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    Official: Ohio State discovery reveals flaw that may shorten lithium-ion battery life

    Just because winter break is coming up for many students doesn't mean it's a bad time for a chemistry lesson. This one comes courtesy of Ohio State University and poses new questions about the functional lifetime of a typical lithium-ion battery as used in a hybrid or battery electric vehicle. A ...

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    Plug-in batteries could offer 10 times more range, 10 times faster charging in near future

    What is perceived as the main barrier to seeing an electric vehicle (EV) in every driveway? Simple: a range that's too short and charging times that are too long. Now, what if a battery technology was developed that would allow you could drive for 500 miles straight and then recharge the battery ...

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    Hitachi Chemical to double anode production for automotive li-ion batteries

    Hitachi Chemical will invest some 3.5 billion yen ($44.8 million U.S. at the current exchange rate) to add third and fourth anode production lines at its Yamazaki Works facility in Japan. Once operational, Hitachi Chemical says that its production of anode materials for automotive lithium-ion ...

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    Another day, another li-ion battery breakthrough, maybe

    Lithium-ion battery breakthroughs seem to pop up on a daily basis. Universities, engineering firms, battery makers and automotive companies constantly promote their research studies, which promise to advance li-ion technology to the next level. Well, another day is here, so it's time to present ...

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    BATT program awards $8.54M for research on lithium battery anodes

    The Batteries for Advanced Transportation Technologies (BATT), funded by the U.S. Department of Energy's Vehicle Technologies Program, has chosen to award $8.54 million to eight advanced research projects focused on developing breakthrough technology for lithium battery anodes. The eight awardees ...

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    Danish company to build fuel-cell pilot plant

    Danish industrial catalyst company Haldor Topsoe A/S is set to invest DKK 100 million (US$17 million) in a new subsidiary, Topsoe Fuel Cell, to build a fuel-cell pilot plant. The facility is being built to produce Solid Oxide Fuel-Cells (SOFC) with plans in the works to build a commercial plant by ...


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