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24 Sep 2021

A dive into Na-ion technology

A dive into Na-ion batteries: Na-ion battery chemistries have been under development for almost as long as Li-ion chemistries but have been completely overshadowed by the performance, increasing manufacturing scale and decreasing costs of Li-ion batteries.
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24 Sep 2021

TE Connectivity: Materials for Charging Connectors

TE Connectivity held a webinar recently to discuss their new product Tendur for surface plating charging connectors. Tendur is an ultra anti-abrasion surface coating for high voltage charging inlets and is a promising technology to improve the lifetime performance of high-powered charging connectors.
23 Sep 2021

Lyten Introduces Next Generation Lithium-Sulfur Battery for EVs

Company's proprietary platform of advanced materials will enable a safer EV battery with higher gravimetric energy density than conventional lithium-ion and solid state technologies
23 Sep 2021

Commercial development of Na-ion batteries

While academic development of Na-ion batteries has been ongoing, CATLs public entry into the Na-ion market has catalysed interest in the commercial role of Na-ion as a future battery technology. Despite this interest, there are only a handful of small companies, plus CATL, developing Na-ion technology, highlighting the difficulty of developing new battery chemistries as well as competing with lithium based chemistries. This premium article will provide an overview of the companies developing Na-ion batteries.
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23 Sep 2021

EV Power Electronics: Driving Semiconductor Demand in a Chip Shortage

Semiconductors are the lifeblood of the modern age. From your watch to a washing machine, everything these days seems to be 'smart', 'connected' and therefore enabled by semiconductors. Unsurprisingly then, a massive shortage of chips present 'across all categories', according to some industry executives, is having a profound impact.
23 Sep 2021

Off Grid Solar Plus Storage Improves Broadband Access in Sierra Leone

The new solar power grid will have the capacity to run for up to 356 hours across all sites without a genset, reducing the network's carbon dioxide emissions by 347.41 tonnes per year. Zoodlabs has an incredible vision to improve Sierra Leone's broadband internet access and power that infrastructure entirely with off-grid renewable energy.
23 Sep 2021

EV Battery Packs Is the Major Application the Aerogel Industry Needed

Electric vehicle battery packs have increasing requirements concerning their thermal runaway mitigation strategy. Meanwhile, the aerogel industry is overly dependent on oil & gas and in need of diversification. Could this be the perfect match between a problem looking for a solution and a solution looking for a problem?
22 Sep 2021

Long Range Electric Cars Cost Less

No one complained about gasoline cars going much further than you would ever drive. As people got used to them, it was realized that long-range means less hassle. With electric cars, the argument is even stronger. Long-range saves you money.
22 Sep 2021

World Energy Storage Day: Fixing Flaws in Li-ion Batteries

Energy storage is a key enabler for the ongoing electrification of carbon-intensive sectors, namely the automotive and energy industries. Developments in energy storage are driven by the increased uptake of EVs and the balancing of renewable electricity grids to provide power during low solar and wind periods.
21 Sep 2021

Redwood Materials

Redwood Materials is a Li-ion battery recycler based in Carson City, Nevada. The company recently closed a $700 million Series C raise to expand its current operations and announced plans to produce battery materials from its recycled content.
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20 Sep 2021

Forsee Power

Forsee Power are a battery manufacturer focussed primarily on supplying commercial vehicle segments.
20 Sep 2021

Microvast

Headquartered in the US, Microvast are a Li-ion battery manufacturer with capabilities in cell and pack development.
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20 Sep 2021

IVECO and Nikola Zero Emission Battery Electric Trucks for Hamburg

The first phase involves testing of the Nikola Tre BEVs at the port for transport and logistics operations together with high-performance charging solutions. A more definitive second phase in the project partnership plans to see the full integration of the BEV vehicles in port operations, installation of charging infrastructure and on-site service support including major suppliers.
20 Sep 2021

Bacteria Infused with Silver to Improve Power Efficiency in Fuel Cells

Research has taken a major step forward in the development of microbial fuel cells — a technology that utilizes natural bacteria to extract electrons from organic matter in wastewater to generate electrical currents.
17 Sep 2021

Rolls-Royce's All Electric Spirit of Innovation Takes to the Skies

Rolls-Royce have announced the completion of the first flight of theirr all-electric 'Spirit of Innovation' aircraft. The plane took to the skies propelled by its powerful 400kW electric powertrain with the most power-dense battery pack ever assembled for an aircraft. This is another step towards the plane's world-record attempt and another milestone on the aviation industry's journey towards decarbonisation.
17 Sep 2021

Nanotechnology: Highlights from Academic Research in 2021

Quantum dots, biomedical applications, energy harvesting and storage, sensing
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17 Sep 2021

Kaluza and Flexitricity Offer Combination of Smart Storage Devices

In order to meet net-zero by 2050, the UK will need to electrify much of the economy and increase the volume of renewable energy on the system. Creating more dynamic demand and the appropriate reward mechanisms are essential components for a resilient and affordable transition.
16 Sep 2021

Queensland Announces First Vanadium Mine

A vanadium mine in Queensland's remote northwest will pioneer production of a globally sought-after new economy mineral.
16 Sep 2021

Wärtsilä Energy Storage Solution to Support Decarbonisation of Mining

Wärtsilä will supply a 9.2 MW / 8.7MWh energy storage system to Zenith Energy, an Independent Power Producer in Australia. Zenith sells the electrical power it produces to some of the world's largest mining companies with operations in Australia.
16 Sep 2021

Materials Informatics 2022-2032

IDTechEx Report: Dr Richard Collins