Nyheter innen silisiumbatterier


Siden dette kan bli et spennende område for REC i nær fremtid, kan det jo være interessant å holde seg oppdatert på nyheter herfra.

Kan jo starte med LG Chem:
LG Chem invests in Enevate; silicon-dominant Li-ion battery technology

Enevate Corporation, developer of a silicon-dominant composite anode material and high energy density batteries (earlier post), announced that LG Chem has participated in Enevate’s recent funding.

Introduced in November 2017, Enevate’s HD-Energy Technology for EVs enables Lithium-ion (Li-ion) cells with up to 50% higher capacity than conventional graphite cells. The cells can be charged to 75% capacity in five minutes. They can also safely charge and discharge down to -40°C and capture more energy during regenerative braking, extending their range in cold climates.

Enevate’s HD-Energy Technology is a self-standing, silicon-dominant composite anode with more than 70% silicon. The conductive, silicon-dominant composite film anode is essentially 100% active material that can store lithium and has a high electrical conductivity.

https://www.greencarcongress.com/2018/10/20181024-enevate.html
Randers
12.11.2018 kl 15:05 15332

Jeg lurer egentlig bare mest på hvem som kjøper tomt først.. ? og når.. ?

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Meet the Fockers

https://www.remax.com/realestateforeclosures/gaylord-butte-mt-59701-fid53390380.html
Redigert 12.11.2018 kl 15:22 Du må logge inn for å svare
Record
12.11.2018 kl 15:06 15317

Jeg og, ingen røk , uten ild ☺️
Green4y
12.11.2018 kl 16:27 15129

Grabein - du er på feil forum - du skal på Tesla forumet du :-)

Det blir nok ikke noe batteri produksjon i REC - uansett hva TT sa på siste Q rapport.

Og at det er lave eiendomspriser rett ved REC plantèn er i seg selv ikke nok.

Nei - REC har ikke penger til å dreie til batteri fokus.

Sorry - hvis jeg ødelegger den gode bull bull stemningen her inne på REC - men jeg er bare veldig realistisk.

Vi snakker bad times hvis ikke Kinamann snart kommer med nye lettelser for REC. Hvis ikke så blir det ny EMI og kansje stykk pris salg av REC komponentene - litt ala fregatten Helge Ingstad :-)

Dere i minus - snitt dere ned - kjøp på lavere kurser

Ikke bli med ned igjen :-(


Redigert 12.11.2018 kl 16:29 Du må logge inn for å svare
SolarLover
13.11.2018 kl 22:04 14835

Renault Mitsubishi Nissan alliance invests in Enevate which develops silicon dominant composite anode https://electrek.co/2018/11/13/renault-nissan-enevate-battery-startup/

Nissan does know a few things about EV batteries.

And they sold their own battery production division. So why would they be getting back into batteries? I wonder...
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OzSurfer
13.11.2018 kl 22:44 14744

This is a great article. Thanks for sharing. «As most battery startup, they are not elaborating much on the technology enabling their breakthrough performance, but they say that they have a “silicon-dominant composite anode.”»
grabein
13.11.2018 kl 22:59 14722

Det ligger en batterirevolusjon og lurer, og det virker som om silisiumanoder er veien å gå for masseproduksjon. Meget spennende!
ULKEN
13.11.2018 kl 23:54 14611

Allerde godkjent til mobilbatterier, bilbatterier godkjenning neste. Dette bør sette fyr i REC i morgen, silangassen deres fra Moses Lake blir gull verdt, slåsskamp om hvem som skal få det de klarer å produsere med sin unike teknologi.
Redigert 13.11.2018 kl 23:55 Du må logge inn for å svare
Tysla
14.11.2018 kl 00:10 14589

Det renner inn nyheter mine damer og herrer. Det er herlig å være investert i REC for tiden. Det viktigste med all denne informasjonen er at sjansen øker for enn inndekning.

Https://www.slashgear.com/enevate-lg-chem-ev-battery-fast-charge-investment-23551065/

German government devotes €1bn to battery cell production

The Federal Ministry of Economics has published further details of possible battery cell production on a gigawatt scale. At the Networking Conference Electromobility 2018 in Berlin this week, Minister Peter Altmaier stressed the urgency of the project, for Germany and Europe to be independent of Asia and the US in storage technology.

NOVEMBER 14, 2018

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Germany key in battery production

EU Commissioner for the Energy Union, Mr. Šefčovič, also took the stage in Berlin, and thanked Mr. Altmaier for his support in launching the “Green Battery Alliance” in Europe, to which 260 companies belong.

Mr. Šefčovič emphasized the need for battery cell plants across Europe, and also focused on sustainable batteries, recycling and a circular economy. He promised the EU would develop the appropriate framework conditions.

According to Mr. Šefčovič, the battery cell market in 2030 will have a global volume of €600-800 billion and Germany will play a key role in the development of battery cell production.

“We have to act very quickly and ambitiously,” said the EU Energy Commissioner, who referred to the recent IPCC report, with its alarming warnings about the effects of climate change, and which make decarbonizing the economy in Europe by 2050 vital.

https://www.pv-magazine.com/2018/11/14/german-government-devotes-e1bn-to-battery-cell-production/
grabein
14.11.2018 kl 22:54 7562

Lithium Australia to develop advanced silicon anodes for lithium-ion batteries

15:30 14 Nov 2018
The in-principle agreement involves the implementation of a four-stage development and commercialisation program.

Lithium Australia NL (ASX:LIT) has agreed in principle to partner with a battery researcher to develop advanced anode materials for lithium-ion batteries (LIBs).

The agreement, which remains subject to completion of formalities, will also give Lithium Australia access to superior battery management systems.

Importantly, the new technology package has the potential to significantly increase LIB performance.

Lithium Australia is planning to establish facilities for the development of graphite/silicon anodes, and in so doing make full use of its subsidiary VSPC Ltd’s plant at Wacol in Brisbane.

The new agreement involves the implementation of a four-stage development and commercialisation program.

Previously tested prototypes of the advanced anode materials indicate the potential to significantly increase the energy density of LIBs.

While the use of silicon to improve battery performance is not new, introducing it into the anode in the quantity needed to obtain the desired improvement in performance while maintaining reliability and longevity has so far proved problematic.

The first stage of the development program will commence immediately with the establishment of laboratory and testing facilities in Queensland.

Operations will commence under the terms of a memorandum of understanding. Full details will be released after the execution of binding documents.

Lithium Australia managing director Adrian Griffin said: “The development of advanced anode materials is an opportunity to significantly increase battery performance, with subsequent environmental benefits.

“This new arrangement – the perfect adjunct to our existing cathode technology – will target higher-performance products with a more sustainable production profile.

“Successful implementation of higher-capacity anodes and better battery management systems will result in improved LIB performance. We plan to be a leader in delivering that outcome.”

https://www.proactiveinvestors.com.au/companies/news/209144/lithium-australia-to-develop-advanced-silicon-anodes-for-lithium-ion-batteries-209144.html
grabein
18.11.2018 kl 09:39 7300

Silicon could boost electric car battery range and reduce production costs

The race to build a better electric car battery is turning to silicon, with several companies working to engineer types of the material that can boost driving range and cut production costs.

About 500,000 electric vehicles (EVs) were sold globally in 2016, a figure that is expected to jump sevenfold by 2022, according to the U.S. Energy Information Administration.

That increase is forecast to be helped by government mandates to cut tailpipe emissions by banning gasoline and diesel-powered cars. But many drivers have so far been put off by the high cost of EVs and worries about driving range, which so far is limited to a few hundred miles (kilometers) before needing a charge.

But silicon could, if adopted en masse for EV batteries, help boost energy storage.

One such company, California-based Sila Nanotechnologies, aims to have its technology in over a million electric vehicle (EVs) batteries by the middle of the next decade, Chief Executive Gene Berdichevsky said in an interview.

Silicon has a higher energy density than the graphite traditionally used as part of battery anodes. Batteries are comprised of an anode and cathode, the negative and positive parts, respectively, between which electrical current flows.

Sila, which started at a laboratory at the Georgia Institute of Technology, says it has developed technology that can replace graphite entirely, helping to boost capacity and range.

Researchers at Vrije University in Brussels estimate that using silicon can cut the cost per kilowatt hour of EVs by 30 percent.

Sila, which counts BMW AG and Amperex Technology Limited - the world's largest producer of batteries for consumer goods - as key customers, aims to launch its silicon products in consumer goods next year.

"The year we have our eye on for being in the first vehicles is 2023 so we'll need to get up to many gigawatt hours of capacity to make a meaningful impact in the automotive space," said Berdichevsky, a former Tesla Inc engineer who helped design the electric carmaker's Roadster model.

While Sila's product replaces graphite entirely, Canadian graphite material producer Elcora Advanced Materials Corp is one of a number of companies working on boosting the capacity of graphite anode powders by adding silicon.

"We've had a lot of discussions with lithium-ion battery manufacturers and all of them are studying silicon sprinkled into their graphite electrodes," said Shane Beattie, Elcora's chief technology officer.

Belgian materials technology and recycling group Umicore , a leading player in nickel manganese cobalt (NMC) battery chemistries, has also started research into using more silicon in batteries.

"There is a lot of potential value for the battery industry to be gained from these developments," said Marc Grynberg, Umicore's chief executive. "That's why we want to be out there in the market."

https://www.timeslive.co.za/motoring/news/2018-11-16-silicon-could-boost-electric-car-battery-range-and-reduce-production-costs/
grabein
19.11.2018 kl 10:43 7017

Tesla:
"We're shifting the cell chemistry for the upgraded pack to partially use silicon in the anode," Musk said at the time. "This is just sort of a baby step in the direction of using silicon in the anode. We're still primarily using synthetic graphite, but over time we'll be using increasing amounts of silicon in the anode." - Elon Musk, 2016 http://www.latimes.com/business/autos/la-fi-hy-elon-musk-fastest-car-20160823-snap-story.html

https://m.techxplore.com/news/2018-07-norwegian-silicon-jackpot-battery-solution.html

Norwegian researchers hit silicon jackpot for top battery solution

 July 16, 2018 by Nancy Owano, Phys.org

Credit: Institutt for energiteknikk

Steve Hanley certainly wrote what we are all thinking—groan, not another story about a battery "breakthrough." So many blares from a trumpet begin to fall on deaf ears, but the bleats go on. So what and who are we to take very seriously?

Well, we need to continue paying attention to claims because battery research is ongoing and scientists want better solutions. "CleanTechnica readers sometimes tire of all the stories about new breakthroughs in battery technology—it seems like there is at least one every week—but that is only because there is so much news to report about," Hanley said.

Hanley remarked that "you can almost feel the pace of development in batterytechnology accelerating day by day if not moment by moment."

On to the latest buzz in batteries. Has a corner been reached and turned? Can we consider a jackpot hit in a way to stabilize silicon anodes for Li-ion batteries? As the news stories go, battery researchers at the Department of Energy Technology (IFE) have solved a challenge facing scientists worldwide .

IFE's battery researchers in Norway are talking in terms of revolutionized range and lifespan as they announce that a way has been achieved to put in silicon as a replacement for the graphite used in anodes of lithium ion batteries. The group thinks they found the X factor regarding batteries.

They are boasting over a solution that allows for far better batteries with higher capacity. Numbers? Business Insider Nordicsaid the Norwegian researchers found a way to improve the capacity of conventional batteries by 300-500%.

Hanley clarified what the technical hurdle which they knocked down.

"Pure silicon has ten times more capacity than graphite but it loses capacity faster than graphite. The researchers have found a way to mix silicon with other elements to create an anode that is stable and long lasting and which has three to five times higher capacity than a conventional graphite anode."

Research director Arve Holt. who earned a PhD from the University of Oslo, built up the institute's solar cell processing laboratory and the solar cell characterization laboratory. His specialty is significant as related to the battery research. Holt and colleagues underwent several years of targeted research and experimental trials with nanoparticles, including silicon, in IFE's laboratories, at Kjeller in Norway.

The IEF reports that "research results show that with the new IFE-developed technology, it can achieve three to five times the charge capacity of the negative electrode (anode) as with today's common graphite technology."

Are you thinking what this means in terms of your daily life?

Think about mobile phones that do not need to be charged for days or think about range vis a vis electric cars. Hanley reported that one of the claims for this discovery is that it will lead to batteries that can power an electric car for 600 miles or more.

Business Insider Nordic reminded readers of the potential impact, too, on medicalimplants, gadgets, appliances and machines using lithium ion batteries.

All in all, said Business Insider Nordic, "Ramping up from lab testing to an industrial setting hopefully means electric cars, smartphones and implants will soon get an enormous performance boost soon."

What's next? IFE said it is ready to take the research into the marketplace. IFE is working on patenting the technology.

"The Institute will work in parallel with several Norwegian and international companies to test the new battery.

The Department of Energy Technology (IFE) is an independent research foundation; one of its better known tasks is managing theHalden Project, which is OECD's largest and longest collaborative project on reactor safety.

© 2018 Tech
dor123
20.11.2018 kl 12:05 6725

ELK:SER STORT POTENSIALE I GRAFITT OG SILISIUM TIL BATTERIER
Oslo (TDN Direkt): Elkem ser et stort potensiale i leveranser til batteriproduksjon, og vil utvikle leveranser av grafitt og etter hvert silisium til anodeproduksjon.

Det sier Inge Grubben-Strømnes, konserndirektør for Carbon i Elkem, under selskapets kapitalmarkedsdag tirsdag.

I dag brukes nesten bare grafitt i anodeproduksjon, men selskapet venter at silisium vil kunne ta over etter hvert.

I batteriverdikjeden vil Elkem kunne levere grafitt og etter hvert silisium til anoder i battericelleproduksjon, samt silikoner til beskyttelse av batteripakker.

-Vi planlegger industriell produksjon av grafitt for anoder fra 2021. Silisium ligger lenger fremme i tid og er avhengig av teknologiutviklingen, men her ser vi et stort potensiale, sier Grubben-Strømnes.

Han sier selskapet ser en mulighet i utviklingen av batteriprodusenter i Europa, som ønsker vestlige leverandører.

Vi har vært i diskusjon med noen europeiske produsenter en god stund, og vi ser at de har et behov for en vestlig leverandør av grafitt og silisium, sier han.

Selskapet ser en risiko fra "solid state-batterier", som vil eliminere behovet for både grafitt og silisium, men Grubben-Strømnes ser dette som en overkommelig risiko, og viser til at implementeringen av helt nye teknologier tar lang tid.

BNS, finans@tdn.no

TDN Direkt, +47 21 95 60 70
grabein
21.11.2018 kl 11:07 6535

Major Players in Silicon Anode Battery Market are :

BYD Co. Ltd
Panasonic Corporation
XG Sciences
Nexeon
Enovix
Samsung SDI
Amprius, Inc.
LG Chem Ltd.
California Lithium Battery
LG Chem
Boston-Power, Inc.
Record
21.11.2018 kl 11:09 6529

Kanskje vi ser Rec Silicone på den liste , snart :-)
grabein
22.11.2018 kl 23:19 6355

A team of researchers, led by Satishchandra Ogale, at Indian Institute of Science Education and Research (IISER), Pune, have developed a novel combination using silicon and phosphorene to be used as an anode in Lithium-ion (Li-ion) batteries.

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“The advantage of using phosphorene is in the fact that due to its structural design of having wiggles or undulations, it can naturally offer higher flexibility and elasticity. This, in turn, gives high mechanical flexibility to accommodate charged Li ions inside the battery, thus making quicker and higher degree of charging possible,” said Ogale.

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The structural benefit of phosphorene when used in the proportion of 8 per cent as an additive, like in this case, is that it prevents cracking, generally observed during higher rate of charging, which has been the biggest issue with silicon anode thus far.

https://indianexpress.com/article/cities/pune/iiser-scientists-develop-material-to-speed-up-battery-charging-capacity-5458399/
grabein
23.11.2018 kl 13:07 6209

Today's Market View - Shifting battery demand is drawing major investment in lithium projects

Enevate’s new battery technology decreases charge time dramatically

Enevate has been developing new Lithium-based batteries that present drastically improved results.
Batteries with the Advanced Enevate HD-Energy technology are built with a silicon-dominant composite anode, featuring more than 70% silicon, and are capable of charging 90% of full capacity in just 15 minutes, and 50% in just 5 minutes.
This makes it 8 times faster than conventional batteries, and 5x faster than fast-charging batteries.
Significant investment has already been provided by Alliance Ventures

https://www.proactiveinvestors.co.uk/columns/sp-angel/30315/today-s-market-view-shifting-battery-demand-is-drawing-major-investment-in-lithium-projects-30315.html
grabein
27.11.2018 kl 12:19 6020

Som Tesla har Huawei allerede begynt å gjøre silisium i anodene tilgjengelig for massene. Som med mobilen Huawei Mate 20 Pro.

Putting Huawei's Mate 20 Pro to the Ultimate Battery Test

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"Wireless charging is quickly becoming standard on flagship phones these days and Huawei is bringing an exciting new twist. The Mate 20 Pro features 15W Wireless Quick Charge, which is still pretty rare among Qi-enabled devices, and charges to 12 percent in 10 minutes or 30 percent in 30 minutes. That's nice, but what will really liven up the party is Wireless Reverse Charging. Yes, your Mate 20 Pro also turns into a Qi-enabled wireless charger, so you can share some of that battery love with your iPhone and Galaxy toting friends.

So, what makes this amazing battery tech possible? For the Mate 20 Pro, Huawei's patented a new lithium-ion battery that uses nitrogen-doped carbon and silicon materials in the anode instead of the usual graphite. This allows better lithium-ion migration, which in turn increases cell density, enables faster charging, and improves battery life. It's also safer, and the entire system—from charger to cable to battery to device — is TÜV Rheinland Safety Certified, which is one of the highest safety standards in the world."

https://uk.pcmag.com/news/118558/putting-huaweis-mate-20-pro-to-the-ultimate-battery-test
grabein
27.11.2018 kl 12:22 6023

Forøvig er Huawei nå nr. 2 på smartmobilmarkedet, og dermed passert Apple. Som betyr at de nok vil svelge unna endel silisium.

https://itavisen.no/2018/08/28/bekreftes-igjen-huawei-storre-enn-apple-pa-mobiler/
fleks
27.11.2018 kl 12:29 6005

fantastiske nyheder, igen tvivl om at det er en del af fremtiden for REC.
hmmm
27.11.2018 kl 12:45 5955

Om du ønsker å selge før den flyr over 0,70, så må du forte deg.

hmmm
ULKEN
27.11.2018 kl 12:46 5992

REC må komme skikkelig inn i bilbatteri markedet skal det monne noe. Det bør snart komme nyheter om dette så pass mye det er å hente på økt kapasitet og ladetid med silicodopede anoder.

Minuscule TDK Solid Batteries May Be Applicable to Electric Cars

published: 2018-11-27 12:00

TDK of Japan has developed a revolutionary solid-state battery, with a size similar to chip, which may become a hot item for application in electric cars, mobile devices, and home appliances.

Nikkei Shimbun reported that the battery measures several millimeters in size, small enough to be placed onto a fingernail, and is chargeable for 1,000 times. Still under trial production, it is poised for mass production soon. Compared with lithium battery, it doesn't have the risk of leakage, thanks to its solid state, plus the merit of higher capacity. Some automakers, such as Toyota and Volkswagen, have also been engaged in the R&D on solid-state batteries but both have yet to unveil a prototype.

TDK's solid-state battery may substitute for button-like alkaline battery applied in temperature-control sensor and be used in PCs, smartphones, and various consumer electronic products.

Attracted by its bright outlook, many other Japanese firms have also been developing solid-state battery. Taiyo Yuden, for instance, is developing larger-sized solid-state battery, several centimeters long, which is expected to be applied in smart watches in 2020. In contrast, Murata is developing ultra-mini solid-state battery, for application in smart invisible contact lenses. Korean firms Samsung SDI and LG Chem have also stepped into the field.

(First photo courtesy of TDK)

https://www.energytrend.com/news/20181127-12712.html

Solid State Batteries Aim to Top Li-ion

Solid-State Batteries Harvest

By R. Colin Johnson, 04.26.17

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The key, however, to solid-state batteries, according to Purdy, is the use of a silicon anode which eliminates the need for a liquid electrolyte, is easier to encapsulate against the environment, and even if partially exposed, has less of a reaction to air and moisture than liquid electrolyte Li-Ion batteries.

(...)

https://www.eetimes.com/document.asp?doc_id=1331646
grabein
30.11.2018 kl 06:26 5463

Anteo Diagnostics teams up with global battery materials supplier

Lithium-ion battery technology developer Anteo Diagnostics (ASX: ADO) has teamed up with a European-based battery material supplier to advance its nano-coating technology in lithium-ion batteries.

Anteo Diagnostics has created a nano-coating called AnteoCoat for silicon giving it qualities required for incorporation in the lithium-ion anode – potentially replacing graphite which is currently used.

Silicon can store up to 10 times more energy than graphite, but is currently unusable in the battery because it expands and contracts while charging, which can shorten the battery’s life.

When Anteo Diagnostics AnteoCoat is applied to silicon, it stabilises the material during charging and discharging and avoids battery degradation.

A materials transfer agreement was executed between Anteo Diagnostics and an undisclosed battery materials supplier.

The agreement enables Anteo Diagnostics and the battery materials supplier to collaborate and combine their proprietary products.

Under the agreement, the duo will assess and hone the performance of the AnteoCoat product in lithium-ion batteries.

Additionally, the AnteoCoat technology will be combined with the collaborators’ proprietary materials to demonstrate improvement in material processing and electrochemical performance when the products are together in a lithium-ion battery anode.

https://smallcaps.com.au/anteo-diagnostics-teams-up-global-battery-materials-supplier/
grabein
03.12.2018 kl 13:00 5119

Cost optimization through technology

The big opportunities for lower prices in lithium ion batteries come from silicon anode technology, and solvent-free manufacturing. We expect silicon anodes to reach commercial scale in consumer applications first, where there is less sensitivity to higher initial prices, as these cells will likely come at a higher cost. After a sustained period of years on the market we expect silicon anode cells to have superior economics, primarily for squeezing more juice into the box. Time will tell.

https://www.pv-magazine.com/2018/12/01/the-weekend-read-limits-to-lithium/
grabein
04.12.2018 kl 10:36 4932

BioSolar to Build Prototype Batteries for Power Tool Applications

While electric vehicles and consumer electronics remain the Company’s long-term focus, power tool applications represent a faster route to commercialization of its breakthrough energy storage technology

SANTA CLARITA, Calif., Dec. 04, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- BioSolar, Inc. (OTCQB:BSRC) (“BioSolar” or the “Company”), a developer of breakthrough energy storage technology and materials, today announced that the first group of prototype batteries incorporating the Company’s silicon additive technology will be for the power tool market, a product development strategy the Company believes creates a much shorter path to commercialization.

Consumer electronics and electric vehicles are among the largest categories of battery applications. However, the power tool market, which includes products such as vacuum cleaners and handheld drills, is also reliant upon fast charging batteries capable of intense use over a shorter period of time. According to a Research and Markets report, the global power tool battery market is forecast to grow at a CAGR of 8.12% during the period 2017-2021. This growth is fueled by innovation that has increased the efficiency of power tools, a requirement for modern construction and home use, but still requires innovation among lithium-ion and other battery technologies to maintain its trajectory.

The development cycle for power tool applications can be less than a year, whereas the automotive sector often requires four to five years and the consumer electronics sector may require up to two. While the Company continues both its individual research and joint development work with international battery manufacturers to bring its silicon anode additive technology to market, BioSolar will first focus on building commercial grade prototypes to determine the viability of commercialization within the power tool market.

https://globenewswire.com/news-release/2018/12/04/1661390/0/en/BioSolar-to-Build-Prototype-Batteries-for-Power-Tool-Applications.html

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Battery Startup SiNode Raises $4.5M, Rebrands Company In Joint Venture

Chicago-based battery technology company SiNode Systems is using a new $4.5 million investment from Tokyo-based chemical company JNC to rebrand its company in a joint venture with the investor.

SiNode is now calling itself NanoGraf Corp., and is using JNC’s tech and resources to help it commercialize its Lithium-ion battery tech, the companies announced Monday.

NanoGraf, which will continue to be based in Chicago, makes a battery technology that was initially developed at Northwestern University. The startup’s battery tech utilizes a composite of silicon and graphene in a layered structure to create higher cell level energy density and faster charging in lithium ion batteries.


(Photo via NanoGraf)
NanoGraf says its products will enhance battery energy and power density by up to 50 percent. As part of the new deal with JNC, NanoGraf will use the funding to set up production facilities in Japan, expanding the company’s distribution channels and global footprint, said NanoGraf co-founder and CEO Samir Mayekar in a statement to Chicago Inno.

“Our new company, NanoGraf Corporation, embodies our vision to create materials solutions that will change the battery industry,” Mayekar said. “Thanks to our partnership with JNC Corporation, we are well-positioned for accelerated growth as we commercialize our graphene-wrapping technology for a range of applications, from consumer electronics to electric vehicles. With our new ton-scale facility we can deliver larger volumes of material to our growing customer base.”

JNC develops liquid crystals, electronic components, silicon products and aroma chemicals, among other things.

“We believe NanoGraf’s technology has great potential to benefit the battery market, and we appreciate this opportunity for collaboration,” said JNC’s President and CEO Yasuyuki Gotoh in a statement. “We look forward to growing NanoGraf into the leading global supplier of silicon anode materials.”

Originally founded in 2012, SiNode has been one of the most promising energy startups in Chicago. In 2016, the company received a $4 million contract with the United States Advanced Battery Consortium (USABC)—made up of Ford, GM and Fiat-Chrysler—to make batteries for electric cars.

NanoGraf currently employs 20 people, 15 of which are in Chicago. The other five are in based in Japan and China. Meyekar said the company has now raised $10 million in total funding.

https://www.americaninno.com/chicago/inno-news-chicago/battery-startup-sinode-raises-4-5m-rebrands-company-in-joint-venture/
https://www.chicagobusiness.com/john-pletz-technology/northwestern-battery-startup-inks-japanese-joint-venture
grabein
05.12.2018 kl 06:15 4750

Airbus’ batteridrevne dronefly setter distanserekord, og bruker batteri med 100% silisiumanode.

«Amprius’ Silicon Nanowire Lithium Ion Batteries Power Airbus Zephyr S HAPS Solar Aircraft

Sunnyvale, CA – December 4, 2018 - Amprius, Inc., a leading manufacturer and developer of high energy and high capacity lithium-ion batteries, announced today that the company is supplying advanced lithium ion cells to the Airbus Defence and Space Zephyr Program. Using Amprius’ cells, which contain a 100% silicon anode, the Zephyr S flew more than 25 days, setting a new endurance and altitude record for stratospheric flight.

The Zephyr platform is a new class of unmanned air vehicle that operates as a high-altitude pseudo-satellite (HAPS) enabling affordable, persistent, local satellite-like services. Combining solar power and lithium ion batteries, the Zephyr aircraft holds world records for endurance as well as altitude, flying at 70,000 feet or higher. This stratospheric platform can fly for months at a time and combines the persistence of a satellite with the flexibility of an unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV). The platform is expected to be used in a wide range of emerging applications, including maritime surveillance and services, border patrol missions, communications, forest fire detection and navigation.

“Our collaboration with Amprius in the application of their silicon nanowire based lithium ion cells to the Zephyr has been important to the success of the HAPS program,” said Sophie Thomas, Airbus HAPS Program Director. “The high specific energy of Amprius batteries enable the Zephyr to fly uninterrupted in the stratosphere which would not be possible with lower performance batteries. This will further extend the capability and utility of the Zephyr platform for our customers.”

...»

https://www.aviationpros.com/press_release/12438400/amprius-silicon-nanowire-lithium-ion-batteries-power-airbus-zephyr-s-haps-solar-aircraft
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Sa2ri
05.12.2018 kl 07:47 4660

For de som ønsker å følge med på tomtene rundt REC:

http://montanaconnectionspark.com/
grabein
05.12.2018 kl 08:17 4636

Volkswagen-konsernet skal tilby over 50 elektriske bilmodeller innen 2025. Og den aller siste modellinja med VW dieselbiler lanseres i 2026. Deretter er det kun null-utslipp som gjelder, hovedsakelig elektrisk.

Dette kommer til å kreve shit-loads med silisium!

https://e24.no/bil/volkswagen/dieselens-dager-er-talte-hos-volkswagen/24510010
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KAWAS
05.12.2018 kl 09:22 4563

Forsiktig med slik info Sa2ri, kanskje shorterne kjøper opp alle tomtene :))
bug11
05.12.2018 kl 09:34 4553

Sa2ri: Dette er "feil" park... Dette er Butte, Montana.. Området som er interessant er jo Moses Lake


Edit: Dette ble jo feil fra meg.. gjelder visst begge fabrikkene til REC. Sjelden jeg blir glad av å ha feil, men denne nyheten gjør meg glad.
se også https://forum.hegnar.no/thread/14275/view/280238 og Grabein sitt innlegg
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Sa2ri
05.12.2018 kl 10:10 4521

Det er mulig, men da har jeg oppfattet det helt feil fra presentasjonen REC hadde ifbm 3Q18 presentasjonen. Slik jeg forstår presentasjonen er det Butte som er aktuell å "tappe" fra. Korriger meg gjerne dersom dette er feil slik at det er mulig å sjekke ut det som er riktig.
bug11
05.12.2018 kl 10:26 4491

Da blir det spennende å se hva som skjer.. jeg er av den oppfatning at Moses Lake er plassen som er best egnet, siden det kan tappes FBR-Pulver inn i batteri-produksjonen og Silan gass. Alt tilgjengelig på en og samme lokasjon. Problemet med å benytte Siemens poly til batteri er at man etter min kjennskap, trenger finkornet poly, mesten som støv, og det å knuse poly til finkornet støv tar tid og koster penger. Samtidig så er det vanskelig å knuse "glass" til like biter. Støvet må være av uniform form for å blande sammen med Litium, og det er her FBR kan komme til å få sitt største gjennombrudd etter mitt syn.

Men, den som venter får se
grabein
05.12.2018 kl 13:17 4328

Gjelder ikke bare Moses Lake:
"Jeg kan også si at vi har hatt flere kunder nå som besøker oss i Butte, Montana og Moses Lake, Washington fordi de er ute etter å kjøpe tomt til nye batterifabrikker i nærheten av våre fabrikker, med det formål å bruke vår silangass direkte fra fabrikken via rørledninger." - Tore Torvund