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Advanced Batteries & Energy Storage Research
May 2, 2022
Potential Means to Reduce Li-Ion Batteries Reliance on Rare Metals

Potential Means to Reduce Li-Ion Batteries Reliance on Rare Metals

A research group, utilizing inexpensive elements, has demonstrated the feasibility of synthesizing electrode materials for lithium-ion batteries. If explored further, this method could reduce industrial reliance on rare metals such as cobalt and nickel.
External Company Press Release
AFC Energy Hydrogen Fuel Cell Deployed at World's First Urban-Air Port

AFC Energy Hydrogen Fuel Cell Deployed at World's First Urban-Air Port

AFC Energy is pleased to announce that one of its hydrogen fuel cells is being showcased at Air One - the world's first fully operational Urban-Air Port, situated in Coventry, which opened last week. The hydrogen fuel cell being supplied by the Company is being used to charge Air One's fleet of EV service vehicles.
External Company Press Release
Torqueedo Takes on Hydrogen Fuel Cells for Emission-Free Boating

Torqueedo Takes on Hydrogen Fuel Cells for Emission-Free Boating

Torqeedo today announced a collaboration with Proton Motor Fuel Cell GmbH to integrate hydrogen fuel cell charging into Torqeedo's industry-leading propulsion systems for electric boats. The two companies will work together on an innovative marine hydrogen hybrid building kit integrating Torqeedo's existing Deep Blue battery-electric drive systems and Proton Motor's advanced fuel cell technology.
External Company Press Release
Germany Launches World-First Battery Pass Project

Germany Launches World-First Battery Pass Project

Germany's Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Climate Action formally announced its "Battery Pass" project and its eleven consortium members, including Circulor, the leading supply chain traceability provider, as the project's technology implementor. The announcement marks the beginning of a three-year, German-funded R&D project to develop core data specifications and technical standards for a "passport", as well as a standardized dataspace to manage batteries that are manufactured or placed into service in the European Union.
External Company Press Release
Quantron Presents the QUANTRON QARGO 4 EV Light Truck

Quantron Presents the QUANTRON QARGO 4 EV Light Truck

The light transporter from Quantron offers a battery-electric cargo solution, ideal for sustainable deliveries over the last mile, in plant traffic and for municipalities.
Advanced Batteries & Energy Storage Research
Apr 25, 2022
Lithium's Narrow Paths Limit Batteries

Lithium's Narrow Paths Limit Batteries

If you could shrink enough for a fantastic voyage across a lithium battery electrode, you'd see the level of charge at every scale is highly uneven. This is not good for the battery's health. Researchers who recognize the problem worked to view in great detail how the various particles in an electrode interact with lithium during use.
Advanced Batteries & Energy Storage Research
Apr 21, 2022
Heat Engine Design Could Enable Fully Decarbonized Grid in the Future

Heat Engine Design Could Enable Fully Decarbonized Grid in the Future

Engineers have designed a heat engine with no moving parts. Their new demonstrations show that it converts heat to electricity with over 40 percent efficiency — a performance better than that of traditional steam turbines.
Advanced Batteries & Energy Storage Research
Apr 20, 2022
Charging Underwater, Body-Implanted Electronics With Ultrasonic Waves

Charging Underwater, Body-Implanted Electronics With Ultrasonic Waves

As the population ages and with the advancements in medical technology, the number of patients using implanted electronic devices, such as artificial pacemakers and defibrillators, is increasing worldwide. Currently, the batteries of body-implanted devices are replaced by an incision surgery, which may lead to health complications. Accordingly, a new charging technique by wireless energy transfer is emerging that can also be used to charge the batteries of underwater devices, such as sensors, that are used for monitoring the conditions of submarine cables.
External Company Press Release
Statevolt to develop 54GWh Gigafactory in California

Statevolt to develop 54GWh Gigafactory in California

Statevolt will construct a 54GWh Gigafactory in Imperial Valley, southern California with an expected CapEx of $4 billion. To launch the new facility, Statevolt has also signed a Letter of Intent with Controlled Thermal Resources.
Advanced Batteries & Energy Storage Research
Apr 19, 2022
Mercedes-Benz VISION EQXX Covers Over 1000 km on One Battery Charge

Mercedes-Benz VISION EQXX Covers Over 1000 km on One Battery Charge

The VISION EQXX from Mercedes-Benz has now taken to the roads of Europe and has demonstrated its range and efficiency. Travelling from Sindelfingen across the Swiss Alps and Northern Italy, to its destination of Cassis on the Côte d'Azur, it covered more than 1,000 km in everyday traffic, on a single battery charge.
Advanced Batteries & Energy Storage Research
Apr 18, 2022
GM and Glencore Enter Multi-Year Cobalt Supply Agreement

GM and Glencore Enter Multi-Year Cobalt Supply Agreement

Glencore and General Motors Co.announced a multi-year sourcing agreement in which Glencore will supply GM with cobalt from its Murrin Murrin operation in Australia. Cobalt is an important metal in the production of EV batteries, and the cobalt processed from Australia will be used in GM's Ultium battery cathodes, which will power electric vehicles such as the Chevrolet Silverado EV, GMC HUMMER EV and Cadillac LYRIQ.
Advanced Batteries & Energy Storage Research
Apr 15, 2022
Mercedes-Benz Aims to Slash CO2 Emissions by More Than 50 Percent

Mercedes-Benz Aims to Slash CO2 Emissions by More Than 50 Percent

As stated at the COP26 UN Climate Change Conference in November 2021, Mercedes-Benz is committed to a faster transition to electric cars. The company aims to at least halve CO2 emissions per passenger car over the lifecycle by the end of this decade compared to 2020 levels.
Advanced Batteries & Energy Storage Research
Apr 14, 2022
RWE to Invest 1.5 Billion Euros by 2030 to Help Ireland Reach Net Zero

RWE to Invest 1.5 Billion Euros by 2030 to Help Ireland Reach Net Zero

RWE is committed to investing €50 billion gross through to 2030 to expand its powerful and green generation capacity to 50 gigawatts, with up to €1.5 billion gross already earmarked for Ireland through current projects being developed.
Advanced Batteries & Energy Storage Research
Apr 13, 2022
Hydrogen Powered Foiling Chase Boat for Emirates Team New Zealand

Hydrogen Powered Foiling Chase Boat for Emirates Team New Zealand

Just one week after Emirates Team New Zealand first christened their hydrogen powered foiling catamaran 'Chase Zero', the 10m prototype was up and foiling around the Waitematā harbour in Auckland.
Advanced Batteries & Energy Storage Research
Apr 13, 2022
Converting Solar Energy to Electricity on Demand

Converting Solar Energy to Electricity on Demand

The researchers behind an energy system that makes it possible to capture solar energy, store it for up to eighteen years and release it when and where it is needed have now taken the system a step further. After previously demonstrating how the energy can be extracted as heat, they have now succeeded in getting the system to produce electricity, by connecting it to a thermoelectric generator. Eventually, the research could lead to self-charging electronics using stored solar energy on demand.
IDTechEx Research Subscribers
Battery Swapping for Cars: Key Players

Battery Swapping for Cars: Key Players

Battery swapping is an emerging alternative to fast charging EVs that is taking off mainly in China. The battery swapping industry is seeing large investments and government support in China with a few brave players swimming against an overwhelming tide. While the majority of the business activity is occurring in China by local operators, some key players are demonstrating the viability of this technology in other parts of the world too. This premium article covers some of the key players involved in the battery swapping industry.
Advanced Batteries & Energy Storage Research
Apr 12, 2022
Honda Progresses Towards Electrification for the Future

Honda Progresses Towards Electrification for the Future

Honda Motor Co Ltd today held a press briefing on its initiatives in the automobile electrification business. The motor group plans to spend 5 trillion Yen ($40 billion) on electric vehicles in the coming decade.
Advanced Batteries & Energy Storage Research
Apr 7, 2022
Molten-Salt Battery: Towards Seasonal Storage of Grid-Scale Energy

Molten-Salt Battery: Towards Seasonal Storage of Grid-Scale Energy

Scientists have created a battery designed for the electric grid that locks in energy for months without losing much storage capacity. The development of the "freeze-thaw battery," which freezes its energy for use later, is a step toward batteries that can be used for seasonal storage: saving energy in one season, such as the spring, and spending it in another, like autumn.
Advanced Batteries & Energy Storage Research
Apr 7, 2022
Join the Upcoming Webinar on Carbon Nanotubes

Join the Upcoming Webinar on Carbon Nanotubes

Thursday 21 April 2022 - Entering the Next Stage in Their Commercial Journey. This webinar will give a comprehensive overview of the carbon nanotube industry including: 10-year market outlook for CNTs; deep dive into the energy storage market; assessment of other key applications; and more.
External Company Press Release
Researchers Capture X-Ray Images of EV Batteries as They Degrade

Researchers Capture X-Ray Images of EV Batteries as They Degrade

Researchers use x-rays to help engineer powerful electric vehicle batteries with longer lifetimes. His research, published in The Journal of the Electrochemical Society, shows how the charge/discharge cycles of batteries cause physical damage eventually leading to reduced energy storage.
Advanced Batteries & Energy Storage Research
May 2, 2022
Potential Means to Reduce Li-Ion Batteries Reliance on Rare Metals

Potential Means to Reduce Li-Ion Batteries Reliance on Rare Metals

A research group, utilizing inexpensive elements, has demonstrated the feasibility of synthesizing electrode materials for lithium-ion batteries. If explored further, this method could reduce industrial reliance on rare metals such as cobalt and nickel.
External Company Press Release
Torqueedo Takes on Hydrogen Fuel Cells for Emission-Free Boating

Torqueedo Takes on Hydrogen Fuel Cells for Emission-Free Boating

Torqeedo today announced a collaboration with Proton Motor Fuel Cell GmbH to integrate hydrogen fuel cell charging into Torqeedo's industry-leading propulsion systems for electric boats. The two companies will work together on an innovative marine hydrogen hybrid building kit integrating Torqeedo's existing Deep Blue battery-electric drive systems and Proton Motor's advanced fuel cell technology.
External Company Press Release
Quantron Presents the QUANTRON QARGO 4 EV Light Truck

Quantron Presents the QUANTRON QARGO 4 EV Light Truck

The light transporter from Quantron offers a battery-electric cargo solution, ideal for sustainable deliveries over the last mile, in plant traffic and for municipalities.
Advanced Batteries & Energy Storage Research
Apr 21, 2022
Heat Engine Design Could Enable Fully Decarbonized Grid in the Future

Heat Engine Design Could Enable Fully Decarbonized Grid in the Future

Engineers have designed a heat engine with no moving parts. Their new demonstrations show that it converts heat to electricity with over 40 percent efficiency — a performance better than that of traditional steam turbines.
External Company Press Release
Statevolt to develop 54GWh Gigafactory in California

Statevolt to develop 54GWh Gigafactory in California

Statevolt will construct a 54GWh Gigafactory in Imperial Valley, southern California with an expected CapEx of $4 billion. To launch the new facility, Statevolt has also signed a Letter of Intent with Controlled Thermal Resources.
Advanced Batteries & Energy Storage Research
Apr 18, 2022
GM and Glencore Enter Multi-Year Cobalt Supply Agreement

GM and Glencore Enter Multi-Year Cobalt Supply Agreement

Glencore and General Motors Co.announced a multi-year sourcing agreement in which Glencore will supply GM with cobalt from its Murrin Murrin operation in Australia. Cobalt is an important metal in the production of EV batteries, and the cobalt processed from Australia will be used in GM's Ultium battery cathodes, which will power electric vehicles such as the Chevrolet Silverado EV, GMC HUMMER EV and Cadillac LYRIQ.
Advanced Batteries & Energy Storage Research
Apr 14, 2022
RWE to Invest 1.5 Billion Euros by 2030 to Help Ireland Reach Net Zero

RWE to Invest 1.5 Billion Euros by 2030 to Help Ireland Reach Net Zero

RWE is committed to investing €50 billion gross through to 2030 to expand its powerful and green generation capacity to 50 gigawatts, with up to €1.5 billion gross already earmarked for Ireland through current projects being developed.
Advanced Batteries & Energy Storage Research
Apr 13, 2022
Converting Solar Energy to Electricity on Demand

Converting Solar Energy to Electricity on Demand

The researchers behind an energy system that makes it possible to capture solar energy, store it for up to eighteen years and release it when and where it is needed have now taken the system a step further. After previously demonstrating how the energy can be extracted as heat, they have now succeeded in getting the system to produce electricity, by connecting it to a thermoelectric generator. Eventually, the research could lead to self-charging electronics using stored solar energy on demand.
Advanced Batteries & Energy Storage Research
Apr 12, 2022
Honda Progresses Towards Electrification for the Future

Honda Progresses Towards Electrification for the Future

Honda Motor Co Ltd today held a press briefing on its initiatives in the automobile electrification business. The motor group plans to spend 5 trillion Yen ($40 billion) on electric vehicles in the coming decade.
Advanced Batteries & Energy Storage Research
Apr 7, 2022
Join the Upcoming Webinar on Carbon Nanotubes

Join the Upcoming Webinar on Carbon Nanotubes

Thursday 21 April 2022 - Entering the Next Stage in Their Commercial Journey. This webinar will give a comprehensive overview of the carbon nanotube industry including: 10-year market outlook for CNTs; deep dive into the energy storage market; assessment of other key applications; and more.
External Company Press Release
AFC Energy Hydrogen Fuel Cell Deployed at World's First Urban-Air Port

AFC Energy Hydrogen Fuel Cell Deployed at World's First Urban-Air Port

AFC Energy is pleased to announce that one of its hydrogen fuel cells is being showcased at Air One - the world's first fully operational Urban-Air Port, situated in Coventry, which opened last week. The hydrogen fuel cell being supplied by the Company is being used to charge Air One's fleet of EV service vehicles.
External Company Press Release
Germany Launches World-First Battery Pass Project

Germany Launches World-First Battery Pass Project

Germany's Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Climate Action formally announced its "Battery Pass" project and its eleven consortium members, including Circulor, the leading supply chain traceability provider, as the project's technology implementor. The announcement marks the beginning of a three-year, German-funded R&D project to develop core data specifications and technical standards for a "passport", as well as a standardized dataspace to manage batteries that are manufactured or placed into service in the European Union.
Advanced Batteries & Energy Storage Research
Apr 25, 2022
Lithium's Narrow Paths Limit Batteries

Lithium's Narrow Paths Limit Batteries

If you could shrink enough for a fantastic voyage across a lithium battery electrode, you'd see the level of charge at every scale is highly uneven. This is not good for the battery's health. Researchers who recognize the problem worked to view in great detail how the various particles in an electrode interact with lithium during use.
Advanced Batteries & Energy Storage Research
Apr 20, 2022
Charging Underwater, Body-Implanted Electronics With Ultrasonic Waves

Charging Underwater, Body-Implanted Electronics With Ultrasonic Waves

As the population ages and with the advancements in medical technology, the number of patients using implanted electronic devices, such as artificial pacemakers and defibrillators, is increasing worldwide. Currently, the batteries of body-implanted devices are replaced by an incision surgery, which may lead to health complications. Accordingly, a new charging technique by wireless energy transfer is emerging that can also be used to charge the batteries of underwater devices, such as sensors, that are used for monitoring the conditions of submarine cables.
Advanced Batteries & Energy Storage Research
Apr 19, 2022
Mercedes-Benz VISION EQXX Covers Over 1000 km on One Battery Charge

Mercedes-Benz VISION EQXX Covers Over 1000 km on One Battery Charge

The VISION EQXX from Mercedes-Benz has now taken to the roads of Europe and has demonstrated its range and efficiency. Travelling from Sindelfingen across the Swiss Alps and Northern Italy, to its destination of Cassis on the Côte d'Azur, it covered more than 1,000 km in everyday traffic, on a single battery charge.
Advanced Batteries & Energy Storage Research
Apr 15, 2022
Mercedes-Benz Aims to Slash CO2 Emissions by More Than 50 Percent

Mercedes-Benz Aims to Slash CO2 Emissions by More Than 50 Percent

As stated at the COP26 UN Climate Change Conference in November 2021, Mercedes-Benz is committed to a faster transition to electric cars. The company aims to at least halve CO2 emissions per passenger car over the lifecycle by the end of this decade compared to 2020 levels.
Advanced Batteries & Energy Storage Research
Apr 13, 2022
Hydrogen Powered Foiling Chase Boat for Emirates Team New Zealand

Hydrogen Powered Foiling Chase Boat for Emirates Team New Zealand

Just one week after Emirates Team New Zealand first christened their hydrogen powered foiling catamaran 'Chase Zero', the 10m prototype was up and foiling around the Waitematā harbour in Auckland.
IDTechEx Research Subscribers
Battery Swapping for Cars: Key Players

Battery Swapping for Cars: Key Players

Battery swapping is an emerging alternative to fast charging EVs that is taking off mainly in China. The battery swapping industry is seeing large investments and government support in China with a few brave players swimming against an overwhelming tide. While the majority of the business activity is occurring in China by local operators, some key players are demonstrating the viability of this technology in other parts of the world too. This premium article covers some of the key players involved in the battery swapping industry.
Advanced Batteries & Energy Storage Research
Apr 7, 2022
Molten-Salt Battery: Towards Seasonal Storage of Grid-Scale Energy

Molten-Salt Battery: Towards Seasonal Storage of Grid-Scale Energy

Scientists have created a battery designed for the electric grid that locks in energy for months without losing much storage capacity. The development of the "freeze-thaw battery," which freezes its energy for use later, is a step toward batteries that can be used for seasonal storage: saving energy in one season, such as the spring, and spending it in another, like autumn.
External Company Press Release
Researchers Capture X-Ray Images of EV Batteries as They Degrade

Researchers Capture X-Ray Images of EV Batteries as They Degrade

Researchers use x-rays to help engineer powerful electric vehicle batteries with longer lifetimes. His research, published in The Journal of the Electrochemical Society, shows how the charge/discharge cycles of batteries cause physical damage eventually leading to reduced energy storage.
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