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Energy, Industry Focus Areas

New lithium battery with simple production and high safety developed

August 24, 2023

Via: Phys.org

Prof. Dr. Francesco Ciucci, Chair of Electrode Design for Electrochemical Energy Systems at the University of Bayreuth, in collaboration with his research partners from China, has succeeded in resolving the incompatibility between lithium nitrate and 1, 3‐dioxolane (DOL) for use […]


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

Reused car batteries rev up electric grid

February 16, 2023

Via: Phys.org

When aging vehicle batteries lack the juice to power your car anymore, they may still hold energy. Yet it’s tough to find new uses for lithium-ion batteries with different makers, ages and sizes. A solution is urgently needed because battery […]


News

Mitsubishi Materials To Start EV Battery Recycling with New Rare-Earth Metal Extraction Technology

February 9, 2023

Via: Tech Times

Mitsubishi Materials, a Japanese metals company, will embark on the commercial recycling of rare earth metals, including cobalt and lithium, taken from used lithium-ion batteries of electric vehicles (EVs), starting in fiscal 2025. Nikkei Asia reports that the company aims […]


Regulations

EU Delays Labeling Lithium Toxic as Concerns From EV Industry Mount

December 12, 2022

Via: The Wall Street Journal

The prospect that the European Union will classify lithium as toxic is adding to worries in the electric-vehicle battery industry that policy makers aren’t doing enough to attract investment and the EU will lose out to the U.S., an attractive […]


News

Lithium Resumes Gains to Add Pressure on Automakers

September 19, 2022

Via: Transport Topics

After Elon Musk complained that lithium — the ubiquitous raw material needed in electric vehicle batteries — was trading at insane levels, and China’s authorities in March pushed key industry players to act, prices briefly began to cool. Now, they’re […]


News

US, Mexico to Cooperate on Semiconductors, Electric Vehicles

September 13, 2022

Via: Transport Topics

Mexico and the United States plan to take advantage of the Biden administration’s massive investment in semiconductor production to push the integration of their supply chains and cooperate on expanding the production of electric vehicles through Mexico’s nationalized lithium industry, […]


Energy, Industry Focus Areas

Micro-engineered electrodes could cut battery manufacturing costs

August 4, 2022

Via: Phys.org

New, easily fabricated, high performance carbon microlattice electrodes could soon be used to make cheaper batteries powered by readily available sodium ions. The approach was published by Tohoku University researchers and colleagues in the journal Small. Lithium ion batteries are […]


Energy, Industry Focus Areas

What needs to be done to make useful Li-CO2 batteries?

April 11, 2022

Via: Electronics Weekly

Headline figures are a theoretical specific energy density of 1,876Wh/kg and a ~2.8V discharge potential, but in practical terms the technology has not even reached infancy. To build a solid foundation for its development, a team of interdisciplinary researchers lead […]


Energy, Industry Focus Areas

How a few geothermal plants could solve America’s lithium supply crunch and boost the EV battery industry

March 21, 2022

Via: Phys.org

Geothermal energy has long been the forgotten member of the clean energy family, overshadowed by relatively cheap solar and wind power, despite its proven potential. But that may soon change—for an unexpected reason. Geothermal technologies are on the verge of […]


Process, Production

Shortage of raw materials to hit EV battery production

January 3, 2022

Via: Electronics Weekly

In China, the biggest maker of EV batteries, a ton of lithium is $41,000 a ton, says the Nikkei, which is five times more than last year. The price of cobalt has doubled since January 2021 to $70,000 a ton […]


Process, Production

Lithium Fuels Hopes for Revival on California’s Largest Lake

August 31, 2021

Via: Transport Topics

Near Southern California’s dying Salton Sea, a canopy next to a geothermal power plant covers large containers of salty water left behind after super-hot liquid is drilled from deep underground to run steam turbines. The containers connect to tubes that […]


Industry Focus Areas, Motorized Vehicle, Process, Production

Exclusive: United States sets sights on China in new electric vehicle push

April 5, 2019

Via: Reuters

While Volkswagen AG, Tesla Inc and other electric-focused automakers and battery manufacturers are expanding in the United States and investing billions in the new technology, they are reliant on mineral imports without a major push to develop more domestic mines […]