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  • 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..
  • Lead Batteries Enter New Decade with a Focus on Innovation  - BATTERY POWER INSIGHTS | Lead batteries comprise more than 70% of the $80 billion global battery market, and manufacturers are investing in research and growth. more..
  • New Li-S Battery Fabrication Process Improves Energy Performance - BATTERY POWER NEWS | Researchers at Monash University in Melbourne, Australia, have discovered a new way of making lithium-sulfur batteries that they believe could increase battery capacity far beyond lithium-ion batteries, according to a study published in Science Advances. more..
  • Delta-Q Launches New Vehicle Charge Interface Module - BATTERY POWER NEWS | Delta-Q Technologies (Delta-Q) announced this week the launch of its new Vehicle Charge Interface Module (VCIM), expanding the company’s power charging capabilities to support electric vehicle AC charging stations or Electric Vehicle Supply Equipment (EVSEs).  more..
  • Croda Battery Additive Extends Life - BATTERY POWER NEWS | Croda International launched Hypermer Volt 4000 this week, an additive that extends battery life by distributing conductive carbon on battery electrodes more evenly. According to the company, independent third party testing shows that batteries containing Hypermer Volt 4000 demonstrated up to 41% increase in battery capacity after charge and discharge events. more..
  • Emergence Of EVs And Their Effect On Solid State Battery Advancement - BATTERY POWER INSIGHTS | Electric vehicles are touted as the future of transportation by most prominent automakers, and solid-state batteries are highly sought-after as the future of battery technology. Solid state battery developments are well underway, with many companies rallying towards advancing this revolutionary battery technology. more..
  • The Future For Nickel-Rich Cathodes - BATTERY POWER NEWS | Last week, the International Conference for Advanced Cathodes gathered top scientists and engineers from around the world for a three-day meeting in Seoul, South Korea. Among the top takeaways: it is abundantly clear that the future of high energy batteries will converge on layered oxides increasingly rich in nickel. more..

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Industry Spotlight

Each year, AABC Europe brings together a global audience of battery technologists from leading automotive OEMs and their key suppliers for a must-attend week of development trends, breakthrough technologies and predictions of the market for years to come. As more European nations and international automotive OEMs make their own commitment to vehicle electrification and eMobility, we are excited to carry that momentum forward for 2020 and beyond. Our program continues to expand coverage of the research and development of the chemistries and materials supporting the next generation of electric vehicle batteries, while maintaining our core focus on applied technologies needed for hybrid and electric cars and specialty vehicles. The conversation has shifted, and the industry is embracing that it is no longer a question of if vehicle electrification will take place in Europe, but when.

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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