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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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USABC awards Li-ion battery recycling project to Worcester Polytechnic Institute

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USABC’s funding will help WPI demonstrate its process to recycle Li-ion batteries The US Advanced Battery Consortium (USABC), a collaborative organisation of FCA US, Ford Motor Company and General Motors, has announced the award of US$1.08 million to Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI) in Worcester, Massachusetts for Phase II of a …

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Ricardo secures order for large-scale EV battery cell test programme from Volvo Cars

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The cells are intended for production applications in high voltage battery packs Ricardo will assist Volvo Cars with the provision of a large-scale test programme to assess the life cycle characteristics of a range of new lithium-ion cells to determine their suitability for various future production electrified vehicle applications. This work …

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Carbon fibre can store energy in the body of a vehicle

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The research by Chalmers University of Technology can reduce the weight of electric vehicles A study led by Chalmers University of Technology, Sweden, has shown that carbon fibres can work as battery electrodes, storing energy directly. This opens up new opportunities for structural batteries, where the carbon fibre becomes part …

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BMW Group Plant Dingolfing to supply batteries for all-electric MINI from 2019

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The Dingolfing plant will produce batteries for a number BMW’s EVs from 2020 BMW Group Plant Dingolfing in Germany is gearing up for higher future demand for electric drive trains by investing in extensive remodelling and expansion measures. A mid-double-digit-million-euro amount will be channelled into structural measures and equipment to …

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Georgia Tech designs low temperature methane fuel cell

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Georgia Tech’s methane fuel cell can run around 500 degrees Celsius, around half of conventional methane fuel cells Fuel cells have not been particularly known for their practicality and affordability, but that may have just changed. There’s a new cell that runs on cheap fuel at temperatures comparable to automobile …

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