Canadian battery developer Nano One and Belgian materials technology group Umicore announce the signing of a non-exclusive agreement to jointly develop production process technologies for lithium-ion battery active cathode materials.
Canadian battery developer Nano One and German chemical company BASF say they have signed a joint development agreement (JDA). The companies plan to co-develop a process with reduced by-products in the production of next-gen cathode materials.
After the British chemical company Johnson Matthey surprisingly announced its withdrawal from the business with battery materials for the automotive industry in November 2021, parts of the business are now being sold to EV Metals Group and Nano One Materials.
Inductive fast-charging: The Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory achieved 90 percent efficiency with its newly developed 20 kW wireless charging system. Researchers used a Toyota RAV4 as demonstration vehicle and are now en route to inductive charging at 50 kW. greencarcongress.com, youtube.com
Inductive partners: Qualcomm grants Ricardo the license to develop, make and supply wireless charging systems for carmakers. Qualcomm subsidiaries will support the effort with technical know-how and engineering. The system provides for charging with 3.3 kW, 6.6 kW or 20 kW. greencarcongress.com
Nano One cobalt-free batteries: Nano One says it developed high-voltage cobalt-free lithium ion battery cathode material. In tests, the material called spinel exhibits high stability and up to 50 per cent more energy at high rates of discharge while being more cost efficient. Nano One is about to set up a pilot scale plant. nanoone.ca
Remote servicing: German evinci Mobility is developing a remote maintenance system for light electric vehicles, which will work via smartphone and cloud. The company that is backed by LSP Innovative Automotive Systems received about a quarter of a million euros from the Bavarian government. pedelec-elektro-fahrrad.de (in German)