Advanced AutoBat: News, Notes From The Show
Representatives from all sectors of the electric vehicle battery industry gathered on Coronado Island in San Diego, Calif. for the Advanced Automotive Battery Conference (AABC). The week opened with a series of tutorials covering materials chemistry all the way up to pack engineering and an overview of the entire rechargeable battery market.
The Global Future of Automotive Lithium-ion Batteries
The energy was palpable at the Advanced Automotive Battery Conference in San Diego last month as the latest research, engineering, manufacturing, and market perspectives on batteries and electric vehicles (EVs) were presented. The rechargeable lithium-ion battery market for electric vehicles is now at $30–40 billion and poised to exceed $100 billion.
Rachid Yazami on Real-Time Battery Monitoring
How can we maximize battery life? How can we charge faster? How can we eliminate the infamous accounts of exploding batteries? Rachid Yazami, battery pioneer believes he has the best solution to this problem and wants to see his technology incorporated into every battery on the planet.
Approaching Current Challenges With BMS Testing
Who's responsible for battery management system (BMS) testing? The vehicle OEM, the cell/module/pack supplier, or the contract manufacturer? This is a question with nuanced answers, says Peter Blume, president and founder of Bloomy.
Fire Tests, Battery Recycling In Alaska, System Deployments: June 2019
Updates from the battery industry including new research on fire tests of lithium ion battery-based energy storage systems, retrieval and recycling efforts based in Alaska, and battery system deployments at Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton.
Nissan Leaf Battery Performance Imperils Second-Hand Grid Plans
Nissan recently stated that because its battery packs in its Leaf electric vehicle are so good, it is going to have to recover and then re-use the packs in energy storage applications.
Responsible Battery Coalition, University of Michigan Publish 'Green Principles' For EV Batteries
The Responsible Battery Coalition and the University of Michigan have published ten new "Green Principles" for managing the full lifecycle of electric vehicle (EV) batteries.
Researchers Develop Semiliquid Lithium Metal Anode
Researchers from Carnegie Mellon University have developed a semiliquid lithium metal-based anode that represents a new paradigm in battery design.
AMADA MIYACHI AMERICA Announces CD-V Series Welding Power Supplies
AMADA MIYACHI AMERICA INC., a leading manufacturer of resistance welding, laser welding, marking, cutting, and micro machining equipment and systems, announces the CD-V Series of Capacitive Discharge Power Supplies and TL-V Series of weld heads.
ASCO Releases Best-In-Class Critical Power Management System
ASCO Power Technologies, the world's leading provider of critical power solutions, released a major revision of its PowerQuest Critical Power Management System (CPMS).
New Partnership Expands Research into Rechargeable Battery Systems
The Next-Generation Energy Conversion and Storage Technologies Lab (NECSTL) at the University of Pittsburgh's Energy Innovation Center has announced a new energy research partnership with Malvern Panalytical.
Natron Energy Awarded California Energy Commission Grant to Pair Energy Storage with EV Fast Charging
Natron Energy, a provider of battery products using Prussian Blue chemistry, has been awarded a $3 million grant by the California Energy Commission (CEC) for "Advanced Energy Storage for Electric Vehicle Charging Support."