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Karden tells the lead sector lithium is better

Mon, 02/06/2017 - 14:42 -- Paul Crompton
Karden tells the lead sector lithium is better

One of the lead-acid industry’s best friends in the automotive industry told the AABC conference in Mainz last week that in his opinion lithium-ion is a better technology.

But the car player has not entirely given up on its love of lead.

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Lithium begins its 12 volt push

Mon, 02/06/2017 - 14:40 -- Paul Crompton
Lithium begins its 12 volt push

A stream of lithium battery solutions from some of the big names in lithium-ion manufacturing and automotive systems suppliers were presented at AABC. And they seem to provide all the answers to the OEM’s emission targets for 2021 and 2030.

Chris Ferhenbacher, from A123 Systems, showed real data that appeared to prove conclusively that lithium-ion with their latest phosphate technology is superior to an equivalent AGM battery, even at -30C.

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University and industry alliance to help India meet 2020 EV goals

Fri, 02/03/2017 - 11:45 -- Paul Crompton
University and industry alliance to help India meet 2020 EV goals

A university and semiconductor firm has a forged a partnership to help India meet its target of getting seven million hybrid and electric vehicles on the country’s roads by 2020.

A research laboratory in Puducherry, India, aims to help researchers develop all-solid state thin film lithium, bulk lithium, lithium-sulfur, lithium-air and flow batteries.

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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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Carbon company builds graphene anode for lithium-ion batteries

Wed, 02/01/2017 - 11:48 -- Paul Crompton
Carbon company builds graphene anode for lithium-ion batteries

Carbon materials company Saint Jean Carbon has started to design and build a graphene based lithium-ion battery.

Following two years of research, the company has created an anode using a one atom thick layer of single graphite to add conductivity while reducing the amount of carbon used.

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Lithium-ion safety standards need upgrade after Samsung debacle

Tue, 01/31/2017 - 12:08 -- Paul Crompton
Lithium-ion safety standards need upgrade after Samsung debacle

Tougher lithium-ion design and manufacturing safeguards must be introduced to bring safety standards up to date following Samsung’s recall of its Galaxy Note 7 mobile phones, says a US agency.

Chairman of the US government agency Consumer Product Safety Commission Elliot Kaye made the call in a statement released last week.

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Energy storage firm Eguana and LG Chem expand partnership

Fri, 01/27/2017 - 11:34 -- Paul Crompton
Energy storage firm Eguana and LG Chem expand partnership

Canadian firm Eguana Technologies has augmented its energy storage partnership with Korean lithium-ion battery giant LG Chem.

Eguana has begun integrating LG Chem’s JH3 cell technology into its AC Battery energy storage system (ESS) portfolio.

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Energy firm combine to launch ESS demonstration project in India

Thu, 01/26/2017 - 10:42 -- Paul Crompton
Energy firm combine to launch ESS demonstration project in India

Three energy firms are to combine resources to develop a 10MW lithium-ion energy storage demonstration project in India.

The project involves Japanese firm Mitsubishi Corporation, US firm AES Corporation and Tata Power Delhi Distribution Limited (TPDDL)— a joint venture between Indian utility company Tata Power and the Government of NCT of Delhi.

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Lithium and sulfur combined in new anode material

Thu, 01/26/2017 - 10:29 -- Paul Crompton
Lithium and sulfur combined in new anode material

Researchers in India have combined two chemistries to boost the capacity retention of an anode material in lithium-ion batteries.

The team from the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Madras combined the lithium ion insertion reaction from lithium-ion batteries and the sulfur redox reaction from lithium-sulfur batteries to increase the battery’s overall capacity.

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Lithium-ion battery with automatic flame extinguishment

Thu, 01/26/2017 - 10:27 -- Paul Crompton
Lithium-ion battery with automatic flame extinguishment

Researchers at Stanford University have developed a lithium-ion battery that releases a flame retardant if the battery temperature hits 160°C, according to the academic journal Science Advances.

The technology would have implications throughout the lithium-ion battery industry, which has been hit in the last year by product fires and airline shipment bans.

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