Industry news

19
Jul

Govt plans 50-GW battery manufacturing base in India; Cabinet may take up proposal in a week

New Delhi: The Centre is planning to set up 50-GW battery manufacturing in India to achieve 30% electric vehicles by 2030 target. Earlier the proposal was to set up 40-GW battery manufacturing base in India but it has now been scalled up to 50GW. A proposal on the same has already been sent to the Cabinet, the Economic Times reported. Soon, the government

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18
Jul

Lithium-ion recycling rates far higher than some statistics suggest

While it is often stated only 5% of lithium-ion batteries are recycled, a review of research into the second life and recycling of lithium-ion batteries suggests that is a gross understatement. A new study found almost 100,000 tons of waste batteries were recycled last year – about half of what reached end-of-life. There are a good deal of misleading statistics

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17
Jul

Carbon-based supercapacitors for efficient energy storage

By: Xuli Chen Rajib Paul Liming Dai Abstract The advancement of modern electronic devices depends strongly on the highly efficient energy sources possessing high energy density and power density. In this regard, supercapacitors show great promise. Due to the unique hierarchical structure, excellent electrical and mechanical properties, and high specific surface area, carbon nanomaterials (particularly, carbon nanotubes, graphene, mesoporous carbon and their

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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

Clean fuel cells could be cheap enough to replace gas engines in vehicles

Advancements in zero-emission fuel cells could make the technology cheap enough to replace traditional gasoline engines in vehicles.

15
Jul

Creating high-capacity long-life batteries

Engineers continually pioneer new ways to improve battery technology. Scientists recently developed a material which could significantly extend the life of batteries and afford them higher capacities as well.

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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13
Jul

UK researchers propose Cell Cooling Coefficient to quantify heat rejection from Li-ion batteries

In an open-access paper in the Journal of the Electrochemical Society, researchers from Imperial College London and the Faraday Institution propose a new metric—the Cell Cooling Coefficient (CCC)—to quantify the rate of heat rejection from Li-ion batteries. The CCC (units W.K−1) is constant for a given cell and thermal management method and is therefore suited for comparing the thermal performance

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12
Jul

Beyond lithium — the search for a better battery

As the world’s power needs grow, the search is on for better battery technology — not just to keep smartphones charged for longer, but to run electric cars and to store energy produced by solar and wind power. For the last 25 years, the lithium-ion battery, has held sway. Packing a large amount of energy into a relatively small space

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