Nyheter, silisiumbatterier (Del 2)

Dette er en ny tråd om nyheter rundt batterier med si-anoder. For å holde den ryddigst mulig, er kommenterer deaktivert i denne.

Første nyhet er om Enevate, som for alvor skal ta steget fra utvikling til produksjon. Ikke REC-kunde, men ondene bransjen trengs konkurranse for å gi si-anoder det gjennombruddet de trenger.


Fidelity Leads $81M Investment in Enevate to Accelerate Commercialization of Fast-Charging Electric Vehicle Battery Technology

IRVINE, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Feb 10, 2021--
Enevate, a pioneer in advanced silicon-dominant lithium-ion (Li-ion) battery technology featuring extreme fast charge and high energy density for electric vehicles (EVs) and other markets, announced that it has secured a $81M Series E funding led by Fidelity Management & Research Company, providing the company with additional new resources aimed at accelerating global mass adoption of Enevate’s unique battery technology in electric vehicles. Existing investors, Mission Ventures and Infinite Potential Technologies, also participated in the round.

Enevate said that the investment would enable the company to significantly expand its pre-production line designed to guide EV and other battery customers toward implementing larger-scale battery manufacturing utilizing Enevate’s silicon anode-based batteries. The funding would also enable Enevate to scale and grow. Included will be the hiring of additional personnel with an emphasis on scientists and engineers. With this latest funding round, Enevate has raised $191 million to date.

“This latest funding reflects our investors’ confidence in our progress with our customers, our technology, and our team,” said Enevate CEO Robert A. Rango. “As our fast-charge technology is implemented, we see a day in the not-too-distant future when EV drivers will be able to pull up to drive-thru charging stations that will look much like today’s gas stations, charge up and be back on the road in five minutes.”
“We congratulate Enevate on this latest round of funding, and look forward to additional collaboration as we continue to develop competitive and exciting products for our customers,” said Hadi Zablit, Chairman of Alliance Ventures, a partnership of Renault, Nissan and Mitsubishi.
“Our collaboration with Enevate started in 2017 and progresses today, we are excited about fast charge, high energy density technology and we are working to bring it to the EV market. Congratulations to the Enevate team on this latest milestone,” said Sungrok Bang, Director of Open Innovation from LG Energy Solutions, the battery spinout from LG Chem.

“As an investor, we believe Enevate’s technology possesses a combination of advantages that is highly attractive to both the EV and power tool battery markets in both pouch and cylindrical cell formats. The advantages are enabled by Enevate’s unique silicon anode technology, which attracted us as an investor,” said a representative from Samsung Venture Investment Corporation. “We congratulate Enevate’s funding achievement on its expeditious path to commercialization.”

Enevate’s business model of technology transfer and intellectual property licensing is efficient for any company that operates or plans to operate a battery manufacturing facility. Enevate works with multiple automotive OEMs and EV battery manufacturers, enabling them to utilize existing manufacturing infrastructure with minimal additional investment, facilitating the next-generation of EVs that will eliminate customer pain points with EV ownership.
The company holds the largest portfolio of patents related to silicon Li-ion cell technologies when compared to startups worldwide, and includes a broad spectrum of advanced Li-ion cell innovations, including anode, cathode, electrolyte, separator, formation, cell design and cell architecture. Enevate now has patents in jurisdictions covering over 95% of EV sales worldwide.
About Enevate ( www.enevate.com )

Redigert 10.02.2021 kl 17:55 Du må logge inn for å svare
11.02.2021 kl 18:24 26177

Dette er lovende!!

"FREMONT, Calif., Feb. 11, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- Zenlabs Energy, an advanced lithium-ion cell company, announced that Idaho National Laboratory (INL) has successfully tested over 1,000 charge-discharge cycles from their high-energy Silicon anode pouch cells. Zenlabs is the recipient of $4.8 million, 50% cost share development contract from the United States Advanced Battery Consortium LLC (USABC) to develop low-cost, fast-charge electric vehicle (EV) batteries. As a part of the USABC program, Zenlabs delivered its 12 Ah capacity, 315 Wh/kg specific energy pouch cells to several national laboratories for evaluation. The cells tested by INL have completed 1,000 dynamic stress test (DST) cycles following the USABC three-hour charge protocol and over 900 DST fast charge cycles using a 4C rate or 15-minute charging protocol under 100% depth of discharge (DOD). The high-rate capable cells can be charged to 80% of their capacity in 10 minutes and to 90% of their capacity in 15 minutes. Zenlabs silicon anode cells enable a 300-mile range car where 240 miles can be charged in 10 minutes while potentially delivering up to 300,000 miles.

For the last 30 years, the lithium-ion industry has used graphite as the preferred anode material. Silicon anodes are considered to be the next generation anode technology due to their high storage capacity, but challenges with poor cycle life and swelling have delayed their introduction. "Zenlabs has solved the durability challenges associated with high-capacity silicon anodes and has demonstrated 1,000 charge-discharge cycles showing the technology is ready for commercialization," says founder & CTO Dr. Herman Lopez.

About Zenlabs Energy Inc.

Zenlabs Energy, with headquarter in Fremont, California develops high energy, fast-charging and low-cost lithium-ion cells for Electric and Aerial Vehicles. Zenlabs proprietary silicon-based anode can be paired with Nickel rich cathode to achieve up to 400 Wh/Kg fast-charging lithium-ion cells. To learn more about and to license Zenlabs Energy's technology visit www.zenlabsinc.com.


USABC is a subsidiary of the United States Council for Automotive Research LLC (USCAR).

Founded in 1992, USCAR is the collaborative automotive technology company for FCA US LLC, Ford Motor Company and General Motors. The goal of USCAR is to further strengthen the technology base of the domestic auto industry through cooperative research and development. For more information, visit www.uscar.org."

12.02.2021 kl 23:35 24930

Fra før vet vi at REC og det amerikanske Forsvarsdepartementet har vært i samtaler rundt silisium i batterier. Skal prøve å finne linken senere, mener det var noe TT snakket om under en Q-rapport.

Uansett, dagens nyhet:

Army Recharges Conformal Wearable Battery Design

Project Convergence will test a new battery design for IVAS.

During the U.S. Army’s Project Convergence 2021 experiment scheduled for October, researchers will assess silicon anode cells for its Conformal Wearable Battery to be used with the Integrated Visual Augmentation System (IVAS) and the Nett Warrior system. The batteries double the power, allowing those systems to run much longer without increasing size and weight. Ultimately, the new cells could be used in a wide range of batteries for the military and commercial sectors, including those used to power tactical radios, electric cars and cellphones.

(Saken fortsetter, verdt å lese hele)

21.02.2021 kl 12:27 23242

TruSpin Announces Breakthrough in Lithium-ion Battery Technology

Fri, Feb 19th, 2021

Third-party tests have validated that the use of TruSpin silicon nanofibers reliably multiplies the energy capacity of Lithium-ion batteries.

23.02.2021 kl 06:51 22461

Enovix Set to Go Public Through a SPAC in Deal Valued at $1.1 Billion

Battery maker is building a factory in Fremont, Calif., to make batteries for wearable gadgets starting this year

Battery maker Enovix Corp. is poised to go public using a blank-check company in a deal valued at $1.1 billion, benefiting from investor enthusiasm for technology to improve battery performance as the world races toward electric vehicles.

Enovix said on Monday it raised $405 million through a merger with a special-purpose acquisition company, or SPAC, and associated private investment.

The company is building its first commercial factory, which will be ready to produce silicon lithium-ion batteries for customers later this year. The small-scale plant in Fremont, Calif., will make batteries for smaller devices such as radios and smartwatches. Enovix is scouting a location for a second factory that will also build batteries for smartphones, and aims to start selling batteries for electric vehicles after 2025.


Kommmentar: Batterier til wearables og andre gadgets trenger ikke samme produksjonskapasitet som til kjøretøy. En "smal scale plant" funker i Freemont, men neste steget opp må de flytte dit silanet kommer fra.

Jeg tror vi skal følge litt med på Enovix, det kan godt hende det blir ML neste.
Redigert 23.02.2021 kl 06:52 Du må logge inn for å svare
28.02.2021 kl 12:12 21864

Det ser straks litt mørkere ut for solid state (og desto lysere for silisiumanoder):


Takk for linken, Taycen!
03.03.2021 kl 06:45 21180

Unifrax, Backed by Clearlake Capital, Announces Lithium Ion Battery Anode Technology Coming Early Next Year


"The company expects production to come online in early 2022 with plans to build thousands of tons of long-term manufacturing capacity."

11.03.2021 kl 06:57 20437

Northvolt Buys US Tech Firm Cuberg For ‘Next-Generation’ Battery Cells


Swedish Battery Company Northvolt Bought US Battery Technology Company Cuberg, Will Establish Advanced Technology Centre In Silicon Valley.


Cuberg’s battery cells deliver more than 70% increased range and capacity versus comparable lithium-ion cells designed for high-rate electric aviation applications, an advantage Northvolt plans to use to mature its automotive and industrial product portfolio.


At the technology centre, Northvolt wants to partner with the leading technology companies and universities in Silicon Valley, with the aim to bridge ongoing research efforts between Europe and North America.

15.03.2021 kl 06:21 19847

Altech Chemicals (ASX:ATC) proves its tech can coat silicon particles for EV industry

- Altech Chemicals (ATC) has demonstrated its alumina nano-layer coating technology can coat silicon particles that are used in lithium-ion battery anodes

- The high-purity alumina producer has already shown its technology can coat graphite, but coating silicon has been a major breakthrough as it has proven to be an industry-wide difficulty

- Significantly, multi-billion-dollar electric vehicle (EV) manufacturer Tesla recently announced its plan to increase the amount of silicon in its batteries to improve energy density and battery life

- This places Altech and its technology at the forefront of coating lithium-ion battery anode materials for EV manufacturers

- Altech is up 14.6 per cent on the back of this news and shares are trading at 6.3 cents

19.03.2021 kl 08:39 18950

Nyheten har vært meldt på forumet for et par dager siden av bruker VL, ny artikkel med link her:

Porsche planning on silicon-anode batteries; own fast-charging network

Porsche is researching high-performance batteries with silicon instead of graphite anodes in order to achieve an even higher energy density and better fast-charging capability. The new batteries will be produced in Europe and initially used in limited-production, high-performance vehicles and in customer motorsport.

Porsche is also planning its own fast-charging stations along the most important European major highways and motorways. These will offer Porsche customers a high-quality, brand-appropriate charging experience while complementing the existing Ionity network.


26.03.2021 kl 19:36 18452

Nå kommer mobiltelefonene med silisiumanode i batteriene!

Xiaomi Mi 11 Ultra Battery Is Thinner And Faster With Nano-Scale Silicon Technology

27.03.2021 kl 20:11 17672

Hmmm ikke før har Xiaomi annonsert silisiumanoder i mobilbatterier, før de nå skal begynne med elbiler. Jada, i Kina, så neppe amerikanske anoder. Det står da heller ingenting om silisium i denne saken. Men vi begynner jo å få et bilde av hva som kommer, og silisiumanoder vil nok begynne å bli utbredt i autoindustrien innen et pr år

Chinese Giant, Xiaomi In Plans To Start Production Of Electric Vehicles, Says Report

Redigert 27.03.2021 kl 20:12 Du må logge inn for å svare
31.03.2021 kl 12:07 16825

NEO er ute med ny, meget lovende pressemelding om sine anoder. Rene silisiumanoder, som brytes ned under 25% etter 1000 sykluser!

Significant Results in Long-Term Cycling Ability and Mechanical Durability with NEO Battery’s 100% Silicon Anode Materials

Vancouver, British Columbia – March 29, 2021

Dr. Jong Hyeok Park, Director and Chair of the Scientific Advisory Board of NEO Battery Materials Ltd. (TSXV: NBM) (“NEO” or the “Company”), is pleased to announce that NEO has achieved breakthrough results in attaining a highly stable long-term cycling ability using 100% silicon (Si) anodes. The pure Si anode that does not contain graphite anode materials has been successful in demonstrating these results at automotive rates of charge and discharge for over 1000 cycles. With the help of NEO’s proprietary uniform nanocoating technology, the capacity decay, most importantly, was less than 25% after running 1000 cycles.

As Elon Musk, CEO of Tesla, said, incorporating silicon into the anode of a Li-ion battery has the potential to improve energy density by 20–40%, extending the maximum range of vehicles by 20%. However, it is not easy to make an anode from 100% silicon nanoparticles that lasts over just one hundred cycles of charge and discharge.

Dr. Park commented, “Our patented elastomer nanocoating layer which has both electronic and ionic conductivity is able to compensate the mechanical stress of the Si anode during a long-term cycling test. Our technology effectively scatters the stress from the Si anode, allowing commercial level areal capacity of >2.0 mAh/cm2.”

“Currently, several evaluations for NMC/Si full cells are underway on NEO Si anode materials. NEO is continuing to develop Si anode material modification technology to manufacture innovative anode materials for next generation lithium-ion batteries at a low and scalable cost,” added Dr. Park.

09.04.2021 kl 09:35 16187


- Surface chemistry specialist AnteoTech (ADO) has opened strong on the ASX today after joining a nationwide, four-year battery research project

- AnteoTech will collaborate with a string of other organisations under the Future Battery Industries Cooperative Research Centre (FBICRC) to work on the Super Anode Project

- The project is designed to kick-start the Australian battery industry by refining natural graphite production processes and developing high-capacity, silicon-containing anodes

- AnteoTech will contribute around $500,000 over the four-year project and in return will refine its silicon composite material development processes

- Importantly, the company will retain all rights to its intellectual property in relation to its silicon material development

- On top of this, the company is entitled to a share of the Super Anode Project's IP based on a percentage of its contribution to the project

- Shares in AnteoTech are up 8.33 per cent this morning, trading at 26 cents each

25.04.2021 kl 13:04 14768

"Porsche considers battery plant in Germany"


Vi vet at Porsche satser på silisiumanoder til sine high-end-batterier.

"The development does not come as a complete surprise: Porsche boss Oliver Blume had already announced at Volkswagen’s ‘Power Day’ in mid-March that Porsche wanted to pursue its own path in battery strategy – with a silicon-based anode instead of the usual graphite. At the time, Blume said that the Zuffenhausen-based company wanted to work on new materials and more efficient cooling solutions for performance cells for road sports cars and motorsport."
Redigert 25.04.2021 kl 13:05 Du må logge inn for å svare
05.06.2021 kl 07:16 13356

StoreDot is all set to manufacture silicon-dominant extreme fast charge batteries

Signs agreement with manufacturing partner EVE Energy to produce its ‘5-Minute charge’ EV battery technology

08.06.2021 kl 18:01 11383

Enovix seeks revolution in batteries, preps public stock launch

Fremont tech firm says mega players in consumer electronics hunger for its batteries

08.06.2021 kl 20:30 11148

8. juni 2021

LG Energy Solution Presents Innovative Battery Technology and ESG Initiatives at InterBattery 2021

Unveiling the Revolutionary Aluminum-added NCMA Cathode and Silicon Anode Material Technology for the First Time in the Industry

11.06.2021 kl 16:44 10741

NanoGraf unveils 3.8 Ah 18650 Li-ion cell, 800 Wh/L using silicon anode

NanoGraf, an advanced battery material company (earlier post), has enabled what it says is the highest energy density 18650 cylindrical lithium-ion cell in the world—one that provides a 28% longer run time than traditional cell chemistries.

Aided by funding from the US Department of Defense and others, NanoGraf’s team unveiled an 800 Wh/L silicon-anode based cell that provides benefits for virtually any application—from consumer electronics to electric vehicle batteries to the batteries that power the equipment soldiers use during operations.

NanoGraf’s technology utilizes a proprietary doped silicon alloy material architecture. The proprietary combination of silicon-based alloys and a protective inorganic and organic coating helps stabilize the active material during charge and discharge. NanoGraf technology was developed, optimized, and patented in collaboration with researchers at Northwestern University and Argonne National Laboratory.

14.06.2021 kl 19:58 10127

New Diesel-Killing EV Batteries Put 30% Fuel Cut In US Army Sights

The US Department of Defense is eyeballing energy efficient trucks and silicon EV batteries to cut down on climate-killing fossil fuels.

In a shot across the bow of oil and gas stakeholders, the National Academy of Sciences calculates that the Army could shave 30% off its use of diesel and other hydrocarbon fuels right here and now, partly with the help of electric vehicles and other clean tech. As it so happens, a Department of Defense contractor called NanoGraf has just introduced a new silicon formula for EV batteries that could put the Army on track to beat the 30% mark sooner rather than later.

16.06.2021 kl 10:00 9554

EnerTech to apply 'Silicon Anode Material’ to Electric Bike Batteries with U.S. Enervate


According to a report on the14th, Enertech International plans to supply batteries applying silicon anode material to Italian motorbike makers next year.


The silicon anode material market is expected to grow to 5.5 trillion won by 2025.


The silicon anode material will be supplied by Enervatein the U.S., while the battery is manufactured by Enertech. Enertech plans to apply Enervate’s silicon anode material to high-nickel 'NCM (nickel, cobalt, manganese)' batteries, which will be installed in electric bikes scheduled to be released in the second half of next year.


Enertech plans to expand the application of silicon anode material to premium both electric vehicles and premium electric bikes. LG Energy Solutions applied silicon anode to its premium electric vehicle brand Taycan, which was first launched by Porsche in 2019.



*KOMMENTAR* Det er skrivefeil, det skal være Enevate, ikke Enervate. Godt å se at Enevate nå ser ut til å få produktene sine ut i markedet.
Redigert 16.06.2021 kl 10:26 Du må logge inn for å svare
20.06.2021 kl 13:03 9204

Fra Flyers:

"Porsche AG will develop and produce battery cells for electric sportscars in a new joint venture with German lithium-ion specialist Custom Cells GmbH. The German brand is investing a high double-digit million euro sum and will control a 83.75% stake in the Cellforce venture, Porsche said Sunday in a statement.

28.06.2021 kl 19:30 8271

Vancouver, British Columbia--(Newsfile Corp. - June 28, 2021) - NEO Battery Materials Ltd. (TSXV: NBM) (OTC: NBMFF) ("NEO" or the "Company") is pleased to provide the following updates on its recent corporate activities and initiatives that includes 1) commercial-level composite anode which consists of NEO's silicon and conventional graphite, 2) new activity for integrating NEO's silicon into sulfide solid-state electrolytes (SSE), and 3) developments on NDAs, non-dilutive financing, mining work, and OTCQB listing.

"We are currently in the process of strategically placing NEO on an accelerated route to commercialization," commented Spencer Huh, President and CEO of NEO. "The development of our prototype is our emphasis as we are researching to increase the specific capacity of our high silicon content anodes with graphite, and we are also onto a new strategic move into integrating NEO's silicon with solid-state electrolytes. We are in discussion with parties in the industry to explore and discover potential synergies and mutual benefit for NEO's silicon anode technology."

23.07.2021 kl 12:29 7118

'Wrapping' anodes in 3D carbon nanosheets: The next big thing in li-ion battery technology
July 22, 2021
National Korea Maritime and Ocean University
The lithium-ion battery is the future of sustainable energy technology, but drastic volume fluctuations in their anodes related to enhanced battery capacity raises a safety concern. Recently, researchers have found that embedding manganese selenide anodes in a 3D carbon nanosheet matrix is an innovative, simple, and low-cost means of reducing drastic volume expansion while improving the energy density of these batteries.

27.07.2021 kl 21:51 6578

Tesla oppdatering om 4680 battericellene:
"still some work to do"


Tesla has been running a pilot factory for the new battery cell in Fremont where CEO Elon Musk has been guiding reaching a production capacity of 10 GWh by the end of 2021.

Today, with the release of its Q2 2021 financial results, Tesla released a rare update about its progress toward that goal:

We have successfully validated performance and lifetime of our 4680 cells produced at our Kato facility in California. We are nearing the end of manufacturing validation at Kato: field quality and yield are at viable levels and our focus is now on improving the 10% of manufacturing processes that currently bottleneck production output. While substantial progress has been made, we still have work ahead of us before we can achieve volume production. Internal crash testing of our structural pack architecture with a single-piece front casting has been successful.

In short, Tesla managed to get some progress done, but they still have more work to do before achieving any volume production.

03.09.2021 kl 07:40 5503

Silisiumanode + solid state = sant?

NEO Battery Materials wins silicon anode prototype sample order from major US-based solid-state electrolyte developer

25.09.2021 kl 10:48 4560

A new solid-state battery surprises the researchers who created it

Engineers create a high performance all-solid-state battery with a pure-silicon anode

25.09.2021 kl 20:03 4068

Mercedes & Volkswagen Ramp Up Battery Factory Plans

Mercedes and Volkswagen announce new EV battery factories.


Gjelder litiumbatterier med silisiumrike anoder, samt faststoffbatterier.

Batterifabrikkene blir i Europa, men det betyr selvsagt ikke at anodene ikke kan importeres fra andre steder.

Redigert 25.09.2021 kl 20:04 Du må logge inn for å svare
27.09.2021 kl 14:16 3210

LG Energy Solution: Enda en nyhet som peker på silisium som anodemateriale, også i faststoffbatterier! 😍


Det later rett og slett til at silisium er mer stabilt i romtemperatur enn litium, og dermed bedre egnet som anodemateriale i faststoffbatterier. I så fall er det jo bare å lene seg tilbake, og se hvordan hele dette racet utvikler seg.
09.11.2021 kl 08:52 1763

Det ser ut til at amerikanske Amprius må skalere opp fra sin pilotfabrikk snart...

"Amprius Technologies, Inc., the performance leader in 100% Silicon Anode Li-Ion Batteries via their Si-Nanowire™ platform, today announced that it has secured commercial orders with Kraus Hamdani Aerospace, a pioneer in ultra-long endurance unmanned aerial systems (UAS). Amprius Technologies will ship 405 Wh/kg battery cells to Kraus Hamdani Aerospace through the end of 2021, and the companies have also entered into an agreement to secure additional high-performance battery cells through 2022."


"The company’s corporate headquarters is in Fremont, California where it maintains an R&D lab and a pilot manufacturing facility for the fabrication of silicon nanowire anodes and lithium-ion cells."
25.11.2021 kl 11:35 851

Shares in Altech Chemicals soared by 50 per cent in intraday trading Thursday after the ASX-listed company delivered a breakthrough in utilising silicon in lithium-ion batteries. Altech says it has broken the “silicon barrier” by successfully applying its proprietary coating technology to produce a series of lithium-ion battery anode materials with a 30 per cent higher retention capacity than existing anode materials

26.11.2021 kl 15:23 434

Om NIOs 150 kWt batteri, som kommer i 2022:

NIO's 150-kWh Solid-State Battery Pack Will Actually Be a Semi-SSB Pack

"According to what Li said at the time, this semi-SSB would comprise “in-situ solidified solid-liquid electrolyte, inorganic pre-lithiated carbon-silicon anode, and nano-scale ultra-high nickel cathode.” The NIO CEO also said that it would have an energy density of 360 Wh/kg. We’ll probably have more details about this solid-liquid electrolyte when NIO starts using the new cell by Q4 2022."

Altså, blir anoden i dette semi-faststoffbatteriet av silisium/karbon.