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

May 16, 2024

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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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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

South 8 Partners with NanoGraf on $6.4M U.S. Army Contract to Advance Domestic Lithium-ion Battery Production

May 16, 2024

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San Diego

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South 8 Technologies (South 8), the developer of LiGas®, a liquefied gas electrolyte for advanced lithium-ion batteries, announced today that it is collaborating with NanoGraf to deliver higher energy, safer, and lighter batteries for soldiers in the battlefield. South 8’s $6.4 million subcontract with NanoGraf will support the U.S. Army Combat Capabilities Development Command C5ISR Center (DEVCOM). South 8 will develop and deliver a high-rate injection system for its LiGas electrolyte to bolster domestic production of cylindrical lithium-ion batteries under the Defense Innovation Unit (DIU)’s Family of Advanced Standard Batteries (FAStBat) initiative. U.S. soldiers are often weighed down by more than 20 pounds of lithium-ion batteries when in the

BESS Failures: Study by EPRI, PNNL, and TWAICE Identifies Opportunities for Battery Analytics to Prevent Incidents

May 15, 2024

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Chicago

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Illinois

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TWAICE, the leading provider of battery analytics software,  Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI) and Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL) published today their joint study: the most recent, comprehensive publicly available analysis of the root causes of battery energy storage system (BESS) failure incidents. In aggregating why battery systems have failed in the past in an easily accessible format, the report will help guide efforts to mitigate storage incidents in the future and minimize BESS risk. The report draws primarily from EPRI’s BESS Failure Incident Database which the authors updated and analyzed to categorize failure incidents by cause and failed element. Of the 81 events in the

Sherwin-Williams and Hodess Cleanrooms to Co-Present at First-Ever Battery Giga Factories Forum in the U.S.

May 14, 2024

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Cleveland

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Ohio

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Sherwin-Williams and Hodess Cleanrooms to Co-Present at First-Ever Battery Giga Factories Forum in the U.S. Industry leaders team up to highlight the role coatings can play in streamlining and safeguarding mega-construction projects Sherwin-Williams Protective & Marine Coatings and Hodess Cleanrooms will deliver a shared perspective on how coatings selection influences the speed, safety and long-term success of mega-construction projects like electric vehicle (EV) battery production facilities. The joint session will take place at the Excellence in Construction, Design and Engineering of Battery Giga Factories Forum for North America in Atlanta, Georgia, on May 23. Led by Joseph Windover, Construction Solutions

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