Standard Lithium Ramping Up Lithium From Brine Operations

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Standard Lithium of British Columbia has developed a process that captures lithium from the waste water of bromine facilities in Arkansas. Energy Storage Lanxess lithium chloride from bromine Lithium-ion battery Standard Lithium

Nevada’s “Lithium Valley”

CleanTechnica

No, lithium isn’t going to become “the new oil,” regardless of what the pandering pundits of the popular press say (it’s a raw material, not a fuel, and it’s one of the most abundant elements on Earth).

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Tesla, Terafactories, & Lithium: Securing The Supply Chain

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In a video by "EV Stock Channel" on YouTube, Ivan interviewed RK Equity’s Howard Klein on the topics of Tesla, terafactories, and lithium, along with the race to secure the supply chain.

Tesla’s Lithium & Nickel Sourcing — Australia? Bolivia? China?

CleanTechnica

Following some of Tesla CEO Elon Musk's comments regarding battery production during the quarterly Tesla conference call for shareholders last week, I decided to have two long conversations with Howard Klein and Rodney Hooper of RK Equity about the EV battery production and mining industries.

Vulcan Is A Step Closer To Net-Zero-Carbon Lithium Production

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Vulcan’s world-first first Zero Carbon Lithium™ process extracts battery-grade lithium from geothermal brines, a process which also provides a renewable energy source to power the extraction process.

Lithium Can Be Extracted From Groundwater At Geothermal Installations

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Scientists at the KIT Energy Center have devised a way to extract lithium from the groundwater used by geothermal facilities in Germany. Batteries Clean Transport Electric Vehicles Energy Storage Lithium-Ion Batteries BMW EV batteries kit lithium lithium from geothermal groundwater volkswage

Bolivia Is Ransacking Lithium From Its Indigenous People

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Authorities from Chayanta, Norte Potosí say Bolivia's lithium is being ransacked from the indigenous people," the caption read. Today, for the natives in Potosí, lithium is the new silver.

Lithium-Sulfur Batteries To Help Electrify Brazil’s Bus Fleets

CleanTechnica

Lithium-sulfur batteries are getting more competitive with cobalt driven lithium-ion batteries. The use of lithium-sulfur chemistries can actually bring down costs.

Lithium-Ion Energy Storage Cost vs. Pumped Hydro Or Flow Battery Cost Are Dependent On Time

CleanTechnica

You may have heard the claim that lithium-ion storage will only last 4 hours. It is often cited as support for other energy storage solutions. However, as an engineer.

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.

Why Lithium Iron Phosphate Batteries May Be The Key To The EV Revolution

CleanTechnica

Lithium iron phosphate batteries may be the new normal for electric cars, which could lower EV prices and ease consumer fears about the cost of replacing a battery.

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

Lithium For Tesla Battery Uses Less Water Than 11 Avocados

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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.

ORNL Thin Film Electrolyte A Step Forward For Lithium Metal Batteries

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Researchers at ORNL report they have created a thin film 3D electrolyte for solid state lithium metal batteries. Batteries 3D polymer electrolyte lithium meta battery Oak Ridge National Laboratory Xi Chen

How CATL Lithium-Iron-Phosphate Batteries Could Be Leading To 100 kWh Tesla Model 3

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Lithium Supply Fears Loom Over Electric Vehicle Happy Talk ? Or Not, As The Case May Be

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Spring has sprung, which means it's time for another round of guess how much lithium automakers will need to make enough lithium-ion batteries for the electric vehicle of the future, of which there are expected to be many millions on the road within the next ten years or so.

Researchers Announce A Battery That Runs On Lithium & Carbon Dioxide

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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

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

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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.

Why Is Everybody Talking About Solid State Lithium-Metal Electric Vehicle Batteries All Of A Sudden?

CleanTechnica

They could be cheaper, better, lighter, better, and better, and that's why everybody is talking about solid state lithium-metal electric vehicle batteries.

Lithium Miracles, Nissan Ariya, Tesla Giga Berlin, Biden’s Climate Plan — CleanTech Weekly News Show #17

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This week’s show covers an exciting new option for mining lithium, the new Nissan Ariya, Joe Biden's updated climate plans, some misinformation about the threat of the Thwaites glacier, a ton of Tesla stories from Giga Berlin to Model Y — and a lot more.

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

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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

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

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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.

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

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

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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

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

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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.

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

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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.

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.

This tech breakthrough could revolutionize lithium extraction

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

Nanotech Energy Claims Its Graphene Lithium Battery Will Charge 18 Times Faster Than Conventional Li-Ion Battery

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Nanotech Energy says it has developed a graphene lithium battery that can charge up to 18 times faster than a conventional lithium-ion battery and has higher energy density.

Berlin-Based betteries Wants To Catalyze Adoption Of Sustainable Second-Life Lithium-Ion Batteries With Stackable Multipurpose Packs

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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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10 Bonus EV Battery Stories

CleanTechnica

There is much EV battery news out there. Some of it is hard to decipher, some is misleading, and some is just downright cool. Here are 10 recent stories that couldn’t quite catch their own headline here on CleanTechnica but seemed worth highlighting.

USA’s Battery500 Initiative Has Achieved Li-Metal Battery Energy Density Of 350 Wh/kg

CleanTechnica

The goal is in the name: reaching 500 Wh/kg battery energy density with lithium-metal battery cells, a target which was reportedly triple the battery energy density at the time.

The Battery & Mining Catch-22 Threatening The EV Revolution

CleanTechnica

Electric vehicles need batteries, and it takes one or two years to get a battery production plant up and running. However, something that is often forgotten is that you don't make batteries out of thin air.

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

Enevate Announces Higher Density, Faster Charging, Lower Cost Battery

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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.

Researchers develop novel battery electrolyte for lithium metal batteries

Charged

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

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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. .

How the Battery Sector Is Looking to Improve Lithium-Ion

GreenTechMedia

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.

The EV Battery Metal Index

CleanTechnica

While many may think of lithium, cobalt, and maybe now nickel when they think of Tesla batteries, there are a lot more components that go into the creation of an electric vehicle's battery.

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

Considering The Locals & Building A Sustainable Electric Vehicle Battery Supply Chain

CleanTechnica

A new report, Building A Sustainable Electric Vehicle Battery Supply Chain: Frequently Asked Questions, offers a lot of insight and data on key EV battery supply chain questions.