18 Feb 2021
New Lead-Based Anode for Next-Gen Lithium-Ion Batteries
Scientists report a new electrode design for the lithium-ion battery using the low-cost materials lead as well as carbon.
10 Dec 2020
IDTechEx Assesses 5 Significant Electric Vehicle Opportunities in 2021
The COVID-19 pandemic has caused 2020 to become the pivotal year as the automotive industry goes through a once in a hundred-year transformation.
18 Aug 2020
Forge Nano are developing atomic layer deposition techniques and tools for coatings various materials, including catalysts and powders for additive manufacturing but with a particular focus on Li-ion electrodes.
13 Aug 2020
IDTechEx spoke with 6K Energy, part of 6K Inc., including with Bruce Bradshaw, Chief Marketing Officer, and Dr Richard Holman, VP Battery Products. 6K have developed plasma technology for synthesising various powders.
15 Jul 2020
New Cathode Coating Extends Lithium Ion Battery Life
The new coating, called PEDOT, marks a breakthrough in lithium-ion battery technology since it fully and completely protects each particle of the cathode — inside and out — from reactivity with the electrolyte.
8 Jun 2020
Deep Learning to Monitor Birds at Solar Facilities
Using artificial intelligence and advanced cameras will help improve our understanding of how birds interact with photovoltaic arrays.
27 May 2020
Platinum Free Catalysts Could Make Cheaper Hydrogen Fuel Cells
The high cost of platinum catalysts used in hydrogen fuel cells limits the commercialization of fuel cell electric vehicles. Scientists are studying alternative catalysts to increase cost-effectiveness and maintain efficiency of hydrogen fuel cells.
22 Jan 2020
Neutron Diffraction Used for the First Time to Improve Batteries
The first battery innovation project in Europe using hi-tech neutron diffraction techniques has been launched in Spain under the Consortium for Battery Innovation's new technical program.