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  • Advanced AutoBat: News, Notes From The Show - BATTERY POWER NEWS | Representatives from all sectors of the electric vehicle battery industry gathered on Coronado Island in San Diego, Calif. for the Advanced Automotive Battery Conference (AABC). The week opened with a series of tutorials covering materials chemistry all the way up to pack engineering and an overview of the entire rechargeable battery… more..
  • The Global Future of Automotive Lithium-ion Batteries - BATTERY POWER NEWS | The energy was palpable at the Advanced Automotive Battery Conference in San Diego last month as the latest research, engineering, manufacturing, and market perspectives on batteries and electric vehicles (EVs) were presented. The rechargeable lithium-ion battery market for electric vehicles is now at $30–40 billion and poised to exceed $100 billion… more..
  • Rachid Yazami on Real-Time Battery Monitoring - BATTERY POWER NEWS | How can we maximize battery life? How can we charge faster? How can we eliminate the infamous accounts of exploding batteries? Rachid Yazami, battery pioneer believes he has the best solution to this problem and wants to see his technology incorporated into every battery on the planet. As a bonus, he… more..
  • Nissan Leaf Battery Performance Imperils Second-Hand Grid Plans - BATTERY POWER BRIEF | Nissan recently stated that because its battery packs in its Leaf electric vehicle are so good, it is going to have to recover and then re-use the packs in energy storage applications. If Nissan is right, Rethink Research reports, then these second-hand applications are going to, initially at least, see a… more..
  • Responsible Battery Coalition, University of Michigan Publish ‘Green Principles’ For EV Batteries - BATTERY POWER NEWS | The Responsible Battery Coalition and the University of Michigan have published ten new “Green Principles” for managing the full lifecycle of electric vehicle (EV) batteries. The groups hope the top ten will help guide environmentally responsible EV battery manufacturing, use, and end-of-life management. more..
  • Researchers Develop Semiliquid Lithium Metal Anode - BATTERY POWER NEWS | Researchers from Carnegie Mellon University have developed a semiliquid lithium metal-based anode that represents a new paradigm in battery design. Lithium batteries made using this new electrode type could have a higher capacity and be much safer than typical lithium metal-based batteries that use lithium foil as anode. more..
  • Approaching Current Challenges With BMS Testing - BATTERY POWER INSIGHTS | Who's responsible for battery management system (BMS) testing? The vehicle OEM, the cell/module/pack supplier, and/or the contract manufacturer? This is a question with nuanced answers, says Peter Blume, president and founder of Bloomy. more..
  • Fire Tests, Battery Recycling In Alaska, System Deployments: June 2019 - BATTERY POWER NEWS | Updates from the battery industry including new research on fire tests of lithium ion battery-based energy storage systems, retrieval and recycling efforts based in Alaska, and battery system deployments at Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton. more..

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Free eBook: Designing Better Battery Materials
When so much of our modern life relies on Li-ion batteries researchers and engineers are always looking into new ways to improve battery performance, safety, and cycle life. They are drilling down to focus on specific aspects of battery materials to consider new approaches for improvement. A team at CSEM SA is assembling Li-ion batteries using screen printing to deposit functional inks on the front/reverse side of the separator, while Michigan Technical University is using small-scale mechanical characterization techniques to show the fabrication design rules for solid electrolytes. Malvern Panalytical highlights how rotational rheometry can help manufacturers use data to produce high performance electrodes. Carl Zeiss Microscopy demonstrates how implementing a suite of instrumentation can provide a unique perspective into Li-ion batteries that may lead to advancements in material design.

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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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