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Advanced Batteries & Energy Storage Research
Aug 23, 2021
Many Trends to Track for Li-ion Batteries in Electric Vehicles

Many Trends to Track for Li-ion Batteries in Electric Vehicles

With the growing momentum behind the electric vehicle market comes an added importance of understanding the Li-ion batteries that power them, the variety of design choices available, and trends in their implementation.
External Company Press Release
Sakuú Corporation Announces Pilot Facility for Solid State Batteries

Sakuú Corporation Announces Pilot Facility for Solid State Batteries

Sakuu Corporation announced the commencement of its pilot line and learning center. Sakuú's pilot line will have the capability to produce up to 2.5 MWh per year of solid-state batteries and in the future will also serve as a customer learning center for its advanced additive manufacturing platform.
External Company Press Release
Williams Advanced Engineering and Molicel Collaborate on Battery Cells

Williams Advanced Engineering and Molicel Collaborate on Battery Cells

Williams Advanced Engineering and Molicel have agreed a strategic collaboration to support the next generation of high performance, superior quality, lithium-ion power battery cells.
Advanced Batteries & Energy Storage Research
Aug 19, 2021
Ricardo to Engineer Zero Emission Buses for UK's First Hydrogen Hub

Ricardo to Engineer Zero Emission Buses for UK's First Hydrogen Hub

To demonstrate progress with its national hydrogen strategy, the UK Government launched the Tees Valley Hydrogen Hub, and initiated the Hydrogen Transport Hub Demonstration competition to showcase real-world hydrogen transport technology solutions.
External Company Press Release
Automotive OEMs Urged to Reduce Risk of Semiconductor Shortage

Automotive OEMs Urged to Reduce Risk of Semiconductor Shortage

Automotive OEMs are being advised to take a systems-level look at their supply chains and take immediate action to minimise the risk of over-reliance, as the global semiconductor shortage continues to cripple global production schedules.
Advanced Batteries & Energy Storage Research
Aug 17, 2021
Stretchable Battery That is Powered by Sweat

Stretchable Battery That is Powered by Sweat

Scientists have developed a soft and stretchable battery that is powered by human perspiration. The prototype battery consists of printed silver flake electrodes that generate electricity in the presence of sweat. Measuring 2 cm by 2 cm and as flat as a small paper bandage, the battery is affixed to a flexible and sweat absorbent textile that is stretchable and attachable to wearable devices, like watches, wrist bands or arm straps.
Advanced Batteries & Energy Storage Research
Aug 16, 2021
Tracking Pileups on Battery Charging Route to Drive Performance

Tracking Pileups on Battery Charging Route to Drive Performance

Because of their high storage capacity, metal oxides are a promising class of potential conversion-type electrode materials for next-generation lithium-ion batteries. Conversion-type electrode materials undergo conversion reactions; when they react with lithium ions, they get converted into entirely new products. Today's commercial batteries are based on a completely different mechanism called intercalation.
Advanced Batteries & Energy Storage Research
Aug 12, 2021
New Zealand Invests in Solar Energy

New Zealand Invests in Solar Energy

Genesis Energy has signalled its intent to develop solar as part its renewable generation programme. The company is in active discussions with international solar developers to finalise a joint venture arrangement to deliver up to 500MW of solar capacity over the next five years. This would generate about 750GWh pa - enough to power 100,000 households or 185,000 EVs per year. The joint venture would also consider battery energy storage solutions to ensure future flexibility.
Advanced Batteries & Energy Storage Research
Aug 11, 2021
Speed and Absorption Key to Optimizing New Rechargeable Battery

Speed and Absorption Key to Optimizing New Rechargeable Battery

Rechargeable batteries are a necessity to meet the world's growing energy demands in a sustainable fashion but not all are equal. Researchers have worked to optimize a promising candidate of such energy sources—lithium sulfur batteries.
External Company Press Release
Energy Storage System to Support Taiwan's Renewable Energy Targets

Energy Storage System to Support Taiwan's Renewable Energy Targets

The technology group Wärtsilä will supply a 5.2 MW / 5.2 MWh energy storage system to provide the frequency regulation in the ancillary service market for the Taiwanese grid as the country seeks to achieve 20 percent of its energy from renewable sources by 2025.
Advanced Batteries & Energy Storage Research
Aug 10, 2021
EV Fires: Disaster for Automakers, Opportunity for Material Suppliers

EV Fires: Disaster for Automakers, Opportunity for Material Suppliers

Whilst IDTechEx expects EVs to continually improve in safety, there will always be the risk of a battery fire due to many potential causes. This presents an opportunity for those material suppliers making thermal interface materials (TIMs), flame-retardant materials, or fire protection materials.
Advanced Batteries & Energy Storage Research
Aug 9, 2021
UL and Hyundai to Advance Second Life Battery Safety, Performance

UL and Hyundai to Advance Second Life Battery Safety, Performance

UL and Hyundai Motor Company have entered into an agreement to help further the safe deployment and use of second life battery energy storage systems.
Advanced Batteries & Energy Storage Research
Aug 9, 2021
New Technology will Allow Important Metals to be Made More Efficiently

New Technology will Allow Important Metals to be Made More Efficiently

Researchers have invented a cheaper, safer, and simpler technology that will allow a "stubborn" group of metals and metal oxides to be made into thin films used in many electronics, computer components, and other applications.
Advanced Batteries & Energy Storage Research
Aug 5, 2021
Electrification Will Take Mines Beyond Mining

Electrification Will Take Mines Beyond Mining

Imagine mines with so much electricity production and storage that they do far more downstream processing. As reserves deplete, many will even transition to being zero-emission power stations and electricity storage for local communities and industry or even national grids. The cost of making-good becomes income from reinvention. That is the untold story of mining electrification, beyond the vital safety, greening, and cost reduction of electrics.
IDTechEx Research Subscribers
Heating houses with hydrogen

Heating houses with hydrogen

The hydrogen economy consists of three segments: production, distribution and application. Within application, hydrogen fuel cells for vehicles has often been the key area of interest, however the gas will have an important role in other decarbonisation applications.
Advanced Batteries & Energy Storage Research
Aug 4, 2021
The Challenges of the World's Largest Electric Vehicle Market

The Challenges of the World's Largest Electric Vehicle Market

China's electric two-wheeler market is the largest electric vehicle market in the world. Some 29.66 million were produced in 2020 (with sales typically at over 98% of production). Today, however, the market is no longer seeing the explosive growth of the past, the IDTechEx report "Electric Two-wheelers 2021-2041" finds.
Advanced Batteries & Energy Storage Research
Aug 3, 2021
MGA Thermal Raises AUD$8 Million for Thermal Energy Storage Blocks

MGA Thermal Raises AUD$8 Million for Thermal Energy Storage Blocks

MGA Thermal has raised AUD$8 million to expand manufacturing capacity and export their thermal energy storage blocks globally.
Advanced Batteries & Energy Storage Research
Aug 3, 2021
CATL Unveils First Generation of Sodium-ion Batteries

CATL Unveils First Generation of Sodium-ion Batteries

CATL unveiled the company's first-generation sodium-ion battery, together with its AB battery pack solution - which is able to integrate sodium-ion cells and lithium-ion cells into one pack. Sodium-ion batteries will provide a new solution for the use of clean energy and transportation electrification, thus promoting the early realization of the goal of carbon neutrality.
Advanced Batteries & Energy Storage Research
Aug 2, 2021
Longest eVTOL Flight to Date

Longest eVTOL Flight to Date

Joby Aero Inc has achieved an important milestone in the development of its aircraft, flying a full-size prototype vehicle more than 150 miles on a single charge, including a vertical take-off and landing.
Advanced Batteries & Energy Storage Research
Aug 2, 2021
'Founding Father' of Lithium Ion Batteries Helps Solve 40 Year Problem

'Founding Father' of Lithium Ion Batteries Helps Solve 40 Year Problem

In the late 1970s, M. Stanley Whittingham was the first to describe the concept of rechargeable lithium-ion batteries, an achievement for which he would share the 2019 Nobel Prize in Chemistry. Yet even he couldn't have anticipated the complex materials science challenges that would arise as these batteries came to power the world's portable electronics.
Advanced Batteries & Energy Storage Research
Aug 23, 2021
Many Trends to Track for Li-ion Batteries in Electric Vehicles

Many Trends to Track for Li-ion Batteries in Electric Vehicles

With the growing momentum behind the electric vehicle market comes an added importance of understanding the Li-ion batteries that power them, the variety of design choices available, and trends in their implementation.
External Company Press Release
Williams Advanced Engineering and Molicel Collaborate on Battery Cells

Williams Advanced Engineering and Molicel Collaborate on Battery Cells

Williams Advanced Engineering and Molicel have agreed a strategic collaboration to support the next generation of high performance, superior quality, lithium-ion power battery cells.
External Company Press Release
Automotive OEMs Urged to Reduce Risk of Semiconductor Shortage

Automotive OEMs Urged to Reduce Risk of Semiconductor Shortage

Automotive OEMs are being advised to take a systems-level look at their supply chains and take immediate action to minimise the risk of over-reliance, as the global semiconductor shortage continues to cripple global production schedules.
Advanced Batteries & Energy Storage Research
Aug 16, 2021
Tracking Pileups on Battery Charging Route to Drive Performance

Tracking Pileups on Battery Charging Route to Drive Performance

Because of their high storage capacity, metal oxides are a promising class of potential conversion-type electrode materials for next-generation lithium-ion batteries. Conversion-type electrode materials undergo conversion reactions; when they react with lithium ions, they get converted into entirely new products. Today's commercial batteries are based on a completely different mechanism called intercalation.
Advanced Batteries & Energy Storage Research
Aug 11, 2021
Speed and Absorption Key to Optimizing New Rechargeable Battery

Speed and Absorption Key to Optimizing New Rechargeable Battery

Rechargeable batteries are a necessity to meet the world's growing energy demands in a sustainable fashion but not all are equal. Researchers have worked to optimize a promising candidate of such energy sources—lithium sulfur batteries.
Advanced Batteries & Energy Storage Research
Aug 10, 2021
EV Fires: Disaster for Automakers, Opportunity for Material Suppliers

EV Fires: Disaster for Automakers, Opportunity for Material Suppliers

Whilst IDTechEx expects EVs to continually improve in safety, there will always be the risk of a battery fire due to many potential causes. This presents an opportunity for those material suppliers making thermal interface materials (TIMs), flame-retardant materials, or fire protection materials.
Advanced Batteries & Energy Storage Research
Aug 9, 2021
New Technology will Allow Important Metals to be Made More Efficiently

New Technology will Allow Important Metals to be Made More Efficiently

Researchers have invented a cheaper, safer, and simpler technology that will allow a "stubborn" group of metals and metal oxides to be made into thin films used in many electronics, computer components, and other applications.
IDTechEx Research Subscribers
Heating houses with hydrogen

Heating houses with hydrogen

The hydrogen economy consists of three segments: production, distribution and application. Within application, hydrogen fuel cells for vehicles has often been the key area of interest, however the gas will have an important role in other decarbonisation applications.
Advanced Batteries & Energy Storage Research
Aug 3, 2021
MGA Thermal Raises AUD$8 Million for Thermal Energy Storage Blocks

MGA Thermal Raises AUD$8 Million for Thermal Energy Storage Blocks

MGA Thermal has raised AUD$8 million to expand manufacturing capacity and export their thermal energy storage blocks globally.
Advanced Batteries & Energy Storage Research
Aug 2, 2021
Longest eVTOL Flight to Date

Longest eVTOL Flight to Date

Joby Aero Inc has achieved an important milestone in the development of its aircraft, flying a full-size prototype vehicle more than 150 miles on a single charge, including a vertical take-off and landing.
External Company Press Release
Sakuú Corporation Announces Pilot Facility for Solid State Batteries

Sakuú Corporation Announces Pilot Facility for Solid State Batteries

Sakuu Corporation announced the commencement of its pilot line and learning center. Sakuú's pilot line will have the capability to produce up to 2.5 MWh per year of solid-state batteries and in the future will also serve as a customer learning center for its advanced additive manufacturing platform.
Advanced Batteries & Energy Storage Research
Aug 19, 2021
Ricardo to Engineer Zero Emission Buses for UK's First Hydrogen Hub

Ricardo to Engineer Zero Emission Buses for UK's First Hydrogen Hub

To demonstrate progress with its national hydrogen strategy, the UK Government launched the Tees Valley Hydrogen Hub, and initiated the Hydrogen Transport Hub Demonstration competition to showcase real-world hydrogen transport technology solutions.
Advanced Batteries & Energy Storage Research
Aug 17, 2021
Stretchable Battery That is Powered by Sweat

Stretchable Battery That is Powered by Sweat

Scientists have developed a soft and stretchable battery that is powered by human perspiration. The prototype battery consists of printed silver flake electrodes that generate electricity in the presence of sweat. Measuring 2 cm by 2 cm and as flat as a small paper bandage, the battery is affixed to a flexible and sweat absorbent textile that is stretchable and attachable to wearable devices, like watches, wrist bands or arm straps.
Advanced Batteries & Energy Storage Research
Aug 12, 2021
New Zealand Invests in Solar Energy

New Zealand Invests in Solar Energy

Genesis Energy has signalled its intent to develop solar as part its renewable generation programme. The company is in active discussions with international solar developers to finalise a joint venture arrangement to deliver up to 500MW of solar capacity over the next five years. This would generate about 750GWh pa - enough to power 100,000 households or 185,000 EVs per year. The joint venture would also consider battery energy storage solutions to ensure future flexibility.
External Company Press Release
Energy Storage System to Support Taiwan's Renewable Energy Targets

Energy Storage System to Support Taiwan's Renewable Energy Targets

The technology group Wärtsilä will supply a 5.2 MW / 5.2 MWh energy storage system to provide the frequency regulation in the ancillary service market for the Taiwanese grid as the country seeks to achieve 20 percent of its energy from renewable sources by 2025.
Advanced Batteries & Energy Storage Research
Aug 9, 2021
UL and Hyundai to Advance Second Life Battery Safety, Performance

UL and Hyundai to Advance Second Life Battery Safety, Performance

UL and Hyundai Motor Company have entered into an agreement to help further the safe deployment and use of second life battery energy storage systems.
Advanced Batteries & Energy Storage Research
Aug 5, 2021
Electrification Will Take Mines Beyond Mining

Electrification Will Take Mines Beyond Mining

Imagine mines with so much electricity production and storage that they do far more downstream processing. As reserves deplete, many will even transition to being zero-emission power stations and electricity storage for local communities and industry or even national grids. The cost of making-good becomes income from reinvention. That is the untold story of mining electrification, beyond the vital safety, greening, and cost reduction of electrics.
Advanced Batteries & Energy Storage Research
Aug 4, 2021
The Challenges of the World's Largest Electric Vehicle Market

The Challenges of the World's Largest Electric Vehicle Market

China's electric two-wheeler market is the largest electric vehicle market in the world. Some 29.66 million were produced in 2020 (with sales typically at over 98% of production). Today, however, the market is no longer seeing the explosive growth of the past, the IDTechEx report "Electric Two-wheelers 2021-2041" finds.
Advanced Batteries & Energy Storage Research
Aug 3, 2021
CATL Unveils First Generation of Sodium-ion Batteries

CATL Unveils First Generation of Sodium-ion Batteries

CATL unveiled the company's first-generation sodium-ion battery, together with its AB battery pack solution - which is able to integrate sodium-ion cells and lithium-ion cells into one pack. Sodium-ion batteries will provide a new solution for the use of clean energy and transportation electrification, thus promoting the early realization of the goal of carbon neutrality.
Advanced Batteries & Energy Storage Research
Aug 2, 2021
'Founding Father' of Lithium Ion Batteries Helps Solve 40 Year Problem

'Founding Father' of Lithium Ion Batteries Helps Solve 40 Year Problem

In the late 1970s, M. Stanley Whittingham was the first to describe the concept of rechargeable lithium-ion batteries, an achievement for which he would share the 2019 Nobel Prize in Chemistry. Yet even he couldn't have anticipated the complex materials science challenges that would arise as these batteries came to power the world's portable electronics.
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