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Nel, Nikola consider doubling US hydrogen network

Source: Nikola Motor

Nikola Motor and Nel Hydrogen consider expanding their planned US refuelling network from 16 sites to 28 Norwegian electrolyser maker Nel Hydrogen has announced a new purchase order from Nikola Motor, as part of the truck manufacturer’s plans to build a hydrogen refuelling network across the US. Nel and Nikola …

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Hyperdrive, Foxlink sign Asia expansion pact

Hyperdrive Innovation circuit board

Foxlink will produce Hyperdrive packs under licence in a new manufacturing site in Taiwan, as the Sunderland firm eyes triple-digit growth UK-based li-ion battery manufacturer Hyperdrive Innovation has new plans to crack Asia. April 3 saw the company announce a long-term agreement with Foxlink Automotive Technology. Foxlink Group will manufacture, …

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Ballard fuel cells used in Yanmar boat test

Toyota PONAM-28V

30-kW Ballard fuel cells used in hybrid marine tests by Japanese research groups Ballard Power Systems announced that two of its FCveloCity-MD 30-kW modules have been successfully integrated and tested in a hybrid marine application by a Japanese consortium that includes Yanmar, National Maritime Research Institute and Japan Ship Technology …

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Researchers smooth out lithium’s dendrite problem

This image shows the temperature driven merging and fusing of lithium dendrites into a uniform (smooth) surface, which eliminates the risk of electrical shorting in lithium-ion batteries.
Source: Rensselaer

Researchers at the US’ Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute have made a breakthrough in battery technology, using heat to smooth out dendrite deposits A new technique developed by a team at Rensslaer Polytechnic uses heat to enable lithium-metal to self-heal, eliminating the buildup of dendrites in battery anodes. Dendrites are a major limiting factor …

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