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  • Best of Show Finalists Named for the 2024 International Battery Seminar - By Allison Proffitt  March 4, 2024 | Dozens of companies are showcasing new products at next week’s International Battery Seminar & Exhibit, and 15 have been named finalists in the Best of Show People’s Choice Awards. The Florida Battery community is invited to identify exceptional innovation in technologies used by life science professionals, voting on… more..
  • The Kinetic Advantages of Lithium-Indium Anodes - By Kyle Proffitt  February 28, 2024 | A group from Cornell has reported lithium ion coin cell batteries that charge in five minutes and can cycle at least 1,000 times while providing energy density on par with commercial products. Their work deals with optimizing the kinetics of lithium ion diffusion and reaction in the anode,… more..
  • Plenary Highlights from AABC San Diego - BATTERY POWER NEWS | At the latest Advanced Automotive Battery Conference, parallel tracks spanned the battery and EV sectors from raw materials sourcing and the latest electrode chemistry developments to cell and pack engineering all the way up to gigafactory manufacturing and the automation thereof. Representation on the exhibition floor paralleled the technical sessions: startups… more..
  • LG Energy Solutions on Market Health, BEV Drivers, Favorite Chemistries - BATTERY POWER NEWS | In December, at the Advanced Automotive Battery Conference, Robert Lee, President for North America and Chief Strategy Officer of LG Energy Solution, addressed the market shifts for electric vehicles in 2023 and the strategic choices LG Energy Solution has made for success. more..
  • Constriction at the Anode: Solid-State Battery Advance Using Composite Materials - BATTERY POWER NEWS | Harvard University researchers have created new solid-state batteries boasting 12-minute charge time and 80% capacity retention after 6,000+ charge-discharge cycles. The fundamental advance comes from understanding and controlling physical forces at the anode to enable improvements in density and performance. more..
  • Building An In-House Battery Monitoring System Is A Titanic Undertaking  - BATTERY POWER ONLINE | Sales reps for battery monitoring systems are tasked with two objectives: convince the customer that they need battery monitoring, and convince the customer they need their particular battery monitoring system. There is a third and less compelling objective: dissuade the customer from designing and building their own in-house battery monitoring systems… more..
  • NanoGraf Wins $15M Contract for Battery Interoperability - BATTERY POWER NEWS | NanoGraf has been awarded a contract worth up to $15 million to support the U.S. Army Combat Capabilities Development Command C5ISR Center according to the company. The contract is part of a Defense Innovation Unit (DIU) initiative focused on developing a Family of Advanced Standard Batteries (FAStBat) leveraging commercial technologies. more..
  • Delta-Q Technologies Meets Two Canadian Net-Zero Emissions Targets - BATTERY POWER ONLINE | In late December, Delta-Q Technologies, Burnaby, Canada, announced that it had achieved the goals of its Scope 1 and Scope 2 net-zero emissions targets. As outlined by Canada’s Greening Government Strategy, Scope 1 includes direct greenhouse emissions that come from sources that an organization directly owns or controls. Scope 2 emissions… more..

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AMADA WELD TECH INC. Highlights Battery Welding Solutions at the International Battery Seminar 2024 booth #316

March 4, 2024

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MONROVIA, CA – AMADA WELD TECH, INC., a leading manufacturer of welding, marking, cutting, sealing, and bonding equipment and systems, will be promoting their  EV and battery welding capabilities at the International Battery Seminar March 12-15, 2024 at the Loews Royal Pacific Resort in Orlando, FL. Visit booth #316 to explore different battery welding applications and get a hands-on demonstration of some our industry-leading products. On display will be the UB-4000A Linear DC Spot Welder paired with the THIN-LINEⓇ  TL-188B-EZ High Force Pneumatic Weld Head. Two resistance weld monitors will also be on display: MM-400B Desktop Resistance Weld Monitor and

CITGO Enters EV Space with Pilot Program in Michigan

March 1, 2024

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Houston

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TX

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United States

HOUSTON, Feb. 19, 2024 /PRNewswire/ -- CITGO Petroleum Corporation, along with longtime Marketer Folk Oil Company, recently launched an electric vehicle (EV) charging pilot program designed to meet the needs of EV drivers in Battle Creek, Mich. The CITGO location at 15551 11 Mile Road now offers both regular transportation fuel and EV charging stations. For added consumer convenience, EV Chargers include both Charging System (CCS) and the North American Charging Standard (NACS) plugs. "As a Marketer, we need to provide offerings that meet all types of transportation needs for our consumers," said Jim Linton, President of Folk Oil Company, "so we appreciate how CITGO is approaching the

ALBEMARLE AND THE BMW GROUP ANNOUNCE LONG-TERM PARTNERSHIP

March 1, 2024

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Charlotte

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NC

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United States

CHARLOTTE, N.C., Feb. 19, 2024 - Albemarle Corporation (NYSE: ALB), a global leader in providing essential elements for mobility, energy, connectivity, and health, today announced a definitive agreement with the BMW Group to deliver battery-grade lithium to help the automaker pursue high-performance, premium electric vehicles (EVs). This multi-year agreement, which takes effect in 2025, is one of the company’s largest ever globally and is of significant volume and value. In addition to supplying the BMW Group with lithium hydroxide, the two companies will partner on technology for safer and more energy dense lithium-ion batteries. “Albemarle is committed to building a

Green Cubes Announces Battery Pack to Power Computer Cart Systems

March 1, 2024

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Kokomo

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United States

February 29, 2024 – Green Cubes Technology (Green Cubes), the leader in producing lithium-ion power systems that facilitate the electrification of mobile workstations, today announced the Green Cubes Power Bank, a slim, rugged portable battery pack to extend the runtime of laptops and small computer systems. “Powering a laptop or computer system has never been easier using the adjustable DC output from the Power Bank,” said Robin Schneider, Director of Marketing for Green Cubes. “Simply connect any commercial power supply up to 100W with a USB-C connection for dependable, extended power.” With a universal DC output and built-in charger, the Power Bank simplifies

Nuvvon 100% Solid-State Polymer Electrolytes for Non-Flammable Batteries Are Safe for Global Air Shipment

February 19, 2024

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Bordentown

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NJ

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Bordentown, New Jersey, February 15, 2024…Solid-state polymer electrolytes developed by Nuvvon as a safe alternative to liquid electrolytes in the manufacture of non-flammable batteries are UL certified to DOT standard SP20798This allows Nuvvon prototype cells to be approved as safe for global air shipment.  To gain certification, Nuvvon solid-state pouch cells passed independent abuse testing by UL that included overcharge, and over discharge cycling. “As airlines are not yet conversant with new generation solid-state batteries, Nuvvon needed to follow the same stringent testing requirements as lithium-ion prototype cells to be deemed safe for air travel,” noted Jonathan Lex, Nuvvon Inc.’s

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