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Roots Of The Lithium Battery Problem
2013-12-18 13:37:01

Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory The lithium-ion batteries that power our laptops, smartphones and electric vehicles could have significantly higher energy density if their graphite anodes were to be replaced by lithium metal anodes. Hampering this change, however, has been the so-called dendrite problem. Over the course of several battery charge/discharge cycles, particularly when the battery is cycled at a fast rate, microscopic fibers of lithium, called “dendrites,” sprout from...

2013-10-01 12:22:27

ROSWELL, Ga., Oct. 1, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- GS Yuasa Lithium Power, Inc. (GYLP) announced today that its batteries provided electrical power to Orbital Sciences Corporation's (NYSE: ORB) Cygnus(TM) cargo logistics spacecraft on its maiden voyage the International Space Station. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20110308/CL59595LOGO) GYLP's battery, built in Roswell Georgia, uses high energy density LSE190 lithium ion cells to provide power to Cygnus immediately after launch...

2013-09-18 23:01:14

A cutting-edge battery technology developed at the University of Colorado Boulder that could allow tomorrow’s electric vehicles to travel twice as far on a charge is now closer to becoming a commercial reality. Boulder, CO (PRWEB) September 18, 2013 A cutting-edge battery technology developed at the University of Colorado Boulder that could allow tomorrow’s electric vehicles to travel twice as far on a charge is now closer to becoming a commercial reality. CU’s Technology Transfer...

2012-11-29 08:21:33

ROSWELL, Ga., Nov. 29, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- GS Yuasa Lithium Power, Inc. (GYLP) has been awarded a contract by Pratt & Whitney Rocketdyne (PWR) to provide lithium ion (Li-ion) battery cells to be used on the International Space Station (ISS). PWR will integrate GS Yuasa Li-ion cells into batteries that will replace the nickel-hydrogen (Ni-H2) batteries which currently power the ISS Electrical Power System (EPS) during its eclipse mode. This battery replacement effort is part of an...

2012-07-17 02:20:43

ROSWELL, Ga., July 17, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- GS Yuasa Lithium Power, Inc. (GYLP) announced today that it has been awarded a follow-on order by Orbital Sciences Corporation (NYSE: ORB) to deliver batteries to be used aboard the Cygnus(TM) cargo logistics spacecraft supporting NASA's Commercial Resupply Services (CRS) program for the International Space Station. The order from Orbital is for battery sets for Cygnus spacecraft that will carry out missions 4 through 8 of the CRS contract. In 2011...

2011-10-20 09:43:00

MONTREAL, Oct. 20, 2011 /PRNewswire/ - Hydro-Qu©bec (Canada) and Technifin (South Africa) are pleased to announce that they have entered into an intellectual property collaboration agreement relating to the licensing of their respective intellectual property (IP) in lithium titanate spinel oxide (LTO) technologies, notably for lithium-ion battery applications. With the fast-growing market for electrified transportation, LTO technology, when used as the negative electrode...

2011-10-17 14:37:59

KIT Technology Significantly Reduces Production Costs of Lithium-ion Cells The latest development by engineers of KIT is inspired by nature. To fill the porous electrodes of lithium-ion batteries more rapidly with liquid electrolyte, they use a physicochemical effect that also provides water transport in trees. The new process increases the throughput of battery production and reduces investment costs. This and other innovations will be presented by KIT at the eCarTec International...

2011-09-06 05:30:00

ROSWELL, Ga., Sept. 6, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- GS Yuasa Lithium Power, Inc. (GYLP) announced today that it has shipped the batteries that will be used by Orbital Sciences Corporation's Cygnus(TM) vehicle on its maiden Commercial Resupply Services (CRS) mission to the International Space Station. GYLP has already delivered a set of flight batteries in support of the Commercial Orbital Transportation Services (COTS) vehicle development and demonstration program. The batteries use GS Yuasa's...

2011-03-17 20:35:45

New electrolyte mix increases energy storage by 70 percent Though considered a promising large-scale energy storage device, the vanadium redox battery's use has been limited by its inability to work well in a wide range of temperatures and its high cost. But new research indicates that modifying the battery's electrolyte solution significantly improves its performance. So much so that the upgraded battery could improve the electric grid's reliability and help connect more wind turbines and...

2011-03-08 06:30:00

ROSWELL, Ga., March 8, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- GS Yuasa Lithium Power, Inc. (GYLP) today announced the certification of its quality systems to both ISO9001 and AS9100 by Det Norske Veritas Certification, Inc. The certification demonstrates GS Yuasa's commitment to maintain the highest standards of quality and to exceed customer expectations in all aspects of business operations. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20110308/CL59595LOGO ) "We are very pleased to have earned the AS9100...