CATL Will Mass Produce Sodium-Ion Batteries in 2023

Contemporary Amperex Technology Co. Ltd. (CATL) plans to start mass production of its sodium-ion batteries in 2023. CATL has setup a large supply chain for the batteries and has entered negotiations with some carmakers about their use. Sodium-ion batteries have sodium-ion batteries have already been commercialized in e-bikes and energy storage. Sodium is 2.3% of …

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Progress to Rechargeable Magnesium Batteries

Researchers led by Professor Dennis Leung from the Department of Mechanical Engineering at the University of Hong Kong (HKU) has discovered a new possibility—a rechargeable aqueous battery with a magnesium metal anode. The innovation opens a new direction for the development of post-lithium-ion batteries. “With a high theoretical capacity and negative electrochemical potential, magnesium is …

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Sylvatex Developing Cheaper Cathodes and LFP Batteries

Advanced materials technology company, Sylvatex (SVX), announced a new proprietary waterless production method that delivers premium EV-grade cathode active materials (CAM) at lower costs and that allows for a broader material input supply base to enable demand growth. They expect this simpler and more sustainable approach to CAM production can enable a 25% reduction in …

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EV Battery Capacity Pipeline for 2031 is Over 7 Terawatt Hours

The global capacity of lithium-ion battery gigafactories is set to surpass seven terawatt hours (TWh) by 2031, according to Benchmark’s Gigafactory Assessment. This milestone comes just four months after the ten-year pipeline exceeded six TWh in April. Over half of the global capacity is 2031 is controlled by just nine companies. China is set to …

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Energy Infrastructure for All Electric Cars

Assuming each EV travels 12,000 miles annually, consuming approximately 300 Wh/mi of AC energy and assuming 4.9 % system losses for transmission and distribution, then each EV will require 3.8 MWh/year of energy generation. If there were 10 million EVs in California then they would need 28 TWh/year. The US has added up to 100 …

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