If you need to know about batteries; you’ve come to the right place Chinese flag 点击这里访问我们的中文网站 Chinese flag

solid-state

Ampcera a step closer to commercialising its solid electrolyte technology for solid-state lithium-ion batteries

Thu, 07/02/2020 - 12:59 -- Paul Crompton

Battery electrolyte developer Ampcera has announced the latest step in the commercialisation of its flexible solid electrolyte (SE) membrane technology for solid-state lithium-ion batteries. 

The US firm claims its solid-state electrolyte (SSE) has the potential to enable solid-state lithium metal batteries to achieve an energy density of 500Wh/kg while reducing cost to below $100/kWh.  

The full story is only available in our FREE weekly industry newsletter, so sign-up to get it delivered to your inbox every Monday.

CATL begins work on laboratory to develop next-generation batteries and energy conversion systems

Tue, 06/30/2020 - 11:43 -- Paul Crompton

Lithium-ion battery maker Contemporary Amperex Technology (CATL) has broken ground on an innovation laboratory at its headquarters in Ningde, east China's Fujian Province.

The 21C Lab— named to represent its aspiration to lead innovation trends in the 21st century— marks the start of the company's exploration into developing next-generation electrochemical energy storage systems and new energy conversion systems.

The full story is only available in our FREE weekly industry newsletter, so sign-up to get it delivered to your inbox every Monday.

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

Wed, 06/24/2020 - 10:21 -- Paul Crompton

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

The researchers in the US infused a ceramic with graphene to increase the material’s fracture toughness in a bid to make a more robust lithium-ion battery electrolyte. 

The full story is only available in our FREE weekly industry newsletter, so sign-up to get it delivered to your inbox every Monday.

ORNL‘s polymer and ceramic composite promises better solid-state electrolyte for lithium metal batteries

Wed, 05/20/2020 - 10:56 -- Paul Crompton

Researchers at Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) have developed a thin film, highly conductive solid-state electrolyte made of a polymer and ceramic-based composite for lithium metal batteries. 

The electrolyte’s novel design is a three-dimensional interconnected structure that can provide mechanical robustness and high lithium ionic conductivity at room temperature.

Image: A thin film solid-state electrolyte with a three-dimensionally interconnected structure was fabricated by ORNL researchers. The structure increased conductivity through the ceramic base. Credit: Xi Chen/Oak Ridge National Laboratory, U.S. Dept. of Energy

The full story is only available in our FREE weekly industry newsletter, so sign-up to get it delivered to your inbox every Monday.

Samsung in talks with Hyundai to supply its lithium-ion pouch cells for EV applications

Thu, 05/14/2020 - 11:17 -- Paul Crompton

Representatives from battery giant Samsung and vehicle OEM Hyundai Motor Group have met in Korea to discuss use of a lithium-ion solid-state cell in next-generation electric vehicles.

The meeting between Samsung Electronics vice chairman Jay Y. Lee and Hyundai Motor Group's executive vice chairman Chung Eui-sun was made on 12 May at the battery plant of Samsung Display in Cheonan, near Seoul, reported the country’s media outlet Aju Business Daily.

The full story is only available in our FREE weekly industry newsletter, so sign-up to get it delivered to your inbox every Monday.

China backs Taiwan firm to ramp up production of its solid-state lithium ceramic batteries

Wed, 04/22/2020 - 13:51 -- Paul Crompton

Taiwanese solid-state lithium ceramic battery developer ProLogium Technology has raised around $100 million in Series D financing from Chinese investors, reports China Money Network.

ProLogium will use the money from BOCG (Bank of China Group) Investment and FAW First Automobile Works) Group to commercialise and scale-up manufacturing of its technology.

The full story is only available in our FREE weekly industry newsletter, so sign-up to get it delivered to your inbox every Monday.

Solid-state firm receives £15m cash boost to scale up production of its technology

Fri, 04/03/2020 - 09:31 -- Paul Crompton

Ilika has successfully completed a £15 million equity placing to support its growth strategy, the UK-based solid-state company announced on 27 March.

The firm will use the cash to implement a partnering model with one or more third party fabrication facilities to increase production of its centimetre and millimetre-scale Stereax cells at its pilot line in Southampton.

The full story is only available in our FREE weekly industry newsletter, so sign-up to get it delivered to your inbox every Monday.

Researchers develop pathway to commercialisation of solid-state batteries

Wed, 03/18/2020 - 15:51 -- Paul Crompton

Nanoengineers at the University of California San Diego have developed a four-point plan to speed the commercialisation of solid-state batteries.

The researchers focused on inorganic solid electrolytes such as ceramic oxides or sulfide glasses. 

The full story is only available in our FREE weekly industry newsletter, so sign-up to get it delivered to your inbox every Monday.

Samsung’s 900Wh/L solid-state battery could open up EV possibilities

Fri, 03/13/2020 - 14:17 -- Paul Crompton

Samsung has revealed a prototype solid-state battery that boasts an energy density up to 900Wh/L at around 50% smaller by volume than a conventional lithium-ion battery.

The prototype pouch cell would enable an EV to travel up to 800km on a single charge, and features a cycle life of more than 1,000 charges.

Image: (From left) Yuichi Aihara, Principal Engineer from SRJ, Yong-Gun Lee, Principal Researcher and Dongmin Im, Master from SAIT

The full story is only available in our FREE weekly industry newsletter, so sign-up to get it delivered to your inbox every Monday.

Hydro-Québec secures rights to John Goodenough's patent on solid-state lithium-ion batteries

Wed, 02/26/2020 - 14:45 -- Paul Crompton

Canadian power utility Hydro-Québec has signed an agreement to use solid-state lithium-ion battery patents developed by the joint winner of the 2019 Nobel Laureate in chemistry, John Goodenough.

The patents relate to an electrolyte to be used in solid-state lithium batteries and were co-invented by The University of Texas at Austin’s professor Goodenough and Dr. Maria Helena Braga, an associate professor at the University of Porto, Portugal.

The full story is only available in our FREE weekly industry newsletter, so sign-up to get it delivered to your inbox every Monday.

Pages

Subscribe to solid-state