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  • Tubular Arrays to Solve Chemical and Mechanical Challenges of Lithium Metal Batteries  - BATTERY POWER NEWS | In a Nature paper published earlier this month, Professor Ju Li, MIT, and collaborators reported that materials that possess both ionic and electronic conductivity could serve as stable architectures for lithium metal. more..
  • Nobel Laureate On The Future Of Lithium-Ion Batteries - BATTERY POWER NEWS | Stanley Whittingham by no means believes that lithium ion batteries are a solved problem. The winner of the 2019 Nobel Prize in Chemistry for the development of the lithium-ion battery quickly lists future areas of research. more..
  • Stanford Team Develops Fireproof Solid State Electrolyte - BATTERY POWER NEWS | A team of researchers from Stanford University has developed a fireproof, ultralightweight polymer-polymer solid-state electrolyte. The solution could provide increased energy densities while improving safety for lithium-ion batteries. The work was published online this week in ACS Nano Letters. more..
  • SPARKZ Licenses Oak Ridge Cobalt-Free Technology - BATTERY POWER NEWS | Energy storage startup SPARKZ Inc. has exclusively licensed five battery technologies from the Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory designed to eliminate cobalt metal in lithium-ion batteries. The advancement is aimed at accelerating the production of electric vehicles and energy storage solutions for the power grid. more..
  • Sandia Develops Paper-Thin Battery Health Detector To Be Embedded In Batteries - BATTERY POWER NEWS | A paper-thin radio-frequency detector designed to work inside a lithium-ion battery provides information about battery health while charging and discharging. The work was funded by Sandia National Laboratory's Laboratory Directed Research and Development program. more..
  • Global EV Sales For 2019: Maybe People Just Want Teslas - BATTERY POWER NEWS | With 2019 numbers coming in on auto sales in China and the US, the outlook for electric vehicles isn’t particularly bright.   more..
  • Passion and Process in Battery Research: Harnessing Nature’s Bounty  - BATTERY POWER INSIGHTS | Chunmei Ban works on materials science for battery applications. She talks with Battery Power Online about the future of solid-state batteries, what the battery market needs, and what inspires her. more..
  • Enevate Announces New Technology For Extreme Fast Charging - BATTERY POWER NEWS | Enevate today announced its new 4th generation technology optimized for high volume commercialization and manufacturing at gigafactory scale. The new XFC-Energy technology achieves 5-minute charging to 75% capacity with 800 Wh/L cell energy density. Today’s conventional large-format Li-ion EV cells are at 500-600 Wh/L and typically take over 1 hour to… more..

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Industry Spotlight

The International Battery Seminar & Exhibit is the premier event showcasing the state of the art of worldwide energy storage technology developments for consumer, automotive, military, and industrial applications. Key thought leaders will assemble to not only provide broad perspectives, but also informed insights into significant advances in materials, product development, manufacturing, and application for all battery systems and enabling technologies. As the longest-running annual battery industry event in the world, this meeting has always been the preferred venue to announce significant developments, new products, and showcase the most advanced battery technology.

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Battery Separators Market by Battery Type, End-use Industry, Material And Region - Global Forecast to 2022
The global battery separator market is projected to reach USD 5.13 billion by 2022, at a CAGR of 12.5%, from USD 2.85 billion in 2017. Stringent government regulations regarding reduction of carbon emission, inclination of automotive manufacturers toward production of EVs, and rising demand for smartphones due to rapid urbanization are the key factors that are driving the demand for battery separators. Moreover, increasing industrialization and higher dependency on technology leads to a demand for consumer electronics, and constant development in these areas has further increased the adoption of compact batteries. This, in turn, is expected to fuel the demand for battery separators. However, low heat resistance of battery separator materials and various reported cases of battery failures could lead to a lower the consumption of battery separators.

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