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  • Constructing Tomorrow’s EV Gigafactories - BATTERY POWER INSIGHTS | As the world embraces the hybrid and electric vehicle (EV) revolution, the need for gigafactories— massive facilities producing batteries—will continue to surge. The construction of EV battery facilities presents unique challenges and risks that must be carefully managed. From the intricate chemical makeup of batteries to the potential dangers of thermal… more..
  • New Materials Driving Innovation in Rechargeable Batteries - BATTERY POWER NEWS | At the recent International Battery Seminar and Exhibition, several companies shared their efforts developing alternative electrode materials, electrolytes, separators, and current collector metals. Representatives from Nippon Steel Chemical and Materials Co., Feon Energy, Celgard, BenQ Materials Corporation, Dimien, and Enovix shared their innovations in these areas. more..
  • Solid-State Anode-Free Sodium-Ion Batteries Are Here - BATTERY POWER NEWS | “Today will be the first time we release information about sodium all-solid-state batteries in anode-free setup,” Shirley Meng told the audience at last month’s International Battery Seminar & Exhibit. more..
  • Building Better Batteries: How Advanced LIMS Enable Higher Quality, More Sustainable Batteries  - BATTERY POWER ONLINE | The battery production industry is facing unprecedented challenges—from skyrocketing demand and increasing regulatory scrutiny, to mounting pressure for better battery quality and performance. Manufacturers that fail to effectively navigate these difficulties risk reduced profits and losing market share to better-prepared competitors.   more..
  • Albemarle on Lithium Innovations to Fuel Electrification - BATTERY POWER NEWS | At the International Battery Seminar last month, Job Rijssenbeek outlined how Albemarle functions within the lithium-ion battery ecosystem and what the company is doing to be a team player. more..
  • Battery Innovator Award and Panasonic’s Cylindrical Cell Preferences - BATTERY POWER NEWS | Shoichiro Watanabe, CTO of Panasonic Energy, accepted the Shep Wolsky Battery Innovator Award last month at the 2024 International Battery Seminar. In his address, Watanabe championed the three-fold improvement in battery energy density seen over the last 30 years of development and expressed appreciation for the increased adoption of electric vehicles… more..
  • Tesla’s Tape Tests: Optimizing Small Things - BATTERY POWER NEWS | Steve He from Tesla wanted to talk about adhesive tape. At the 2024 International Battery Seminar, He explored the “little things” that can impact battery life and efficiency and discussed Tesla’s plans to optimize. more..
  • The Cutting Edge in Lithium-Ion Batteries: Electrolyte Movement - BATTERY POWER NEWS | The International Battery Seminar and Exhibit welcomed more than 2,100 participants to Orlando, Florida, this month. Professor Jeffrey Dahn, Dalhousie University, reported on electrolyte movement and his quest to extend the lifetime of batteries. more..

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Lightning eMotors’ Late-Model EVs Go to Auction on May 30th

May 22, 2024

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Loveland

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LOVELAND, Colorado (5/21/2024)—A Tiger Group online auction on May 30 gives fleet operators, repair shops, carmakers and other potential buyers the chance to bid on $10 million in parts, tools, equipment and EVs formerly owned by Lightning eMotors.   The Loveland-based company converted conventional, fossil fuel-burning vehicles into zero-emission EVs for fleet-operating customers that included municipalities, school systems and medical businesses. Its operations were not continued after it entered receivership and was purchased by a third party.   “Lightning eMotors developed an efficient process for adding new drivetrains, electric motors and battery packs to existing chassis,” explained Chad Farrell, Managing

Quidnet Energy Announces 300 MW Strategic Partnership and $10M Investment from Hunt Energy Network

May 22, 2024

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Houston

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TX

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United States

Quidnet Energy, a pioneer in long-duration energy storage solutions, today announced a strategic partnership with a $10 million investment from Hunt Energy Network (HEN), a leader in energy storage and part of an affiliation of companies with experience in subsurface development. The two Texas-based companies will collaborate on a build-transfer program for 300 MW of storage projects utilizing Quidnet Energy's (Quidnet) innovative Geomechanical Energy Storage (GES) technology in the Electric Reliability Council of Texas (ERCOT) grid operating region. The two companies will work together to address ERCOT’s urgent need for energy storage as the grid operator onboards an increasing number of

Lightning eMotors’ Late-Model EVs Go to Auction on May 30th

May 22, 2024

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Loveland

,

CO

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United States

A Tiger Group online auction on May 30 gives fleet operators, repair shops, carmakers and other potential buyers the chance to bid on $10 million in parts, tools, equipment and EVs formerly owned by Lightning eMotors. The Loveland-based company converted conventional, fossil fuel-burning vehicles into zero-emission EVs for fleet-operating customers that included municipalities, school systems and medical businesses. Its operations were not continued after it entered receivership and was purchased by a third party. “Lightning eMotors developed an efficient process for adding new drivetrains, electric motors and battery packs to existing chassis,” explained Chad Farrell, Managing Director, Tiger Commercial &

Battery Company Theion Receives Third-Party Validation for Ultra-Fast Charging and Safe Battery Anode

May 16, 2024

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Berlin

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Germany

Breakthrough chemistry ideally suited to electric aviation Also transformative to electrified mobility, such as automotive and marine Solves dendrite safety issue of lithium metal foil anode Over 2,000 cycles reached in symmetrical cells marking a significant safety milestone High energy density anode enables ultra-fast charging Significant milestone towards theion’s goal of achieving 1,000 Wh/kg in lithium-sulphur batteries Berlin based battery company theion announces a disruptive innovation in battery technology, with its breakthrough anode chemistry. One of the biggest challenges of batteries using lithium metal foils on the anode is the formation of dendrites during fast charging and discharging, ultimately creating

Earth Day challenge awards $400,000 Grand Prize to Urban Electric Power’s rechargeable alkaline battery to power critical facilities during blackouts

May 16, 2024

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Washington, D.C.

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United States

Aiming to power critical facilities during grid blackouts and help prepare the nation for climate change, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has awarded the $400,000 Grand Prize in its Clean Power for Hours Challenge to Urban Electric Power for its rechargeable alkaline battery energy storage system. DHS launched the prize competition on Earth Day 2023. It’s the second in a series on national climate resilience, and part of an agency-wide effort to address the risks posed by extreme weather events linked to climate change. This Challenge sought innovative power solutions to keep critical facilities such as hospitals, water and

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