29 May 2019
A Solid Future: New Opportunities enabled by Solid State Batteries
Solid state batteries have been considered as the avenue to the next generation energy storage solutions. According to IDTechEx's research "Solid-State and Polymer Batteries 2019-2029: Technology, Patents, Forecasts, Players" www.idtechex.com/solid.
4 Apr 2017
Solid-state electrolytes and the quest for a safer battery
2016 was the year of Li-ion batteries' silver jubilee, a coming of age that has not been hassle-free, as Samsung's Firegate showed us. This year might mark the first significant switch to new materials in the electrolyte compartment, with both large and small companies trying to bring inorganic and polymer electrolytes to commercial fruition.
6 Oct 2016
A solid future for batteries at IDTechEx's Energy Storage Innovations
At IDTechEx we believe that the future of the energy, mobility, electronics, and communications industry will be strongly shaped by the development of one key enabling technology, that is, energy storage. At the historical tipping point of structural change in these sectors there has never been a better time for a dedicated forum on energy storage as key enabling technology.
22 Sep 2016
Liar Liar phones on fire! The story behind the Galaxy Note 7
The South Korean giant Samsung just got itself into dire straits as the story behind the reported battery fires related to the Galaxy Note 7 unfolds even further. As of September, 92 accidents have been reported in the US alone.
20 Sep 2016
Liar, liar, phones on fire! The story behind the Galaxy Note 7
The South Korean giant Samsung just got itself into dire straits as the story behind the reported battery fires related to the Galaxy Note 7 unfolds even further. As of September, 92 accidents have been reported in the US alone. IDTechEx expert Dr Lorenzo Grande gives the lowdown on Samsung's battery woes.
9 Jun 2016
PolyPlus Battery Company
Polyplus is a US company that develops solid-state and semi-solid state electrolytes for lithium-air, lithium-sulphur and advanced lithium-ion batteries. After 20 years of R&D, they are now ready to enter both military and consumer electronics applications.
9 Dec 2015
Working on a Li-sulphur battery, although they recently pivoted towards Li-ion
12 Jul 2012
EV battery funding successes and hopes
US and European funding for electric vehicle batteries continues to trickle in but at a more modest scale than before.
19 Jun 2012
New technology will enable new class of high-energy density batteries
PolyPlus was awarded a $9 million grant from the Department of Energy's Innovative Manufacturing Initiative for "Innovative manufacturing of protected lithium electrodes for ultra high energy density batteries."
12 Jun 2012
Traction batteries beyond Li-ion arriving early
Lithium-ion batteries involve lithium ions being intercalated and de-intercalated at electrodes during cycling. Other batteries involve lithium ions but are not called lithium-ion because they work in another way. There are single use versions but now there are rechargeable versions arriving earlier than most pundits thought possible.
30 Dec 2011
Top invention for 2011 holds promise for 500 mile range for EVs
PolyPlus, a developer of high-energy, lithium metal batteries, has had its lithium battery named one of TIME Magazine's 50 best inventions for 2011.
7 Dec 2011
PolyPlus lithium battery named one of top inventions for 2011
The PolyPlus lithium battery uses ordinary seawater or air interacting with lithium to deliver unprecedented energy density levels.