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March 31, 2019

Global Lithium-Ion Battery Planned Capacity Grows 4% In A Single Month — Charts!

Another month passes, another 43 GWh of battery factory capacity is brought into the planning pipeline for production in 2023, adding over 4% to the global total, in just a single month (50% annualized growth). Planned annual output by 2023 will soon cross 1,000 GWh of capacity, with over two-thirds […]
March 29, 2019

Largest Tesla Battery Storage Installation In Asia For Japanese Railway

Tesla has completed its largest battery storage installation in Asia in Osaka, Japan. The 4.2 MW / 7 MWh facility uses 42 Tesla Powerpack battery storage units, which were installed in just 2 days following their arrival onsite. The customer is Kintetsu Railway, whose electrified trains operate on 500 km […]
March 6, 2019

Piëch Hints At New Electric Car Battery Technology But Provides Few Details

You have to say this for Piëch (which may or may not be pronounced “Peak” depending on who you ask), the new electric car startup headquartered in Switzerland, its Mark Zero concept car is a looker. It features the long hood, short deck design that made the original Ford Mustang […]
February 21, 2019

American Manganese Begins Pilot of Battery Recycling Plant

American Manganese is developing a recycling process for Li-ion batteries, and processing partner Kemetco Research has begun processing a sample of cathode scrap material at the company’s pilot plant. The pilot plant will operate in five stages: Pre-treatment of cathode material Leach of active material Purification Recovery of base metals […]
February 20, 2019

DOE to Provide $30 Million for New Data Science Approaches in Chemistry and Material Sciences

The DOE has announced plans to provide $30 million for new research that uses modern data science approaches to accelerate discovery in energy-related chemistry and materials sciences. National laboratories, universities, nonprofits, and companies will be eligible to apply for the three-year awards, which will be selected via peer review. The Basic Energy […]
February 19, 2019

Researchers Explore Proton-Hopping Mechanism to Improve EV Batteries

Researchers at Oregon State University have shown that a chemical mechanism known as proton-hopping may provide a new method of energy storage for EVs and other high-power applications. “Coming up with Faradaic electrodes that afford batteries energy density and capacitors power with excellent cycle life has been a big challenge. […]

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