This tech breakthrough could revolutionize lithium extraction


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

Envirotec Magazine

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/


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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.

Sion Power introduces large-format lithium-metal EV cell


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.

MIT study details plunge in lithium-ion battery costs


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.

DuPont and Vulcan Energy Collaborate Toward Zero Carbon Lithium Extraction


Project to Minimize the Water and Carbon Footprint of Lithium Extraction and Production to More Sustainably Power E-Mobility

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


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

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.

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

Forbes Green Tech

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.

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.

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.

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


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.

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


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.

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


Researchers develop novel battery electrolyte for lithium metal batteries


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.

Study Finds Lithium-ion Batteries Cause Less Environmental Damage

Green Living Guy

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.

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


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. .

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 […].

The World’s Top Lithium Producers

R-Squared Energy

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.

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.

Researchers track lithium ions in a fast-charging battery


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.

The EV revolution needs lithium, California has it


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

How the Battery Sector Is Looking to Improve Lithium-Ion


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


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

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).

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


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.

EnergyX and ProfMOF partner on lithium-ion nanotechnology


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.

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


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.

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


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.

MIT researchers use semisolid electrode to prevent short circuits in lithium metal batteries


Their findings are described in the journal Nature Energy, in a paper by MIT graduate student Richard Park, MIT Professor Yet-Ming Chiang and researchers at MIT and other institutions. Researchers may have found ways to prevent dendrite formation in solid-state batteries.

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


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.

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


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.

Manufacturers can benefit from next-gen Lithium cell technology


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

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


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.

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.

PNNL scientists pinpoint cause of dendrites in lithium batteries


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.

Recovering Metals from End-of-Life Lithium Batteries

GreenTech Gazette

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.

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


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

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.

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

Business Green

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.

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


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

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

Solar Power World

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.

This Breakthrough Lithium Extraction Technology Could Accelerate The Sustainable Energy Transition

Forbes Green Tech

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