Unlocking Silicon

The pursuit of advanced Li-ion battery chemistries for next generation performance is primarily limited by advancements in anode designs.There are two approaches being pursued in the markets to replace traditional carbon-based anodes 1) Li-metal anode which requires significant effort & components to manage its thermal performance – hence the solid-state electrolytes, and other technologies, and […]

Low-cost “super” binder for silicon

The pursuit of advanced Li-ion battery chemistries for next generation performance is primarily limited by advancements in anode designs.There are two approaches being pursued in the markets to replace traditional carbon-based anodes 1) Li-metal anode which requires significant effort & components to manage its thermal performance – hence the solid-state electrolytes, and other technologies, and […]

Recent progress in continuous slurry production – towards smart manufacturing of electrode slurries

State of the art electrode manufacturing lines rely usually on discontinuous slurry production processes. Especially with the increasing demand for battery electrodes, the extrusion process for continuous slurry production has caught the interest of both public research and industry. Twin screw extrusion lines combine superior scalability with short processing times and decent dispersing efficiency in […]

Customized design of lithium-ion batteries for residential photovoltaic systems: Techno-economic analysis and optimization

Compared to the electric vehicles, the cycling profiles of batteries employed in the residential storage, regardless of dispatch strategy, hold a low value of power/energy ratio. This feature theoretically allows to manufacture batteries for stationary storage applications at a lower cost thanks to less design constraints at the electrode and cell levels [1]. This inspires […]

Digital twins for sustainable battery cell production

Climate change requires the use of renewable energies, which goes hand in hand with the indispensability of efficient electrical energy storages – leading to an increase in demand for battery cells. Approaches to ensure the sustainable production of battery cells lie in product-specific analyses and to improve production and recycling processes. This is only possible […]

Customized design of lithium-ion batteries for residential photovoltaic systems: Techno-economic analysis and optimization

Compared to the electric vehicles, the cycling profiles of batteries employed in the residential storage, regardless of dispatch strategy, hold a low value of power/energy ratio. This feature theoretically allows to manufacture batteries for stationary storage applications at a lower cost thanks to less design constraints at the electrode and cell levels [1]. This inspires […]

Customized design of lithium-ion batteries for residential photovoltaic systems: Techno-economic analysis and optimization

Compared to the electric vehicles, the cycling profiles of batteries employed in the residential storage, regardless of dispatch strategy, hold a low value of power/energy ratio. This feature theoretically allows to manufacture batteries for stationary storage applications at a lower cost thanks to less design constraints at the electrode and cell levels [1]. This inspires […]

The importance of the battery use phase for sustainability

The question of which batteries are the most appropriate, in terms of cost and sustainability, to use in a particular application, can only be addressed by taking a holistic perspective considering all impacts and benefits across the entire life cycle of the battery. Sustainability is a very complex topic, requiring strategic analysis before wide scale […]