NMC batteries

Altilium’s pilot battery recycling scheme will produce battery-ready cathode active material (CAM) from used EV batteries. Image Altilium

Altilium Announces Technological Advancements In Recycling Of LFP & NMC Batteries

Altilium, a UK-based clean technology group focused on supporting the transition to net zero, has announced details of the latest advances in its innovative EcoCathode™ hydrometallurgical recycling technology, with breakthroughs in the recovery of lithium from new battery chemistries and the production of cathode active materials (CAM) from a mixed … [continued]

Single-crystal structures for cathode materials (left) are juxtaposed with an agglomerated polycrystal structure (right).

More Range from Nickel-Rich Electric Vehicle Batteries

A new nickel-rich, single-crystal battery technology is on track for rapid deployment A seemingly simple shift in lithium-ion battery manufacturing could pay big dividends, improving electric vehicles’ (EV) ability to store more energy per charge and to withstand more charging cycles, according to new research led by the Department of … [continued]

New South African Lithium-Ion Cell Mega-Factory, Plans For 32 GWh/Year By 2028

The battery storage market in South Africa is expected to grow significantly going forward as companies and homes look to cushion themselves from ongoing electricity blackouts. Eskom, the stated-owned utility company, has been battling to keep the lights on during peak demand hours. Electricity blackouts are expected for at least another 18 months according to some reports.

The State Of EV Batteries: LG Chem, SK Innovation, & Tesla–Panasonic Improvements

The state of electric vehicle (EV) batteries can get confusing. Although internal combustion engine (ICE) aficionados talk about engine displacement and horsepower, EV drivers often consider energy storage as the most important part of their decision making. Today, there are more lithium battery chemistries than ever and figuring out which one is used where and what appears after the dust settles can be difficult. Here’s a brief look at what’s in store tomorrow from the major EV battery OEMs.