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Can lithium cure what ails the Salton Sea?

Studying the complexity of mud on the ocean floor is a life's work for Timothy Lyons, so when the tall and lean biogeochemist asks you to join an expedition in search of chemical mysteries buried deep beneath the waves, be prepared to get wet and dir.....»»

Category: topSource:  physorgNov 29th, 2021

China continues to dominate lithium battery supply chain

China continues to dominate the global lithium battery supply chain, but the US could slowly develop into its competitor in the coming years, according to industry observers......»»

Category: itSource:  digitimesRelated NewsJan 20th, 2022

Will US government scrutinize companies building the country"s lithium-ion battery supply chain?

Thanks to the rising demand for electric vehicles (EV) and energy storage solutions, lithium-ion batteries are set to be the next strategic resource after semiconductors. Because South Korea is the dominant lithium-ion battery maker and China exerts.....»»

Category: itSource:  digitimesRelated NewsJan 20th, 2022

Selective membrane may cycle dual-ion batteries closer to reality

Lithium-ion batteries are relatively safe, long-lasting, fast charging and better for the environment than non-rechargeable batteries—right? Not quite. The rocking-chair mechanism that allows for commercial power storage generally uses rare earth e.....»»

Category: topSource:  informationweekRelated NewsJan 19th, 2022

Freyr, Aleees team up for LFP cathode manufacturing

Norway-based Freyr Battery, a startup specializing in lithium-ion battery cells, and Taiwan-based Aleees, a producer of lithium iron phosphate (LFP) cathode materials for batteries, have signed a deal to jointly establish an LFP cathode plant in the.....»»

Category: itSource:  digitimesRelated NewsJan 19th, 2022

Light could boost performance of fuel cells, lithium batteries and other devices

Engineers from MIT and Kyushu University in Japan have demonstrated for the first time that light can be used to significantly improve the performance of fuel cells, lithium batteries and other devices that are based on the movement of charged atoms,.....»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated NewsJan 14th, 2022

Indian battery maker sees exponential demand for lithium-ion batteries by 2030

As EVs become more prevalent in India, the demand for lithium-ion batteries could skyrocket this decade, according to Amara Raja Batteries, one of the biggest battery manufacturers in India venturing into local Li-ion cell production. India is still.....»»

Category: itSource:  digitimesRelated NewsJan 14th, 2022

Buima steps into energy storage application

Energy-saving construction material maker Buima has entered the energy storage market through establishing an energy technology team in the second quarter of 2021 and acquiring a 25% stake in lithium battery module maker Joules Miles (JMS) in August,.....»»

Category: itSource:  digitimesRelated NewsJan 14th, 2022

EV lithium battery shortage expected to be worse than chip shortage in 2022

While the automotive chip shortage finally started easing at the end of 2021, some automakers believe that the lithium battery shortage will be worse than the chip shortage in 2022......»»

Category: itSource:  digitimesRelated NewsJan 11th, 2022

Can We Recycle Lithium-Ion Batteries?

There's a problem with the lithium (Li) ion batteries used in electric cars and for energy storage. The BBC reports that the most widely-used methods for battery recycling won't work nearly as well, since Li batteries are "larger, heavier, much more.....»»

Category: topSource:  slashdotRelated NewsJan 9th, 2022

Hyundai hikes car prices amid carflation

Carmakers are raising car prices as supply of batteries and semiconductors falls short and demand for EV causes "carflation." South Korea's battery prices are rising for the first time in more than a decade as lithium, cobalt, and nickel prices conti.....»»

Category: itSource:  digitimesRelated NewsJan 3rd, 2022

Sweden"s Northvolt Builds First Lithium-Ion Battery Cell In Europe

Swedish battery manufacturer Northvolt announced that on December 28th, it successfully produced the first lithium-ion battery cell to be designed, developed, and built completely in Europe by a homegrown company. Teslarati reports: "Last night, the.....»»

Category: topSource:  slashdotRelated NewsDec 30th, 2021

Windows 11 taskbar is getting fixed (but not in a hurry)

Microsoft is applying multiple fixes to the taskbar, but we’ll be waiting some time for the cure to one of the biggest bugbears......»»

Category: topSource:  theglobeandmailRelated NewsDec 28th, 2021

Understanding cobalt’s human cost

After studying the impacts of mining cobalt -- a common ingredient in lithium-ion batteries -- on communities in Africa's Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), an interdisciplinary team of researchers is calling for more data into how emerging tech.....»»

Category: biomedSource:  sciencedailyRelated NewsDec 22nd, 2021

MIT Engineers Produce the World"s Longest Flexible Fiber Battery

Researchers have developed a rechargeable lithium-ion battery in the form of an ultra-long fiber that could be woven into fabrics. From a report: In a proof of concept, the team behind the new battery technology has produced the world's longest flexi.....»»

Category: topSource:  slashdotRelated NewsDec 22nd, 2021

A promising anode material for lithium-ion batteries

The proposed stable anode material, made with a bio-based polymers, could unlock extremely fast battery charging for electric vehicles......»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated NewsDec 20th, 2021

Potential cure for tropical parasitic disease found in soil

Combining two agents to block a parasitic worm's life cycle boosted survival from a potentially deadly tropical disease to 85% in animal models, far better than either treatment alone, according to a proof-of-concept study......»»

Category: topSource:  marketingvoxRelated NewsDec 14th, 2021

Xiaomi working on improved lithium-ion batteries for future smartphones

Earlier this year, an MIT study revealed the price of lithium-ion batteries has fallen by more than 97 percent since their commercial introduction in 1991. This dramatic decrease in cost has been a boon for the mobile and electric car industries, and.....»»

Category: topSource:  techspotRelated NewsDec 14th, 2021

An enemy within: Pathogens hide in tissue

Antibiotics cure many bacterial infections. However, some patients suffer a relapse. A research group at the University of Basel has now discovered why some bacteria can survive antibiotic therapy. The team uncovered where the bacteria hide in the bo.....»»

Category: topSource:  pcmagRelated NewsDec 13th, 2021

Are scientists homing in on a cure for Parkinson’s disease?

A peptide known to prevent the protein error that gives rise to Parkinson's disease has been optimized by scientists. The new peptide is a strong candidate for future development into a cure......»»

Category: biomedSource:  sciencedailyRelated NewsDec 13th, 2021

Taiwan companies eye lithium battery production for EV, energy storage

Taiwan-based supply chains are stepping up to meet lithium battery demands as a result of the rising popularity of electric vehicles (EV) and energy storage systems......»»

Category: itSource:  digitimesRelated NewsDec 13th, 2021