design for a low-cost, high-performance and safer lithium-ion battery

Leclanché develops 65 Ah lithium-ion pouch cell for EVs

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Leclanché has developed a new high-energy 65 Ah lithium-ion pouch cell to meet the demands of bus and truck manufacturers seeking increased EV range and operating time.

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.

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

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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.

Ultra-high purity lithium salt, LiFSI, facilitates high performance in advanced battery technology

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The lithium-ion battery market is demanding higher energy density, extended lifetime, and improved power performance. Advances in electrode materials are addressing energy density, while new electrolyte systems can significantly improve lifetime and power performance.

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.

BSLBATT Lithium is a China’s fastest service lithium battery packing manufacturer. Founded in 2003, the company is on a mission to develops and produces advanced series “BSLBATT” (Best Solution Lithium Battery). BSLBATT Lithium products power a rang

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The brand-new coupling of Studer inverters and BSLBATT Lithium batteries represents a quantum leap in the energy storage sector. The positive result in the compatibility test opens the doors for an even closer strategic partnership between Studer inverters and BSLBATT Lithium worldwide Both the system efficiency and the system stability have been enhanced significantly.

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

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.

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

Solar Power World

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.

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.

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

Green Living Guy

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.

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.