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Hyundai signs MoU to use second-life EV lithium-ion batteries in ESSs

Fri, 06/05/2020 - 12:35 -- paul Crompton

South Korea's vehicle OEM Hyundai Motor Group has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with PV manufacturer Hanwha Q Cells to recycle old EV batteries into second-life energy storage applications.

The partnership will develop energy storage systems (ESS) using old EV batteries for the European and North American markets.

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Space battery market to see strong growth as firms like SpaceX exploit the final frontier

Fri, 05/29/2020 - 11:32 -- paul Crompton

As Elon Musk’s SpaceX company was preparing to send its first manned flight to the International Space Station (ISS), Japan was sending its final shipment of lithium-ion batteries to the low orbit station.

The batteries, produced by GS Yuasa Technology, were aboard the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency's Kounotori 9 unmanned cargo vessel launched on May 21.

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SVOLT officially launches two cobalt-free batteries

Wed, 05/20/2020 - 12:08 -- paul Crompton

Chinese automotive battery company called SVOLT officially announced two cobalt-free batteries 20 May.

Yang Hongxin, president of SVOLT, said, the company’s L6 cobalt-free long cell was being adapted to a high-end model of car by Chinese vehicle OEM Great Wall Motors. 

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UK researchers use MRI scanning in hunt for next generation battery to usurp lithium-ion

Thu, 04/30/2020 - 16:05 -- paul Crompton

Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) is being used to develop better sodium-ion batteries as researchers from UK universities look for the next generation of high-performance rechargeable batteries.

A team from the University of Birmingham’s School of Chemistry, with researchers from Nottingham University, has developed a technique that uses MRI scanning to monitor how sodium ions performs in operando.

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APB to make bi-polar lithium-ion batteries in Japan after securing IP from Nissan

Fri, 04/17/2020 - 11:42 -- paul Crompton

Battery maker APB Corporation is preparing to mass-produce lithium-ion batteries in Japan after licensing technology know-how from vehicle OEM Nissan.

Backed by investment from major companies, Tokyo-based APB plans to build a factory manufacturing batteries using Nissan’s bipolar structure all-polymer technology.

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Malaysian and Australian governments partner to stop illegal shipment of used lead-acid batteries

Thu, 04/16/2020 - 11:51 -- paul Crompton

The Malaysian government foiled an attempt to illegally ship five containers of used lead-acid batteries through the country’s largest port on March 30.

The country’s Ministry of the Environment (CASA) through the Department of the Environment (DOE) said it had stopped the cargo in Port Klang following information shared by the Australian government.

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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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Batteries, Super Capacitors, Fuel Cells & EVs Seminar

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Wednesday, 3 June, 2020 to Thursday, 4 June, 2020

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.

The program reviews primary, rechargeable, reserve batteries, fuel cells, ultra-capacitors systems and their accessories.

The seminar program reviews typical cycle life aspects of designing and manufacturing energy source solutions: from application energy requirements, power source electrical and mechanical design, cells selection, cells evaluation tests, battery prototype, acceptance tests, design and manufacturing techniques, testing, mass production, safety issues, transportation, use and disposal.

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The program trains attendees on safety issues along the energy source solution cycle life.

The program focuses on electric vehicle and Batteries, Super Capacitors, Fuel Cells and Metal Air systems for EV`s.

 

Batteries & Fuel Cells Seminar provides:

  • Full review of current and future electrochemical energy sources.

  • Training on cells selection, design, manufacturing, testing, safety, and transportation and disposal aspects of energy sources.

  • Basic knowledge for new industry members entering the field.

  • Expands the knowledge of industry members already working in the field.

  • Training on Energy Sources Database software – a vital tool for optimal energy source design.

 

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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