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CEA reveals Sigma Cells smart battery for electric cars

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The standard multi-cell battery powers on even when a cell fails. Production is slated to begin in September 2019. CEA’s Sigma Cells battery is the world’s first three-in-one battery solution with integrated inverter, charging and battery-management functions. It can power products ranging from laptops to electric vehicles and has a 15% …

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Amprius’ silicon nanowire Li-ion batteries power Airbus Zephyr S HAPS solar aircraft

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Amprius’ cells helped the Zephyr S fly continuously for over 25 days Amprius, a leading manufacturer and developer of high energy and high capacity lithium-ion batteries, has announced that the company is supplying advanced lithium ion cells to the Airbus Defence and Space Zephyr Programme. Using Amprius’ cells, which contain …

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SK Innovation announces new battery manufacturing plant in Georgia

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SK Innovation will invest US$1.67 billion in its Georgia battery plant SK Innovation, a leading developer of lithium-ion batteries for electric vehicles, announced it will create more than 2,000 jobs and invest US$1.67 billion to build a new EV battery manufacturing plant in Georgia. SK Innovation, which is part of …

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Cross-industry project to improve cobalt mining for EV batteries

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BMW, BASF SE, Samsung SDI and Samsung Electronics jointly explore ways to improve working conditions at cobalt mines in Congo-Kinshasa The new partnership, together with the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ), have signed a contract to improve artisanal mining working conditions, as well as living conditions for surrounding communities. The …

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Corvus Energy to increase production capacity at maritime battery factories

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Corvus Energy’s new factory will located in Bergin in Norway In spring 2018, Corvus Energy revealed the plans for a new fully automated factory for maritime batteries in Bergen, Norway. The company announced that contracts for the factory location and the production equipment were finalised and signed this week. The …

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Lithium Australia produces Li-ion batteries from mine waste

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Lithium Australia produced Li-ion batteries from waste tri-lithium phosphate Lithium Australia advises that its wholly owned subsidiary, VSPC Ltd, has successfully produced lithium ion battery cathode material, and Li-ion batteries, from tri-lithium phosphate produced directly from mine waste using the SiLeach process. This ground-breaking process, removes the requirement for generation …

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CAMX Power introduces high performance cathode material for EV batteries

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CAMX Power’s new cathode material uses less cobalt, a rare and difficult to source metal CAMX Power has announced a fundamental invention that significantly improves the performance, while also reducing the cost, of lithium ion batteries, essential for the electrification of vehicles. This significant breakthrough was originally conceived by TIAX …

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Alliance Ventures invests in Enevate to advance Li-ion battery technology

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Enevate’s Li-ion technology can support extremely fast-charging with high energy density and improved safety Alliance Ventures, the strategic venture capital arm of Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi, has invested in the latest round of funding in Enevate Corporation, an advanced lithium-ion (Li-ion) battery technology company based in Irvine, California. This marks the latest technology …

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Queensland spin-out to launch EV battery demonstration plant

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Pure Battery Technologies’ Queensland facility will produce its first material for the start of 2019 A Brisbane company developing a more efficient way to obtain essential battery materials is powering ahead with plans to open a demonstration plant at Coopers Plains. Pure Battery Technologies has raised US$1.74 million, which will …

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Kongsberg selects Leclanché energy storage to power electric and hybrid marine industry

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Leclanché will provide nine of Kongsberg vessels with a total of 45 MWh batteries Leading global maritime technology company Kongsberg Maritime has selected Leclanché, one of the world’s leading storage solutions companies, as its battery partner and supplier of customised marine energy storage solutions. The partnership contributes to Kongsberg’s new …

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