Batteries & Other Energy Storage Devices

October 2022
dcbel and LG Energy Solution Partner for Future-Proof Home Energy Solution

dcbel and LG Energy Solution partner for future-proof home energy solution

­Smart home energy company dcbel has partnered with LG Energy Solution, a leading global manufacturer of advanced lithium-ion batteries, to co-market an integrated solution for the residential energy needs of the future. The collaboration brings together experts in distributed energy resources to illustrate th
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10/27/2022
Chinese Car Company NETA First to use Infineon's New-Generation BMS Solution

Chinese Car Company NETA First to use Infineon's New-Generation BMS Solution

­NETA Auto, a Chinese new energy vehicle (NEV) manufacturer, is the first to implement the new generation battery management system (BMS) solution from Infineon Technologies AG. Infineon's BMS solution will be used in the NETA vehicle series. It was developed together with the supporting supplier B&Z Technology, whi
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10/25/2022
CA-Based Battery Company One of First Recipients of Biden Infrastructure Law Funding

Dr. Kang Sun, Chief Executive Officer of Amprius

­Amprius Technologies, Inc. announced that the company was awarded a $50 million cost sharing grant from the U.S. Department of Energy (“DOE”)’s Office of Manufacturing and Energy Supply Chains (“MESC”). Amprius is among the first set of companies to receive funding from President Biden’s Bipartisan In
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10/20/2022
­ Seaweed-based Separator Halts Dendrite Formation

­ Seaweed-based Separator Looks to Halt Dendrite Formation

  Dendrites are a block to progress in several new battery types. These branch-like structures grow between the anode and cathode and can be detrimental to the performance of the battery, or even cause short circuits. Either way, there is a sharp decrease in the number of charge-discharge cycles available
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10/18/2022
Improving Battery Safety and Efficiency for Electric Vehicles

Interfacial reaction driving force together with capillary force facilitate the transient infiltration of molten Li into a 3D host for stable 3D composite lithium anode.

­As electric vehicles and personal portable electronics become more ubiquitous, researchers are trying to solve some of the major limitations of current lithium-ion battery technology, which uses a graphite anode and a lithium-based transition metal oxide cathode. In contrast, lithium metal batteries, which us
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10/13/2022
CityU Chemists Boost Eco-Friendly Battery Performance Using Catalysts with Unconventional Phase Nanostructures

Figure 1. Schematic illustration of the aprotic Li-CO2 battery.

­The metal-carbon dioxide battery is a promising and environmentally friendly technology, but its energy efficiency is limited. Recently, a research team co-led by chemists from City University of Hong Kong (CityU) discovered an innovative way to overcome this problem by introducing an unconventional ph
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10/13/2022
Scientists Design Electrolyte for Lithium Metal Anodes for use in Lithium Metal Batteries

Schematic of the ion distribution of interfacial high-concentration electrolyte (upper left) and the discharge/charge voltage profiles of the conventional concentration electrolyte and the interfacial high-concentration electrolyte (upper right).

­With the growing demand for electric vehicles, the need for high-safety, long-life batteries also rises. Yet the electric vehicles’ demand for high energy density batteries outpaces the capabilities of the current lithium-ion batteries. Scientists are looking to develop lithium metal batteries with lithium me
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10/10/2022
Solving Weight and Supply Chain Issues with Military Batteries

Solving Weight and Supply Chain Issues with Military Batteries

­50 years ago, military personnel had few electronic devices at their disposal, so did not need to acquire or carry many batteries. In the years since, as the number of devices grew, so did the number of batteries needed to power them, which started to impact the supply chain and the weight a soldier must carry. He
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Date:
10/06/2022
Quantifying Reversibility and Irreversibility of Li-Metal Batteries

The method for decoupling and quantifying "active Li" and "dead Li"

­ New battery technologies and chemistries feature heavily in this column. This is mainly because better batteries are the holy grail of technology research at the moment. The company or group who manage to overcome outstanding problems and bring new technologies to market that will provide large scale st
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Date:
10/04/2022