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BASF and Nornickel plan €400M investment in raw materials for li-ion batteries

Source: Nornickel

Germany and Russia have come together to provide raw materials for the production of lithium ion batteries in Europe. International chemicals company, BASF, and mining giant, Nornickel, announced that the two have signed a Memorandum of Understanding to that effect, earlier this week. The agreement starts the process of negotiations …

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Goodenough claims solid-state battery breakthrough, but colleagues are quietly sceptical

Image source: Cockrell School of Engineering

94-year-old inventor of the Li-ion pioneers glass electrolyte, but not all of the working has been shown At the end of February, a team of engineers at the University of Texas in Austin announced the development of a solid-state battery, a breakthrough which could prove seminal for both electric transport …

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Henrik Fisker bounces back with “revolutionary” new battery design

Fisker in 2012. Credit: Fisker Automotive

Danish automotive designer and entrepreneur to pioneer a graphene-lithium ion hybrid Henrik Fisker’s first electric car –the Fisker Karma- was widely touted as the next big thing in the EV market back in 2011. However, the Danish designer and entrepreneur has been relatively quiet over the past few years since …

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Pollens Could be Used as Anodes in Li-Ion Batteries (Science Daily)

Pollens, the bane of allergy sufferers, could represent a boon for battery makers: Recent research has suggested their potential use as anodes in lithium-ion batteries. “Our findings have demonstrated that renewable pollens could produce carbon architectures for anode applications in energy storage devices,” said Vilas Pol, an associate professor in …

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