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Cummins and Johnson Matthey expand efforts in electrification

Cummins and Johnson Matthey expand efforts in electrification

Feb 21, 2018 United States, United Kingdom
Cummins Inc announced the acquisition of Johnson Matthey's UK automotive battery systems business, a subsidiary of Johnson Matthey that specializes in high-voltage automotive grade battery systems for electric and hybrid vehicles.
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A report from Energy Storage India Expo 2018

A report from Energy Storage India Expo 2018

Feb 20, 2018 Worldwide
Now in its fifth year, Energy Storage India Expo (ESI Expo) took place in New Delhi from the 10th to the 12th January 2018, at the India Habitat Centre. The event was organised by Customised Energy Solutions, a US-Indian company that focuses on renewable energy management and consulting in energy storage. IDTechEx analyst Lorenzo Grande was invited there to give a presentation on future battery technologies.
Sodium battery could provide cheap, effective lithium alternative

Sodium battery could provide cheap, effective lithium alternative

Feb 14, 2018 United States
Sodium-ion batteries might soon provide a less expensive, viable alternative to lithium-ion batteries. The new technology also would help solve material sustainability issues by alleviating the mining of lithium - a diminishing resource.
New fuel cell has exceptional power density and stability

New fuel cell has exceptional power density and stability

Feb 13, 2018 United States
A team of researchers has created a new fuel cell offering both exceptional power densities and long-term stability at optimal temperatures, a discovery that heightens the viability of incorporating fuel cells into a sustainable energy future.
IDTechEx TVRevolutionary sodium-based green battery technology

Revolutionary sodium-based green battery technology

Feb 8, 2018
BroadBit is a technology company developing revolutionary new batteries using novel sodium-based chemistries to power the future green economy.
New metal-mesh membrane could lead to inexpensive power storage

New metal-mesh membrane could lead to inexpensive power storage

Feb 7, 2018 United States
A type of battery first invented nearly five decades ago could catapult to the forefront of energy storage technologies, thanks to a new finding by researchers.
Recycling and reusing worn cathodes to make new lithium ion batteries

Recycling and reusing worn cathodes to make new lithium ion batteries

Feb 6, 2018 United States
Nanoengineers at the University of California San Diego have developed an energy-efficient recycling process that restores used cathodes from spent lithium ion batteries and makes them work just as good as new. The process involves harvesting the degraded cathode particles from a used battery and then boiling and heat treating them. Researchers built new batteries using the regenerated cathodes. Charge storage capacity, charging time and battery…
IDTechEx TVFlexible lithium battery for wearable electronics

Flexible lithium battery for wearable electronics

Feb 5, 2018 United States
The rapid development of flexible and wearable electronics is giving rise to an exciting range of applications, from smart watches and flexible displays—such as smart phones, tablets, and TV—to smart fabrics, smart glass, transdermal patches, sensors, and more. With this rise, demand has increased for high-performance flexible batteries. Up to now, however, researchers have had difficulty obtaining both good flexibility and high energy density concurrently in lithium-ion batteries.
Customizable, fabric-like power source

Customizable, fabric-like power source

Feb 1, 2018 Singapore
Scientists have created a customizable, fabric-like power source that can be cut, folded or stretched without losing its function.
Graphene girders could double the life of lithium batteries

Graphene girders could double the life of lithium batteries

Jan 30, 2018 United Kingdom
New research has found an effective approach to replacing graphite in the anodes of lithium-ion batteries using silicon, by reinforcing the anode's structure with graphene girders. This could more than double the life of rechargeable lithium-ion based batteries and also increase the capacity delivered by those batteries.
Battery research to help super-charge electric vehicle revolution

Battery research to help super-charge electric vehicle revolution

Jan 26, 2018 United Kingdom
The University of Bath is part of a consortium of academic and industry partners awarded Government funding to conduct research aimed at overcoming battery challenges to accelerate the electric vehicle revolution.