Lithium-ion Batteries

Scientist Wins European Inventor Award 2023 for Safer Lithium-ion Battery Technology

The European Patent Office (EPO) has revealed that Chinese scientist Kai Wu and his team are winners in the ‘Non-EPO countries’ category of the European Inventor Award 2023. Out of more than 600 candidates, Wu and his team were recognized for their development of a Lithium-ion battery technology with a special top cover that helps […]

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Five Reasons EVs Will Deliver On Their Clean Promise

In Part 1 of this two-part series yesterday, we covered the various challenges to Electric Vehicles (EVs), especially regarding their green credentials. However, the EV juggernaut has only picked up speed in India, with the market leader, Tata Motors, which leads in the four-wheeler EV segment with their EV models-Tiago and Nexon is now all set to launch its […]

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Smart Battery Swapping Startup Esmito Partners with ElectricFuel to Offer Energy as Service

Esmito, a smart battery swapping solution provider has joined hands with ElectricFuel, a leading EV charging services  provider to roll out Energy as a Service (EaaS) platform with an aim to bring affordable, high performance battery swapping  solutions to the Indian EV market. The operations are currently being rolled out in Bangalore and Hyderabad and […]

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Ascend Elements Opens Largest EV Battery Recycling Facility of North America

As recycling continues to emerge as a key pillar of the Lithium battery question, Ascend Elements has opened its first commercial-scale lithium-ion battery recycling facility this week. The facility is claimed to be the largest in the US, the world’s largest auto market. Ascend Elements said that located in Covington, Georgia, the $50 million Base […]

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Albemarle Corp will Invest $1.3 billion in USA Lithium Battery Plant

Lithium and bromine giant Albemarle Corporation that offers essential elements for mobility, energy, connectivity and health, has announced plans to build its lithium hydroxide Mega-Flex facility in Chester County, South Carolina. Albemarle says that the facility includes an initial investment of at least $1.3 billion to help meet the surging demand for domestic and international […]

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Purdue University Creates Safer Solid-State Lithium-Ion Batteries

Indiana-based Purdue University has said that its engineers are making one of the most-used power sources safer and more efficient. High-voltage, solid-state lithium-ion batteries are the go-to power source for high-end technologies like electric and hybrid vehicles, wearable devices, pacemakers, radio-frequency identification systems and more. One of their most dramatic drawbacks is that they often […]

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“Maintenance of wind turbine blades must be condition-based, not time-based”, Mahesh Wagle, Cybernetik

A three-decade old firm, Pune-based Cybernetik has been practively working to deliver customized automation and equipment solutions for the wind energy industry. With the EV sector gathering steam, Cybernetik has also shifted focus to build battery packs in the EV sector. The firm has in its list of clientele leading auto players such as Bajaj, […]

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X-ELIO Sets up its First Utility Scale 60 MWh BESS Project in Texas, US

X-ELIO, that delves into the development, construction, financing and operation of renewable and sustainable energy projects, has added a BESS (battery energy storage system) project of 60 MW capacity, which has been set up in the Liberty County of Texas in the USA. This is a major project for X-ELIO, given that this is the […]

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India Needs Rs 33,750 Cr To Set Up Li-ion Cell, Battery Mfg Plants: CEEW

Lithium is now a crucial element that would  drive the  world towards energy transition in a major way. In a recent study -‘How can India indigenise lithium-ion battery manufacturing?’ released by the Council on Energy, Environment and Water (CEEW) said that India needs investments to the tune of Rs 33,750 crore to achieve the government […]

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