Soteria licenses battery tech designed to eliminate thermal runaway


Soteria Battery Innovation Group has exclusively licensed and optioned a technology developed by the DOE’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) designed to eliminate thermal runaway in Li-ion batteries due to mechanical damage. The technology complements Soteria’s existing battery safety technology. Soteria Battery Innovation Group is a technology development and licensing company that has formed a… Read more »

DOE looks to coal as a source of critical minerals and rare earth elements


The DOE Office of Fossil Energy has selected 13 projects to receive approximately $1.95 million in federal funding to develop conceptual designs for commercially viable technologies that will extract rare earth elements (REEs) from US coal and coal by-products. Each project will receive up to $150,000 in DOE funding. The conceptual designs will include system… Read more »

Solid Power introduces all-solid-state lithium metal batteries


Solid Power has announced the production and delivery of the company’s first-generation multi-layer, multi-ampere-hour (Ah) all-solid-state lithium metal batteries.  Solid-state batteries have long been thought of as the “Holy Grail” of EV battery technology, as the lithium metal anode provides more energy and range than today’s Li-ion design, and the solid electrolyte increases safety by… Read more »

HUBER+SUHNER expands RADOX EV-C pass-through system with multi-core cables


HUBER+SUHNER, a supplier of high-voltage connectors, has unveiled its RADOX EV-C Multi-Core cable system, engineered for use with EV auxiliary devices. Designed with the growing trend of electrification in mind, the new EV-C Multi-Core cable system is the latest addition to the RADOX EV-C family, extending the HUBER+SUHNER EV offering beyond standard high-voltage power supplies…. Read more »

Automotive cable firm Delfingen expands its reach with acquisition


Automotive cable specialist Delfingen plans to acquire the European and African operations of Schlemmer, a German industrial group that specializes in cable protection and injection-molded parts for the automotive industry. Schlemmer entered preliminary bankruptcy proceedings last December. The company’s Asian division was sold to its Chinese partner, the Fengmai-Ningbo Huaxiang Group.  The division Delfingen is… Read more »

DOE selects National Labs to establish industry partnerships for battery manufacturing innovation


The DOE has announced the selection of 13 projects through a Battery Manufacturing Lab call with combined funding of almost $15 million over three years. The call sought proposals from National Laboratories to establish public-private partnerships that address engineering challenges for advanced battery materials and devices, with a focus on de-risking, scaling, and accelerating adoption… Read more »

TWAICE and BearingPoint enter strategic partnership for battery analytics


BearingPoint and TWAICE have partnered to study the factors that influence batteries’ state of health in both the short and long runs, using predictive analytics. The partnership provides an end-to-end perspective on battery analytics, monitoring and life cycle management through artificial intelligence. TWAICE delivers battery analytics with cloud-based software, enabling real-time simulations and predictions of… Read more »

Toshiba announces compact low ON-resistance N-Channel MOSFETs


Toshiba has developed a series of high-efficiency N-channel MOSFETs for automotive applications, based on the company’s U-MOSVIII-H process technology. The XPN3R804NC and XPN7R104NC both have 40-volt ratings, while the XPN6R706NC and XPN12006NC support 60-volt operation. They all exhibit low ON-resistance values, as low as 3.8 mΩ (for the XPN3R804NC at 10 volts), plus minimal leakage… Read more »

ZF orders another bdtronic trickle impregnation machine for EV motor production


bdtronic, a German mechanical engineering company and process specialist, will provide ZF Friedrichshafen with another trickle impregnation machine for electric motor production. ZF is already using  bdtronic systems at several locations worldwide, and is now ordering the next machine for the trickle impregnation of hairpin stators. The stators will be used for front- and rear-wheel… Read more »

Saint-Gobain’s RENCOL Thermoclad bi-metallic tolerance ring for EV motors


Saint-Gobain‘s first bi-metallic tolerance ring, RENCOL Thermoclad, is designed to help automotive OEMs and Tier 1 suppliers achieve heat transfer properties in EV motor applications, cutting down on the manufacturing time and space required by adhesives or heat-shrink press-fit. The company says RENCOL Thermoclad’s thermal transfer coefficient is competitive with leading adhesives, yet does not… Read more »