Category: battery life

8th October 2020 | Silverstone

Ilika launches tiny new solid-state battery for medical devices

Solid-state battery technology company Ilika announced the launch of its ‘Stereax M50’ millimetre-scale solid-state batteries designed for medical implants. The AIM-traded firm said the Stereax M50 took solid-state batteries to “a new level” of miniaturisation, which would enable medical device innovations that had previously been limited by the available battery technology. It explained that the medical technology…
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3rd April 2020 0

12V Marine Lithium Batteries the Boats of the Future

Whether you’re a commercial fisherman, captain, compete in fishing tournaments regularly, or simply just enjoy going out to the sandbar on the weekends, you probably realize that the number one problem when boating is having a reliable battery. Our marine lithium-ion batteries provide both starting power and can allow you to safely use 100% DOD…
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25th March 2020 0

Diamond batteries ‘could offer decades worth of energy’

Experts at the University of Bristol and the UK Atomic Energy Authority (UKAEA) have teamed up to develop diamond batteries that ‘could provide decades worth of energy in one charge’. The pilot project is in the early stages of establishing a production line of diamond batteries that could power computer chips, smoke alarms, pacemakers and…
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24th 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

Samsung Reveals New Solid State Lithium Metal Battery With 900Wh/L Density

Global battery powerhouse Samsung’s Advanced Institute of Technology (SAIT) and the Samsung R&D Institute Japan (SRJ) just published a new study highlighting its next-generation solid-state battery. The new lithium metal solid-state battery delivers better energy density than more traditional lithium-ion batteries and promises to usher in a new generation of batteries to power all our…
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13th March 2020 0

EcoGraf advances funding process to build graphite plant for lithium-ion battery market

EcoGraf Ltd (ASX: EGR) has confirmed Export Finance will consider the provision of debt finance for the new US$72 million battery graphite purification plant in Kwinana, West Australia. Export Finance is a corporate entity that operates under the Australian Government Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade, providing financial solutions for Australian companies to enable them to…
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11th March 2020 0

Unipart wins logistics contract for Jaguar Land Rover Battery Assembly Centre

Unipart Logistics has won a three-year contract to service the new Jaguar Land Rover Battery Assembly Centre in the West Midlands. The Battery Assembly Centre will be one of the largest of its kind in the UK, using new production techniques and technologies to manufacture battery packs for future Jaguar and Land Rover vehicles from…
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6th March 2020 0

Tesla’s Next-Gen Non-LFP Battery Protects Against Impending Cobalt Crisis

Production of electric cars in Europe is stalling due to a lack of battery supply. Meanwhile, and not entirely unrelated, it looks as if the majority of Europe’s carmakers will overshoot their fleet carbon emissions limits this year, and be subject to major fines. Audi is the latest carmaker to slow down, or even pause…
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2nd March 2020 0

More Powerful Batteries Possible With MIT’s New Electrode Design

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 February 2020 0

Ultrasound Device Improves Lithium Battery Capacity and Charge Time

The device brings lithium metal batteries one step closer to commercial viability. Researchers at the University of California San Diego developed an ultrasound-emitting device that brings lithium metal batteries, or LMBs, one step closer to commercial viability. Although the research team focused on LMBs, the device can be used in any battery, regardless of chemistry.…
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25th February 2020 0