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New Battery Separator Allows for Liquified Gas Electrolyte, Extremely Low Temperature Performance
Nanoengineers at the University of California, San Diego, have developed a separator that keeps the gas-based electrolytes from vaporizing. This new separator could help prevent the buildup of pressure inside the battery that leads to swelling and explosions, and also boosts battery performance at ultra-low temperatures.

Mikolajczak Takes VP Manufacturing Engineering Role at QuantumScape
Celina Mikolajczak, formerly of Tesla, Uber, and Panasonic, is joining QuantumScape Corporation as Vice President of Manufacturing Engineering. In this role, Mikolajczak will lead the transition of the company's tools and manufacturing processes from research and development to production.

Tracing Oxygen Loss from Electrodes: DOE, Stanford Team Image Oxygen Vacancies
When lithium ions flow in and out of a battery electrode during charging and discharging, a tiny bit of oxygen seeps out and the battery's voltage fades an equally tiny bit. But the losses mount over time and can eventually sap the battery's energy storage capacity by 10-15%.

New Joint Industry Program Investigates Battery Degradation For the Grid
Southwest Research Institute, San Antonio, Tex., has launched a new Joint Industry Program (JIP) to investigate energy storage systems for the grid. JIP efforts will include developing new test cycles for batteries employed in grid applications, estimating the life span of batteries and their potential for failure.

NanoGraf Announces Highest Energy Density 18650 Cylindrical Lithium-Ion Cell
NanoGraf has announced the highest energy density 18650 cylindrical lithium-ion cell in the world, achieving a 28% longer run time than traditional cell chemistries.


Top-loading, Slim-Line 20mm Coin Cell Holders from Keystone

These Vertical Mount, Coin Cell Holders allow for top entry of 2032, 2025 or two 2016 coin cell batteries. These holders (Cat. #1074) join Keystone's full line of vertical 20mm coin cell holders.

Designed to retain cells securely under shock and vibration, this "Vibra-Fit" holder features a UL 94V-0 rated housing and tin-plated brass contacts providing low contact resistance and simplified THM mounting on PCBs. Its narrow profile and vertical battery entry design affords a minimal footprint for high-density PCB packages allowing users to stack two 2016 cells on top of each other to achieve 6 Volts of power or for single cell 3 Volt applications from the same board footprint. Ideal for circuit backup power, it accepts all major manufacturers batteries.

Keystone's extensive line of battery hardware for SMT and THM applications includes clips, holders, retainers and straps in a wide variety of configurations and sizes available through its global distribution network.


BriteShot Charges Up With BritePower Modular Power System
BriteShot, an industry leader in LED lighting solutions and expert in COVID decontamination products, expands its product lineup with the new BritePower modular power system. This mobile and rugged energy delivery solution provides continuous power via hot-swappable lithium-ion manganese phosphate battery packs. With its small footprint and long lifecycle, BritePower packs provide energy for commercial applications, including film and entertainment as well as home use.

Sodium-ion batteries offer the UK an opportunity to take a lead in sustainable battery market
The Faraday Institution has released a report "Sodium-ion Batteries: Inexpensive and Sustainable Energy Storage" which informs that sodium-ion batteries are an emerging battery technology with promising cost, safety, sustainability and performance advantages over current commercialised lithium-ion batteries. Faradion, a UK based company and a world leader in the field, welcomes the report as well as the announcement from Chinese battery manufacturer CATL that it will start manufacturing sodium-ion batteries later this year.

Sunlight Launches Battery Assembly Hub in North Carolina
Systems Sunlight, a global leader within the energy storage sector announces plans to invest $150 million into the development of the US battery sector over the next two years through a series of mergers and acquisitions. The first stage of this investment includes the launch of the company's first subsidiary and assembly hub within the United States. Having worked with local distributors across the US for the last nine years, the launch will aid Sunlight to better service existing and future customers and grow the US' lead and lithium battery market with the introduction of new battery applications. Following an investment of $10 million, the new subsidiary has a total floor plan of 105,000 square feet and an annual capacity of over 2 GWh in lithium and lead technologies.

Cementex Announces New Digital Voltage Phasing Meter Set
Cementex, the safety tool specialists, announces the new Digital Voltage Phasing Meter Set, ideal for measuring overhead and underground voltages. The new Digital Voltage Phasing Meter Set handles 0–40 kilovolts (kV) and can be used on higher voltages up to 240 kV if used with additional pairs of extension resistors. The device automatically adjusts the voltage display to match resistors if used. With three operation modes, AC, Hi-Pot, and DC, the Digital Voltage Phasing Meter Set features a large easy to read digital display and analog bar graph, with a lighted background.

AMADA WELD TECH Announces Supply of Battery Pack Welding System to TWIG Power for New High-Performance Cobra MOTO Motocross Electric Motorcycle
AMADA WELD TECH, Inc., a leading manufacturer of welding, marking, cutting, sealing, and bonding technology, announces it supplied a 300 ADP Capacitive Discharge Battery Pack Welding System to Michigan-based TWIG Power for use in U.S. motorcycle manufacturer Cobra MOTO, LLC's new CX-E5 Electric Motorcycle. TWIG and Cobra are partnering in the development of new high-performance electric motorcycles designed to compete in the new electric youth classes for AMA motocross competition. The AMADA WELD TECH welder helped TWIG achieve the integration of electronics and high-performance materials that was key to making the pack a reality.




 Allison Proffitt
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