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Oxis Energy to supply lithium-sulfur cells for Brazil's first fully electric commercial aircraft

Tue, 07/21/2020 - 12:45 -- Paul Crompton

British lithium-sulfur battery technology company, OXIS Energy and Texas Aircraft Manufacturing are developing a fully electric aircraft for pilot training and commercial flights in Brazil.

All of the aircraft’s key airframe and power components will be manufactured in Brazil with Oxis supplying its cells to Brazilian firm AKAER Group of São José dos Campos to be made into batteries alongside its battery management system. 

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Changing shape of active mass may boost lead-acid tech

Tue, 01/24/2017 - 10:20 -- Paul Crompton
Changing shape of active mass may boost lead-acid tech

A British research team aims to redesign battery electrodes to boost the efficiency of lead-acid batteries for use in electric vehicles after receiving a government backing.

The University of Sheffield has received £100,000 ($123,000) to study ways of improving lead-acid batteries from the UK’s Engineering Physical Sciences and Research Council (EPSRC).

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British NA-ion start up Faradion gets funding boost

Thu, 02/26/2015 - 16:47 -- Paul Crompton
Faradion CEO Lawrence Berns

British start-up Faradion has almost £2m to develop sodium-ion batteries following further funding from investors Finance Yorkshire, Rising Stars Growth Fund and Haldor Topsoe.

The additional funding by the three investors and a ‘secret’ Japanese electronics giant will allow the company to ‘prove’ and scale up its Na-ion development programme.

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