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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.


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


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.

14.11.2018 kl 22:54 6551

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.”

18.11.2018 kl 09:39 6289

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."

19.11.2018 kl 10:43 6007

"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


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
20.11.2018 kl 12:05 5715

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
21.11.2018 kl 11:07 5522

Major Players in Silicon Anode Battery Market are :

BYD Co. Ltd
Panasonic Corporation
XG Sciences
Samsung SDI
Amprius, Inc.
LG Chem Ltd.
California Lithium Battery
LG Chem
Boston-Power, Inc.
21.11.2018 kl 11:09 5514

Kanskje vi ser Rec Silicone på den liste , snart :-)
22.11.2018 kl 23:19 5340

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.


“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.


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.

23.11.2018 kl 13:07 5199

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

27.11.2018 kl 12:19 5010

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


"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."

27.11.2018 kl 12:22 5009

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

27.11.2018 kl 12:29 4988

fantastiske nyheder, igen tvivl om at det er en del af fremtiden for REC.
27.11.2018 kl 12:45 4936

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

27.11.2018 kl 12:46 4973

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)


Solid State Batteries Aim to Top Li-ion

Solid-State Batteries Harvest

By R. Colin Johnson, 04.26.17


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.


30.11.2018 kl 06:26 4445

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.

03.12.2018 kl 13:00 4102

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.

04.12.2018 kl 10:36 3915

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.



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.

05.12.2018 kl 06:15 3733

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.”


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05.12.2018 kl 07:47 3643

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

05.12.2018 kl 08:17 3619

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!

Redigert 05.12.2018 kl 08:17 Du må logge inn for å svare
05.12.2018 kl 09:22 3546

Forsiktig med slik info Sa2ri, kanskje shorterne kjøper opp alle tomtene :))
05.12.2018 kl 09:34 3533

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
Redigert 05.12.2018 kl 13:36 Du må logge inn for å svare
05.12.2018 kl 10:10 3500

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.
05.12.2018 kl 10:26 3470

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
05.12.2018 kl 13:17 3308

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
05.12.2018 kl 14:04 3251


Det var det jeg mente jeg hadde lest. Takk for oppklaringen.
05.12.2018 kl 14:26 3219

Mange takk for svar grabein... har korrigert innlegget mitt til å gjenspeile fakta

SK Innovation med gigantinvestering i bilbatterifabrikk i USA

SK Innovation Announces New Battery Manufacturing Plant in Georgia

published: 2018-12-05 14:26

SK Innovation, a leading developer of lithium-ion batteries for electric vehicles, announced it will create more than 2,000 jobs and invest $1.67 billion to build a new electric vehicle (EV) battery manufacturing plant in Georgia.

SK Innovation, which is part of SK Group, is making the investment to better compete in the growing global EV battery market. Customers for SK Innovation include Mercedes-Benz and Hyundai-Kia Motors, and this new investment will provide opportunities for SK Innovation to bring its world-class products to additional automakers in the United States.

“We are excited to bolster our presence in the United States by making this investment in Georgia,” said Jun Kim, CEO of SK Innovation. “SK Innovation is a worldwide leader in the energy industry and this latest investment will allow us to work with the growing automotive industry in the Southeastern United States, ensuring future partnerships for years to come.”

The new plant will be located in Jackson County, Georgia. Construction will occur in two phases, beginning in early 2019. The first phase will invest approximately $1 billion and employ more than 1,000 advanced manufacturing employees, making it the largest scale electric vehicle battery plant in the United States. SK Innovation leadership worked closely with federal, state and local officials to finalize the investment.

“SK Group’s investment in the state of Georgia is undeniable proof that President Trump’s economic policies are working for the American economy and American worker,” said U.S. Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross. “I am delighted that a world-class technology company such as SK sees the merits of manufacturing in the United States. As similar companies across the world are discovering, there is no better place to do business than right here in America.”

For decades, SK Group has been building relationships within the United States. It already has significant investments in the U.S. and currently employs nearly 2,000 U.S. workers across 10 states

05.12.2018 kl 21:24 3101

Coil! Men ingen ord om silisiumanoder?

Tidligere i år startet SK Innovation byggingen av selskapets første bilbatterifabrikk i Europa ($777 million investment)

SK Innovation held a groundbreaking ceremony for its first European lithium-ion battery factory in Hungary.

SK Innovation battery cell

The site will start production in early 2020, and ultimately is expected to supply 7.5 GWh of cells annually.

SK Innovation intends to invest 840.2 billion won ($777 million) in the facility by 2022, which sounds like $100 per 1 GWh of installed production capacity.

SK Innovation follows Samsung SDI and LG Chem that earlier began construction of their facilities respectively in Hungary and Poland.

There is tremendous demand for EV batteries expected in Europe and it seems that those three South Korean manufacturers are all-in.

SK Innovation was so far one of the smaller battery manufacturers, having only one 3.9 GWh plant, but this new site changes everything.

“On March 8th (local time), SK Innovation held a groundbreaking ceremony to build an electric vehicle (EV) battery factory named ‘SK Battery Hungary’ in Komárom, Hungary.

About 300 representatives attended in the ceremony, including Hungarian Minister of Foreign Affairs and Trade Szijjártó Péter, Ambassador Choi Kyoo-sik of the Republic of Korea to Hungary, Vice Chairman Chey Jae-won of SK Group and CEO Kim Jun of SK Innovation.

SK Innovation secured 430,000 m2 of site in Komárom for the factoryd on long-term contract with European carmakers and began the construction of SK Battery Hungary last month in the city of Komárom–Esztergom County at about 110 km northwest of Budapest, the capital of Hungary. SK Innovation plans to invest a total of KRW 840.2 billion until 2022.

The batteries to be produced in SK Battery Hungary will be third-generation EV batteries, which give an EV 500km range with one charge. The company had announced in September, 2017 that it would start mass-producing of the world’s first medium-to-large NCM (nickel:cobalt:manganese) pouches at a ratio of 8:1:1.

SK Battery Hungary is expected to work as an important bridgehead for expanding its business area into the European market.

SK Battery Hungary expects to start mass-producing and supplying the batteries from early 2020. Once all the production lines are installed, the factory’s production capacity will reach 7.5 GWh per year.

SK Innovation is currently producing pouch type-batteries for EV at its Seosan battery factory in Korea, which produces 3.9 GWh annually.”

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Daimler brings its EV plans to the table with €20 billion battery cell order

Another German car manufacturer has announced ambitious electric vehicle plans. Daimler AG says it has invested €20 billion in the purchase of battery cells to further advance its electric fleet.

DECEMBER 11, 2018

In  a statement released today, the car and battery manufacturer says it has invested €20 billion in the purchase of battery cells, as part of its CASE – connected, autonomous, shared & services and electric – corporate strategy.

Without disclosing specifics, Daimler says it buys the cells on the world market to ensure “the best possible technology”, while it focuses on its “core competence” of battery assembly.

Overall, the manufacturer says it is investing more than €1 billion in the creation of a global battery network within the production network of its Mercedes-Benz Cars, which will eventually comprise eight factories on three continents.

In Saxony, Germany, its Kamenz factory in is already said to be in series production, while a second factory will begin there at the beginning of 2019. Meanwhile, another two factories will be built in Stuttgart-Untertürkheim, and one at the company’s Sindelfingen site.

A further factory will be located in each of the following: Beijing, China; Bangkok, Thailand; and Tuscaloosa, the United States.

“The local production of batteries is an important success factor in Mercedes-Benz Cars’ electric offensive and is decisive for meeting the global demand for electric vehicles flexibly and efficiently,” said Daimler in a statement released today.

Overall, it aims to electrify its entire Mercedes portfolio by 2022, with 130 electric cars, and electric vans, buses and trucks. It says it is investing €10 billion in this expansion.

“By 2025, sales of battery-electric vehicles are to increase to 15-25 percent of total unit sales – depending on individual customer preferences and the development of the public infrastructure,” continues the statement.

Last week, a number of significant EV manufacturing and investment plans in China, Germany and North America were made by major automobile makers VW, Tesla and BYD, thus underpinning predictions that EV car sales are set to skyrocket in the coming decades.

11.12.2018 kl 19:23 2685

Vi får håpe det er silisium i en god del av disse batteriene...
18.12.2018 kl 13:15 2356

UL to lead €8m research project to improve electric vehicle battery technology
18 Dec 2018

RESEARCHERS at the University of Limerick are to lead an €8m project to develop next generation battery technology for electric vehicles.

UL’s Bernal Institute is to lead the EU funded research project, called Si-DRIVE, to develop battery technology for higher performance electric vehicles (EVs).

It comes as EU policy demands that by 2030 40% of all new cars are to be EVs. Just 2% of the European fleet is currently electric.

“This project will tackle the major barriers to EV uptake, which relate to driving range, cost and recharge times by completely re-imagining the lithium ion battery using innovative anode, cathode and electrolyte materials,” said Professor Kevin M. Ryan, leader of the Si-DRIVE project.

Significant improvements to existing EV battery technology are required to improve driving range and charge times, if the EU’s ambitious targets are to be met.

The project will focus heavily on the sustainability of the system, with rare and expensive materials (e.g. cobalt) targeted for removal. This green focus will be supplemented by performing life cycle analysis, assessing the suitability of the cells for second life applications and through the development of recycling processes for cell materials, the researchers said.

Alongside the role as project coordinator, UL will also focus on the development of the high performance silicon based anodes materials. This research will lead to the development of lightweight anodes, composed of abundant elements that can reduce the overall weight of the final batteries.

Coordination of the project will ensure that UL is at the forefront of battery research, through the development of research links and demonstration of the game-changing performance of their advanced anode materials.

Dr Hugh Geaney, researcher on the project added: “The Si-DRIVE project will bring together leading experts from across Europe to deliver the sustainable and cost-effective battery technology required for environmentally friendly EVs of the future.”

The Si-DRIVE consortium is comprised of 16 academic and industrial partners from seven European countries, across the entire battery development chain.

Dr Bob Flynn, National Contact Point for the Horizon 2020 at Enterprise Ireland welcomed the announcement.

“Si-DRIVE’ ranked first of all proposals submitted for this specific Horizon 2020 call and this success brings Irish researchers to the forefront of battery related research and technology development across Europe,” he said.

“Enterprise Ireland provided financial and technical support for the team to develop their proposal in line with our strategy for Horizon 2020 to support excellence in research with the objective of driving innovation and competitiveness across the Irish economy.

“To date Irish researchers and companies have successfully won €630m in approvals under Horizon 2020 bringing us over the half way point to achieving our national Horizon 2020 target of €1.25bn.”

18.12.2018 kl 13:16 2380

Micro Batteries in Tomorrow’s Smartphones

In the era of connected devices, intelligent connected micro sensors require miniature embedded energy sources with great energy density. For ultra-thin—or planar—micro batteries, increased energy density means using thicker layers of materials, which has obvious limitations. A second method consists in machining a silicon wafer and producing an original 3D structure made of simple or double micro tubes. 3D batteries keep their 1mm2 footprint area, but develop a specific area of 50 mm2—an enhancement factor of 50! These robust micro tubes are large enough (of the order of the micron) to be coated with multiple layers of functional materials.

18.12.2018 kl 21:44 2286

Bernreuter Research skal begynne å ta en kikk på bruk av silisium som materiale til anode. Dette har jeg fra
sjefen selv, J.Bernreuter. De/han ser på dette som såpass viktig at det skal følges opp. Men om det kommer
noe rapport fra den kanten i 2019, vet jeg ikke. Full rapport i 2020 kanskje.

Enn så lenge er vi her på HO allerede meget bra oppdatert. Og Grabein er muligens den fremste expert, forløpig.. 🙂
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18.12.2018 kl 22:16 2257

Bruker bare Google, jeg ;)
18.12.2018 kl 22:18 2251

Uansett, har trua på dette. Solid state-batterier er den mest nærliggende konkurrenten til Li-Ion med silisiumanode. Men minst én av designene for solid state bruker også silisium, så det er grunn til å tro at fremtidens batterier vil ha silisium i en eller annen form. Me lét sjå!

Europe moves further towards large-scale battery cell production

More than a dozen European ministers of economic affairs have released a statement setting out the next steps to turn Europe into an industrial hub for large-scale cell production. The role of SMEs and competition was highlighted as ministers said European cells should provide innovation in terms of raw material use and sustainability, hinting at a pivot away from lithium-ion.

December 19, 2018


Ikke bare silisium er aktuelt som anodemateriale i Li-ion batterier. Det spennende blir teknologivalg de store batteriprodusentene havner ned på. Her er et eksempel med grafikk og metall.

21.12.2018 kl 10:58 1922

La oss håpe på silisium. ;-)
21.12.2018 kl 11:00 1916

MGX Minerals Inc. [XMG-CSE; MGXMF-OTCQB; 1MG-FSE] on Thursday December 20 announced a partnership with the University of British Columbia to develop a metallurgical silicon based anode for high energy lithium-ion batteries.


"The two-year research program will focus on fabricating nanostructured silicon using low-cost metallurgical silicon as a feedstock, and compositing nanostructured silicon with commercial graphite to develop a high-performance silicon anode.

The purpose of the research is to replace the graphite anode with silicon and complete a hybrid in the short term, which will not require retooling."

21.12.2018 kl 12:37 1839

Det forskes på flere typer anodemateriale. Men hva tror dere blir vinneren på kort/mellomlang sikt, 5-10-20 år ?

For REC sin del er det snakk om at selskaper kikker etter tomt(er) allerede nå. Og at det kan bli en viktig
del av deres virksomhet innen 2-3 år. Her må vi også tolke det som at bygging vil måtte starte
om ikke så lenge - og at det er naturlig å se for seg at REC vil få cash på forskudd.
Dette siste (om cash) har JBG nevnt tidligere.

REC sier også at selskaper som Tesla, Samsung, Panasonic og LG, har vært hos dem for å sondere
muligheten for tomtekjøp og bygging av fabrikker med rørforbindelse til RECs fabrikker
for å frakte silangass. Og i den forbindelse blir både Butte og Moses Lake nevnt
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