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Directory of Lithium Ion battery technologies and resources.

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Companies

  • Batteries > Li-ion >
    World's Most Powerful Industrial Lithium-Ion Battery - Corvus Energy is transforming the marine, transportation and energy industries with its release of an advanced lithium-ion battery technology that is able to store and distribute energy in megawatt sizes and has the capacity to output sustained power comparable to diesel engines in hybrid and full-electric vessels and vehicles. (Energy Daily; Nov. 3, 2010)
  • Batteries > Lithium Ion >
    "Home Batteries" to power houses for a week - Panasonic has announced plans to create 'home batteries.' They are lithium-ion batteries large enough to power a house for a week, making energy sources such as solar and wind power more feasible. Also, you can buy energy when it is cheapest, and don't need to worry about power outages anymore. (Nexus404; Dec. 24, 2009)
  • Kennedy Alternative Energy - Offers high discharge rate Lithium Iron Phosphate, LiFePO4 batteries for electric vehicles and other applications. Ideal due to their thermal stability these batteries also offer a high energy density, high discharge rate, extremely long life, inherent safety and a reasonable price.

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  • Nissan, NEC To Spend $1 billion On Battery Output: Report - Nissan, NEC and NEC Tokin Corp have a joint venture to start manufacturing lithium-ion batteries with an initial capacity to supply 13,000 units a year, which will be first be used in forklifts. The companies have said they plan to ramp up annual capacity gradually to supply 65,000 units in 2011 for use in Nissan's in-house hybrid car and electric vehicles due in 2010. (PlanetArk; Dec. 30, 2008) (See also TreeHugger)

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  • Johnson Controls-Saft Advanced Power Solutions - Providing lithium-ion batteries for BMW’s 7 Series ActiveHybrid car, currently being showcased at the Paris motor show. Lithium-ion batteries are 30 percent smaller and 50 percent lighter than NiMH batteries used in hybrid electric vehicles (HEVs) on the road today.
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      Infinite Power Solutions, Inc - Infinite Power Solutions, Inc. is a global leader in developing and manufacturing solid-state, rechargeable thin-film micro-energy storage devices (commonly known as thin-film batteries) for a variety of micro-electronic applications. (PESWiki; Dec. 5, 2008)

Applications

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  • A Giant Leap for Batteries - The new 17-inch MacBook Pro has a breakthrough battery that runs for up to 8 hours on a single charge and can be recharged up to 1000 times — more than three times the lifespan of typical notebook batteries. (Video) (Apple; Feb. 26, 2009)
  • Jump Start - Carmakers favor lithium-ion batteries (already popular in cell phones and laptops) because they can store twice as much energy per liter of volume as nickel batteries. Forbes has posted a chart listing which plug-in hybrids and electric cars are possibly using what type of Lithium-ion technology. (Forbes; April 4, 2008)

Lithium-Ion Battery Contract for PHEV10s - USABC has awarded Compact Power a contract to develop lithium-ion battery technology for 10-mile all-electric range PHEVs using CPI’s high energy and high power manganese-spinel (LiMn2O4) cathode chemistry. The cells have improved life under high temperature conditions and less risk of explosions. (Green Car Congress; Jan. 3, 2008)

Ener1 integrates lithium-ion battery into HEV - Ener1 integrated a lithium-ion battery into a HEV (hybrid electric vehicle) using an "end-to-end solution". It will be affordable at just $1,500. The battery requirement for HEV is very different than PHEV (plug-in hybrid electric vehicles). (AutoblogGreen; Dec. 4, 2007)

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  • 75 miles for a 5 minute rechargeable car - Fuji Heavy Industries, the maker of Subaru brand vehicles, announced that it will release the R1e electric mini car by 2010, and that the vehicle will begin road tests in Japan this year. The R1e uses a lithium-ion battery can be recharged to 90% of capacity in five minutes. (WorldChanging; Aug. 21, 2005)

Technologies

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  • New Sony rechargeable battery charges faster and lasts longer - Sony's new rechargeable batteries use Olivine-type Lithium Iron Phosphate as the cathode material. The commercially available batteries promise an extended life span of more than four times that of existing Li-ion batteries and can be charged to 99 percent of their full capacity in 30 minutes. (GizMag; August 12, 2009)

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  • Longer-Lasting Batteries for Laptops - Researchers at Argonne National Laboratory in Argonne, IL, have developed composite battery materials that can make such batteries both safer and longer lived, while increasing their capacity to store energy by 30 percent. (MIT Technology Review; Aprl 7, 2008)

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  • Nanowire Battery Holds 10 Times The Charge - Stanford researchers have found a way to use silicon nanowires to reinvent the rechargeable lithium-ion batteries that power laptops, iPods, video cameras, cell phones, and countless other devices. Could also be applied to electric vehicles. (Science Daily; Dec. 20, 2007) (See Slashdot)
  • German battery could jump-start electric car production - Li-Tec has designed a ceramic lithium-ion battery membrane (Separion) that provides greater thermal stability and could finally make electric cars common. Their battery takes up 30% less volume than Toyota's and allows 3x more range than French models. (PhysOrg; Dec. 10, 2007)
  • Reducing the cost of lithium ion batteries - Ricardo and QinetiQ will try to bring the cost of lithium ion batteries down so that they can be commercially viable without degrading performance. In 2006 they showed off their Efficient-C diesel hybrid Citroen Berlingo van but acknowledged that the hybrid's extra cost needed to be reduced by half to €2,000. (AutoblogGreen; Nov. 8, 2007)

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  • Lithium-Ion Motorcycles - Better batteries are making electric motorcycles possible, providing a cleaner alternative to pollution-spewing gas-powered bikes. (MIT Technology Review; July 19, 2007)
  • Safer Lithium-Ion Batteries - In light of Apple's and Dell's massive recalls, will computer makers opt for batteries that are less prone to catching fire? A new lithium-ion battery being developed by MIT's Yet-Ming Chiang, founder of A123Systems, replaces cobalt oxide with iron phosphate, a much more stable material. (MIT Technology Review; Aug. 25, 2006)
  • Toshiba's New Rechargeable Lithium-Ion Battery Recharges in Only One Minute - A breakthrough technology applied to the negative electrode uses new nano-particles to prevent organic liquid electrolytes from reducing during battery recharging. The nano-particles quickly absorb and store vast amount of lithium ions, without causing any deterioration in the electrode. (Toshiba.com; March 29, 2005)

Research and Development

  • Piezoelectric / Storage > Batteries > Li-ion >
    Self-Charging Battery Transforms Vibrations Directly Into Chemical Energy - A research team and the Georgia Institute of Technology has invented a lithium ion battery that charges itself by using the environment vibrations. Unlike other similar devices, this one is highly efficient, because it converts mechanical energy in chemical energy directly, without using electricity as a middleman. A piezoelectric membrane is at the Lithium Cobalt [...] (Green Optimistic; August 23, 2012)
  • Nanotech / Batteries > Li-ion >
    Sandia Creates World’s Smallest Single Nanowire Battery - Researchers at Sandia National Laboratories have succeeded in creating the world’s smallest battery that consists of a single nanowire (as the battery’s anode) which is one seven-thousandth the thickness of a human hair. The hope is that this will help scientists discover what occurs inside lithium-ion storage devices and how they charge and discharge. (Inhabitat; December 13, 2010)
  • Big Brother / Nanotech / Batteries > Li-ion >
    Batteries smaller than a grain of salt - Research funded by DARPA is pushing the limits of this technology and trying to create some of the tiniest batteries on Earth, the largest of which would be no bigger than a grain of sand. These tiny energy storage devices could one day be used to power the electronics and mechanical components of tiny micro- to nano-scale devices. (Physorg; October 19, 2010)
  • Nanotech / Batteries > Li-ion >
    Silicon Nanopores Could Increase Lithium Ion Battery Capacity By 10x - A team of researchers from Rice University and Lockheed Martin have found that silicon nanopores (micron-sized pores on top of silicon wafers) can increase lithium-ion battery capacity by 10 times. Since silicon has the highest theoretical capacity for storing lithium of any material, the discovery could lead to super-long lasting batteries. (Inhabitat; Oct. 20, 2010)
  • Nanotech / Storage > Batteries > Li-ion >
    Paper-Thin Batteries Provide Bendable Power - New carbon nanotube-based technology could literally allow companies to paint layers of electricity-holding lithium-ion on standard pieces of paper. The new batteries, which are just 300 μm thick, are thinner and more flexible, and they exhibit higher energy density and other electrical advantages, compared with other types of thin batteries. (Chemical & Engineering News; Sept. 20, 2010)
  • Microorganisms / Storage > Batteries > Lithium Ion >
    Virus-Built Wearable Batteries Could Power Military - Two different viruses have been used to create the cathode and anode for a lithium-ion battery. If research pans out, the parts could be grown in and harvested from tobacco plants and then woven into or sprayed onto clothing to power a wide range of electronic devices. (Discovery News; Aug 24, 2010)

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