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Advanced Batteries & Energy Storage Research
May 3, 2022
Milestone in Battery-Powered, Zero-Emission Transport for Ships

Milestone in Battery-Powered, Zero-Emission Transport for Ships

Current Direct is demonstrating a swappable battery solution for powering inland waterway vessels, with one or more lithium-ion batteries installed in a swappable container, or e-house. Project estimates indicate that the use of swappable batteries connected to an energy-as-a-service platform could reduce European water transport emissions by 482 000 metric tonnes of CO2 equivalents each year.
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Battery-Powered and Mobile DC Fast Charging — Players & Analysis

Battery-Powered and Mobile DC Fast Charging — Players & Analysis

Legacy DC fast charging stations are time- and capital-intensive to install. Battery-integrated fast charging units require no civil work and can operate without a grid connection (in some cases) or only require connection to the medium voltage grid (much like level 2 chargers). This also introduces a new business model — infrastructure-as-a-service (IaaS) — which caters to grid constraint urban areas where demand for fast charging exists. Portable, mobile charging units are also offering roadside assistance to stranded EVs. This article explores the commercial activity happening in these two segments and outlines some prominent companies and their products.
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.
Advanced Batteries & Energy Storage Research
May 3, 2022
Milestone in Battery-Powered, Zero-Emission Transport for Ships

Milestone in Battery-Powered, Zero-Emission Transport for Ships

Current Direct is demonstrating a swappable battery solution for powering inland waterway vessels, with one or more lithium-ion batteries installed in a swappable container, or e-house. Project estimates indicate that the use of swappable batteries connected to an energy-as-a-service platform could reduce European water transport emissions by 482 000 metric tonnes of CO2 equivalents each year.
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.
IDTechEx Research Subscribers
Battery-Powered and Mobile DC Fast Charging — Players & Analysis

Battery-Powered and Mobile DC Fast Charging — Players & Analysis

Legacy DC fast charging stations are time- and capital-intensive to install. Battery-integrated fast charging units require no civil work and can operate without a grid connection (in some cases) or only require connection to the medium voltage grid (much like level 2 chargers). This also introduces a new business model — infrastructure-as-a-service (IaaS) — which caters to grid constraint urban areas where demand for fast charging exists. Portable, mobile charging units are also offering roadside assistance to stranded EVs. This article explores the commercial activity happening in these two segments and outlines some prominent companies and their products.
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.
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