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SLAC project aims to cram more lithium into battery cathodes

SLAC and Stanford researchers at an SSRL beamline used for battery research. From left: SLAC staff scientists Apurva Mehta and Kevin Stone; Stanford graduate students Will Gent and Kipil Lim; and SLAC distinguished staff scientist Mike Toney. (Dawn Harmer/SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory)

New research from SLAC aims to understand degradation in lithium-rich cathodes, with the hope of designing new, higher-capacity EV batteries Researchers from universities, government laboratories and battery maker Samsung have been investigating how to pack more lithium into battery cathodes, with a view to creating more energy-dense cells. While enriching …

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Kibaran to build battery-grade graphite pilot plant in Germany

Raw mineral graphite

Kibaran Resources plans to build a graphite plant in Germany which will process output from its Tanzanian prospect, to meet Asian battery materials demand Kibaran Resources has completed a feasibility study on downstream processing of graphite from its Epanko Graphite Project in Tanzania. The study found that production of battery-grade graphite …

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UK to open National Battery Manufacturing Facility

UK Houses of Parliament

The BEIS is to provide GBP80 million for the development of a battery R&D and production facility in Coventry and Warwickshire The UK government is to fund a new National Battery Manufacturing Development Facility (NBMDF) as part of its flagship innovation programme, the Faraday Battery Challenge. Backed with GBP80 million, …

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