Oxis Energy improves Li-S Battery energy density
The British company Oxis Energy has announced that they have improved the energy density of their lithium sulfur battery cells for use in electric aircraft to 425 Wh/kg. By the end of 2019, the manufacturer intends to increase this number to 500 Wh/kg with the help of selected partners.
Oxis Energy begins cell production in Brazil
The British battery specialist OXIS Energy is in the process of opening a manufacturing facility in the Minas Gerais state in southeastern Brazil. OCIS is aiming to produce batteries for electric buses and planes with their lithium-sulfur technology.
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Tesla exclusive: Elon Musk confirms Panasonic as sole supplier for the cells in the Model S, X, and 3 power packs. Media reports had purported otherwise as the EV maker had ordered cells from Samsung. The latter are most likely destined for the stationery Tesla batteries instead.
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Autonomous electric shuttle: Coventry-based RDM Group presents its self-driving EV that carries up to 8 passengers at 15 mph. The firm claims it has had “massive interest” potentially worth 15m GBP for its pod that may eventually serve at airports or university campuses.
Li-S batteries for scooters: British OXIS Energy partners with Lithium Balance to bring its prototype Lithium-sulfur battery system for electric scooters to China. The current power pack holds 1.2 kWh and is to improve in terms of chemistry and costs in the second half of this year.
Li-ion battery pilot plant: Nano One Materials from Canada is on track to open a pilot factory at the beginning of next year, where it will simulate full scale production of various lithium-ion cathode materials.
BASF, OXIS Energy, nanosheets.
Fitted for EVs: BASF expands its range of engineering plastics for hybrid and electric vehicles. The new Ultramid and Ultradur materials are bound to hug high-voltage connectors tight, thus saving manufacturers weight and installation space.
Super-chilled Li-S battery: Hyperdrive Innovation and Li-sulphur battery developer OXIS Energy are exploring the feasibility of an Ultra-Low Temperature Battery (ULTB), capable of operating in the Antarctic. The project is supported by Innovate UK.
Hybrid cellular nanosheets: South Korean researchers found a way to produce carbon-based hybrid cellular nanosheets, made up of close-packed cubic cavity cells divided by carbon walls. These could be an effective solution to shortcomings of anode materials, as they exhibit high electrochemical performance in many key aspects of the LIB anode.