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  • 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..
  • Best of Show Winners Named for the 2024 International Battery Seminar - BATTERY POWER NEWS | At last week’s International Battery Seminar & Exhibit winners and honorable mention awardees of the Best of Show Awards included entries from Semplastics/X-BATT, Amprius Technologies, Enovix Corporation, EVE Energy Company, and Westwater Resources.  more..
  • Lithium Supply for the EV Transition - BATTERY POWER ONLINE | Lithium is but one piece in the complex and interwoven battery supply chain. As the US seeks to onshore manufacturing, the landscape for lithium and other battery components will continue to evolve. At the recent Advanced Automotive Battery Conference (AABC), a host of speakers tackled the challenges in securing lithium for… more..
  • Best of Show Finalists Named for the 2024 International Battery Seminar - BATTERY POWER NEWS | Dozens of companies are showcasing new products at next week’s International Battery Seminar & Exhibit, and 17 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 in the battery space, voting on the most impactful new… more..
  • The Kinetic Advantages of Lithium-Indium Anodes - BATTERY POWER NEWS | 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, and it led… more..

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Steatite’s Battery Business Unit Rebrands as Custom Power

April 8, 2024

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Crewkerne

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Crewkerne, UK, 4th April 2024 - Steatite, a leading UK battery pack manufacturer providing power technology solutions for critical applications, has announced it has rebranded its Batteries Business Unit as Custom Power. This change of name marks a strategic decision to align with their sister company in the United States, already trading as Custom Power, and present a unified global identity. Based in Crewkerne, Somerset, the company supplies custom-built battery packs and battery technology for use in some of the harshest and most demanding environments. Also included in the rebrand is eTech Developments, the consultancy and product development business specialising

C&D Technologies Introduces High Temperature Telecom Battery that Delivers Cost Savings and Long-lasting Backup Power

April 8, 2024

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Horsham

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PA

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United States

Horsham, PA – April 1, 2024 – C&D Technologies, a leader in innovation and delivery of energy storage solutions to power the world safely and sustainably for over a century, introduces the TEL-HT telecom high temperature valve regulated lead–acid (VRLA) batteries. The TEL-HT series features C&D’s longest-lasting VRLA batteries for the telecom market and creates approximately 20% cost savings to provide operators with reliable, cost-efficient backup power. “Our new TEL-HT is the most recent example of C&D innovation. Services providers realize lower cost of ownership and reliable performance, so they have greater peace of mind related to backup power. TEL-HT

Nexeon Breaks Ground on First Silicon Anode Material Production Site, Securing Path to 2025 Delivery

April 8, 2024

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Gunsan

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South Korea

Construction has officially begun on Nexeon's first commercial-scale silicon anode material plant. Nexeon is on track to deliver silicon anode material starting in 2025, fulfilling the previously announced binding supply agreement with Panasonic. The strategically located site in Gunsan, South Korea, sits adjacent to OCI's facilities, enabling a "fenceline" supply of silane, a critical raw material. This co-located site with OCI enables capital efficient scaling for both companies, ensuring delivery of low-cost, superior silicon anode materials. By 2030, the new facility will have the capacity to produce significant volumes of material annually, allowing Nexeon to supply its pipeline of customers

Allye launches the MAX Power, establishes new Nürburgring record-breaking trailer lap time.

April 8, 2024

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London

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England

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United Kingdom

UK clean-tech start-up Allye Energy creates the MAX Power battery energy storage system – lighter, faster, more powerful. The high-performance MAX Power, towed by a Tesla Model X Plaid, set a new trailer lap record of 11 minutes and 55 seconds. The Allye MAX Power is a technological tour-de-force, with active aerodynamics, cutting-edge GaN power electronics, adaptive damping and independent torque vectoring setting new standards for battery energy storage. First in a range of high-performance variants from Allye created by its skunkworks “E” division, showcasing mobility and power with thoroughbred racetrack performance. London 01/04/2024: In an electrifying display of power

Thermo Fisher Scientific Announces a New In-line Metrology Solution to Improve Battery Safety and Performance

March 27, 2024

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Waltham

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MA

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United States

Waltham, MA (March 27, 2024) – To address the needs of the rapidly growing battery market, Thermo Fisher Scientific today introduced the Thermo Scientific™ LInspector™ Edge In-line Mass Profilometer, which delivers full-width electrode mass loading measurement and provides battery manufacturers with the data needed to make better, safer batteries, more efficiently. The LInspector Edge analyzer introduces the next generation of metrology capabilities through a new analytical technique, in-line mass profilometry, measuring complete edge-to-edge coating profiles in milliseconds with unprecedented resolution and precision.   Uniform, defect-free coatings are essential for superior battery performance, for the attainment of higher charge densities, faster

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