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16
Jul

BMZ Holding and Kion Group Form Lithium-ion Battery JV for Industrial Trucks

BMZ Holding GmbH plans to join forces with KION Group AG, a provider of intralogistics solutions, to form a lithium-ion battery joint venture. The joint venture will be under the name of KION Battery Systems GmbH. This joint venture will produce lithium-ion batteries for industrial trucks in the EMEA region.  Both BMZ and KION boast of having world-leading know-how in lithium-ion technology. 

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15
Jul

Thinner Lithium Electrolytes from Lower Temperature Process might Improve Solid-State Batteries

MIT Researchers have devised a new pulsed laser deposition technique to produce thinner lithium electrolytes using less heat. According to the researchers, the use of thinner lithium electrolytes could allow faster charging and might lead to higher-voltage solid-state lithium-ion batteries. Key to the new processing technique for the solid-state battery electrolyte is alternating layers of the active electrolyte lithium garnet component

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13
Jul

UK Awards £33M for Development of Low-Carbon Automotive Technologies

The Advanced Propulsion Centre (APC) awarded £33m in the twelfth-round of government-funding to advance the UK’s low carbon automotive capability. The funding is intended for innovative programs that are expected to secure and create 2,230 jobs in research and manufacturing sectors across the UK. APC selects projects because of their contribution to the UK’s development of cutting-edge technology and their alignment to

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6
Jul

Cold-Tolerant Electrolyte Found for Lithium-Metal Batteries

Finding economical ways to replace the graphite anodes in commercial lithium-ion batteries could lead to lighter batteries that can store more charge. The improved energy density would result from a combination of factors including the lithium-metal anode’s high specific capacity, light weight (low density), and low electrochemical potential. Switching to lithium-metal anodes would greatly extend the range of electric vehicles

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1
Jul

Giga-Scale Cryogenic Battery Reaches $140/MWh Levelized Cost of Storage

Highview Power reported that it developed a modular cryogenic energy storage system, the CRYOBattery™, that is scalable up to multiple gigawatts of energy storage. According to the company, the technology, which can be placed almost anywhere, reaches a new benchmark for a levelized cost of storage (LCOS) of $140/MWh for a 10-hour, 200MW/2GWh system. Highview Power contends that its cryogenic energy

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29
Jun

Creating Multi-Junction Solar Cells from Off-the-Shelf Components

Multi-junction solar cells are both the most efficient type of solar cell on the market today and the most expensive type of solar cell to produce. In a proof-of-concept paper, researchers from North Carolina State University detail a new approach for creating multi-junction solar cells using off-the-shelf components, resulting in lower cost, high-efficiency solar cells for use in multiple applications. Multi-junction, or

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26
Jun

Backup Power System Combines Renewable Energy, Battery Storage, and Generator

Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Engine & Turbocharger, Ltd. (MHIET), a Group company of Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd. (MHI), has developed what the company describes as a “triple-hybrid” stand-alone power supply system that combines renewable energy such as solar power with a reciprocating engine generator and storage battery. According to the company, the triple-hybrid system enables optimal stabilization control. The system’s primary advantage is its

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21
Jun

(Video)How to get dQdV curve on Neware cyclers?

How to get dQdV curve/plot when you tested cells on Neware cyclers? And how to make the curve smoother? Many Neware cycler users asked this question. BTSDA is the free software from Neware which is used to view the test result, it can help you to understand the battery performance better, and it can export data to txt/xls/csv, what’s more,

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21
Jun

Battery Fashion: Scientists Weave Rechargeable Electronics Into Clothes

UMASS AMHERST Wearable electronics are nothing new, but the technology has been limited by the question of how to power them for long periods without toting around a bulky charge storing device. Not any longer. Thanks to UMass Amherst materials scientist Trisha L. Andrew, a battery can now be stitched directly into your lapel. Andrew and her colleagues have developed a

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20
Jun

How Solar Is Conquering the Grid

ALFREDO ESTRELLAGETTY IMAGES We’ve known for a few years now that solar power is surging in the U.S. and the rest of the world: costs have been falling for a while and countries like the United States, China, and India have been building so many solar panels that solar was the world’s fastest growing energy source in 2016. But thanks to a recently-published report

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