Category Archives: Lithium Battery

Reuters: LG Chem Plans to Build a New US$1.7 Billion EV Battery Plant in the US

published: 2019-07-18 10:25 | editor | category: News
LG Chem, South Korea’s major manufacturer of powertrain batteries for electric vehicles (EVs), is contemplating on investing a second battery production plant in the US so as to meet the increasing demand from American car makers, according to an exclusive report from Reuters on July 11. Sources with knowledge on this matter told Reuters that LG is planning to commit as much as US$1.7 billion into this project, and that the new plant could be up and running as early as 2022. ...  more

Lithium Batteries Increasingly Used as UPSs in Datacenters Due to High Cost-Performance Ratio, Says TrendForce

published: 2019-06-10 15:27 | editor | category: Analysis
As the datacenter market continues to grow, UPS demand receives a boost. According to statistics by  EnergyTrend  , a division of  TrendForce  , sealed lead acid (SLA) batteries remain the most widely used UPSs for datacenters. Yet lithium batteries possess advantages such as a long lifespan, quick charge/discharge speeds and a small volume, and are poised to replace SLA batteries in the future. By 2019, lithium batteries comprise 12% of batteries used in datacenters. This percentage is predicted to grow to 16% in 2020. ...  more

Cathode Coating Discovered at Argonne Could Greatly Improve Safety for Lithium-Ion Batteries

published: 2019-06-06 10:02 | editor | category: News
Protective coating for the battery electrodes constitutes a major aspect of the ongoing efforts to improve the performance of lithium-ion batteries (LIBs). Recently, a team of scientists at the Argonne National Laboratory in the US has discovered a type of coating that not only deters the adverse chemical reactions between the cathode and the electrolyte but also prevents the cathode from releasing oxygen during the cycling of the battery. ...  more

Fabric Lithium-ion Battery a Boon For Wearables

published: 2019-05-30 10:21 | editor | category: News
A research team of the Hong Kong Polytechnic University has developed a fabric lithium-ion battery, capable of maintaining 100% performance after 1,000 times of folding, especially suitable for application in wearables. ...  more