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VW breaks ground on Lab to develop and test US focused lithium-ion EV batteries

Mon, 11/16/2020 - 15:10 -- Paul Crompton

Vehicle OEM Volkswagen of America, a subsidiary of Volkswagen Group, has begun building its first lithium-ion battery testing facility outside of Europe or Asia to ensure “better tuned” cells for the US electric vehicle market.

The $22 million Battery Engineering Lab at its Chattanooga Engineering and Planning Center in the US state of Tennessee will test and validate electric vehicle cells and battery packs for the North American market.

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LFP tests indicate lithium-ion cells can be made from waste material and recycled batteries

Tue, 08/18/2020 - 09:48 -- Paul Crompton

Battery materials firm Lithium Australia has completed initial tests on its lithium ferro phosphate (LFP) battery cells made from waste material, including low-grade spodumene and spent lithium-ion batteries.

The Australian firm has said testing revealed the 2032 cells, with a lithium metal negative electrode, achieved capacities of up to 161mAh/g at a 0.1C discharge rate1. 

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German project aims to boost EV lithium-ion battery size and manufacturing abilities

Tue, 03/24/2020 - 12:12 -- Paul Crompton

Researchers at the Center for Solar Energy and Hydrogen Research Baden-Württemberg (ZSW) in Germany to bridge the gap from prototype demonstration to industrial mass production of large-format lithium-ion cells.

Launched earlier this month, the ZellkoBatt project will look at reducing the costs of components and digitising manufacturing processes for cells to be used in automotive applications.

The research will include large-format pouch and PHEV-2 cells up to 80Ah and 21700 cylindrical cells.

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Bisolar sends its silicon anode based lithium-ion batteries for commercial viability testing

Fri, 03/20/2020 - 12:24 -- Paul Crompton

Prototype 21700 lithium-ion cells incorporating silicon anodes will be made available for third party analysis after battery developer Bisolar completed initial testing of its second batch of commercial-grade cells.

The California, US, company is making the prototypes available to potential development partners for their in-house qualification and analysis, which will be used to develop its battery technology for electric vehicles.

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US firm begins tests on silicon anodes in bid to develop next-gen lithium-ion batteries for

Wed, 01/29/2020 - 15:18 -- Paul Crompton

Testing has begun on battery additive firm BioSolar’s second batch of commercial-grade prototype 21700 lithium-ion cells that use silicon anodes.

The US firm announced on 14 January that its technology partner had begun production and testing of the new cells that incorporate “additional cell design work”.

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SK Innovation to target EV market with cells from its first ‘overseas’ lithium-ion gigafactory

Thu, 12/12/2019 - 13:43 -- Paul Crompton

South Korea’s battery maker SK Innovation will begin mass production of lithium-ion battery cells for electric vehicles at its new plant dubbed BEST early next year.

Operations at the 168,000 square meter plant in Changzhou, Jiangsu Province, China, will begin after test operation and product approvals, following completion of the battery line.

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‘Rogue shippers’ risk to lithium air cargo safety

Wed, 03/13/2019 - 11:42 -- John Shepherd
‘Rogue shippers’ risk to lithium air cargo safety

Lithium batteries pose risks for air cargo safety because of “rogue shippers” and a failure to enforce regulations, the head of the trade body for the world’s airlines has warned.

Alexandre de Juniac (right), director-general and CEO of the International Air Transport Association (IATA), said the batteries “can be shipped safely if properly labelled and packaged”.

But de Juniac said: “With respect to the safety of air cargo, transport of lithium batteries is the most topical issue.”

 
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Sensor breakthrough may reduce EV lithium-ion pack prices

Thu, 02/02/2017 - 15:00 -- Paul Crompton
Sensor breakthrough may reduce EV lithium-ion pack prices

With thousands of cells in a typical electric vehicle battery pack, reducing the use of individual parts would be a game changer for the industry.

Researchers at a German University may have done just that with a sensor system that could reduce cost and increase the energy density of lithium-ion batteries.

The system currently exists as a laboratory prototype.

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Prototype battery breaks bottleneck in lithium-sulphur progress

Thu, 11/24/2016 - 12:55 -- Xuan Zhong

Scientists in the UK have developed a prototype lithium-sulfur battery after being inspired by the cells in the human intestine.

Researchers from the University of Cambridge claim to have found a way to prevent the dissolution and diffusion of polysulfide in liquid organic electrolytes — a key issue when looking to commercially develop lithium-sulfur batteries.

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Germany enters lithium-ion war with industrial scale plant

Tue, 03/29/2016 - 13:22 -- Paul Crompton
Germany enters lithium-ion war with industrial scale plant

The Centre for Solar Energy and Hydrogen Research Baden-Württemberg (ZSW) is celebrating its first successful year of testing Germany’s ability to produce lithium-ion cells on an industrial scale.

In its first year the plant has processed 1,300 kilograms of active materials into slurries, coated 11 km of electrode sheets, and assembled more than 1,000 cells.

The plant can manufacture one automotive-grade, standard lithium-ion cell in PHEV 1 format fully at a rate of one per second.

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