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US military to test “improved liquid metal battery”

Mon, 03/12/2018 - 12:58 -- Xuan Zhong
US military to test “improved liquid metal battery”

An improved liquid metal battery that researchers say has the potential to retain 99.4% of its capacity even after 10 years of continuous use is to undergo testing by the US military.

Materials chemistry professor at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), Donald Sadoway (right), who led the research, told BBB studies showed improved performance after replacing the battery’s traditional ceramic membrane with titanium nitride steel mesh.

 

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Navitas adds “customised” lithium cell line for US military

Mon, 02/26/2018 - 12:49 -- Xuan Zhong
Navitas adds “customised” lithium cell line for US military

US lithium battery storage company Navitas Systems has installed a new automated cells production line at its Michigan facility to “optimise custom cell manufacturing” for the country’s military.

Navitas said it is working with the aerospace and defence company Lockheed Martin to bring “higher-performing” lithium products to the US Navy— because “the US military has had limited battery options” as many lithium cell suppliers are based in “adversary countries”.

 

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Go Electric’s second military BESS project

Thu, 08/03/2017 - 10:47 -- News Editor
Go Electric’s second military BESS project

Indiana-based energy equipment and solution provider Go Electric Inc. has won a $1.7 million contact to supply a 1MW/1MWh lithium-ion grid-tied battery energy storage system (BESS) to a military depot in Tooele, Utah.

The contract is awarded by Perini Management Services, Inc. (PMSI), designing and constructing management services to US military, will interconnect Go Electric’s BESS to the Tooele Army Depot’s (TEAD) existing 46kV line, its self-sufficient microgrid, which providing the TEAD with energy security and resiliency.

 

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China - private teams up military research to develop Li-ion batteries

Wed, 08/02/2017 - 10:26 -- News Editor
China - private teams up military research to develop Li-ion batteries

Zhejiang Unifull Industrial Fibre Co Ltd, a Chinese lithium batteries manufacturer, said its subsidiary has signed a strategic cooperation framework agreement with one nationally owned aerospace company to make lithium batteries.

Unifull’s unit, Jiangsu ZhiHang New Energy (ZHNE), a Chinese high-tech company designs and produces lithium battery products, will work with a research institution of China Aerospace Science and Technology Corporation (CASC) to develop automotive battery systems for the market.

 

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China - private teams up military research to develop Li-ion batteries

Fri, 07/28/2017 - 12:09 -- News Editor
China - private teams up military research to develop Li-ion batteries

Zhejiang Unifull Industrial Fibre Co Ltd, a Chinese lithium batteries manufacturer, said its subsidiary has signed a strategic cooperation framework agreement with one nationally owned aerospace company to make lithium batteries.

Unifull’s unit, Jiangsu ZhiHang New Energy (ZHNE), a Chinese high-tech company designs and produces lithium battery products, will work with a research institution of China Aerospace Science and Technology Corporation (CASC) to develop automotive battery systems for the market.

In the joint development, CASC will be responsible for the production of battery packs and battery management systems, whilst ZHNE manufactures lithium-ion batteries.

This two-year agreement aims to establish the purchase-supply relationship between the companies, which eye on the applications in terms of industry, agriculture, traffic, transportation, and national defence.

Unifull said combining CASC’s solid scientific research strength and technological reserve with ZHNE’s financial asset and market influence is building a “benign” model of the military-civilian businesses integration.

However, there are concerns warning the industry the overcapacity of automotive battery may led to a sharp drop in price, while the new energy vehicles policy of the Chinese government falls short.

 

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New fuse makes lithium safer

Wed, 04/05/2017 - 09:33 -- Xuan Zhong
New fuse makes lithium safer

American Lithium Energy (ALE), a company which supplies batteries to the US military, has developed a new technology to improve safety in rechargeable lithium-ion batteries.

The equipment is derived from a US Department of Energy project to provide high-energy electric vehicle batteries that do not burn in a crash and has been named “Safe Code”.

 

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Enersys wins military order

Wed, 03/29/2017 - 11:40 -- Xuan Zhong
Enersys wins military order

Lead acid battery maker EnerSys said it was recently awarded a long-term, US$71 million contract for production and supply of batteries used by all branches of the U.S. military in combat and tactical vehicles, as well as generators.

EnerSys will be supplying Thin Plate Pure Lead Hawker ARMASAFE Plus batteries for three years with an option for two additional years with the U.S. Defense Logistics Agency (DLA).

 

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Bren-Tronics' Alachua plant has shut down

Fri, 01/23/2015 - 15:13 -- Paul Crompton
Bren-Tronics headquarters

United States battery maker Bren-Tronics Energy Systems has closed its plant in Phoenix - just four years after investing $10m and hiring 40 people to produce lithium-ion battery cells in the former Energiser plant.

The New York-based company moved to the Alachua plant on the Phoenix Commercial Park in 2010 after receiving research funds from the US army and air force.

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Navitas appoints director of federal business development

Fri, 01/23/2015 - 09:53 -- Laura Varriale
new director of federal business development Jeff Cunningham at Navitas

US lithium-ion battery firm Navitas Systems has named Jeff Cunningham as new director of federal business development to focus on military and government battery product sales.

Cunningham will be responsible for growing Navitas Systems' military battery customer base and expanding the company's programmes with the federal government.

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Batteries give US Navy electric punch

Thu, 01/08/2015 - 16:46 -- Laura Varriale
K2 Energy secured an $81.4m order from the US Navy

Developer and manufacturer of lithium-iron phosphate battery technology K2 Energy has secured an $81.4m order for an intermediate battery storage system for an US Navy rail gun project.

The lithium-iron phosphate battery is aimed to power the large modular capacitor bank of the electromagnetic rail gun.

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