Category Archives: Lithium Battery

Installing “Spillway” for Lithium-ion Batteries to Effectively Prevent Uncontrollable Chain Reactions

published: 2020-04-11 18:30 | editor | category: News
In the midst of pondering on how to enhance the safety of lithium-ion batteries, and reduce the possibility of explosion caused by battery overheating, a large number of scientists must first resolve the challenging issue of “dendrites” that are formed during charge and discharge of batteries, for which University of California, San Diego (UCSD), has effectively prevented uncontrollable reactions through the concept of “spillway”. ...  more

SKI to Build Second EV Battery Plant in China

published: 2019-12-18 0:30 | editor | category: News
SK Innovation (SKI) of South Korea is reportedly planning to invest a total of US$1.05 billion in an electric-vehicle battery plant in Yancheng City of China’s Jiangsu Province. The new battery plant will be its second plant in China, following the first one, which is based in Changzhou. ...  more

Battery Industry Leaders Invest $18 Million in Seattle Start-up: Group14 Technologies to Scale Li-ion Anode Material That Promises 30% Improvement in Energy and Cost

published: 2019-11-26 11:30 | editor | category: News
Group14 Technologies (https://www.group14technologies.com) has announced $18 million in new financing from Amperex Technologies Limited (ATL), Showa Denko (SDK), Cabot Corporation, BASF Venture Capital, and OVP Venture Partners. The new funds will be used to scale up manufacturing of a next generation anode material and advance into commercial production. ...  more

Nikkei: This Year’s Nobel Prize in Chemistry Draws Attention to the Competition in Li-Ion Battery Industry

published: 2019-10-21 11:46 | editor | category: News
The Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences has awarded the 2019 Nobel Prize in Chemistry to John Goodenough, Stanley Whittingham, and Akira Yoshino for their work in developing lithium-ion (Li-ion) batteries. The sharing of the prestigious prize among the three scientists has also reignited the market’s interest in Li-ion batteries, an energy storage technology that is now indispensable in people’s everyday lives. ...  more