Category: Innovation

Cic EnergiGUNE – Cobalt-Free cathode materials for the news generation of Lithium-ion Batteries

One of the research objectives within the Lithium-ion battery field is the development of new high-energy density cathode materials that do not contain cobalt. The reason to avoid cobalt is its risk of supply, as studies claim that there will not be enough cobalt before 2030 to meet the market needs. Therefore, new cobalt-free alternatives…
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January 2, 2023 0

MIT News – A new concept for low-cost batteries

Made from inexpensive, abundant materials, an aluminum-sulfur battery could provide low-cost backup storage for renewable energy sources. As the world builds out ever larger installations of wind and solar power systems, the need is growing fast for economical, large-scale backup systems to provide power when the sun is down and the air is calm. Today’s…
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October 6, 2022 0

Ilika Begins Equipment Manufacturing Trials in Readiness to Industrialise its Solid State Batteries for Electric Vehicles

Ilika are pleased to announce they have received a £175,000 grant from Innovate UK’s Automotive Transformation Fund (ATF), for a 9-month series of manufacturing equipment trials to further de-risk the industrialisation plan for its Goliath large format cells for electric vehicles. The project, named Scale-Up Trials on Equipment for Production (STEP) follows two recent successful…
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September 9, 2022 0

Toyota joins industry partners in research into rechargeable cartridge batteries for commercial electric vehicles

A new programme of research into the standardisation and commercialisation of replaceable and rechargeable cartridge batteries has been announced by Commercial Japan Partnership Technologies Corporation (CJPT) and Yamamoto Transport. CJPT was launched by Toyota Motor Corporation with Isuzu Motors and Hino Motors in March 2021 and has since been joined by Suzuki and Daihatsu. One…
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September 1, 2022 0

Stora Enso and Northvolt partner to develop wood-based batteries

Stora Enso and Northvolt have entered into a Joint Development Agreement to create a sustainable battery featuring anode produced using lignin-based hard carbon produced from Nordic forest wood. Stora Enso and Northvolt are joining forces to create sustainable batteries using lignin-based hard carbon produced with renewable wood from Nordic forests. The aim is to develop…
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July 26, 2022 0

OakNorth, S-Cube and Intercalation founders back university battery spinout About:Energy

About:Energy, a spinout founded from battery research at Imperial College London and the University of Birmingham, has closed its pre-seed funding round thanks to investments from three notable technology experts. Rishi Khosla, co-founder and chief executive of OakNorth, Nikhil Shah, co-founder and chief executive of S-Cube, and Nicholas Yiu, founder of Intercalation Station, joined forces…
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July 5, 2022 0