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Cobalt-free lithium-ion battery breakthrough uses 89% nickel chemistry

Fri, 07/17/2020 - 10:53 -- Paul Crompton

Researchers from the Cockrell School of Engineering at The University of Texas at Austin say they’ve cracked the code to a cobalt-free high-energy lithium-ion battery.

The team reported a new class of cathodes anchored by a nickel content of 89% with manganese and aluminum making up the other key elements.

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SVOLT officially launches two cobalt-free batteries

Wed, 05/20/2020 - 12:08 -- Paul Crompton

Chinese automotive battery company called SVOLT officially announced two cobalt-free batteries 20 May.

Yang Hongxin, president of SVOLT, said, the company’s L6 cobalt-free long cell was being adapted to a high-end model of car by Chinese vehicle OEM Great Wall Motors. 

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Tesla in talks with CATL to use cobalt-free lithium-ion batteries in its China-made cars

Thu, 02/20/2020 - 14:40 -- Vic
Tesla lithium-ion cell- Simon Rudolf

Tesla is in advanced stages of talks to use cobalt-free lithium-ion batteries from Contemporary Amperex Technology Co Ltd (CATL) in cars manufactured at its China gigafactory.

If true, it would be the first time the US-based vehicle OEM has used lithium iron phosphate (LFP)— that omit the costly and controversial material— batteries in its lineup.

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Nano One patent could lead to cobalt-free lithium-ion battery

Fri, 01/10/2020 - 11:52 -- Paul Crompton

Battery materials firm Nano One has secured a patent that stabilises lithium nickel manganese oxide (LMNO) chemistry and which could pave the way for a cobalt-free lithium-ion battery.

The Canadian company was issued Taiwanese patent number I672852 relating to LNMO cathode material, also known as high voltage spinel (HVS).

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US battery maker enters fledgling C&I market with ESS

Fri, 07/15/2016 - 11:57 -- Paul Crompton
US battery maker enters fledgling C&I market with ESS

US battery maker SimpliPhi has announced plans to enter the commercial and industrial market with its modular high-voltage, cobalt-free battery.

Because the batteries are modular, the company claims facilities with on-site generation will be able to spread back-up batteries across a number of buildings in the same location, eliminating the need for huge battery banks.

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