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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/


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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.

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.

Mullen and NexTech to partner on lithium-sulfur battery tech


Newswire The Tech Lithium Sulfur Mullen NexTechEV manufacturer Mullen Technologies has announced a strategic partnership making NexTech Batteries an EV battery supplier and partner for battery development and technologies.

Rare earth roll separator purchased for lithium-battery-recycling research facility

Envirotec Magazine

The University of Birmingham has purchased a laboratory-scale rare earth roll separator for its School of Metallurgy and Minerals lithium-ion battery recycling research facility. Technology plays a key role in the successful management of secondary materials such as lithium-ion batteries.

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.

Southeast Asia's first lithium battery recycling plant opens in Singapore


The new facility opens ahead of the introduction of a producer responsibility scheme for e-waste in Singapore. The plant's operator, Tes-Amm, may look to open other facilities in Southeast Asia, the world's dumping ground for e-waste

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

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.

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.

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 Learn More about the First Hours of a Lithium-ion Battery’s Life

CleanTech Alliance

Source: Tom Rickey, PNNL, Feb 5, 2020 he first hours of a lithium-ion battery’s life largely determine just how well it will perform. In those moments, a set of molecules self-assembles into a structure inside the battery that will affect the battery for years to come. This component, known as the solid-electrolyte interphase or SEI, […]. Industry News Member News

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

Eat an orange and save an old lithium-ion battery


You could reclaim a lithium-ion battery with help from orange peel and juice—or make fuel directly from sunlight and air

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.

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.

Livent to invest in Nemaska Lithium, extends supply agreement with Tesla


Lithium supplier Livent has announced its participation in a consortium to acquire the business and certain assets of Nemaska Lithium, located in Québec. Livent has also extended its multi-year lithium hydroxide supply agreement with Tesla through 2021, and has committed to delivering higher volumes than in 2020. Newswire The Tech Batteries Livent Nemaska Lithium

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 […]. Industry News Member News

Northvolt acquires Cuberg, will commercialize next-gen lithium metal battery cells


Northvolt has announced the acquisition of Cuberg, a battery company delivering lithium metal cells produced on existing lithium-ion manufacturing lines.

Solid state battery breakthrough could double the density of lithium-ion cells

CleanTech Alliance

Source: Loz Blain, New Atlas, Nov 26, 2019 Researchers at Australia’s Deakin University say they’ve managed to use common industrial polymers to create solid electrolytes, opening the door to double-density solid state lithium batteries that won’t explode or catch fire if they overheat.

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 This year, up to 100,000 tons of lithium-ion batteries could be recycled globally, with China aiming to take an increasing share to build up materials supplies for its burgeoning battery business.

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

Solar Power World

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 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.

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

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.

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.

Iron Edison Introduces New Lithium Home Battery – The RE-VOLT


Iron Edison is proud to introduce its 5th generation Lithium Iron Phosphate battery, the RE-Volt. The RE-Volt Lithium Battery is lightweight, hangs on the wall, and can be used as a direct replacement for lead acid batteries

EnergyX and ProfMOF partner on lithium-ion nanotechnology


Capable of separating, transporting and isolating specific elements at the ionic level, MOFs are dense and malleable materials made up of metal nodes such as zirconium or titanium, connected by organic carboxylic ligands, with a large internal surface area and tunable pore sizes, set in a crystalline structure that can target and extract lithium or other salt species from brine.

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.

IBM and Daimler claim quantum leap in lithium-sulfur battery breakthrough


A breakthrough in quantum computing from a Daimler-IBM collaboration may change the way we think about the power of lithium. Modeling molecules isn’t just for biotech anymore – a recent study from Cornell University shows how simulating potential dipole moments in lithium-sulfur batteries could unlock the door for next-generation design. Newswire The Tech Batteries IBM Lithium Sulfur

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


In the second version of their solid battery, the team introduced a very thin layer of liquid sodium-potassium alloy in between a solid lithium electrode and a solid electrolyte. 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.”

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.

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


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

Singapore startup claims breakthrough in Lithium-ion battery recycling


Singapore-based Green Li-ion says its tech can ease the looming e-waste crisis by dramatically increasing the efficiency and profitability of rechargeable battery recycling

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. Newswire The Tech Lithium Sulfur OXIS EnergyThe company said it expects to achieve 500 Wh/kg in the next 12 months. OXIS research scientists think they can extend both gravimetric and volumetric energy density towards 600 Wh/kg and over 800 Wh/L. OXIS has also developed a standard Li-S battery module that it says saves production time and cost.

New study identifies main culprit behind lithium metal battery failure


A research team led by the University of California San Diego has discovered the root cause of why lithium metal batteries fail. The team found that bits of lithium metal deposits break off from the surface of the anode during discharging and are trapped as “dead” or inactive lithium that the battery can no longer access. A major issue with lithium metal batteries is their low Coulombic efficiency.

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.

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. The post Recovering Metals from End-of-Life Lithium Batteries first appeared on Green Tech Gazette.