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Electrolyte breakthrough suggests superior solid-state lithium-ion batteries are around the corner

A team of Brown University researchers has found a way to double the toughness of a ceramic material used to make solid-state lithium-ion batteries

 

New electrolyte developed at Stanford may boost lithium metal batteries

Scientists at Stanford University have revealed a novel electrolyte design they claim will boost the performance of lithium metal batteries.

 

Microporous triples lead-acid battery separator capacity with state-of-the-art production line

Lead-acid battery separator firm Microporous has opened a ‘state-of-the-art’ production line that triples its polyethylene (PE) separator capacity in the US.

 

UK lithium-ion gigafactory a step closer with MOU and new strategy officer

The site of the UK’s first lithium-ion gigafactory is rumoured to be in Wales as AMTE Power and Britishvolt commit to exploring the development of the facility.

 

Battery maker Systems Sunlight promotes CCO to top seat

Lead-acid and lithium-ion battery maker Systems Sunlight has welcomed its new chief executive officer Lampros Bisalas.

 

Award winning US Harvard University scientist charged over links with China

An award winning US Harvard University scientist who reportedly worked on nano-wire-based lithium-ion batteries for electric vehicles has been indicted on charges of making false statements to federal authorities regarding his participation in China’s Thousand Talents Program. 

 

German lead battery maker Moll opens talks with investors following insolvency proceedings

German lead battery manufacturer, Akkumulatorenfabrik Moll has entered exploratory discussions with potential investors after the COVID-19 pandemic caused a fall in sales that led to the 75-year-old firm opening insolvency proceedings.

 

UK Government awards $12M grant for first commercial liquid air ESS facility

Long duration energy storage developer Highview Power has partnered with power station firm Carlton Power to build a liquid air energy storage facility in the UK with a minimum of 50MW/250MWh capacity.

 

Australia to double installed energy storage capacity as ESS costs set to fall

Energy storage analyst Wood Mackenzie forecasts that despite COVID-19 Australia is set to more than double its year-on-year installed energy storage capacity in 2020. 

 

The VW Group increases stake in US solid-state battery start-up QuantumScape to $300M

The Volkswagen Group is increasing its stake in US solid-state battery start-up QuantumScape by up to $200 million as the German OEM looks to future of electric vehicle drivetrains.

 

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