Bitrode's GM-Inspired Master Laboratory Test & Management System
General Motors is now using Bitrode’s fully automated battery test system in their new Global Battery Lab located in Warren, Michigan. Comprised of A&D’s Labminder, iCentral, and Bitrode’s cell, module and pack test equipment, the state-of-the-art A&D iTest EV solution represents a major advancement in world-class battery systems.
Electric Cars: Put a Battery in Your Roof
A nanoscale material developed in Britain could one day yield wafer-thin cellphones and light-weight, long-range electric cars powered by the roof, trunk, and doors. The technology is at least a decade from market.
Technology Improvement Pathways to Cost-Effective Vehicle Electrification
National Renewable Energy Lab study on pathways to cost-effective vehicle electrification (Feb 2010).
Battery Breakthrough Could Lead To Quicker Charges, Larger Capacities
Researchers from Mississippi State University have engineered a new charging method that relies on new developments in molecular dynamics simulations to speed the charging process.
Can Utility-Scale Batteries Rescue Intermittent Renewables?
Discusses where we are today in cost per kWh to use batteries to store power and the latest technologies.
Prudent scores $22M to Rival EnerVault in Grid-Scale Storage
Prudent Energy, a Beijing-based maker of large-capacity flow batteries, has raised a $22 million third round of venture funding. Its products may be too heavy for use in plug-in vehicles, but the company could become a player in grid storage, both in China and the U.S.
Battery, Nanotechnology Partnership Launched by EPA to Protect the Environment
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has announced a partnership that will focus on bringing manufacturers of various types of lithium-ion batteries together with EPA and university scientists, non-governmental organizations, and other relevant parties, to help the manufacturers make environmentally sound manufacturing and material choices. This Design for the Environment partnership (DfE) is the first that has addressed an application of nanotechnology, by targeting companies that make lithium-ion batteries with carbon nanotubes.
Mitsubishi Reveals New Hybrid Energy Storage Device
Prototypes combines the long life and fast charge capabilities of an electric double layer capacitor (EDLC) with the greater energy storage capacity of a lithium-ion battery.
Where Batteries Go to Be Tortured
Discussion of battery testing capabilities at Sandia National Lab. This may drive discussion of additional capabilities needed in New York that NY-BEST can help procure.
Reportlinker Adds Global Ultracapacitors Industry
New report analyzes the worldwide markets for Ultracapacitors.
Study: Overcapacity will Kill Most Automotive Battery Manufacturers by 2017
Only six to eight large global manufacturers will survive, according to this study.
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