Category: Energy business

26th March 2020 | Silverstone

Three Innovations To Upend The Energy Storage Market

The battery craze isn’t really about batteries at all. It’s about something far grander than a battery, which is simply a conduit to a much bigger story.  Batteries are like the internet without Wifi.  The holy grail is energy storage.  And while perpetually bigger batteries themselves have emerged as the dominant solution to our energy…
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24th February 2020 0

Electric Vehicle Battery Bet Looks Set To Pay Off Big For Korea’s LG

When Tesla was looking for battery suppliers for its Chinese-made electric vehicles, it signed deals with two companies. One was an obvious choice: China’s CATL, the biggest EV battery maker in the world. The other was the LG Chem. It was a big deal for LG Chem, the flagship affiliate of LG Corp., one of…
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20th February 2020 0

Lithium-Sulfur Batteries Could Be Cheaper & More Energy Dense

Sales of new electric vehicles have been surging, but there are constraints around battery and vehicle production. New EVs have ranges of about 200-300 miles (322-483 km) or so. Potentially, lithium-sulfur batteries could expand EV ranges considerably and cost less because sulfur is a more abundant material than cobalt. Transportation is a major generator of…
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18th February 2020 0

E.ON, Volkswagen developing new flexible ultra-fast charging station

The establishment of a dense public network of ultra-fast EV charging stations can be realized much faster than previously assumed. E.ON and Volkswagen Group Components are giving a new impetus with the prototype of a new, flexible ultra-fast charging station that will be presented in Essen. By integrating a battery system, it will be possible…
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14th February 2020 0

GBatteries AI Technology Can Super Charge Batteries In 5 Minutes

One of the most challenging things about owning an electric vehicle (EV) is battery range, and just how long charging these batteries typically takes. A company based out of Ottawa, Canada, called GBatteries is trying to solve this charge time dilemma. GBatteries was started in 2014 to help accelerate the use of EVs by reducing…
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13th February 2020 0

Battery tech in electric cars presents a huge opportunity to SA mining

SA is by far the world’s largest manganese producer and is estimated to have 70% of the world’s manganese reserves The global motor industry is moving increasingly towards electric vehicles (EVs) from the carbon-emitting internal combustion engine. This requires extensive investment in battery technology, which presents huge opportunities for SA mining. Various rare-earth minerals are…
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11th February 2020 0

Lincoln And Rivian To Collaborate On New Battery-Powered SUV

After months of speculation, Ford has finally revealed what it plans to collaborate on with Rivian Automotive as part of the auto maker’s original investment in the budding electric vehicle builder. Lincoln, Ford’s luxury brand, will work with the Plymouth, Michigan-based EV maker to develop a fully electric sport utility vehicle. Though tight-lipped about the…
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5th February 2020 0

Are Batteries The New Oil?

The world of transport is awash in batteries today. Battery innovation is a fiercely competitive space. Investment dollars are pouring into battery tech and manufacturing every day. None of this is a surprise, given that the globe is poised for widespread electrification over the next several decades. Many of the limitations that challenge electrical infrastructure…
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4th February 2020 0

UKBIC: Building complete for new electric car battery centre in Coventry

The first of more than £60 million of equipment has been delivered to the new UK Battery Industrialisation Centre (UKBIC) near Coventry, which will open later this year. The practical completion of the new 18,000m2 building has been achieved and phase two is now underway to add the production equipment, services and the internal finish…
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29th January 2020 0

Bish bash Bosch: German giant gives £38m endorsement to UK fuel cell maker Ceres Power

Ceres Power, the British fuel cell maker, got a £38m vote of confidence from German engineering giant Bosch last week. The Aim-listed firm’s shares rocketed 12 per cent today on the announcement that Bosch had increased its stake in the company. Bosch increased its share in Ceres Power to 18 per cent, leaving the British…
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27th January 2020 0