New Filtering Process Could Speed Up Lithium Production

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Researchers in Australia have devised a new MOF filter that could greatly speed up lithium production from brine pools and have lower costs. Batteries Energy Storage Lithium-Ion Batteries Australia csiro lithium lithium production Monash University

Behold The Lithium Carbon Dioxide Battery!

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Researchers at the University of Illinois- Chicago say they have developed a lithium carbon dioxide battery that has seven times the specific energy density of a traditional Li - ion battery and lasts for 500 charge/discharge cycles.

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Lithium For Tesla Battery Uses Less Water Than 11 Avocados

CleanTechnica

Let's talk about lithium production. Lithium is the first member of the alkali metal family — elements that make up Group 1 (IA) of the periodic table. Lithium is also the least dense of all of the metals in its group, with a density of about half that of water.

Lithium-Sulfur Batteries Could Be Cheaper & More Energy Dense

CleanTechnica

Research at Monash University in Australia led to the development of a very high-performance and energy efficient lithium-sulfur battery. Batteries Clean Transport Electric Vehicles Energy Storage Interviews Australia batteries Lithium-Sulfur Batteries Monash University

Samsung Reveals New Solid State Lithium Metal Battery With 900Wh/L Density

CleanTechnica

The new lithium metal solid state battery delivers better energy density than more traditional lithium-ion batteries and promises to usher in a new generation of batteries to power all our devices.

BloombergNEF: Lithium-Ion Battery Cell Densities Have Almost Tripled Since 2010

CleanTechnica

The case for electric vehicles moving into the mainstream or out of the early adopter stage of growth has been fueled by the increase in energy density in lithium-ion batteries and the corresponding drop in cost that comes along with it.

Researchers Announce A Battery That Runs On Lithium & Carbon Dioxide

CleanTechnica

Researchers at UIC claim they have created a lithium-carbon dioxide battery with greater energy density than conventional lithium-ion batteries. Batteries Energy Storage lithium carbon dioxide battery University of Illinois at Chicago

Latest Report Claims Emissions From Lithium-Ion Battery Production Much Lower Than Two Years Ago

CleanTechnica

Carbon emissions from lithium-ion battery manufacturing are going down largely due to factories using more zero emission renewable energy, according to. Batteries Clean Power Energy Storage Lithium-Ion Batteries Research Carbon Emissions IVL lithium ion battery emissions Renewable Energy

BYD Builds New Lithium-Powered Forklift Plant In Southern California

CleanTechnica

The new 50,000 square foot facility will also include supporting offices, warehousing, and demonstration space to show potential customers what these new lithium iron phosphate-powered vehicles are capable of.

Moving Beyond Lithium-Ion — A Chat With Leading Battery Researcher Kimberly See

CleanTechnica

One of the researchers at the cutting edge of battery chemistry is Kimberly See, an Assistant Professor of Chemistry at Caltech. I sat down with Kim and had a chat about the exciting things that she and her lab are working on.

Energy Storage News: CATL Factory In Germany & Rio Tinto’s Lithium Plant In California

CleanTechnica

CATL is building its first battery factory outside China in Germany and Rio Tinto says leftover rocks from its borax mine in California may have a higher concentration of lithium that any other US location. Batteries Energy Storage Lithium-Ion Batteries CATL Germany lithium Rio Tinto

EV Boom — Roger & Zach Chat Lithium, EV Forecasts, Ford Mustang Mach-E

CleanTechnica

In our first ever episode of a new "EV Boom" podcast interview series, Zach Shahan sits down with Roger Atkins, founder of Electric Vehicles Outlook Ltd and self-described “jack of all trades, master of none,” to discuss Roger’s insights into lithium-ion batteries and the electric vehicle industry.

New South African Lithium-Ion Cell Mega-Factory, Plans For 32 GWh/Year By 2028

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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. It is important in enhancing the energy density of lithium-ion batteries and enabling them to power electric vehicles.

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

Responsible Battery Coalition Applauds University of Michigan Research on Lithium-Ion Battery Degradation Calls Research “Important Step” in Educating Consumers About Extending Battery Life

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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.

Energy Storage 2020: It’s Not Just About Lithium-Ion Batteries Any More

CleanTechnica

Energy storage will be critical to the transition to zero emission electricity, but which storage system is best? ARPA-E wants to find out. Energy Storage ARPA-E Brayton Energy energy storage flow batteries Form Energy Highview Power

New study identifies main culprit behind lithium metal battery failure

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A research team led by the University of California San Diego has discovered the root cause of why lithium metal batteries fail. A major issue with lithium metal batteries is their low Coulombic efficiency. Meanwhile, the amount of lithium ions from the SEI layer consistently stays low.

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

Enevate Announces Higher Density, Faster Charging, Lower Cost Battery

CleanTechnica

Enevate, a battery startup located in Irvine, California, says it has created lithium-ion batteries with higher energy density and faster charging times at lower cost than traditional lithium ion batteries available today.

Flow Batteries Struggle in 2019 as Lithium-Ion Marches On

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Finn-Foley noted, since it is remains unclear whether lithium-ion batteries alone can meet storage needs beyond durations of approximately eight hours. Those producing lithium-ion batteries are investing in manufacturing scale, which is producing significant cost improvements.".

Lithium ion battery scientists scoop Nobel Prize for Chemistry

Business Green

Committee awards prestigious prize to three scientists, declaring development of lithium ion batteries have made 'a fossil fuel-free world possible

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.

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

CATL-Built Tesla Model 3 Battery Pack Will Use Prismatic Cells

CleanTechnica

Tesla will seemingly use prismatic lithium-iron-phosphate (LFP) batteries from CATL in its Made in China Tesla Model 3 Standard Range Plus.

MIT team develops novel solid electrolytes and pure lithium anodes

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co-authored by Yuming Chen and Ziqiang Wang at MIT explores the idea of using pure lithium as the battery’s anode. There has been a lot of work on solid-state batteries, with lithium metal electrodes and solid electrolytes,” Li says, but these efforts have faced a number of issues. One problem is that none of the proposed solid electrolytes are chemically stable while in contact with the highly reactive lithium metal, so they tend to degrade over time.

Standard Lithium Makes Better Than 99.9% Battery Quality Lithium Carbonate

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Additional work is being completed by UBC, using the grant money, to optimise how the ion-chromatography system can be integrated into the overall SiFT process to provide real-time analytical data during crystallisation

IBM Research discovers new battery design that could outperform lithium-ion

Solar Power World

IBM Research has discovered a new battery design that doesn’t use heavy metals and may outperform lithium-ion batteries. As battery-powered… The post IBM Research discovers new battery design that could outperform lithium-ion appeared first on Solar Power World.

Digatron launches new lithium pouch cell assembly division in Italy

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Located in Italy, the unit will concentrate on lithium pouch cell assembly equipment, offering one-stop solutions to battery producers. . Digatron Power Electronics recently created a mechanical division called Digatron Systems. Digatron Systems aims to provide a fusion between mechanical and electronics technology to offer battery manufacturers tailored solutions for cell production, formation, and module assembly. Source: Digatron. Newswire The Tech Digatron Power Electronics

Li-ion Tamer lithium battery failure detection device added to Honeywell fire portfolio

Solar Power World

Honeywell and Nexceris, developer of Li-ion Tamer lithium-ion gas detection solutions, announced the formation of a strategic alliance to address lithium-ion battery system safety.

3 Battery Researchers Share Nobel Prize In Chemistry

CleanTechnica

The Nobel Prize for chemistry has been awarded to three researchers who were instrumental in the creation of the lithium ion battery. Batteries Energy Storage Lithium-Ion Batteries Akira Yoshino John Goodenough Lithium-ion battery Nobel Prize In Chemistry Stanley Whittingham

Lithium rush? Cornish mining firm closes £1.4m fundraising round

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Cornish Lithium believes the county could be rich in resource required to help feed growing demand for electric vehicles and energy storage systems

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

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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

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

Solar Power World

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.

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

Tesla Shanghai Model 3 May Go Cobalt-Free Using CATL’s LFP Cells — Diving Deeper

CleanTechnica

Tesla is in talks with battery producer CATL to supply lithium-iron-phosphate (LFP) cells for the Shanghai-made Tesla Model 3, according to a report by Reuters.

BMW revamps battery materials supply chain, signs supply contract for raw lithium

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BMW Group has signed a €540-million contract with China’s Ganfeng Lithium for the supply of raw lithium from mines in Australia. From 2020 on, it will directly source both lithium and cobalt.

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. 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.

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.” Lilac’s technological secret sauce is an ion-exchange process that forces mineral-rich brine through a container filled with lithium-absorbing beads. Once the beads are saturated, acid is used to flush out the lithium.