Ecobat Acquires Leading European Lithium-Ion Recycler


-Acquisition expands Ecobat's position in Europe as the leader in recycling batteries of all chemistries -Combined capabilities position Ecobat as the only service provider across Europe to offer the full suite of lithium-ion recycling services

Lithium: The Material Fueling The EV Revolution

CleanTech Group

Lithium and its compounds are used in numerous industrial applications, from ceramics to glass. Demand for lithium is forecast to grow strongly in. Cleantech Insights Electric Vehicles Materials & Chemicals Transportation and Logistics


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GM invests in California geothermal lithium project


General Motors is investing in a US lithium extraction project that could become the country’s largest by 2024. There’s a great window of opportunity here to develop more lithium in the United States,” Colwell said.

This tech breakthrough could revolutionize lithium extraction


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

Tesla develops new cost-slashing lithium extraction process


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?”

EU faces green paradox over EVs and lithium mining


The EU wants electric cars to drive it to net zero, powered by batteries produced in the bloc, but at what cost to people living near new lithium mines

Lithium isn’t needed for trains and buses

Renewable Energy World

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.

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.

Villara Energy Systems Launches Lithium Titanate 20-Year Home Battery


Highest Power and Safest Lithium Chemistry Establishes New Market Leader

Rio Tinto achieves battery-grade lithium production at California plant


Rio Tinto has commenced production of battery-grade lithium from waste rock at a lithium demonstration plant at the Boron mine site in California. An initial small-scale trial in 2019 successfully proved the process of roasting and leaching waste rock to recover high grades of lithium.

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.

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

Race for better lithium batteries accelerates with two big raises

Impact Alpha

The post Race for better lithium batteries accelerates with two big raises appeared first on ImpactAlpha. ImpactAlpha, July 13 – Batteries are big as startups and investors bet on the low-carbon energy transition. SES, based near Boston, scored $100.

Report: Tesla consumed more lithium than next four EV makers combined in 2020


In 2020, Tesla deployed 18,700 tons of lithium carbonate equivalent (LCE) in the batteries of its new EVs, more than the next four EV makers (BYD, VW, Renault and Audi) combined, according to the report EV Battery Capacity and Battery Metals Tracker by Adamas Intelligence.

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.

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. .

KiloVault Unveils HLX+ Deep-Cycle Solar Lithium Battery


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

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

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

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 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.

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.

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.

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.

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


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.

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.

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

German firms plan to exploit massive lithium deposits beneath the Rhine


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.

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.

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.

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


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

EnergyX raises $20 million to commercialize more efficient lithium extraction

Impact Alpha

ImpactAlpha, May 3 – Demand for lithium, the lightweight metal at the core of today’s electric vehicle batteries, could outstrip existing supply by. The post EnergyX raises $20 million to commercialize more efficient lithium extraction appeared first on Impact Alpha.

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.

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

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.

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


The lithium-ion battery market is demanding higher energy density, extended lifetime, and improved power performance. LiFSI, in particular, is a good candidate to replace LiPF 6 , which is widely used as the lithium salt in the electrolyte. Sponsored by Arkema.

Leclanché develops 65 Ah lithium-ion pouch cell for EVs


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.

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.

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

Li-Cycle Announces Partnership with Univar Solutions OnSite Services to Provide Comprehensive Lithium-ion Battery Environmental Services and Solutions


Combined offering provides the latest lithium-ion battery recycling technology and world-class environmental services to deliver unmatched value

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?