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Researchers increase performance capabilities of lithium-sulfur cathode by 50%

Thu, 10/10/2019 - 15:37 -- Paul Crompton

Scientists from Singapore-based NanoBio Lab (NBL) have developed a means of making lithium-sulfur cathodes that increase specific energy and curbs capacity fade. 

The team began by building the carbon host before adding the sulfur source to obtain a 3D interconnected porous nanomaterial.

Image (from left) The NBL research team: Dr. Ayman Abdel Hamid, Jian Liang Cheong and professor Jackie Y. Ying

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Singapore to host solid state research joint venture

Mon, 04/09/2018 - 11:47 -- John Shepherd
Singapore to host solid state research joint venture

A new $20 million batteries research lab is being set up in Singapore to study how innovative nanomaterials could be used to produce “safer and more efficient” batteries.

The lab, jointly financed by Canadian utility Hydro-Quebec and the NanoBio Lab of the Singapore-based Agency for Science, Technology and Research (A*STAR), which will be housed in Singapore’s biomedical research hub— Biopolis.

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Singapore firm invests in Indian lead-acid manufacturer

Mon, 05/02/2016 - 00:00 -- Paul Crompton
Singapore firm invests in Indian lead-acid manufacturer

Lead-acid battery newbies Greenvision Technologies has secured an $8million (Rs 52 crore) investment from a Singapore-based venture fund company.

The Indian start-up — which only entered the battery industry three years ago—  gained the funding from Vintage Energy & Resources.

Based in Bengaluru, Greenvision Technologies was founded by Biju Bruno and Atul Mehta to research, design and manufacture AGM and Gel VRLA batteries.

Bruno said: “Our battery business is a new one, and we got there because we discovered that the market potential is huge for batteries, especially in emerging sectors like solar and electric vehicles.”

The firm’s manufacturing facility is based at Hosur in Tamil Nadu. It sells its products under the brand name Relicell, exports its products to the middle-east and Africa and has filed five patent applications.

Relicell batteries are tested and certified by leading laboratories including CPRI (Central Power Research Institute) and ETDC (Electronic Test & Development Centre).

The company recently launched a maintenance-free gel-based battery for home inverter applications, and back in January launched a battery for India’s growing e-rickshaw market.

 

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