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Increasing the charge capacity of lithium batteries with a new electrode material

Researchers have developed a new electrode material to increase the charge capacity of lithium batteries, as well as making them cheaper, longer lasting, and with a higher energy density.

Kempower: building long-lasting fast chargers for electric vehicles

Environmental proofing and comprehensive cloud services are the secret to reliable, fast and long-lasting electric vehicle chargers with low life cycle costs. Kempower builds electric...

Lithium – the key to our energy transformation

International battery metals (IBAT) and its partners are dedicated to bringing about a green lithium extraction revolution.

Using X-rays to study lithium-rich battery materials

An international team working at Berkeley Lab has used an X-ray instrument to learn about lithium-rich battery materials.

USA Rare Earth: supplying critical minerals for the green technology revolution

Building a resilient ‘mine-to-magnet’ and ‘mine-to-battery’ vertically-integrated clean-green domestic supply chain for critical minerals.

KIT helps to develop more efficient modular battery packs with the HELIOS project

The Batteries – Calorimetry and Safety group at KIT helps to develop safer, more efficient battery packs in the Horizon 2020 project HELIOS. The Batteries...

£30m government investment into batteries and electric vehicles

The Minister of Investment has announced that the government is investing over £30m into batteries and electric vehicles.

Improving battery safety through calorimetric studies

Dr. Carlos Ziebert, Leader of The Batteries – Calorimetry and Safety group at the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology’s Institute of Applied Materials – Applied...

Progress towards fast charging lithium-ion batteries

New research conducted by a University of Utah engineering professor could lead to fast charging lithium-ion batteries, which could be used to improve the...

Research breakthrough in “massless” energy storage with structural battery

Researchers from Chalmers University of Technology have made a significant breakthrough in “massless” energy storage with a structural battery that performs ten times better than all previous versions.

Recyclable vegetable starch battery could power future devices

A recyclable battery that uses electrodes made from vegetable starch and carbon nanotubes could deliver a sustainable alternative for devices in the future.

United Lithium Corp reveals three-phase lithium drilling programme

United Lithium Corp has announced its three-phase lithium drilling programme that is due to start after its acquisition of Bergby Lithium Project from Leading Edge Materials Corp.

Volkswagen Group releases roadmap to increase the efficiency of electric vehicle batteries

The Volkswagen Group has presented its new technology roadmap for increasing the efficiency of electric vehicle batteries.

Electric train technology increases the success of battery electric vehicles

New developments in electric train technology will increase the success and wider adoption of battery electric vehicles.

Building an environmentally responsible lithium supply chain for the UK

Cornish Lithium outlines the importance of establishing a secure and environmentally responsible supply of lithium for the UK as part of the transition to...

Enhancing energy storage in batteries paves the way for electric vehicles

A group, led by the University of Bath, has reached a significant landmark towards enhancing energy storage in lithium-ion batteries, and increasing electric vehicle range in the future.

New facility to accelerate battery recycling research at University of Birmingham

New battery testing and storage facilities have been installed at the University of Birmingham, in a bid to accelerate battery recycling research.

How lithium-rich cathode materials for electric vehicles store charge at high voltages

Researchers have released insight into how lithium-rich cathode materials for high energy electric vehicles store charge at high voltages.

Innovative calorimetric methods are improving the safety of electric vehicle batteries

Dr Carlos Ziebert, head of IAM-AWP’s Calorimeter Center, KIT, explains how calorimetric methods can be applied to improve the safety of electric vehicle batteries. Transport...

Building batteries: Why lithium and why lithium hydroxide?

It looks like lithium and lithium hydroxide is here to stay, for now: despite intensive research with alternative materials.

Rechargeable salt battery could be applied to metal-air batteries for electric vehicles

Researchers have designed a new type of rechargeable salt battery that could accelerate the shift to greener electric transport.

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Improving electric vehicle battery safety with calorimetry

Improving electric vehicle battery safety with calorimetry

In the latest eBook from the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT), Dr Carlos Ziebert, Head of the IAM-AWP Calorimeter Center discusses the role of...

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United Lithium Corp reveals three-phase lithium drilling programme

United Lithium Corp has announced its three-phase lithium drilling programme that is due to start after its acquisition of Bergby Lithium Project from Leading Edge Materials Corp.

NioCorp: reviewing the potential of producing rare earth products

NioCorp launches review into the economic potential of producing rare earth products as part of the Elk Creek Superalloy Materials Project

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Rechargeable salt battery could be applied to metal-air batteries for electric vehicles

Researchers have designed a new type of rechargeable salt battery that could accelerate the shift to greener electric transport.

Improving urban mobility with big data analysis

Creating a more liveable environment is a priority for many cities worldwide. In terms of urban mobility, this presents numerous challenges.

Cornish Lithium uses innovation to extract vital battery metals

Cornish Lithium is using modern technology to evaluate the potential to responsibly extract vital battery metals in Cornwall, UK, from both geothermal waters and the rocks which underlie the county.

Battery ready cobalt for electric vehicles

Introducing Cobalt Blue Holdings (COB) and the Broken Hill Cobalt Project (BHCP), an integrated mine/refinery that will supply battery ready cobalt for over five million electric vehicles.

Ultra-capacitors and the future of sustainable mobility

Johan Söderbom, Thematic Leader for Smart Grids and Energy Storage at EIT InnoEnergy, explains why ultra-capacitors will be critical for the transition towards electrification...

Electric Vehicles

Electric vehicles produce zero carbon emissions, in contrast to cars which use an internal combustion engine fuelled by petrol or diesel.

As e-mobility grows in popularity, the issues surrounding EV transport – including charging infrastructure, battery safety, sustainable disposal of EV batteries and the need to source increasing amounts of lithium and other component materials ethically – become more pressing.

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