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Cathode layer consisting of spherical particles and simulation of the sodium fraction. (For the detailed caption, see the end of the text. Graphics: Simon Daubner, KIT)

Batteries: Modeling Tomorrow’s Materials Today (Sodium-ion Batteries)

Microstructure Simulations Reveal Strong Influence of Elastic Deformation on the Charging Behavior of Layered Oxides Used as Cathode of Sodium-ion Batteries Which factors determine how quickly a battery can be charged? This and other questions are studied by researchers of Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) with the help of computer-based … [continued]

Advances in clean energy technology, such as microgrids and batteries, are enabling electrification of port infrastructure and charging of heavy-duty vehicles traditionally considered hard to electrify. (Image: Port of Bellingham, Washington) PNNL

New Port Electrification Handbook Features Microgrids

Guiding port commissioners toward a new energy future Maritime ports, bustling hubs of global trade, are emerging as the new frontier for electrification. Advances in clean energy technology, such as microgrids and batteries, are enabling electrification of port infrastructure and charging of heavy-duty vehicles traditionally considered hard to electrify. A … [continued]

Image: Daimler Truck North America

Daimler Truck North America Provides 2nd Life to Commercial Vehicle Batteries

PORTLAND, Oregon – Daimler Truck North America LLC (DTNA) is committed to reducing the company’s overall carbon footprint by integrating a comprehensive circular economy approach across its operations. This strategy emphasizes repairing, remanufacturing, repurposing and recycling lithium-ion battery materials used in all DTNA electric vehicles (EVs). With goals to maximize … [continued]

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Mercedes Orders CMBlu Energy Flow Battery For Its Plant In Rastatt, Germany

Mercedes-Benz AG recently ordered a CMBlu 11 MWh Organic Solidflow battery for its Rastatt, Germany plant. The battery utilizes recyclable materials and non-flammable aqueous electrolytes. It will be used to store electricity generated by the plant’s own PV solar panels. The Rastatt plant has approximately 6,100 employees and produces a … [continued]

DALL.E creation by Carolyn Fortuna | CleanTechnica

50 States of Power Decarbonization Q1 2024: Utilities Plan for Significant Load Growth, While States…

Raleigh, NC — The NC Clean Energy Technology Center (NCCETC) has released its Q1 2024 edition of the 50 States of Power Decarbonization. The quarterly series provides updates on state and utility actions pertaining to clean energy targets, emission reduction targets and carbon policies, generation planning and procurement rules, integrated … [continued]

DALL·E generated image of piles of copper, aluminum, and steel ingots beside a road with electric cars.

EV Transition Targets Out Of Reach Without More Copper Mines — IEF Secretary General

RIYADH, Saudi Arabia — Targets for 100 percent electric vehicle adoption by 2035 cannot be achieved without an unprecedented acceleration in copper mining, according to the Secretary General of the International Energy Forum Joseph McMonigle. Copper is the most essential mineral for societal development, but growing electrification needs globally cannot … [continued]