Nyheter innen silisiumbatterier

Siden dette kan bli et spennende område for REC i nær fremtid, kan det jo være interessant å holde seg oppdatert på nyheter herfra.

Kan jo starte med LG Chem:
LG Chem invests in Enevate; silicon-dominant Li-ion battery technology

Enevate Corporation, developer of a silicon-dominant composite anode material and high energy density batteries (earlier post), announced that LG Chem has participated in Enevate’s recent funding.

Introduced in November 2017, Enevate’s HD-Energy Technology for EVs enables Lithium-ion (Li-ion) cells with up to 50% higher capacity than conventional graphite cells. The cells can be charged to 75% capacity in five minutes. They can also safely charge and discharge down to -40°C and capture more energy during regenerative braking, extending their range in cold climates.

Enevate’s HD-Energy Technology is a self-standing, silicon-dominant composite anode with more than 70% silicon. The conductive, silicon-dominant composite film anode is essentially 100% active material that can store lithium and has a high electrical conductivity.

05.12.2018 kl 14:26 5743

Mange takk for svar grabein... har korrigert innlegget mitt til å gjenspeile fakta

SK Innovation med gigantinvestering i bilbatterifabrikk i USA

SK Innovation Announces New Battery Manufacturing Plant in Georgia

published: 2018-12-05 14:26

SK Innovation, a leading developer of lithium-ion batteries for electric vehicles, announced it will create more than 2,000 jobs and invest $1.67 billion to build a new electric vehicle (EV) battery manufacturing plant in Georgia.

SK Innovation, which is part of SK Group, is making the investment to better compete in the growing global EV battery market. Customers for SK Innovation include Mercedes-Benz and Hyundai-Kia Motors, and this new investment will provide opportunities for SK Innovation to bring its world-class products to additional automakers in the United States.

“We are excited to bolster our presence in the United States by making this investment in Georgia,” said Jun Kim, CEO of SK Innovation. “SK Innovation is a worldwide leader in the energy industry and this latest investment will allow us to work with the growing automotive industry in the Southeastern United States, ensuring future partnerships for years to come.”

The new plant will be located in Jackson County, Georgia. Construction will occur in two phases, beginning in early 2019. The first phase will invest approximately $1 billion and employ more than 1,000 advanced manufacturing employees, making it the largest scale electric vehicle battery plant in the United States. SK Innovation leadership worked closely with federal, state and local officials to finalize the investment.

“SK Group’s investment in the state of Georgia is undeniable proof that President Trump’s economic policies are working for the American economy and American worker,” said U.S. Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross. “I am delighted that a world-class technology company such as SK sees the merits of manufacturing in the United States. As similar companies across the world are discovering, there is no better place to do business than right here in America.”

For decades, SK Group has been building relationships within the United States. It already has significant investments in the U.S. and currently employs nearly 2,000 U.S. workers across 10 states

05.12.2018 kl 21:24 5629

Coil! Men ingen ord om silisiumanoder?

Tidligere i år startet SK Innovation byggingen av selskapets første bilbatterifabrikk i Europa ($777 million investment)

SK Innovation held a groundbreaking ceremony for its first European lithium-ion battery factory in Hungary.

SK Innovation battery cell

The site will start production in early 2020, and ultimately is expected to supply 7.5 GWh of cells annually.

SK Innovation intends to invest 840.2 billion won ($777 million) in the facility by 2022, which sounds like $100 per 1 GWh of installed production capacity.

SK Innovation follows Samsung SDI and LG Chem that earlier began construction of their facilities respectively in Hungary and Poland.

There is tremendous demand for EV batteries expected in Europe and it seems that those three South Korean manufacturers are all-in.

SK Innovation was so far one of the smaller battery manufacturers, having only one 3.9 GWh plant, but this new site changes everything.

“On March 8th (local time), SK Innovation held a groundbreaking ceremony to build an electric vehicle (EV) battery factory named ‘SK Battery Hungary’ in Komárom, Hungary.

About 300 representatives attended in the ceremony, including Hungarian Minister of Foreign Affairs and Trade Szijjártó Péter, Ambassador Choi Kyoo-sik of the Republic of Korea to Hungary, Vice Chairman Chey Jae-won of SK Group and CEO Kim Jun of SK Innovation.

SK Innovation secured 430,000 m2 of site in Komárom for the factoryd on long-term contract with European carmakers and began the construction of SK Battery Hungary last month in the city of Komárom–Esztergom County at about 110 km northwest of Budapest, the capital of Hungary. SK Innovation plans to invest a total of KRW 840.2 billion until 2022.

The batteries to be produced in SK Battery Hungary will be third-generation EV batteries, which give an EV 500km range with one charge. The company had announced in September, 2017 that it would start mass-producing of the world’s first medium-to-large NCM (nickel:cobalt:manganese) pouches at a ratio of 8:1:1.

SK Battery Hungary is expected to work as an important bridgehead for expanding its business area into the European market.

SK Battery Hungary expects to start mass-producing and supplying the batteries from early 2020. Once all the production lines are installed, the factory’s production capacity will reach 7.5 GWh per year.

SK Innovation is currently producing pouch type-batteries for EV at its Seosan battery factory in Korea, which produces 3.9 GWh annually.”

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06.12.2018 kl 12:17 5403

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Daimler brings its EV plans to the table with €20 billion battery cell order

Another German car manufacturer has announced ambitious electric vehicle plans. Daimler AG says it has invested €20 billion in the purchase of battery cells to further advance its electric fleet.

DECEMBER 11, 2018

In  a statement released today, the car and battery manufacturer says it has invested €20 billion in the purchase of battery cells, as part of its CASE – connected, autonomous, shared & services and electric – corporate strategy.

Without disclosing specifics, Daimler says it buys the cells on the world market to ensure “the best possible technology”, while it focuses on its “core competence” of battery assembly.

Overall, the manufacturer says it is investing more than €1 billion in the creation of a global battery network within the production network of its Mercedes-Benz Cars, which will eventually comprise eight factories on three continents.

In Saxony, Germany, its Kamenz factory in is already said to be in series production, while a second factory will begin there at the beginning of 2019. Meanwhile, another two factories will be built in Stuttgart-Untertürkheim, and one at the company’s Sindelfingen site.

A further factory will be located in each of the following: Beijing, China; Bangkok, Thailand; and Tuscaloosa, the United States.

“The local production of batteries is an important success factor in Mercedes-Benz Cars’ electric offensive and is decisive for meeting the global demand for electric vehicles flexibly and efficiently,” said Daimler in a statement released today.

Overall, it aims to electrify its entire Mercedes portfolio by 2022, with 130 electric cars, and electric vans, buses and trucks. It says it is investing €10 billion in this expansion.

“By 2025, sales of battery-electric vehicles are to increase to 15-25 percent of total unit sales – depending on individual customer preferences and the development of the public infrastructure,” continues the statement.

Last week, a number of significant EV manufacturing and investment plans in China, Germany and North America were made by major automobile makers VW, Tesla and BYD, thus underpinning predictions that EV car sales are set to skyrocket in the coming decades.

11.12.2018 kl 19:23 5217

Vi får håpe det er silisium i en god del av disse batteriene...
18.12.2018 kl 13:15 4878

UL to lead €8m research project to improve electric vehicle battery technology
18 Dec 2018

RESEARCHERS at the University of Limerick are to lead an €8m project to develop next generation battery technology for electric vehicles.

UL’s Bernal Institute is to lead the EU funded research project, called Si-DRIVE, to develop battery technology for higher performance electric vehicles (EVs).

It comes as EU policy demands that by 2030 40% of all new cars are to be EVs. Just 2% of the European fleet is currently electric.

“This project will tackle the major barriers to EV uptake, which relate to driving range, cost and recharge times by completely re-imagining the lithium ion battery using innovative anode, cathode and electrolyte materials,” said Professor Kevin M. Ryan, leader of the Si-DRIVE project.

Significant improvements to existing EV battery technology are required to improve driving range and charge times, if the EU’s ambitious targets are to be met.

The project will focus heavily on the sustainability of the system, with rare and expensive materials (e.g. cobalt) targeted for removal. This green focus will be supplemented by performing life cycle analysis, assessing the suitability of the cells for second life applications and through the development of recycling processes for cell materials, the researchers said.

Alongside the role as project coordinator, UL will also focus on the development of the high performance silicon based anodes materials. This research will lead to the development of lightweight anodes, composed of abundant elements that can reduce the overall weight of the final batteries.

Coordination of the project will ensure that UL is at the forefront of battery research, through the development of research links and demonstration of the game-changing performance of their advanced anode materials.

Dr Hugh Geaney, researcher on the project added: “The Si-DRIVE project will bring together leading experts from across Europe to deliver the sustainable and cost-effective battery technology required for environmentally friendly EVs of the future.”

The Si-DRIVE consortium is comprised of 16 academic and industrial partners from seven European countries, across the entire battery development chain.

Dr Bob Flynn, National Contact Point for the Horizon 2020 at Enterprise Ireland welcomed the announcement.

“Si-DRIVE’ ranked first of all proposals submitted for this specific Horizon 2020 call and this success brings Irish researchers to the forefront of battery related research and technology development across Europe,” he said.

“Enterprise Ireland provided financial and technical support for the team to develop their proposal in line with our strategy for Horizon 2020 to support excellence in research with the objective of driving innovation and competitiveness across the Irish economy.

“To date Irish researchers and companies have successfully won €630m in approvals under Horizon 2020 bringing us over the half way point to achieving our national Horizon 2020 target of €1.25bn.”

18.12.2018 kl 13:16 4927

Micro Batteries in Tomorrow’s Smartphones

In the era of connected devices, intelligent connected micro sensors require miniature embedded energy sources with great energy density. For ultra-thin—or planar—micro batteries, increased energy density means using thicker layers of materials, which has obvious limitations. A second method consists in machining a silicon wafer and producing an original 3D structure made of simple or double micro tubes. 3D batteries keep their 1mm2 footprint area, but develop a specific area of 50 mm2—an enhancement factor of 50! These robust micro tubes are large enough (of the order of the micron) to be coated with multiple layers of functional materials.

18.12.2018 kl 21:44 4815

Bernreuter Research skal begynne å ta en kikk på bruk av silisium som materiale til anode. Dette har jeg fra
sjefen selv, J.Bernreuter. De/han ser på dette som såpass viktig at det skal følges opp. Men om det kommer
noe rapport fra den kanten i 2019, vet jeg ikke. Full rapport i 2020 kanskje.

Enn så lenge er vi her på HO allerede meget bra oppdatert. Og Grabein er muligens den fremste expert, forløpig.. ?
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18.12.2018 kl 22:16 4787

Bruker bare Google, jeg ;)
18.12.2018 kl 22:18 4773

Uansett, har trua på dette. Solid state-batterier er den mest nærliggende konkurrenten til Li-Ion med silisiumanode. Men minst én av designene for solid state bruker også silisium, så det er grunn til å tro at fremtidens batterier vil ha silisium i en eller annen form. Me lét sjå!

Europe moves further towards large-scale battery cell production

More than a dozen European ministers of economic affairs have released a statement setting out the next steps to turn Europe into an industrial hub for large-scale cell production. The role of SMEs and competition was highlighted as ministers said European cells should provide innovation in terms of raw material use and sustainability, hinting at a pivot away from lithium-ion.

December 19, 2018


Ikke bare silisium er aktuelt som anodemateriale i Li-ion batterier. Det spennende blir teknologivalg de store batteriprodusentene havner ned på. Her er et eksempel med grafikk og metall.

21.12.2018 kl 10:58 4482

La oss håpe på silisium. ;-)
21.12.2018 kl 11:00 4494

MGX Minerals Inc. [XMG-CSE; MGXMF-OTCQB; 1MG-FSE] on Thursday December 20 announced a partnership with the University of British Columbia to develop a metallurgical silicon based anode for high energy lithium-ion batteries.


"The two-year research program will focus on fabricating nanostructured silicon using low-cost metallurgical silicon as a feedstock, and compositing nanostructured silicon with commercial graphite to develop a high-performance silicon anode.

The purpose of the research is to replace the graphite anode with silicon and complete a hybrid in the short term, which will not require retooling."

21.12.2018 kl 12:37 4421

Det forskes på flere typer anodemateriale. Men hva tror dere blir vinneren på kort/mellomlang sikt, 5-10-20 år ?

For REC sin del er det snakk om at selskaper kikker etter tomt(er) allerede nå. Og at det kan bli en viktig
del av deres virksomhet innen 2-3 år. Her må vi også tolke det som at bygging vil måtte starte
om ikke så lenge - og at det er naturlig å se for seg at REC vil få cash på forskudd.
Dette siste (om cash) har JBG nevnt tidligere.

REC sier også at selskaper som Tesla, Samsung, Panasonic og LG, har vært hos dem for å sondere
muligheten for tomtekjøp og bygging av fabrikker med rørforbindelse til RECs fabrikker
for å frakte silangass. Og i den forbindelse blir både Butte og Moses Lake nevnt
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21.12.2018 kl 17:34 4370

Er det derfor REC har feber i dag...... Uansett,positivt ;-)
21.12.2018 kl 21:24 11137

På lang sikt 100-3000 år så blir det silisium.
Det finnes ingen andre grunnstoffer som kan lagre elektroner like effektivt og som finnes så enorme mengder som Si i Universet :)
Når vi dekker hele Sola eller andre stjerner med energisamlere i ulike former for Dysonsfærer så blir det Si som skal bære energien.
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22.12.2018 kl 19:37 10958

Randers og JohnnyBGood gjør det å verdt stikke innom hegnar forum. Ellers mye søppel, men greit å bruke blokker knappen på disse.
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24.12.2018 kl 11:12 10757

I presentasjonen 3Q18 sa REC
"5,000-10,000 MT Used Today, By Major Battery Makers Like Tesla, Samsung, Panasonic, LG" og videre "Market Could Exceed 100,000 MT › Strong Focus in the US and EU to Build a Battery Industry"

Dette viser i stor grad hvilke aktører som har vært i kontakt med REC angående batteridiskusjoner
29.12.2018 kl 05:27 10368

Dette blir utrolig spennende fremover.

Vi vet også at Rec har antydet at flere interesser har meldt seg ang tomter osv osv, rundt Butte og Moses lake. Her kan det komme inn avtaler og store forhånds betalinger.

I presentasjonen 3Q18 sa REC
"5,000-10,000 MT Used Today, By Major Battery Makers Like Tesla, Samsung, Panasonic, LG" og videre "Market Could Exceed 100,000 MT › Strong Focus in the US and EU to Build a Battery Industry"

Dette viser i stor grad hvilke aktører som har vært i kontakt med REC angående batterdiskusjoner.

Rec gjør seg også klar for inngang i Kina med nyansettelser.
Announced two days ago.
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29.12.2018 kl 06:21 10347

Tar meg også friheten til å kopiere et par innlegg.

08.11.2018 kl 10:11
Prognoser varsler $1 200 000 mill, (altså $ 1 200 000 000 000,-) i invesertinger innen batteriteknologi fram mot år 2040. 1 % av dette kunne jo godt tilfalle REC Silicon :-) Men hvorfor nøye seg med det? Og artikkelen i linken under nevner Li-Ion som den opplagte teknologien. Her kan det forventes å være mange som danser rundt gullkalven, eller skal man heller si silankalven?


12.11.2018 kl 15:05
Jeg lurer egentlig bare mest på hvem som kjøper tomt først.. ? og når.. ?


Meet the Fockers


04.01.2019 kl 14:25 9519


Denne kom i dag. Magnesiumbatterier er i skuddet.

Ingen vet hvor haren hopper. Silisium, magnesium, næringslivssymposium.

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04.01.2019 kl 17:46 9406

Veldig spennende! Mon tro hvem som blir først til å få 100 mil på en bil til under 500K kr. Og hva slags batteriteknologi de bruker.
05.01.2019 kl 08:33 9287

Vi bør se opp for denne konkurrerende teknologien, som allerede er klar for masseproduksjon: https://powerpulse.net/solid-state-battery-wins-ces-2019-innovation-award/
10.01.2019 kl 03:36 8976

"While lithium-ion cells have gotten incrementally better over the years, they seem set for a big boost in 2019 through the increased use of an element not unfamiliar to the electronics industry: silicon."


"Happily enough, silicon’s expansion problem is not insurmountable. Even now, some lithium-ion batteries have anodes that include particles containing silicon combined with silicon dioxide (the stuff of sand) and coated with carbon. Elon Musk revealed in 2016 that the Tesla’s lithium-ion cells are built that way. But to date, the amount of silicon in anodes has been minimal.

Expect that to change in 2019. To begin with, a California startup named Sila Nanotechnologies plans to commercialize a silicon-rich anode material. Company cofounder and Georgia Tech professor Gleb Yushin says that Sila has developed a “drop-in solution” for existing battery manufacturers, which is slated to go into commercial production in 2019."


"That helps explain the interest of BMW, which is working with Sila to explore whether lithium-ion batteries built with the new anode material can be used in its electric cars. Nevertheless, Yushin says “the initial products will be wearables,” for which the cost of the battery is not such a critical factor and the amount of anode material required is much more modest, meaning that his company can more easily meet demand. Yushin expects lithium-ion batteries with Sila anodes will be in millions of devices in 2019."


"Sila probably won’t be the only company to unveil a silicon-battery technology this year. Another California company, Enovix, is expected to introduce an anode that is made entirely of silicon and silicon oxides.

Ashok Lahiri, cofounder and chief technology officer for Enovix, along with two colleagues, described the company’s battery technology in detail in these pages in 2017. At the time, Enovix planned to borrow fabrication techniques from the semiconductor industry to construct batteries from thin wafers of solar-grade silicon. But the company reconsidered that strategy after grappling with how to apply it to larger lithium-ion batteries for vehicles. “We realized that the solar-grade substrates could not scale,” says Lahiri.

So Enovix revamped its approach and is now using a metal foil instead of a silicon wafer as the substrate for its battery. The overall geometry of the battery, however, remains the same. It’s just built differently—by stacking components, says Lahiri, who explains that keeping the anode stack under high pressure inhibits the expansion during charge and allows the anode to be made entirely from silicon and silicon oxides.

“We think our battery will be from 30 to 70 percent better, depending on the application,” says Lahiri. If so, or if Sila comes through with an anode that can similarly boost capacity by such double digits, it’ll really shake up the battery industry, where normally, as Lahiri quips, “people kill for 5 or 10 percent.”"


Nikkei: China to Cut EV Subsidies by 30% in 2019

published: 2019-01-07 11:41

The Chinese government is reported to implement a 30% reduction in the subsidies for the purchase of an electric vehicle (EV) in 2019. Such a move is expected to significantly lower the domestic demand and cause some difficulties for would-be buyers. On the other hand, battery manufacturers based in South Korea stand to gain from a major reduction in subsidies. Since vehicle models equipped with their batteries are excluded from the official subsidy list, the cut will provide them with a more leveled playing field.

The Chinese government initiated the gradual phase-out of EV subsidies in 2018, targeting total elimination by 2020. The intention behind this decision is to compel domestic EV makers to cut costs and improve their competitiveness.

In an interview that took place in December of last year, a representative from the China Association of Automobile Manufacturers told the Nikkei Asian Review that the average subsidy amount for the purchase of an EV is anticipated to be 30% lower in 2019 than in 2018. The same representative also stated that major domestic EV makers are worried that a dramatic scale-back in subsidies will cause EV sales to slide, especially for the popular models. The association is the industry group that assists the government in formulating standards and regulatory policies.

Nikkei has also reported that the total car sales in China for 2019 are projected to reach around 28 million vehicles, of which 1.2 million belong to the category of new energy vehicles. Following the central government’s decision to abolish nation-wide subsidies, local governments across the country are also starting to reduce the additional EV subsidies that they have introduced separately. This in turn is expected to substantially increase the cost burden on potential EV buyers.

However, China’s subsidy program, which uses the driving range on a single charge as the benchmark, may continue to increase the subsidy amount for certain models that offer exceptionally long ranges. In 2018, a vehicle model with a single-charge range of 150km could get an average subsidy of CNY 15,000 (USD 2,178), which is 60% less than the average of 2017. Conversely, a model featuring a 400km range could get an average subsidy of CNY 50,000, which represents a 10% increase from the average of 2017.

BusinessKorea, a media outlet, previously reported that South Korea’s battery suppliers, which include Samsung SDI, LG Chem, and SK Innovation, used to be strong competitors in China’s EV market due to their advantages in cost and product quality. However, they have received scant orders from the Chinese in the recent period, as the Chinese government in supporting domestic battery makers had excluded foreign batteries from it subsidy list. With the phase-out of the subsidies being a definite decision, Korean suppliers are re-establishing themselves in the country in anticipation that they will soon regain their former position.

13.01.2019 kl 17:43 8695

Solar-Powered “Pseudo-Satellite” Aircraft Logs First Flight of 26 Days

Powered by "silicon anode" lithium-ion batteries, the Zephyr S HAPS is claimed to have set a world record for longest UAV flight without refueling.


Liker spesielt dette avsnittet ?:

It’s known that using silicon here has the potential to increase battery density because one silicon atom can hold on to four lithium ions, while it takes six carbon atoms to hold just one lithium ion. However, there are major issues with swelling and fracturing of the silicon after a few charge/discharge cycles. Amprius claims to have overcome these with its technology, which offers specific energies of over 435 Wh/kg and energy densities in excess of 1200 Wh/liter. (Amprius won’t divulge its Zephyr-related battery-capacity and weight numbers due to their “proprietary nature.”)
13.01.2019 kl 23:33 8501

Blir bare mere og mer interessant denne tråden her.
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