Tag: Ruhr-Uni Bochum

May 30, 2017 - 07:22 am

Australia, Mercedes-AMG, Ruhr-Uni Bochum, Renesas.

News of Gigafactories accumulate with Australia joining Germany and Thailand. Plans by Boston Energy and Innovation are definite as they lead a global consortium, which already agreed with the city of Townsville to build a battery plant with a capacity of 15 GWh per annum. This translates to 200,000 car batteries, or one million home storage units, or 300 microgrids. Location scouting is on and once found, a feasibility study will start. Meanwhile, the same partners, which also include Australian graphite producer Magnis Resources and U.S. battery specialists, want to erect a similar sized facility in the state of New York at the IBM HQ on Huron campus.
reneweconomy.com.au, australianmanufacturing.com.au

mercedes-amg-project-one-teaser-hypercar-300x150The ultimate hyper car: Mercedes-AMG released spare data on its Project One, destined to put F1 technology on the road. The 1,000 hp hybrid combines the F1-based 1.6-liter turbocharged V6 with four electric motors. As the edition is limited to 275 units, demand has already overtaken supply.
autoblog.com, carscoops.com

Self-healing catalyst: Chemists at Ruhr-Universität Bochum have developed a catalyst with self-repairing properties when “hurt” during water electrolysis for hydrogen production. The healing works as long as the required nanoparticle powder is present in the electrolyte solution.

Japan-China alliance for autonomous EV: Japanese Chipmaker Renesas is to work with China’s Great Wall Motor to develop technology for self-driving and electric cars for the latter’s home market. Renesas will send engineers but ultimately hopes to expand its own semi-conductor sales in China.

Dec 13, 2016 - 09:00 am

Carnegie Mellon University, LG Chem, Ruhr-Uni Bochum, Segway.

No battery cost reductions? A study by Carnegie Mellon University found that Li-ion batteries won’t get much cheaper, even as production numbers increase. Though some costs can be shaved off by increasing cell dimensions and electrode thicknesses, economies of scale have already been reached. The DOE energy storage target of 125 dollars/kWh by 2020 seems unattainable.

Raking in the cash: LG Chem sales will top 1 trillion won (856m dollars) this year, insiders suggest. Some even expect sales to reach 1.2 trillion won. That is a 70 percent increase in sales compared to 2015, when the company “only” made 700bn in sales.

One sensor for all: Researchers at German Ruhr-Universität Bochum (RUB) have developed new current and voltage sensor concepts for EV batteries that would make it possible to have only one of each instead of many sensors, as is currently the case. On top of that, both new sensors support the battery’s cell balancing function.
greencarcongress.com, rub.de

One-wheeler in Vegas: Segway will showcase its new single-wheel, all-electric One S1 at CES in Las Vegas in January. The “vehicle” weighs just 11.3 kilos and is fitted with two 150 Wh lithium-ion batteries that allow for a range of around 24 km at a top speed of 20 kph. The One S1 can already be pre-ordered on Amazon.

Found on electrive.com
30.05.2017 07:07