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Advanced Batteries & Energy Storage Research
Jul 18, 2022
Longer Lasting Sodium-Ion Batteries on the Horizon

Longer Lasting Sodium-Ion Batteries on the Horizon

Cheap and abundant, sodium is a prime promising candidate for new battery technology. But limited performance of sodium-ion batteries has hindered their large-scale applications. Now, a research team has developed a sodium-ion battery with greatly extended longevity in laboratory tests. An ingenious shift in the ingredients that make up the liquid core of the battery prevents the performance issues that have bedeviled sodium-based batteries.
External Company Press Release
Wärtsilä to Supply Energy Storage for Big Solar-Plus-Storage Portfolio

Wärtsilä to Supply Energy Storage for Big Solar-Plus-Storage Portfolio

The technology group Wärtsilä is delivering a 500-megawatt / 2-gigawatt hour portfolio of energy storage systems to clean energy developer and operator Clearway Energy Group. The contracts cover five sites located in Hawaii and California and include one of the world's largest ever solar-plus-storage project portfolios. The combination of energy storage and solar photovoltaic resources will provide essential grid reliability to balance an increasing mix of renewable generation.
Advanced Batteries & Energy Storage Research
Jul 12, 2022
Future Smart Homes Powered With Electronics Built on Stones

Future Smart Homes Powered With Electronics Built on Stones

What if you could power the smart thermostats, speakers and lights in your home with a kitchen countertop? Stones, such as marble and granite, are natural, eco-friendly materials that many people building or renovating houses already use. Now, in a step toward integrating energy storage with these materials, researchers have fabricated microsupercapacitors onto the surface of stone tiles.
Advanced Batteries & Energy Storage Research
Jul 12, 2022
New Event for Thermal Engineering Sector

New Event for Thermal Engineering Sector

Thermal Management Expo, is the only free-to-attend exhibition and conference dedicated to the thermal management sector, taking place on August 30-31 at the Huntington Convention Center of Cleveland, Ohio, USA.
Advanced Batteries & Energy Storage Research
Jul 11, 2022
Volkswagen Enters Global Battery Business with PowerCo

Volkswagen Enters Global Battery Business with PowerCo

Volkswagen Group broke the ground for its first cell factory in Salzgitter. Production will start in 2025. With immediate effect, responsibility for global battery business is to be held by the newly created company "PowerCo". In addition to cell production, the new company will be responsible for activities along the entire battery value chain.
External Company Press Release
System that Dramatically Accelerates Battery Research and Development

System that Dramatically Accelerates Battery Research and Development

ULVAC-PHI integrates every surface analysis technology which is essential for battery research and development into an advanced automated platform to contribute to battery performance and longevity through thin film and interface characterizations.
Advanced Batteries & Energy Storage Research
Jul 7, 2022
World's Most Durable Hydrogen Fuel Cell to Date

World's Most Durable Hydrogen Fuel Cell to Date

Researchers have developed a new hydrogen fuel cell which is not only the world's most durable1 to date, but is also more cost-effective, paving way for a wider application of green energy in the pursuit of a carbon neutral world.
Advanced Batteries & Energy Storage Research
Jul 7, 2022
First Commercial Sand-based Thermal Energy Storage

First Commercial Sand-based Thermal Energy Storage

Polar Night Energy and Vatajankoski, an energy utility based in Western Finland, have together constructed a sand-based thermal energy storage. It is the world's first commercial solution to store electricity in the sand as heat to be used in a district heating network.
IDTechEx Research Subscribers
Further Thoughts on Solid-State Batteries

Further Thoughts on Solid-State Batteries

This premium article focuses on solid-state batteries, in particular exploring a selection of the latest progress in solid-state batteries, controversial opinions, and the current global environment.
Advanced Batteries & Energy Storage Research
Jul 6, 2022
Battery Swapping: From Two-Wheelers to Trucks

Battery Swapping: From Two-Wheelers to Trucks

The conductive fast-charging system as we know it today has drawbacks such as long dwell times, high power demand from the grid, availability and reliability issues, and the need for end-users to deal with heavy cables, dirty connectors, and buggy user interfaces. Battery-swapping is an emerging technology that aims to address all of these shortcomings.
Advanced Batteries & Energy Storage Research
Jul 5, 2022
One Step Closer to Fire-Safe, Recyclable Lithium-Metal Batteries

One Step Closer to Fire-Safe, Recyclable Lithium-Metal Batteries

To power our increasingly electrified society, energy storage technology must evolve and adapt to meet the growing demand. Lithium-ion batteries, already essential to myriad technology, will require dramatic improvements in high-energy density, safety, temperature resilience, and environmental sustainability in order to provide the type of emission-free future that so many envision.
Advanced Batteries & Energy Storage Research
Jul 5, 2022
Can the Plastics Industry Become a Carbon-Capture Leader?

Can the Plastics Industry Become a Carbon-Capture Leader?

One of the major environmental issues facing the planet today is the rising levels of plastic consumption and waste. As carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions also soar, the emerging carbon capture and utilization (CCU) industry propose a solution for both issues: creating lower-carbon, degradable polymers using CO2 emissions as the feedstock.
Advanced Batteries & Energy Storage Research
Jul 4, 2022
€10 Million Project to Recover Raw Materials from Electric Vehicles

€10 Million Project to Recover Raw Materials from Electric Vehicles

The European Commission finances with more than 10 million euros a project to develop new technological processes for the recovery of critical raw materials contained in electric vehicle batteries, through the Horizon Europe programme. A consortium of 18 partners from seven countries will develop this project, known as BATRAW, which is of strategic importance for the EU in reducing its dependence on imports of these critical raw materials, as well as being able to guarantee a stable supply chain in view of the expected growth of the electric mobility market in Europe in the coming years.
Advanced Batteries & Energy Storage Research
Jul 1, 2022
Mercedes-Benz Car Production Network for New Electric Portfolio

Mercedes-Benz Car Production Network for New Electric Portfolio

Mercedes-Benz is aligning its global production network to manufacture its reshaped product portfolio focused on luxury electric vehicles as the car brand prepares to go all electric by the end of the decade - wherever market conditions allow. The future product portfolio will focus on three categories: Top End Luxury, Core Luxury and Entry Luxury.
Advanced Batteries & Energy Storage Research
Jun 30, 2022
Biobatteries Use Bacterial Interactions to Generate Power for Weeks

Biobatteries Use Bacterial Interactions to Generate Power for Weeks

As our tech needs grow and the Internet of Things increasingly connects our devices and sensors together, figuring out how to provide power in remote locations has become an expanding field of research.
Advanced Batteries & Energy Storage Research
Jun 28, 2022
Carbon Nanotubes: Is Bigger Better?

Carbon Nanotubes: Is Bigger Better?

Nanomaterials remain a significant growth area with the potential to enable a wide range of next-generation technologies. This article will focus on CNT yarns and sheets before expanding on to high-aspect-ratio and hybrid materials; these are all at an earlier commercial stage than the main MWCNT market.
External Company Press Release
100 MWh Energy Storage System to Help UK on Path Towards Net Zero

100 MWh Energy Storage System to Help UK on Path Towards Net Zero

The technology group Wärtsilä will partner with low carbon energy company SSE to deliver a 50 MW / 100 MWh energy storage system in Salisbury, Wiltshire. The battery will be the first connected directly to the transmission network by SSE's new solar and battery division and will support access to clean, reliable energy by balancing the intermittency of renewables.
Advanced Batteries & Energy Storage Research
Jun 27, 2022
FEV and Prologium in Joint Solid State Battery Development

FEV and Prologium in Joint Solid State Battery Development

Both parties are leveraging their expertise to jointly develop energy storage systems based on ProLogium's unique solid-state batteries technology which are a suitable energy storage alternative with particularly high energy density for a wide range of applications, such as the transportation sector.
IDTechEx Research Subscribers
EVS35 Event Summary

EVS35 Event Summary

The 35th edition of the International Electric Vehicle Symposium (EVS) & Exhibition was held in Oslo, Norway, from 11th-15th June 2022. IDTechEx attended the event and learnt about the latest technology developments and witnessed new product launches. This article includes all the highlights and important trends we observed in the e-mobility industry.
IDTechEx Research Subscribers
TechConnect 2022: Event Summary

TechConnect 2022: Event Summary

This premium article explores the TechConnect 2022 event, held from 13th-15th June near Washington DC. The event covered a wide range of technologies and this article will particularly focus on photonics, displays, and augmented reality, materials informatics and AI, and materials and electronics.
Advanced Batteries & Energy Storage Research
Jul 18, 2022
Longer Lasting Sodium-Ion Batteries on the Horizon

Longer Lasting Sodium-Ion Batteries on the Horizon

Cheap and abundant, sodium is a prime promising candidate for new battery technology. But limited performance of sodium-ion batteries has hindered their large-scale applications. Now, a research team has developed a sodium-ion battery with greatly extended longevity in laboratory tests. An ingenious shift in the ingredients that make up the liquid core of the battery prevents the performance issues that have bedeviled sodium-based batteries.
Advanced Batteries & Energy Storage Research
Jul 12, 2022
Future Smart Homes Powered With Electronics Built on Stones

Future Smart Homes Powered With Electronics Built on Stones

What if you could power the smart thermostats, speakers and lights in your home with a kitchen countertop? Stones, such as marble and granite, are natural, eco-friendly materials that many people building or renovating houses already use. Now, in a step toward integrating energy storage with these materials, researchers have fabricated microsupercapacitors onto the surface of stone tiles.
Advanced Batteries & Energy Storage Research
Jul 11, 2022
Volkswagen Enters Global Battery Business with PowerCo

Volkswagen Enters Global Battery Business with PowerCo

Volkswagen Group broke the ground for its first cell factory in Salzgitter. Production will start in 2025. With immediate effect, responsibility for global battery business is to be held by the newly created company "PowerCo". In addition to cell production, the new company will be responsible for activities along the entire battery value chain.
Advanced Batteries & Energy Storage Research
Jul 7, 2022
World's Most Durable Hydrogen Fuel Cell to Date

World's Most Durable Hydrogen Fuel Cell to Date

Researchers have developed a new hydrogen fuel cell which is not only the world's most durable1 to date, but is also more cost-effective, paving way for a wider application of green energy in the pursuit of a carbon neutral world.
IDTechEx Research Subscribers
Further Thoughts on Solid-State Batteries

Further Thoughts on Solid-State Batteries

This premium article focuses on solid-state batteries, in particular exploring a selection of the latest progress in solid-state batteries, controversial opinions, and the current global environment.
Advanced Batteries & Energy Storage Research
Jul 5, 2022
One Step Closer to Fire-Safe, Recyclable Lithium-Metal Batteries

One Step Closer to Fire-Safe, Recyclable Lithium-Metal Batteries

To power our increasingly electrified society, energy storage technology must evolve and adapt to meet the growing demand. Lithium-ion batteries, already essential to myriad technology, will require dramatic improvements in high-energy density, safety, temperature resilience, and environmental sustainability in order to provide the type of emission-free future that so many envision.
Advanced Batteries & Energy Storage Research
Jul 4, 2022
€10 Million Project to Recover Raw Materials from Electric Vehicles

€10 Million Project to Recover Raw Materials from Electric Vehicles

The European Commission finances with more than 10 million euros a project to develop new technological processes for the recovery of critical raw materials contained in electric vehicle batteries, through the Horizon Europe programme. A consortium of 18 partners from seven countries will develop this project, known as BATRAW, which is of strategic importance for the EU in reducing its dependence on imports of these critical raw materials, as well as being able to guarantee a stable supply chain in view of the expected growth of the electric mobility market in Europe in the coming years.
Advanced Batteries & Energy Storage Research
Jun 30, 2022
Biobatteries Use Bacterial Interactions to Generate Power for Weeks

Biobatteries Use Bacterial Interactions to Generate Power for Weeks

As our tech needs grow and the Internet of Things increasingly connects our devices and sensors together, figuring out how to provide power in remote locations has become an expanding field of research.
External Company Press Release
100 MWh Energy Storage System to Help UK on Path Towards Net Zero

100 MWh Energy Storage System to Help UK on Path Towards Net Zero

The technology group Wärtsilä will partner with low carbon energy company SSE to deliver a 50 MW / 100 MWh energy storage system in Salisbury, Wiltshire. The battery will be the first connected directly to the transmission network by SSE's new solar and battery division and will support access to clean, reliable energy by balancing the intermittency of renewables.
IDTechEx Research Subscribers
EVS35 Event Summary

EVS35 Event Summary

The 35th edition of the International Electric Vehicle Symposium (EVS) & Exhibition was held in Oslo, Norway, from 11th-15th June 2022. IDTechEx attended the event and learnt about the latest technology developments and witnessed new product launches. This article includes all the highlights and important trends we observed in the e-mobility industry.
External Company Press Release
Wärtsilä to Supply Energy Storage for Big Solar-Plus-Storage Portfolio

Wärtsilä to Supply Energy Storage for Big Solar-Plus-Storage Portfolio

The technology group Wärtsilä is delivering a 500-megawatt / 2-gigawatt hour portfolio of energy storage systems to clean energy developer and operator Clearway Energy Group. The contracts cover five sites located in Hawaii and California and include one of the world's largest ever solar-plus-storage project portfolios. The combination of energy storage and solar photovoltaic resources will provide essential grid reliability to balance an increasing mix of renewable generation.
Advanced Batteries & Energy Storage Research
Jul 12, 2022
New Event for Thermal Engineering Sector

New Event for Thermal Engineering Sector

Thermal Management Expo, is the only free-to-attend exhibition and conference dedicated to the thermal management sector, taking place on August 30-31 at the Huntington Convention Center of Cleveland, Ohio, USA.
External Company Press Release
System that Dramatically Accelerates Battery Research and Development

System that Dramatically Accelerates Battery Research and Development

ULVAC-PHI integrates every surface analysis technology which is essential for battery research and development into an advanced automated platform to contribute to battery performance and longevity through thin film and interface characterizations.
Advanced Batteries & Energy Storage Research
Jul 7, 2022
First Commercial Sand-based Thermal Energy Storage

First Commercial Sand-based Thermal Energy Storage

Polar Night Energy and Vatajankoski, an energy utility based in Western Finland, have together constructed a sand-based thermal energy storage. It is the world's first commercial solution to store electricity in the sand as heat to be used in a district heating network.
Advanced Batteries & Energy Storage Research
Jul 6, 2022
Battery Swapping: From Two-Wheelers to Trucks

Battery Swapping: From Two-Wheelers to Trucks

The conductive fast-charging system as we know it today has drawbacks such as long dwell times, high power demand from the grid, availability and reliability issues, and the need for end-users to deal with heavy cables, dirty connectors, and buggy user interfaces. Battery-swapping is an emerging technology that aims to address all of these shortcomings.
Advanced Batteries & Energy Storage Research
Jul 5, 2022
Can the Plastics Industry Become a Carbon-Capture Leader?

Can the Plastics Industry Become a Carbon-Capture Leader?

One of the major environmental issues facing the planet today is the rising levels of plastic consumption and waste. As carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions also soar, the emerging carbon capture and utilization (CCU) industry propose a solution for both issues: creating lower-carbon, degradable polymers using CO2 emissions as the feedstock.
Advanced Batteries & Energy Storage Research
Jul 1, 2022
Mercedes-Benz Car Production Network for New Electric Portfolio

Mercedes-Benz Car Production Network for New Electric Portfolio

Mercedes-Benz is aligning its global production network to manufacture its reshaped product portfolio focused on luxury electric vehicles as the car brand prepares to go all electric by the end of the decade - wherever market conditions allow. The future product portfolio will focus on three categories: Top End Luxury, Core Luxury and Entry Luxury.
Advanced Batteries & Energy Storage Research
Jun 28, 2022
Carbon Nanotubes: Is Bigger Better?

Carbon Nanotubes: Is Bigger Better?

Nanomaterials remain a significant growth area with the potential to enable a wide range of next-generation technologies. This article will focus on CNT yarns and sheets before expanding on to high-aspect-ratio and hybrid materials; these are all at an earlier commercial stage than the main MWCNT market.
Advanced Batteries & Energy Storage Research
Jun 27, 2022
FEV and Prologium in Joint Solid State Battery Development

FEV and Prologium in Joint Solid State Battery Development

Both parties are leveraging their expertise to jointly develop energy storage systems based on ProLogium's unique solid-state batteries technology which are a suitable energy storage alternative with particularly high energy density for a wide range of applications, such as the transportation sector.
IDTechEx Research Subscribers
TechConnect 2022: Event Summary

TechConnect 2022: Event Summary

This premium article explores the TechConnect 2022 event, held from 13th-15th June near Washington DC. The event covered a wide range of technologies and this article will particularly focus on photonics, displays, and augmented reality, materials informatics and AI, and materials and electronics.
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