Tag: batteries

Energy, Industry Focus Areas

Resource-efficient, climate-friendly sodium-ion batteries

December 13, 2023


The transition to a society without fossil fuels means that the need for batteries is increasing at a rapid pace. At the same time, the increase will mean a shortage of the metals lithium and cobalt, which are key components […]

Energy, Industry Focus Areas

Europe seeks better lithium-sulphur batteries

June 19, 2023

Via: Electronics Weekly

This is another battery chemistry with great potential, but also a tendency to self-destruct and wear out. “Specific issues with Li-S include mechanical degradation – including electrode cracking or loss of electrical connectivity – and [both] chemical and electrochemical degradation […]

Energy, Industry Focus Areas

Electric car batteries are difficult to recycle—at least for now

May 4, 2023


Electric cars require batteries. This is a billion-dollar industry that Norway is investing heavily in. Five gigafactories are currently being built in Norway. All of these will manufacture batteries for electric cars, and the market could be huge. How environmentally […]

Industry Focus Areas, Motorized Vehicle

Batteries Battle Fuel Cells for Top Spot for Electric Trucks

September 20, 2022

Via: Transport Topics

Nikola President Michael Lohscheller was beaming when he unveiled the U.S. startup’s fuel cell truck for the European market at the region’s biggest commercial vehicle show this week. Series production of Nikola’s Tre FCEV, which boasts a range of up […]

Process, Production

Deep-Sea Mining Is Close to Reality Despite Environmental Concerns

August 22, 2022

Via: The Wall Street Journal

Companies could start mining the ocean floor for metals used to make electric-vehicle batteries within the next year, a development that could occur despite broad concerns about the environmental impact of deep-sea mining. The International Seabed Authority, a United Nations […]

Energy, Industry Focus Areas

Fleet of US coal power stations coverted to solar and batteries

November 18, 2021

Via: Electronics Weekly

The sites were aquired by a Texas company called Vista in 2018, and coal burning is being terminated for a variety of reasons including running costs and legal decision over pollution. While ~4GW of capacity is being removed, 300MW solar […]