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8th October 2020 | Silverstone

Hideaki Horie invents new battery 90% cheaper than lithium-ion

Lithium-ion batteries play a central role in the world of technology, powering everything from smartphones to smart cars, and now one of the people who helped commercialize them says he has a way to cut mass production costs by 90 percent and significantly improve their safety. Source: https://www.japantimes.co.jp/news/2020/07/09/business/tech/hideaki-horie-invents-new-battery/ Hideaki Horie, formerly of Nissan Motor Co., founded…
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13th July 2020 0

Samsung Presents Groundbreaking All-Solid-State Battery Technology to ‘Nature Energy’

Researchers from the Samsung Advanced Institute of Technology (SAIT) and the Samsung R&D Institute Japan (SRJ) presented a study on high-performance, long-lasting all-solid-state batteries to Nature Energy, one of the world’s leading scientific journals. Compared to widely used lithium-ion batteries, which utilize liquid electrolytes, all-solid-state batteries support greater energy density, which opens the door for…
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9th July 2020 0

Battery boost for low-carbon train travel without full electrification – E & T

Diesel-powered UK trains are to be retrofitted with batteries, allowing them to run on low-carbon electricity even on rail lines which have not been electrified. Currently, almost two-thirds (58 per cent) of the UK’s 32,000km rail network is not electrified despite ambitious decarbonisation targets set by the Government. Broader electrification plans have been scrapped or delayed in recent years,…
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7th July 2020 0

WILLIAMS ADVANCED ENGINEERING APPOINTED GEN3 EXCLUSIVE BATTERY SYSTEM SUPPLIER OF THE ABB FIA FORMULA E WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP BY THE FIA WORLD MOTOR SPORT COUNCIL

WAE awarded Gen3 battery contract of the ABB FIA Formula E World Championship by the FIA World Motor Sport Council following a detailed tender process The announcement revives the highly successful relationship that began in 2014 The Gen3 battery specification will showcase energy density, power and fast charge capability Williams Advanced Engineering (WAE) has been…
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6th July 2020 0

FEV BEGINS OPERATIONS AT THE WORLD’S LARGEST DEVELOPMENT AND TEST CENTER FOR HIGH VOLTAGE BATTERIES FOR PASSENGER AND COMMERCIAL VEHICLES

The development center (eDLP), which is located in the triangle between Halle, Dessau and Leipzig, includes state-of-the-art test technologies designed for all standardized and client-specific test requirements for high-voltage battery systems. In addition to enabling all developmental tests to be conducted in one place, the 350 kN shaker with climate hood provides another globally unique…
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30th June 2020 0

Electra Commercial Vehicles Announce Battery Passport

Electra Commercial Vehicles is delighted to announce it has signed up to the Battery Passport service, which will roll out on all vehicles as they come off the production line. Battery Passport will enable vehicle owners to better understand their batteries and provide a pathway for those batteries to be sold into the second-life market…
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24th June 2020 0

Steatite delivers first battery module to power NOC’s latest Autosub

Steatite has delivered the first battery module for the National Oceanography Centre’s latest autonomous research submersible, Autosub 2KUI. Steatite is a partner at the NOC’s Marine Robotics Innovation Centre and has been working collaboratively with the NOC for several years. The Autosub Long Range, more affectionately known as Boaty McBoatface, is already powered by Steatite…
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16th June 2020 0

Northvolt and Hydro launch joint venture to enable electric vehicle battery recycling

Hydro and Northvolt establish a joint venture, Hydro Volt, to harness recycling synergies between battery and aluminum industries   · Hydro Volt aims to leverage the advanced Norwegian market for electric vehicles to secure sustainable feed of battery materials   · Joint recycling hub to start operations in Norway in 2021 STOCKHOLM/OSLO – Northvolt and…
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15th June 2020 0

Battery specialist introduces smart batteries with 21700 size cells

Professional battery manufacturer Accutronics is bringing a new range of smart batteries to the European market for use in medical, industrial and other professional electronic devices.  The new batteries, manufactured by Accutronics’ US-based partner Inspired Energy, are the first in their range to use the latest 21700 sized cells, offering longer runtimes than existing 18650 based…
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9th June 2020 0

What is the future of battery storage in the UK?

I was delighted to take part in an expert panel discussion recently, exploring the ‘coming of age’ of energy storage in the UK and in particular, what the key challenges and opportunities are and how the market is expected to evolve moving forward. As a company that has been at the forefront of this sector…
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3rd June 2020 0