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Collaboration to prolong battery life of electric buses and trucks

Collaboration to prolong battery life of electric buses and trucks

May 8, 2018 Germany
The battery life of electric vehicles still presents a financial challenge for the electrification of the transport sector. That is why the Fraunhofer institute for Transportation and Infrastructure IVI, expert in the field of Lithium-ion batteries, and real-time electric vehicle data specialist ViriCiti, have started a unique collaboration.
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A higher-energy, safer and longer-lasting zinc battery

A higher-energy, safer and longer-lasting zinc battery

Apr 27, 2018 United States
A team of researchers has created a water-based zinc battery that is simultaneously powerful, rechargeable, and intrinsically safe.
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New technology could wean the battery world off cobalt

New technology could wean the battery world off cobalt

Apr 20, 2018 United States
Lithium-based batteries use more than 50 percent of all cobalt produced in the world. These batteries are in your cell phone, laptop and maybe even your car. But now, a research team has opened the door to using other metals in lithium-based batteries, and have built cathodes with 50 percent more lithium-storage capacity than conventional materials.
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A new way to find better battery materials

A new way to find better battery materials

Apr 2, 2018 United States
A new approach to analyzing and designing new ion conductors — a key component of rechargeable batteries — could accelerate the development of high-energy lithium batteries, and possibly other energy storage and delivery devices such as fuel cells, researchers say.
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Rolls Royce to explore potential of high energy storage technology

Rolls Royce to explore potential of high energy storage technology

Mar 28, 2018 United Kingdom
Rolls-Royce has signed a collaboration agreement with UK-based technology start-up Superdielectrics Ltd to explore the potential of using polymers with recently discovered remarkable properties to create next generation high energy storage technology.
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All power to the proton: battery breakthrough

All power to the proton: battery breakthrough

Mar 15, 2018 United States
Researchers have demonstrated for the first time a working rechargeable "proton battery" that could re-wire how we power our homes, vehicles and devices.
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Panasonic starts producing battery cells for electric cars in China

Panasonic starts producing battery cells for electric cars in China

Mar 14, 2018 China
Panasonic Corporation has begun mass production of prismatic-type automotive lithium-ion batteries at its factory in Dalian, China, and held a ceremony to mark the first shipment.
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Alternative to traditional batteries moves a step closer

Alternative to traditional batteries moves a step closer

Mar 7, 2018 United Kingdom
Lithium-ion batteries could be under threat after the development of polymer materials that could challenge the dominance of these traditional batteries.
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Cummins and Johnson Matthey expand efforts in electrification

Cummins and Johnson Matthey expand efforts in electrification

Feb 21, 2018 United States, United Kingdom
Cummins Inc announced the acquisition of Johnson Matthey's UK automotive battery systems business, a subsidiary of Johnson Matthey that specializes in high-voltage automotive grade battery systems for electric and hybrid vehicles.
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Sodium battery could provide cheap, effective lithium alternative

Sodium battery could provide cheap, effective lithium alternative

Feb 14, 2018 United States
Sodium-ion batteries might soon provide a less expensive, viable alternative to lithium-ion batteries. The new technology also would help solve material sustainability issues by alleviating the mining of lithium - a diminishing resource.
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Recycling and reusing worn cathodes to make new lithium ion batteries

Recycling and reusing worn cathodes to make new lithium ion batteries

Feb 6, 2018 United States
Nanoengineers at the University of California San Diego have developed an energy-efficient recycling process that restores used cathodes from spent lithium ion batteries and makes them work just as good as new. The process involves harvesting the degraded cathode particles from a used battery and then boiling and heat treating them. Researchers built new batteries using the regenerated cathodes. Charge storage capacity, charging time and battery…