Battery Funding, Research Updates, More: Sept 2022-BATTERY POWER NEWS | The month has been full of battery industry news from the Battery Show and beyond. Updates this month include funding for electric vehicle battery manufacturing and battery safety, plant optimization for greenfield battery sites, progress toward sustainable gigafactories, and more. more..
Market and Technology Outlook from the 2022 Solid-State Battery Summit-BATTERY POWER NEWS | Stakeholders from the solid-state battery community met in Chicago or joined online for the Solid-State Battery Summit in early August. Analysts, start-ups, material manufacturers, government agencies, national laboratories, academic scientists, and automakers discussed the status, prospects, and challenges for solid-state batteries. On the one hand, it is an extremely dynamic field… more..
Navigating the Battery Production Multiverse To Improve Speed to Market-BATTERY POWER INSIGHTS | Battery manufacturing requires extremely tight assembly tolerances and high rates of throughput, with real-time inspection, data capture and communication via machine and plant-level control systems. The process involves a “multiverse” of technologies, such as automation controls, drives, linear motion and material handling systems, to help satisfy these requirements. How can all… more..
Addressing the Battery Mineral Supply Chain-BATTERY POWER NEWS | Electrifying transportation and bringing electrochemical energy storage onto the grid to support intermittent renewables require colossal magnitudes of raw materials. The world is heading for 3–5 terawatt hours (TWh) of energy storage by 2030. Each TWh will require something like 1.5 million tons of cathode active material and 800,000 tons of… more..
The Unique Battery Requirements of Laptops and Power Tools -BATTERY POWER NEWS | Portable electronics and lithium-ion batteries have grown up together over the past thirty years. While EV battery capacity is dwarfing that used in consumer electronics, the number of lithium-ion batteries you carry and the profound ways in which they impact your life are as large as ever. Researchers from leading electronic… more..
Fostering Entrepreneurship and Investment at the Advanced Automotive Battery Conference-BATTERY POWER NEWS | Innovators in battery technology have created start-ups across the value chain in the areas of raw materials, new electrode and electrolyte chemistries, additives and coatings, recycling, and battery intelligence. A special session of the last American Automotive Battery Conference (AABC) brought together early- and late-stage start-ups along with market advisors and… more..
Spotlight on Graphite: Prospects for Europe and North America-BATTERY POWER NEWS | In a discussion of graphite at the 2022 International Battery Seminar, speakers highlighted world’s reliance on China for graphite, the misaligned timescales upstream in the battery supply chain, company efforts to supply synthetic graphite, and more. more..
Leak Testing Systems for Li-ion Battery Production Pfeiffer Vacuum offers leak testing solutions that utilize air and tracer gases for Li-ion battery production. Leak detection is essential for battery cells, cell components, cooling circuits, battery modules, as well as on complete battery packs to ensure protection from moisture ingress.