Category: Innovation

Echion’s XNO® achieves unmatched performances in 4690 cylindrical cell design

High performance battery cell manufacturer EAS Batteries GmbH (EAS) has achieved an unmatched combination of performances for a lithium-ion battery with its Echion Technologies XNO® powered, 4690-format cylindrical cell design.  The cell features a symmetrical 7C continuous power and charging rate capability combined with an energy density exceeding 300Wh/L. The cycle life of the first…
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30th January 2023 0

MIT News – A new concept for low-cost batteries

Made from inexpensive, abundant materials, an aluminum-sulfur battery could provide low-cost backup storage for renewable energy sources. As the world builds out ever larger installations of wind and solar power systems, the need is growing fast for economical, large-scale backup systems to provide power when the sun is down and the air is calm. Today’s…
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6th October 2022 0

Ilika Begins Equipment Manufacturing Trials in Readiness to Industrialise its Solid State Batteries for Electric Vehicles

Ilika are pleased to announce they have received a £175,000 grant from Innovate UK’s Automotive Transformation Fund (ATF), for a 9-month series of manufacturing equipment trials to further de-risk the industrialisation plan for its Goliath large format cells for electric vehicles. The project, named Scale-Up Trials on Equipment for Production (STEP) follows two recent successful…
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9th September 2022 0

Toyota joins industry partners in research into rechargeable cartridge batteries for commercial electric vehicles

A new programme of research into the standardisation and commercialisation of replaceable and rechargeable cartridge batteries has been announced by Commercial Japan Partnership Technologies Corporation (CJPT) and Yamamoto Transport. CJPT was launched by Toyota Motor Corporation with Isuzu Motors and Hino Motors in March 2021 and has since been joined by Suzuki and Daihatsu. One…
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1st September 2022 0

Stora Enso and Northvolt partner to develop wood-based batteries

Stora Enso and Northvolt have entered into a Joint Development Agreement to create a sustainable battery featuring anode produced using lignin-based hard carbon produced from Nordic forest wood. Stora Enso and Northvolt are joining forces to create sustainable batteries using lignin-based hard carbon produced with renewable wood from Nordic forests. The aim is to develop…
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26th July 2022 0

OakNorth, S-Cube and Intercalation founders back university battery spinout About:Energy

About:Energy, a spinout founded from battery research at Imperial College London and the University of Birmingham, has closed its pre-seed funding round thanks to investments from three notable technology experts. Rishi Khosla, co-founder and chief executive of OakNorth, Nikhil Shah, co-founder and chief executive of S-Cube, and Nicholas Yiu, founder of Intercalation Station, joined forces…
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5th July 2022 0

Stellantis Ventures Launches with €300 Million Fund to Propel Innovation Uptake

AMSTERDAM – Stellantis today announced the launch of its first venture capital fund with the creation of Stellantis Ventures. The fund will initially invest €300 million in early and later-stage startup companies developing innovative, customer-centric technologies that could be deployed within the automotive and mobility sector. “We are moving fast in our transformation to a mobility…
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21st March 2022 0

E&T Magazine – Toshiba launches high-energy, high-power rechargeable lithium-ion battery

Toshiba has announced the commercial availability of its new rechargeable lithium-ion battery, which the Japanese company claims solves traditional challenges associated with delivering both high energy and high power at the same time. Key innovations claimed by Toshiba for its new 20Ah-HP SCiB rechargeable lithium-ion battery cell are heat-generation control, long life and compatibility. The…
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18th January 2022 0