The Western Australian government has launched its strategy to support export growth in the areas of battery minerals, materials, technologies and expertise. The Australian Future Battery Industry Strategy was announced by WA premier Mark McGowan and state mines and petroleum minister Bill Johnston this week. McGowan said that increased demand for electric vehicles and energy … Continue reading WA government launches battery industry strategy
The market for new energy vehicles will continue to grow steadily, driving the demand for xEV batteries, despite the slowdown in global automotive market since 2018, according to the latest research by EnergyTrend. The research also indicates that the the global demand for lithium-ion batteries used in new energy passenger cars is estimated to reach … Continue reading Demand for xEV batteries grows steadily
The demand for lithium-ion batteries continues to increase, driven by the growth in hybrid and electric vehicle (xEV) production and the use of lithium-ion batteries in energy storage systems (ESS), according to a report by metals, minerals and chemical industry consultancy firm Roskill. The transition from a market dominated by portable electronics to a market … Continue reading Lithium-ion battery usage on the rise
Australia could lead the world in re-using and recycling lithium-ion batteries. This would address a growing waste, which is increasing by 20 per cent each year. A new report, Lithium Battery Recycling in Australia, addresses growing demand for lithium-ion technology, currently used in vast quantities in electronic and household devices. Low battery recycling rates can … Continue reading Australia could lead lithium-ion battery recycling charge
Enevate Corporation, a lithium-ion (Li-ion) battery technology company, has announced HD-Energy Technology for electric vehicles, which features extreme fast charging in only five minutes with high energy density and long driving range that adds up to 240 miles (390 km)—or up to 50 miles (80 km) range with a 60-second charge. Enevate licenses its silicon-dominant … Continue reading Fast charging for EVs with new technology
One of China’s largest automotive manufacturers is backing the expansion of a lithium-tantalum project in Western Australia. The Great Wall Motor Company has agreed a $28 million upfront equity subscription to Pilbara Minerals, under-pinning support of second-phase production to the company’s Pilgangoora mine. “This marks an important milestone for Pilbara and Pilgangoora project and is … Continue reading China’s $23b Great Wall invests in WA lithium
Researchers have identified new solid materials that could lead to the manufacture of non-toxic lithium-ion batteries, according to a study recently published in the journal Science and Technology of Advanced Materials. Batteries are made of two oppositely charged electrodes separated by a liquid, gel-like, or solid ‘electrolyte’ medium through which electrically charged atoms, or ions, … Continue reading A new path to safer, solid batteries
All our lives we have relied on batteries in everything from mobile phones and cars to hand torches, but confidence in the technology has deteriorated of late.
Lithium-ion batteries have begun to show their limitations in terms of safety, performance, form factor, and cost.
A professor from Columbia Engineering has built a trilayer structure for li-ion batteries that is stable in ambient air, which makes batteries both longer lasting and cheaper to manufacture.
In light of the Aliso Canyon gas leak last year (which is considered the most damaging gas leak in US history), the facility has closed and Tesla has instead been charged to provide an electric energy system for Los Angeles.
Researchers at the U.S. Department of Energy’s Brookhaven National Laboratory have created a new imaging technique that allows scientists to probe the internal makeup of a battery during charging and discharging using different X-ray energies while rotating the battery cell.
Scientists at Iowa State University have created a self-destructing battery for use in transient devices.
Tesla has officially opened its Gigafactory, which (once complete) will be about 10 million square feet, making it one of the largest buildings in the world.
Researchers at the Swiss Paul Scherrer Institute (PSI) in Villigen and the ETH Zurich have developed a simple and cost-effective procedure to significantly enhance the performance of conventional Li-ion rechargeable batteries.
The UK is to test its first battery system to provide grid-frequency, a 20MW battery storage system equivalent to the batteries of up to 1000 pure electric cars.
According to analysts at IDTechEx, significant growth is predicted for the electric vehicle market, which will result in almost one trillion dollars in sales at ex-factory prices in 2026.