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California’s SunLine orders five New Flyer FCEV buses

New Flyer's Xcelsior battery electric bus

Five Xcelsior FCEV buses to be trialled by Riverside metro operator SunLine Riverside, California transport operator SunLine Transit Agency has placed an order for five New Flyer Xcelsior forty-foot fuel cell-electric transit buses to add to its fleet. As part of an order backed by the California Air Resources Board’s …

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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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