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  • Department of Transportation Releases New Rule On Transport Of Lithium Batteries- BATTERY POWER NEWS | On March 6, the Department of Transportation Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration released an interim final rule on enhanced safety provisions for transporting lithium batteries. The rule added additional marking and labeling requirements for lithium battery shipments transported by road, rail and air.  more..
  • High-Intensity X-Rays Reveal Lithium Ion Gradient Formation During Fast Charging- BATTERY POWER NEWS | Researchers from Argonne National Laboratory have used high-intensity X-rays to quantify how lithium ions arrange themselves into the graphite anode during a fast charge, revealing discrete “phases” that can be monitored during charging and discharging of Li-ion batteries. The work was published last month in Energy & Environmental Science. more..
  • Updates From Cyient, Quest Controls, HaikuTech- BATTERY POWER NEWS | News from the battery industry including products from Cyient and Quest Controls and an expanded testing facility from HaikuTech.   more..
  • 5x Improvement To Li-Ion Batteries With Hybrid Silicon Anode- BATTERY POWER NEWS | Researchers suggests that a 5x improvement in Lithium-Ion charge-to-charge times if silicon anodes are fortified with a special type of material called MXene. more..
  • Red Phosphorus Flags Lithium Dendrites- BATTERY POWER BRIEF | Rice University researchers have made battery cells with a coat of red phosphorus on the separator that detects the formation of lithium dendrites.  more..
  • Akira Yoshino Presents Vision For Battery, Electric Vehicle Futures- BATTERY POWER NEWS | At the 2019 CAR Symposium last week in Bochum, Germany, Akira Yoshino, pioneer of the lithium ion battery and Honorary Fellow of Asahi Kasei, presented his assessment of the current state of lithium ion batteries and his vision for electric vehicle applications in the future. more..
  • Overcoming Battery Power Limitations in Wearable Devices- BATTERY POWER NEWS | Explosive growth in wearable devices has put the battery conundrum front and center for companies in the business of making these pint-sized, often power-hungry technologies. But the answer lies not with the batteries themselves but in applying creative workarounds to their limitations, including how data gets transmitted and alternatives to traditional… more..
  • Tesla Buys Maxwell Technologies For Its Ultracapacitor Secrets- BATTERY POWER BRIEF | Ultracapacitor maker Maxwell Technologies has been acquired by Tesla, likely for dry electrode intellectual property. For $218 million, Tesla is well on its way to better batteries and energy distribution systems for its vehicles. more..

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Industry Spotlight

The Battcon Stationary Battery Conference, April 23-26, 2019, is a high-energy mix of industry-specific presentations, panels, seminars and workshops, plus a trade show in Orlando, FL. Battcon offers an intense learning experience where industry experts, engineers and stationary battery users are provided a forum to gather, network and discuss the latest in research and development. Register now at Battcon.com.

Industry Spotlight

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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