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.

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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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

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

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.

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.

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

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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

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

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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

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.

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.

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.".

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

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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.

Lithium ion battery scientists scoop Nobel Prize for Chemistry

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

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

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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.

Scientists Pinpoint Cause of Harmful Dendrites and Whiskers in Lithium Batteries

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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

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

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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.

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

3 Battery Researchers Share Nobel Prize In Chemistry

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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

This Breakthrough Lithium Extraction Technology Could Accelerate The Sustainable Energy Transition

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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

KORE Power establishes end-of-life recycling partner for its lithium batteries

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Renewance has also established a network… The post KORE Power establishes end-of-life recycling partner for its lithium batteries appeared first on Solar Power World.

Why China Is Dominating Lithium-Ion Battery Production

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As the world increasingly electrifies its transportation systems, China is poised to dominate manufacture of the batteries that will drive this electrification

Nikola Pushes Deeper Into Battery Electric Vehicles With Next Generation Battery Tech

CleanTechnica

The news comes with claims of a cathode with 4 times the energy density of today's lithium-ion cells, lasts for 2,000 cycles, and at a cell cost of 50% less than today's lithium-ion cells.

KORE Power will start a 10-GWh lithium-ion battery manufacturing plant in the United States

Solar Power World

KORE Power today announced its intentions to build a lithium-ion battery manufacturing plant in the United States to support global growth efforts for its Mark 1 Energy Storage System.

The Last Battery Breakthrough Story Of 2019. (We Promise!)

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Batteries Energy Storage Lithium-Ion Batteries battery recycling Lithium-ion battery polymer battery solid-state batteryResearchers at the University of Illinois are working on a polymer battery that inhibits the growth of dendrites.

Eos supplying non-lithium batteries for Duke, UCSD storage projects

Renewable Energy World

Eos Energy Storage is manufacturer and supplier of the zinc-based Aurora 2.0 battery system for Duke Energy's McAlpine substation and as a behind-the-meter solution at the University of California, San Diego.

Batteries Are Breaking Through

CleanTechnica

A new Rocky Mountain Institute report released the end of October, Breakthrough Batteries Powering the Era of Clean Electrification, continues to confirm that clean electrification of transport technology is advancing at an impressive rate.

Solar+Storage Killer App From DR Microgrid (#CleanTechnica Exclusive)

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One of the stealth technologies that was unveiled at the recent Solar Power International trade show in Salt Lake City a few weeks ago is the plug-and-play solar+storage+nanogrid solution from start-up DR Microgrid, of Santa Ana, CA.

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Indian Oil To Partner With Phinergy To Manufacture EV Batteries

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Indian Oil is partnering with Phinergy to build a battery factory in India that will make lithium-free cells. Batteries Energy Storage India Indian Oil lithium free battery cell Phinergy

The First Battery Breakthrough Story Of 2020 Comes From Nikola Motors. There Will Be Many More.

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Trevor Milton, CEO of Nikola Motors, claims his company had acquired a startup that makes lithium-ion batteries that are smaller, lighter, and cheaper. Batteries Clean Transport Electric Vehicles Energy Storage Lithium-Ion Batteries battery breakthrough Nikola Motors Trevor Milton

Is Tesla A Step Closer To The 1 Million-Mile Battery?

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Tesla, while in a partnership with physicists from Canada's Dalhousie University, filed a patent in December for new lithium-ion battery tech. In 2019, Elon Musk announced that Tesla had a "1 million-mile battery pack" in the making.

Battery Recycling Will Be The New New Thing, & JB Straubel & Kore Power Are Leading The Way

CleanTechnica

Battery recycling allows the components inside lithium-ion batteries to be reclaimed for use in new batteries -- an important part of the transition to zero emission energy.

Humless Unveils 5kWh Lithium Iron Phosphate 4,000 Cycle Battery

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Newest Energy Storage Product Boasts Universal Connectivity and Packs Powerful Punch

CATL’s Energy Storage Systems Solutions Show Strong Momentum Following U.S. Debut At Solar Power International 2019

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Sponsored CATL China Contemporary Amperex Technology Limited EV batteries lithium iron phosphate lithium iron phosphate battery spiContemporary Amperex Technology Co., Limited (CATL), the world’s leading battery manufacturer, made a successful U.S.

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

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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

Tesla Getting Into The Mining Business Makes Sense

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Volkswagen Buys A 20% Interest In Chinese Battery Manufacturer

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Batteries Cars Clean Transport Electric Cars Electric Vehicles Energy Storage Lithium-Ion Batteries battery manufacturing Guoxuan volkswagen VWVolkswagen has invested $560 million for a 20 percent stake in Chinese battery manufacturer Guoxuan.

LG Chem & SK Innovation Are Locked In A Cage Fighting Match That Could Destroy Them Both

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A bitter dispute between LG Chem and SK Innovation over lithium-ion battery technology threatens to delay the rollout of electric cars in the US and Europe.

Tokyo University of Science Working on Sustainable, Nontoxic, Potassium-Driven Rechargeable Batteries

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Companies will at some point begin to use other battery technologies beyond lithium-ion (Li-ion) batteries. Batteries Energy Storage Lithium-Ion Batteries Research Science battery electrolytes electrode doping non-aqueous/solid electrolytes potassium-ion batteries sodium-ion batteries

Argonne develops electrolyte for next-gen lithium battery with silicon anodes

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Researchers at the DOE’s Argonne National Laboratory have developed a new electrolyte mixture and a simple additive that could have a place in the next generation of lithium-ion batteries that feature silicon anodes. Silicon can store almost ten times the lithium that graphite can. On cycling, a silicon-based anode in a lithium-ion cell becomes very reactive with the electrolyte, and this process degrades the cell over time, causing a shortened cycle life.”.