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Predicting and Preventing Thermal Runaway and Navigating the Regulatory Environment of Lithium-ion Battery Safety
Leaders in the field came together virtually at the International Battery Seminar to share updates and best practices on the evolving landscape of battery safety. Because safety is tied to all aspects of battery chemistry, manufacturing, and use-cases, the representation of stakeholders was particularly diverse.

Designing the EV Battery of the Future: Why One Size No Longer Fits All
Rapid advances in battery chemistry combined with evolving mobility habits are challenging the traditional approach to optimizing battery performance. Dr. Doron Myersdorf, CEO of extreme fast charging pioneer StoreDot, explains why battery manufacturers must find new ways to increase the versatility of battery performance at the chemistry level.


Keystone Battery Holders with PCB Connectors

Keystone Electronics offers a broad selection of the popular plastic battery holders with optional pre-installed PCB connector plugs to the end of 6" wires for simplified installations. These durable battery holders are molded from Polypropylene or ABS with polarity tabs and markings to ensure proper polarity and connectivity. Spring contacts are made from steel with Nickel-plating and PC Connector Plugs from Nylon 6/6 with UL 94V-0 flammability rating.

These plastic holders accommodate a wide range of cylindrical batteries: AA, AAA, CR2, 12v and N cells from all major manufacturers. Each holder size is available for 1 to 4 battery configurations. All Keystone products are available through the company's global distribution network and online.


Sakuu Poised to Unlock Mainstream Adoption of Electric Vehicles with World's First EV Battery 3D Printer
Sakuu Corporation (previously KeraCel Inc.), the leader in automated multi-process additive manufacturing (AM), has today announced a revolutionary new industrial-grade 3D printer for e-mobility batteries. The breakthrough technology will unlock the mainstream adoption of EV and e-mobility vehicles by solving the previous issues of cost, performance, sustainability, and range. Offering an industrial scale 'local' battery production capability, the Sakuu technology is likely to significantly expedite the use of EV's, by providing increased manufacturer and consumer confidence.

ENTEK Acquires NSG Battery Separator Business
Nippon Sheet Glass Co., Ltd. (Minato-ku, Tokyo) and ENTEK Technology Holdings LLC (Lebanon, Oregon) are excited to announce they have reached an agreement for ENTEK to acquire the majority stake in NSG's Battery Separator business (BSS). Both companies executed the relevant agreements and plan to complete the transfer of BSS in August 2021*. NSG Group will continue to cooperate with ENTEK in managing and developing BSS by holding minority stake in and appointing a director to the board of ENTEK's subsidiary in Japan as a commitment to retain and grow trust from the customers.

ESS Inc. to Become a Publicly Listed Company through Merger with ACON S2 Acquisition Corp.
ESS Tech, Inc. has entered into a definitive business combination agreement with ACON S2 Acquisition Corp. (NASDAQ: STWO); upon closing, the combined company expects to be listed on the New York Stock Exchange under the ticker symbol "GWH." ESS has developed a category-defining technology, an environmentally friendly, low-cost, long-duration storage battery engineered to support renewables and stabilize the electrical grid. Built from earth-abundant materials, the ESS solution can be deployed in a wide variety of environments, can operate across a wide temperature range and poses no explosion risk. Disrupting a large and fast-growing market, ESS is valued at approximately $1.1 billion.

Solid-state battery from Swiss HPB AG with excellent environmental balance solves fundamental problem for series production
The company High Performance Battery (HPB) has developed the world's first solid-state battery whose core - unlike all other solid-state battery projects - is the result of a chemical reaction within the battery. Whereas solid ion conductors are usually inserted into the battery as prefabricated parts, the HPB solid ion conductor is first created in the battery cell, similar to a "two-component glue". As a result, this technology elegantly solves significant hurdles for the series production of solid-state batteries as a possible successor technology to lithium-ion batteries.




 Allison Proffitt
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