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Internal Resistance Reduced in New Solid State Li-ion Battery Technology (Green Car Congress)

A comparison of the two Li-ion batteries.

Hitachi, Ltd. and Tohoku University’s Advanced Institute for Material Research (AIMR) have demonstrated technology reducing the internal resistance of all-solid-state lithium ion batteries (Li-ion battery) through the use of LiBH4-based complex hydrides as novel solid electrolytes. As a result, the batteries can successfully operate at temperatures as high as 150° …

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Hidden Depreciation Effect Will Obstruct Market Penetration of Battery Electric Vehicles (BEVs)


Battery-powered EVs suffer from “memory effect” – the decay pattern in rechargeable batteries which reduces the usable capacity of a battery over time. Some batteries are better than others (and the hype says all batteries are perfect, but belongs with the fairies at the bottom of my garden), but whether …

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Nissan Suggests New Wireless Charging System for Geneva Motor Show (Pure Green Cars)


Nissan working with Foster + Partners has released a twenty second teaser showing a new wireless charging system as its vision for the Fuel Station of the Future.  The teaser previews the final concept which will be unveiled in March next year at the Geneva Motor Show.  For more information see the …

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Eaton and Nissan Partner on Energy Storage (Eureka)


Eaton and Nissan have partnered to combine their expertise in power electronics and lithium-ion batteries respectively, to bring reliable and cost-competitive energy storage and control technologies to the market. Nissan’s lithium-ion electric vehicle batteries are given a ‘second-life’ in these uninterruptable power supply (UPS) systems, where they can be stacked and …

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US DOE to Advance Research into the Recovery of Rare Earth Elements from Coal and its Byproducts (Green Car Congress)


The US Department of Energy’s (DOE) National Energy Technology Laboratory (NETL) has selected 10 projects to receive funding for research in support of the lab’s program on Recovery of Rare Earth Elements from Coal and Coal Byproducts. The selected research projects will further program goals by focusing on the development …

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Electrovaya-Litarion Introduce a Thinner Flexible Ceramic Separator for Lithium Ion Batteries (Presswire)


Electrovaya-Litarion have introduced its new thinner flexible ceramic separator SEPARION P20 for utility-scale and electric vehicle applications.  A separator is a value-added membrane that acts as a critical safety barrier inside a lithium ion battery. SEPARION is a unique ceramic separator that withstands unusually high temperature incursions and thus makes a …

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New Advances with the Lithium-Air Battery (Science-Daily)

Researchers at the University of Cambridge have made new developments in increasing the future viability of a lithium-air battery and have developed a lab-based demonstrator of a lithium-oxygen battery which has higher capacity, increased energy efficiency and improved stability over previous attempts. Their demonstrator relies on a highly porous, ‘fluffy’ carbon …

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