30 Nov 2021
The Most Significant Advanced Materials News from 2021
With the pandemic still raging, supply chain disruptions, the chip shortage, climate catastrophes, and geopolitical turbulence, it is safe to say 2021 has not been smooth sailing. The materials and chemical sector provides the backbone of every industry and remains under pressure from all these challenges. In this article, IDTechEx highlights the key news from their independent perspective on this crucial industry.
26 Aug 2021
Crossover to Electric Aircraft Well Progressed
Electraflyer has announced that it has passed crossover, meaning it now sells more battery-electric aircraft than polluting ones. Pipistrel sold over 100 battery-electric aircraft last year as they take over from its traditional offerings. Bye Aerospace does not even make conventional aircraft. With its Tesla-style approach, its order book exceeds 720 battery-electric aircraft evenly split between two and four-seaters. As the IDTechEx report, "Manned Electric Aircraft: Smart City and Regional 2021-2041" points out, this has caught Cessna, Cirrus and Piper by surprise.
19 Aug 2021
National Aviation Day: Bumblebees and Electric Aircraft Cannot Fly
To mark National Aviation Day, a celebration of the history and development of aviation, IDTechEx analysts consider the future of electric aircraft.
24 May 2021
Lithium-sulphur batteries suffer setback
Introduction to Oxis Energy's technology and IDTechEx commentary of their recently reported financial troubles.
2 Dec 2020
Battery System for a Luxury Electric Boat
The craft will be the world's first ever luxury boat to be powered by Lithium Sulfur cell and battery systems technology. The objective is to achieve a range between 70 and 100 nautical miles at cruising speed - setting new standards for range in electric boats.
1 Sep 2020
We interviewed President Dr David Olawale August 2020. His areas of expertise include multifunctional composites, sensor systems, product development and technology commercialization.
24 Jan 2020
Progress With Solid State Lithium Sulfur Technology
OXIS Energy has successfully tested its cell prototypes at 471Wh/kg and is confident of achieving 500Wh/kg in the next 12 months.
13 Nov 2019
Collaboration to Increase Endurance of Future Bye Aerospace eAircraft
OXIS Energy and Bye Aerospace have begun a 12-month collaborative programme that seeks to achieve a 50% to 100% increase in flight time from a single charge on future Bye Aerospace eAircraft.
8 Nov 2019
NOHMs is a start-up that develops ionic liquid electrolytes for Li-ion batteries. Their technology originated from research at Cornell University with company's CEO and lead researchers all Cornell alumni. They claim their material improves safety by improving thermal and high-voltage stability without impacting cycle life or power.
This profile is an updated version. IDTechEx principal analyst Franco Gonzalez interviewed NOHMs CEO Nathan Ball in 2016.
11 Jun 2019
How We Shall Cope with a Shortage of Lithium-ion Batteries
At some stage in the next ten year, there is likely to be a shortage of lithium-ion batteries. Included in this article are possible reasons and proposed solutions.
12 Feb 2019
Lithium-sulfur battery specialist Oxis Energy announces new investors
OXIS Energy is growing exponentially as several significant companies want to fund the latest lithium sulfur battery technology.
17 Aug 2018
CPI collaborates with OXIS Energy on Lithium Innovations
The Centre for Process Innovation is set to help develop the next generation of batteries capable of extending electric vehicles' mileage range.
Full profile interview: Partners
6 Jun 2016
Bosch acquired the company in 2015 and divested from it in 2017.
Full profile interview: Competitors
9 Dec 2015
Working on a Li-sulphur battery, although they recently pivoted towards Li-ion
Full profile interview: SWOT
9 Dec 2015
27 Oct 2015
Graphene solves the big problems in energy storage
The graphene industry is at a critical juncture for many small to medium sized companies: it is time for them to generate revenues and pre-empt any pending cash flow issues. These companies cannot often afford to take the long view, which many research groups and government are rightly taking.