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  • Meng Publishes Update on Solid-State Anode-Free Sodium-Ion Batteries - BATTERY POWER NEWS | Last week, work from the lab of Shirley Meng, University of Chicago, in collaboration with researchers from the University of California San Diego, was published in Nature Energy. Battery Power reported the bulk of this work earlier this spring after Meng first shared results at the International Battery Seminar and Exhibit. more..
  • Gain of Function for Grid Storage Batteries: Carbon Capture - BATTERY POWER NEWS | A group of scientists working at Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) has reported major advances in the area of grid storage batteries. The key differentiator for these batteries is that instead of only storing energy for use when renewable sources are insufficient, they have an extra trick—they also capture and fix… more..
  • Follow the Money: Battery Funding Rounds for New Anodes, Sodium-Ion Chemistry, Recycling, More - BATTERY POWER ONLINE | Over the past 30 days, investments in the battery industry have rewarded innovative anodes, recycling technologies, inverter-free batteries, sodium-ion chemistry, and Chinese developers of the EV production stack. Here's the list.  more..
  • Software’s Moment: As Battery Technologies Mature, AI Steps In - BATTERY POWER INSIGHTS | The battery market is about ten years old, and while in-house software solutions have carried battery R&D so far, the market is now at a tipping point for new software innovations that will change lithium ion battery research and applications, contends Tyler Lancaster, partner at VC firm Energize Capital. more..
  • Special Circumstances: How Specialty Pack Startups Can Manage Market Shifts  - BATTERY POWER INSIGHTS | The steady increase in start-ups in the specialty pack manufacturing space is a direct response to not only a wider adoption and adaptation of batteries for an ever-expanding set of applications, but nuanced consumer needs. As such, startups need to consider several key factors when responding to market demands to ensure… more..
  • Cathode Progress: Small Additions of p-Group Elements Improve Low-Cost Iron-Based Materials - BATTERY POWER NEWS | A group from Hokkaido University, Tohoku University, and Nagoya Institute of Technology has reported a step improvement in the attributes of low-cost, iron-based cathode materials for use in lithium-ion batteries. more..
  • Tipping Point For U.S. Battery Production Equipment - BATTERY POWER INSIGHTS | Currently, the U.S. relies on international markets for the processing of most lithium-battery raw materials. These include critical minerals to produce battery components such as cathodes, anodes, and electrolytes. While clear advances have been made to manufacture these batteries domestically in the US, the ability to mine and process the critical… more..
  • 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..

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Sakuu and SK On to Collaborate on Advancing EV Battery Manufacturing

July 9, 2024

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San Jose

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Sakuu®, a leading provider of commercial-scale equipment and technologies to the battery manufacturing industry, today announced a joint development agreement (JDA) with global manufacturer SK On, one of the world’s leading suppliers of EV batteries. This partnership marks a significant milestone in the continuous efforts of Sakuu and SK On to advance next generation battery manufacturing innovation by addressing current industry challenges, while enabling next-generation solutions for tomorrow. Central to the agreement is the industrialization of the dry process Kavian platform. “We are pleased to announce this strategic partnership with Sakuu,” said Dr. Rhee Jang-weon, Chief Technology Officer of SK On. “We

NanoGraf Begins Production at Scale to Provide Military with More Powerful, Resilient Batteries

June 27, 2024

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Chicago

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IL

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United States

NanoGraf, the battery material company enabling stronger, lighter, longer-lasting lithium-ion batteries, today announced it has successfully completed the first large volume production run of its M38 18650 cell for the U.S. military. NanoGraf has produced approximately 50,000 cells for customers with a high yield throughput, which will be used primarily for tactical radios and other military applications in support of the Family of Advanced Standard Batteries (FASTBat) program. Thanks to NanoGraf’s proprietary silicon anode material, these batteries will last up to 15% longer than what U.S. soldiers currently use and are cross-compatible with more of their devices. “We’ve been working

KROHNE Highlights OPTITEMP TT 53 with NFC and Bluetooth®

June 27, 2024

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Beverly

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MA

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KROHNE, Inc. highlights the OPTITEMP TT 53, a universal programmable 2-wire temperature transmitter for resistance (RTD) and thermocouple (TC) elements. Aimed at the Chemical, Oil & Gas and the Power Generation industries, it features HART® 7 communication, NAMUR NE 107 diagnostics as well as Ex approvals. Available in both compact (C) and rail-mounted (R) versions, the new transmitter can be programmed via PC or HART handheld, or wireless by using the OPTICHECK Temperature Mobile app for iOS and Android devices. The app can communicate with OPTITEMP TT 53 via the built-in Near Field Communication (NFC) or the optional OPTITEMP TT-CON

Daimler Truck North America and Daimler Truck Financial Services Collaborate with Salem Carriers and Electrada for a New Logistics Electrification Solution

June 27, 2024

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Portland

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June 25, 2024 — Daimler Truck North America LLC (DTNA) and Salem Carriers, Inc., a dedicated contract logistics company, today announced their collaboration to electrify DTNA’s inbound logistics operations at the Salem Carriers hub near Charlotte, North Carolina. This initiative is the latest effort in DTNA’s journey to electrify its logistics operations, building on previous integrations in the Pacific Northwest and Mexico. Daimler Truck Financial Services (DTFS) is involved in the project, partnering with Electrada, a fleet electrification solutions company headquartered in Cincinnati, Ohio. Together, they provide an all-in-one Charging-as-a-Service (CaaS) solution with a fixed and predictable monthly rate. This

Eurofins EAG Laboratories expands battery testing services supporting client acceleration of battery innovation

June 20, 2024

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Sunnyvale

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CA

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Eurofins EAG Laboratories, a global leader in materials testing services, is expanding its battery materials testing capabilities with a new purpose-built 6,600 square-foot laboratory located in Sunnyvale, CA. and expanded facilities at its Syracuse, New York laboratory with the addition of 6,500 square-foot of new laboratory space. Both laboratories further complement Eurofins EAG Laboratories’ extensive testing techniques and capabilities covering over 150 material testing techniques. Eurofins EAG is the only independent battery testing laboratory with ‘turnkey’ materials and failure analysis-based testing capabilities in the United States, addressing materials testing needs throughout the entire battery life cycle, for batteries ranging in

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