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Future Reusability – Implications for Lithium-Ion Laptop Batteries

Future Reusability – Implications for Lithium-Ion Laptop Batteries
A new study at the University at Buffalo reveals the future reusability of lithium-ion laptop batteries. The study monitored the performance of a set of around 500 used same-brand Li-ion laptop batteries over their entire lifecycle and linked the reusability with the previous consumer usage behavior and the battery degradation process simultaneously.

Transportation of Lithium Batteries – Intertek Explains Revised UN Regs

Transportation of Lithium Batteries – Intertek Explains Revised UN Regs
In a recent one-hour free webinar, a leading expert from Intertek took a detailed first look at the upcoming revised Sixth Edition of UN 38.3 testing requirements for the transportation of lithium and lithium-ion batteries. These tests are required by most transportation agencies globally, before such batteries may be offered for transport by air, ground, sea or rail.

The Battery Show Launches European Event

The Battery Show Launches European Event
Following continuous growth in North America and high demand from US partners, Smarter Shows has announced the launch of The Battery Show Europe, which will take place in Sindelfingen, Germany, April 4-6, 2017. It will be co-located with Electric & Hybrid Vehicle Technology Expo Europe.

Changing the Electrical Grid – New York, NY, USA

Changing the Electrical Grid – New York, NY, USA
The State of New York is a nation leader in the implementation of battery energy storage systems or BESS. When the BESS is placed within a specifically modified ISO shipping container, it becomes known as a CBESS.

Aqueous binders with technology enable higher performance in energy storage devices

Aqueous binders with technology enable higher performance in energy storage devices
Black Diamond Structures’ MOLECULAR REBAR technology (MR) has been successfully deployed in the energy storage industry in two fields.

Custom cold-plate assembly

Custom cold-plate assembly
Cold plates belong to a class of heat exchangers that are typically made out of metal plates, with a flow path that moves cold liquid under a heat source. Noren Products helped design a custom cold plate for a client in the high-temperature tubing/piping industry.

Electric vehicles with (nearly) unlimited range? Energy from recycled radioisotopes

Electric vehicles with (nearly) unlimited range? Energy from recycled radioisotopes
The radioisotope strontium-90 (90Sr) has some very valuable properties that make it desirable in a battery, because it is a waste byproduct that results from 8/100 of every nuclear reaction. It is typically produced in great quantities by nuclear accidents like at Chernobyl in 1986 or Fukashima-Daiichi in 2011, and the production of the cancer-curing treatment Metastron, which is known for reducing the metastases of patients with prostate cancer.

Vecture designs and manufactures BMS PCAs in Toronto, Canada

Vecture designs and manufactures BMS PCAs in Toronto, Canada
V04227 for 13S to 16S, and V04228 for 5S to 12S. Both series are chemistry programmable offering LED display for SOC and I₂C interface with SMBUS compatibility. Offering programmable overvoltage, undervoltage and current trips (charge and discharge), these boards are rated to 35A continuous in free air. Fuel gauging using impedance track by Texas Instruments ensures lifetime accuracy.

WHITE PAPER: Relationship between pore size properties and performance of battery separators

WHITE PAPER: Relationship between pore size properties and performance of battery separators
Research and development professionals in the battery industry are always in search of the most efficient and safe battery technologies to fuel the energy needs of our world today and into the future. The most effective battery separators not only control the transport of fluids and ions through the battery, but also provide the operational safeguards and stability necessary for longer battery lifetimes.

Luna’s unique sensing solution

Luna’s unique sensing solution
Luna Innovations Incorporated of Blacksburg, VA, offers the ODiSI, a high-definition fiber-optic sensing (HD-FOS) system ideal for in-situ measurements of battery cells and battery packs. A single sensor, available in lengths up to 20m, can be routed inside the battery pack, along cells and heatsinks and within the cooling system. A single 1m length of sensor provides nearly 1,000 discrete measurements.