Category: research

8th October 2020 | Silverstone

New electrode design may lead to more powerful batteries 26th August 2020 admin Research 0

An MIT team has devised a lithium metal anode that could improve the longevity and energy density of future batteries. New research by engineers at MIT and elsewhere could lead to batteries that can pack more power per pound and last longer, based on the long-sought goal of using pure lithium metal as one of…
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26th August 2020 0

More than £60 million of equipment delivered to UKBIC

The first of more than £60 million of equipment has been delivered to the new £129 million UK Battery Industrialisation Centre (UKBIC) near Coventry which will open later this year. The practical completion of the new 18,000 sqm building has been achieved and phase two is now underway to add the production equipment, services and…
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18th August 2020 0

Innovate UK – More R&D funding to develop projects set to boost local economic growth across the UK

Seventeen new projects that will harness research and innovation excellence to boost local growth have been given early stage investment from UKRI’s Strength in Places Fund. Covering a wide range of innovative sectors including healthcare, cyber security, construction and clean energy, the projects will also tackle some of the biggest challenges facing the UK today.…
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17th August 2020 0

Quest to improve battery performance leads to discovery of rare glassy metal

Materials scientists scrutinizing the first few moments of battery recharging encountered an astonishing entity. Their discovery defied expectations, logic and experience. More importantly, it may open the door to better batteries, faster catalysts and other materials science leaps. Scientists from Idaho National Laboratory and University of California San Diego investigated the earliest stages of lithium…
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7th August 2020 0

‘Under the Hood’ in Batteries to Push for Next-Gen Performance

Source: https://scitechdaily.com/seeing-under-the-hood-in-batteries-to-push-for-next-gen-performance/ Technique adapted at Berkeley Lab X-ray facility finds growing use for next-gen battery R&D. From next-gen smartphones to longer-range electric cars and an improved power grid, better batteries are driving tech innovation. And to push batteries beyond their present-day performance, researchers want to see “under the hood” to learn how the individual ingredients of…
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20th April 2020 0

Organic Battery Breakthrough Makes Lithium-Ion Batteries More Environmentally Friendly

York University researchers have discovered a way to make Lithium-powered batteries more environmentally friendly while retaining performance, stability and storage capacity. Their latest breakthrough is the creation of a new carbon-based organic molecule that can replace the cobalt now used in cathodes or positive electrodes in lithium-ion batteries. The new material addresses the shortcomings of…
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27th March 2020 0

Total says to build France’s biggest battery power storage project

The 25 megawatt (MW) capacity battery power storage facility in Dunkirk, northern France, will be used to provide fast power reserve services to support the stability of the French electricity grid, the company said. Energy major Total said on Thursday it had launched a project to construct the largest battery storage facility in France which…
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26th March 2020 0

Coronavirus could have a lasting effect on China-dominated lithium sector

It’s been a tough time for miners of lithium, the metal essential to many high-performing batteries. Just as the market looked to be crawling out of a two-year slump that knocked about 60% off the battery metal’s prices, its biggest player, China, has been hammered by the novel coronavirus outbreak. Three major mining firms have…
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20th March 2020 0

Dacia Spring Electric unveiled, on sale in early 2021

Dacia has revealed the next part in its product offensive with the Dacia Spring Electric: a concept car previewing its first all-electric model as it joins the zero-emission revolution. In just 15 years Dacia has grown to more 6.5 million customers worldwide across the Logan, Sandero and Duster models. The Spring Electric showcases the next…
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18th March 2020 0

IndianOil to field test metal-air batteries for EVs

he State-run fossil fuel giant Indian Oil Corporation Ltd (Indian Oil) which is developing an aluminium air battery in collaboration with an Israeli company Phinergy. Recently it has taken a minority stake from the Israel based startup. It is all set to begin field trials with a couple of leading Indian original equipment manufacturers (OEM)s…
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10th March 2020 0