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Will research lead to higher voltage Li-ion batteries?

Wed, 07/01/2015 - 11:00 -- Paul Crompton
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Researches using x-ray imaging techniques have discovered why a cathode material in lithium-ion batteries is capable of reaching high voltages.

Using images combined with data analysis algorithms the teams explored the mechanical properties of LNMO spinel (composed of lithium, nickel, manganese and oxygen atoms) at the nanoscale level.

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BASF and Toda Kogyo form cathode material JV

Fri, 11/14/2014 - 10:14 -- Laura Varriale
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Chemicals giant BASF and cathode material developer Toda Kogyo have established a cathode active materials (CAM) joint venture (JV) in Japan.

The JV will focus on researching and manufacturing cathode materials including nickel cobalt aluminum oxide, lithium manganese oxide and nickel cobalt manganese for lithium-ion batteries.

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A123 sells cathode material manufacturing assets to Johnson Matthey

Tue, 10/14/2014 - 11:13 -- Laura Varriale
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Michigan-headquartered lithium-ion battery maker A123 Systems has sold its Chinese cathode materials manufacturing facility to chemicals company Johnson Matthey.

A123 Systems retained the ownership of its intellectual property and will maintain its research and development capability of battery materials and to further develop improvements of its lithium iron phosphate (LFP) formulation.

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Oxis Energy to supply lithium sulphur batteries for marine applications in 2015

Mon, 08/04/2014 - 11:17 -- Editor
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Britain’s Oxis Energy, in conjunction with compatriot MSP Technologies, is to market lithium sulphur battery packs for marine applications in spring 2015.

Launched as part of MSP Technologies’ Ghost-Power range of diesel/battery hybrid power systems for motor boats, Oxis Energy’s lithium sulphur packs will be scalable from 20 kWh to 50 kWh upwards. The battery will be designed for Lloyd's Register approval, which Oxis Energy claims will give safety assurance to customers while helping to lower insurance premiums.

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USABC awards $7.7m to Envia EV battery project

Thu, 07/24/2014 - 11:51 -- Laura Varriale
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The US Advanced Battery Consortium LLC (USABC) has awarded $7.7m to California-based Envia Systems for an electric vehicle (EV) battery technology project.

The three-year project is focused on the development of high-energy lithium-ion layered-layered cathode and silicon-based anode material for EV applications. The goal of the research programme is to develop an energy storage system that supports the commercialisation of hybrid, plug-in hybrid, electric and fuel cell vehicles.

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Nexeon hires researchers from Sony

Thu, 07/03/2014 - 16:30 -- Laura Varriale
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Battery material supplier Nexeon has appointed three senior researchers from Sony for its R&D department in Oxfordshire, UK.

Kenta Yamamoto, Kengo Ichimiya and Akifumi Nakamura have worked in battery developments in the past years at Sony.

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Nickel-Manganese-Cobalt licensed for cathodes

Fri, 12/13/2013 - 10:09 -- Ruth Williams
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The global developer of chemicals, materials and energy storage solutions, 3M, has teamed up with Korea-based ECOPRO to develop a patent license to build upon existing work in nickel-manganese-cobalt (NMC) for cathode materials for lithium-ion batteries.

Under the license agreement, 3M is granting a license for use of three patented cathodes it holds. These patents are US6964828, US7078128, US8241791 and all global equivalents that relate to preparing compositions useful as cathodes for lithium-ion batteries.

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