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batteriesSila Nanotechnologies Silicon anodes will improve lithium ion batteries by up to 40%

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Sila Nanotechnologies has silicon-dominant anode products that drop into existing battery manufacturing processes, replace graphite entirely, and deliver significantly higher energy density at the cell-level with lower swelling. Sila Nanotechnologies emerged from stealth mode last month, partnering with BMW to …

batteriesVanadium for batteries can be extracted from Canada’s oilsands and potentially double world production

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Vanadium is a largely obscure metal often used in making steel. It retains its hardness at high temperatures, so it’s ideal for making drill bits, engine turbines and other parts that generate heat. In the oilsands, Vanadium is one of …

batteriesJapan finds 400-780 year rare earth supplies in seabed

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Rare-earth metals are crucial in the making of high-tech products such as electric vehicles, mobile phones and batteries, and the world has relied on China for almost all of its rare-earth material. A seabed off of Japan contains more than …

batteriesBreakthrough for rechargeable non-aqueous magnesium-metal battery that would be twice as good lithium ion batteries

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Scientists at the Department of Energy’s National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) have discovered a new approach for developing a rechargeable non-aqueous magnesium-metal battery. Scientists have pioneered a method to enable the reversible chemistry of magnesium metal in the noncorrosive carbonate-based …

batteriesThis Unknown Rock Will Revolutionize Transportation

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We’re facing an imminent crisis in global lithium markets. Demand is growing exponentially, and lithium consumers are facing a 100,000-ton shortfall by 2025. Traditional lithium brine projects take too long to put into production. At up to 48 months, they …

batteriesToyota has reduced the rare earth materials used in electric vehicle magnets by 50%

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Toyota has developed the world’s first neodymium-reduced, heat-resistant magnet. Neodymium magnets are used in various types of motors such as the high-output motors found in electrified vehicles, use of which is expected to increase rapidly in the future. The new …

batteriesTesla will use its Semi Truck to deliver parts from the Gigafactory to Fremont Factory

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Tesla will be the first Semi customer. They plan to use the Tesla Semi for our own logistics by transporting Model 3 components from Gigafactory 1 to Fremont. Additionally, our initial fleet customers who placed reservations for the Tesla Semi …

batteriesCrumpled Graphene balls makes better batteries

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•Crumpled graphene particles can readily assemble to yield a scaffold •The scaffold can stabilize scalable Li loading within tolerable volume fluctuation •High Coulombic efficiency and plating/stripping capacity were achieved Context and Scale With its high theoretical capacity and low electrochemical …

airplanesElectric air taxi startup Joby gets $100 million in funding

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Joby Aviation is a pioneer in the development of novel aircraft enabled by electric propulsion. For a number of years, Joby did important aerodynamics work with NASA and others on projects such as the X-57 Maxwell and LEAPTech. Above was …

batteriesChina CATL plans 2020 battery factory that is almost as big as Tesla Gigafactory

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Contemporary Amperex Technology (CATL) already sells the most batteries to the biggest electric-vehicle makers in the biggest EV market: China. They plan to use money from a pending initial public offering backed by Goldman Sachs to provide batteries to EV …