Rechargeable lithium metal batteries with increased energy density, performance, and safety may be possible with a newly-developed, solid-electrolyte interphase (SEI), according to new research. As the demand for higher-energy-density lithium metal batteries increases – for electric vehicles, smartphones, and drones – stability of the SEI has been a critical issue halting their advancement because a … Continue reading New research demonstrates better lithium battery performance
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
Australia’s opportunity to become an international anchor point in the $213bn (and growing) new-era global battery market could be derailed by proposed Federal Government changes to research and development (R&D) funding slated in its latest Budget, according to Perth-based company Lithium Australia. At risk is the chance for Australia to increase its meagre 0.5 per … Continue reading Government R&D rebate cut threatens lithium valley concept
Arthur D. Little (ADL) has released a new study, Future of batteries: Winner takes all? Based on extensive market analysis, the report examines the current enormous level of activity in the sector, which has seen existing and new players invest over $13.7 billion over the last two years. It predicts future trends that will meet … Continue reading Next-gen li-ion tech will triumph in future battery market
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.