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New code of practice for handling lithium-ion batteries lays foundation for electric vehicles in the UK

Thu, 11/26/2020 - 09:30 -- Paul Crompton

The first standard in a far-reaching code of practice has been published by the UK’s British Standards Institute (BSI) to ensure the safe and environmentally-friendly manufacture, use and disposal of lithium-ion batteries.

The standard covers eleven handling themes— including storage, hazards and fumes— and is designed to help pack and module manufacturers, vehicle OEMs and recycling organisations manage risks throughout a battery’s lifetime.

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UK firm wins grant to produce lead oxides for advanced lead-acid batteries

Thu, 11/19/2020 - 14:04 -- Paul Crompton

UK-based recycling development firm Ever Resource has been awarded £237,425 ($315,500) grant funding to produce lead oxides for enhanced lead-acid technologies from old batteries.

The cash from Innovate UK's 'Sustainable Innovation Fund (round 1)' framework will allow Ever Resource to begin testing its nanostructured lead oxides in commercial lead-acid batteries.

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US scientists unveil proof-of-principle lithium-ion battery recycling technique

Wed, 11/18/2020 - 14:05 -- Paul Crompton

Scientists at Idaho National Laboratory (INL) in the US have demonstrated a proof-of-principle electrochemical process for recycling lithium-ion batteries. 

The room temperature process uses electricity, instead of heat, to power the reactions that leach cobalt, lithium, manganese and other materials from shredded lithium-ion batteries. 

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Russia’s nuclear industry embraces the benefits of lithium-ion batteries

Thu, 10/29/2020 - 13:17 -- Paul Crompton

Russia state-operated nuclear energy firm Rosatom has incorporated Rosatom Energy Storage Solutions (RENERA) to develop and trade lithium-ion traction and stationary batteries.

RENERA, the new name of Cathode Materials, a 100% subsidiary of Russian nuclear fuel cycle firm TVEL (owned by Rosatom), will develop batteries for electric vehicles, and energy storage systems.

 

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Total and Groupe PSA create JV to develop 48GWh lithium-ion production capacity by 2030

Tue, 09/15/2020 - 11:54 -- Paul Crompton

Car maker Groupe PSA and fossil fuel giant Total are forming a joint venture called Automotive Cells Company (ACC) to build lithium-ion batteries.

The French firms will pool their knowledge to develop lithium-ion batteries with the goal of beginning mass production from 2023 in gigafactories in Douvrin (France) and Kaiserslautern (Germany).

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Circular-economy consortium aims to make Europe a regenerated battery materials hub

Tue, 09/15/2020 - 11:44 -- Paul Crompton

Battery materials firm Solvay and energy management firm Veolia are partnering on a circular-economy consortium to manage critical metals used in lithium-ion electric vehicle (EV) batteries.

Belgian firm Solvay and French company Veolia , through its subsidiary SARP Industries, are engaged in discussions about the battery value chain— from access and spent battery feedstock to dismantling, metal extraction and purification— with a car manufacturers and battery cell producers.

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DOE researchers increase lithium-sulfur battery performance using silica cathodes

Thu, 09/10/2020 - 10:14 -- Paul Crompton

Researchers at U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Argonne National Laboratory have found a polar, nonconductive cathode can increase the performance of lithium-sulfur batteries.

Using physical and electrochemical probes, the researchers discovered that under varying cycling rates and loadings, even at high current densities, a silica-based cathode showed better cycle-life in lithium-sulfur batteries.

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Exide launches App to simplify testing and replacement of its lead batteries

Thu, 09/03/2020 - 12:35 -- Paul Crompton

Exide Technologies in Europe has launched a free battery-testing app to make it easier for workshops to test and replace 12V lead-acid batteries.

The app works on any device with a web browser and is designed to work alongside the Exide EBT965P battery tester, which can test standard, GEL, AGM and EFB 12V batteries.

The next-generation device will allow mechanics to analyse battery test results and give customers battery replacement options within five minutes via SMS or email.

Workshops are alerted as soon as a customer authorises the replacement. Workshops can then present multiple battery options based on the fitment list coming from Exide. 

The system performs advanced analysis on the battery through Conductance Profiling™ technology covering cranking health, voltage, temperature, reserve health capacity and recommendations for further battery treatment such as recharge.

Each test produces a QR code, which the app can scan to import the test results. These test results can also be entered manually.

The app works in most European countries, is available in 13 languages and supports multiple currencies.

Workshops can register for free at ebtp.exide.com. 

This week Exide in Europe launched its grid-focused GNB Marathon FTX range of advanced AGM batteries for telecom and electric utility applications.

The battery uses a MICROCAT® Catalyst to reduce float current and minimise water loss by recombining the hydrogen and oxygen chemically back into water, further increasing the battery lifespan. The firm says this enables a service life of five years at 40°C to reduce the overall cost of ownership— a key consideration when pitting lead-acid against lithium-ion batteries in the above applications.

Singapore scientists devise ‘fruity’ approach to lithium-ion battery circular economy

Wed, 09/02/2020 - 09:34 -- Paul Crompton

Scientists in Singapore have come up with a 'fruity' way of finding an environmentally-friendly method of recycling lithium-ion batteries.

A team led by Nanyang Technological University, Singapore (NTU Singapore) has developed a method of using orange peel and citric acid to recover reusable metals from spent lithium-ion batteries.

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Printed technology promises new production methods for solid-state lithium-iron batteries

Tue, 08/25/2020 - 13:55 -- Paul Crompton

The market for flexible, thin and printed batteries will grow to $500 million within a decade due to the rise of Internet of Things, wearables and environmental sensors, IDTechEx’s report “Flexible, Printed and Thin Film Batteries 2020-2030”.

That’s good news for Blackstone Technology— the German subsidiary of the Swiss firm Blackstone Resources— because it’s just passed crucial milestones for its printed next generation batteries.

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