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Energy Department announces battery recycling prize and battery recycling R&D centre

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The battery recycling centre aims to increase Li-ion battery recycling from 5% to 90% Energy Secretary Rick Perry has announced the launch of a Lithium-Ion Battery Recycling Prize and the establishment of an associated Battery Recycling R&D Centre. These efforts aim to reclaim and recycle critical materials (e.g., cobalt and …

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Clear Blue Technologies makes lithium batteries smarter, expands product line

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Clear Blue Technologies charges lithium batteries individually to reduce potential accidents Clear Blue Technologies has announced the delivery of a modular, lithium energy capability that can scale as the power demands of nano-grid systems change and grow. Clear Blue’s Smart Off-Grid power systems now include Clear Blue-certified lithium-iron-phosphate (LiFePO4) batteries …

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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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