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Firms in talks to field trial Al-air batteries in electric vehicles in India

Thu, 03/05/2020 - 13:18 -- Paul Crompton

Trials of aluminium-air batteries in electric vehicles could begin in India after Indian Oil, a minority stakeholder in battery developer Phinergy, began talks with a domestic vehicle OEM.

Depending on the outcome of the talks Israeli firm Phinergy’s technology could be tested in field trials by the unnamed electric vehicle maker.

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Australia’s newest research hub will develop battery storage to aid the country’s renewable energy transition

Fri, 02/28/2020 - 12:12 -- Paul Crompton

A research hub opened in Australia aims to develop advanced energy storage technologies including batteries that will enable the transition towards a sustainable, reliable, and secure power supply.

The ARC Research Hub for Integrated Energy Storage Solutions at UNSW university in Sydney will look at developing batteries for extreme environments as well as researching structural supercapacitors and fuel cells. 

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The seminar program focuses on present and future needs of portable and stationary electrochemical energy sources and highlights the latest technological developments designed to satisfy application requirements.

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LG Chem lithium-ion battery supply shortage causes halt to electric vehicle manufacturing

Thu, 02/13/2020 - 14:40 -- Paul Crompton

A shortage of lithium-ion batteries from LG Chem’s European gigafactory forced luxury vehicle OEM Jaguar to halt production of its I-Pace electric car.

Jaguar was unable to secure enough batteries from the Korean firm’s Poland factory to continue production of its £61,000 SUV at a factory in Graz, Austria, for a week from 10 February.

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Rogue battery companies still a major concern when shipping lithium-ion by air

Thu, 02/13/2020 - 10:04 -- Paul Crompton

Rogue companies that flout regulations aimed at making the transportation of lithium-ion batteries safer continue to mar the industry’s reputation.

Mislabelled and misdeclared shipments of batteries remain the biggest threat when transporting lithium-ion batteries by air, the International Air Transport Association (IATA) has told BEST.

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Toyota and Panasonic JV to make lithium-ion vehicle batteries and develop next-gen technology including solid-state

Thu, 02/06/2020 - 15:57 -- Paul Crompton

A joint venture between vehicle OEM and Toyota Motor Corporation and lithium-ion battery maker Panasonic will specialise in prismatic batteries for automotive applications0.

The new company, called Prime Planet Energy & Solutions (PPES), is due to begin operation on 1 April this year from its headquarters in Tokyo, Japan.

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Lithium-ion battery anode pioneer recognised after missing out on Nobel prize

Thu, 02/06/2020 - 15:47 -- Paul Crompton

He may have been overlooked for a Nobel Prize in Chemistry, but the man whose technology rests in more than 95% of all lithium-ion batteries has been recognised for his work in bringing the chemistry to a global market.

Morocco’s Professor Rachid Yazami was given the Mohammed bin Rashid Medal for Scientific Distinguishment for his work in inventing a graphite anode for lithium-ion batteries.

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Pilot project is exploring the use of 2nd-life EV batteries in a commercial-scale ESS

Thu, 01/30/2020 - 14:26 -- Paul Crompton

A project exploring the use of second-life batteries in a commercial-scale lithium-ion energy storage system is being conducted in Germany.

The joint project by MAN Truck & Bus (MAN), Verkehrsbetriebe Hamburg-Holstein (VHH) and the Volkswagen Group has connected a 500kWh ESS to the charging network at VHH’s depot.

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Test quickens identification of EV packs for second-life use

Wed, 01/29/2020 - 14:53 -- Paul Crompton

A fast process for grading used lithium-ion batteries from electric vehicles has been developed by researchers in the UK using old packs from vehicle OEM Nissan.

The team from WMG, University of Warwick, worked with electronics firm Ametek to embed algorithms that can be used to grade second-life batteries.

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IESA calls for lithium-ion battery tax cuts to match those of EVs and renewables

Thu, 01/23/2020 - 14:25 -- Paul Crompton

India Energy Storage Alliance (IESA) has called for tax deductions on lithium-ion batteries to help the country’s growing electric vehicle and renewable energy storage markets.

IESA has gone a step further in calling for a sales ban of internal combustion engine (ICE) two and three-wheelers in highly polluted cities.

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