Tags: lithium-ion batteries

New technique to extend battery life in electric cars

Researchers in the US are working on a unique technique to make portable devices and electric vehicles stay charged longer by extending the life of the rechargeable lithium-ion batteries powering them. Researcher Yang Yang from University of Central Florida is doing this by making the batteries more efficient, with some of his latest work focusing […]

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Epsilon Carbon commissions India’s first manufacturing unit for Li-ion battery components

Mumbai-based Epsilon Carbon has announced that it has commissioned country’s first manufacturing facility in Karnataka to produce graphite anode materials for lithium-ion batteries (LiB). Epsilon Carbon plans to invest Rs 500 crore over the next five years in the facility that would produce 5,000 tonnes of anode material annually. The firm added that it plans […]

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Coronavirus Crisis: Battery supplier MOLL files for insolvency

The Akkumulatorenfabrik MOLL GmbH + Co KG has announced that it is forced by current developments to apply for the opening of insolvency proceedings after 75 years of operation. The sudden, massive, and permanent decline in sales caused by the Corona crisis leaves no other choice, said the company in a statement. The battery supplier […]

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Fortum acquires Crisolteq, a recycling specialist of valuable metals in batteries

Fortum is acquiring the entire shareholding in the Finnish growth company Crisolteq, a specialist in recycling of valuable metals in lithium-ion batteries. The investment strengthens Fortum’s position in the recycling of high value materials in Europe. The recycling of battery metals also supports Fortum’s existing battery business. Crisolteq employs 23 people and sales amounted to […]

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Toshiba signs EoI with Kerala govt for lithium-ion battery manufacturing

The Toshiba Group on Thursday signed an Expression of Interest with the Kerala government for technology transfer and manufacturing lithium-ion (Li-ion) batteries for electric vehicles, an announcement by the Chief Minister’s Office said here. The agreement is an outcome of the Japan visit by Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan at the head of a high-level state […]

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Lithium producers hit by first big downturn of EV era

The burgeoning lithium industry, which produces the powerhouse metal used to make electric vehicle (EV) batteries, has entered its first major downturn, an unwelcome bruising for investors eager to help combat climate change. Albemarle Corp , Tianqi Lithium Corp and others have been producing more lithium than automakers need. Global supply exceeds demand by about […]

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New battery design can charge an electric car in 10 minutes

Ten minutes charging time to add 200 miles of driving range: scientists in the US have claimed a technological breakthrough that could resolve one of the key concerns surrounding all-electric vehicles. Writing in the journal Joule on Wednesday, researchers at The Pennsylvania State University said that such a speedy charge rate required a battery to […]

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Rio Tinto studying ways to produce lithium from waste rock at California mine

Rio Tinto Plc is studying ways to extract lithium from waste rock at a mine it controls in California, making it the latest company trying to produce the battery metal in the United States for the fast-growing electric vehicle market. The move by Rio comes as U.S. politicians and regulators push to expand domestic mining […]

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Three battery manufacturers may set up shops in Telengana

As part of NITI Aayog’s electric vehicle (EV) push in the country, three different battery (Li-ion) manufacturers are expected to set up their facilities with a combined capacity of 10 gigawatt in Telangana soon, with an investment of Rs 1,500 crore in the first phase. Director of Electronics, Telangana, Sujai Karampuri, withholding the names of […]

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Sonia Singh CEO and Co-Founder, Ziptrax Cleantech

Hi Sonia, please share with our readers about Ziptrax Clean Tech and what exactly you are doing at Ziptrax? Ziptrax currently collects and recycles Li-ion batteries from E-mobility and Stationary Energy Storage and hence bring the lifecycle management of lithium ion battery into the circular economy. At the end of the useful life of Li-ion […]

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