Thermal Runaway: Understanding the Fundamentals to Ensure Safer Batteries-BATTERY POWER INSIGHTS | Lithium-ion battery thermal runaway occurs when a cell, or area within the cell, achieves elevated temperatures due to thermal failure, mechanical failure, internal/external short circuiting, and electrochemical abuse. William Walker is working to unravel the fundamentals of this explosive process. more..
Ironing Out the Technical Details of Fe-ion Batteries-BATTERY POWER NEWS | Recently, a group of physics researchers from the Indian Institute of Technology Madras in Chennai, India, have proposed and filed a patent on a new multivalent-ion battery based on iron. The basic idea is that iron ions, rather than the lithium ions in a convention lithium-ion battery, are inserted into and… more..
Lithium-ion Batteries: “Rare Earth” vs Supply Chain Availability-BATTERY POWER INSIGHTS | There are recurring fears about running out of lithium, something that is keeping investors who anxiously eyeball emerging sectors like energy storage, on the sidelines. Part of this misconception is due to the freewheeling use of the phrase “rare earth materials” which often looms over discussions about lithium-ion chemistry and the… more..
The Impact of New Lithium Battery Transport RulesBATTERY POWER INSIGHTS | New U.S. rules for transporting lithium batteries became official in March, further prohibiting the transport of lithium-ion cells or batteries on aircraft and adding addition...
Case Study: Real World Battery Failure PredictionBATTERY POWER INSIGHTS | Batteries have been tested for performance for many years. The need for rigorous performance testing accelerated most rapidly in recent years due to technological innovation o...
The Future For Fast-Charging Lithium Ion BatteriesBATTERY POWER NEWS | Decreasing the time required to recharge a lithium-ion battery is a crucial target in the effort to stimulate electric vehicle ownership and transition to zero-emissions vehicles...
Vertiv Introduces HPL Lithium-Ion Battery CabinetBATTERY POWER NEWS | Vertiv introduced the Vertiv HPL lithium-ion battery cabinet today, for use with larger capacity Vertiv uninterruptible power supply (UPS) systems. It is the company's first batte...
Free eBook: Designing Better Battery Materials When so much of our modern life relies on Li-ion batteries
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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.