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

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 …

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

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 …

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

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 …

batteriesCrumpled Graphene balls makes better batteries

•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 …

batteriesLithium metal electrode batteries

Reversible lithium metal electrode has potential to almost double the energy density of lithium-ion batteries and lower the cost to $100 per kilowatt hour. Researchers identified critical parameters against which to assess progress and provided a summary of published efforts. …

batteriesSemi-solid lithium metal battery is lightest rechargeable battery

SolidEnergy today manufactures the world’s lightest rechargeable cells at pilot scale for prototype demonstration and specialized aerospace markets. They supply these to large Li-ion cell manufacturers to be integrated with a separator and cathode into full cells which can be …

batteriesBatteries plentiful – Maybe Tesla should consider outsourcing manufacturing

Elon Musk has been very successful with vertical integration of his design and manufacturing at Spacex. The multi-layered manufacturing and supply chain of the rocket industry was highly inefficient. Elon Musk and Tesla may need to reconsider if the level …

batteriesTens of billions on exploration and mines will secure lithium supplies

Varying estimates of lithium deposits could provide lithium for anything from a further 100 million cars — about 10 percent of the global auto fleet — to 10 billion or more. * estimate cost of building and running a mine …

batteriesToyota solid stqte batteries

Toyota believes solid-state battery technology can double the capacity of today’s lithium-ion battery technology, and help EVs travel further on a full charge. Successfully commercializing solid-state battery technology could be key to making electric battery cars as affordable as today’s …

batteriesTen gigabattery scale battery factory projects in China, Europe and USA

A report published by Bloomberg Intelligence in June said factories planned by Chinese companies could have the battery capacity to produce more than 120 GWh by 2021 – enough to supply 1.5 million Tesla Model S vehicles. This will be …