Lithium – In an article published this morning, Industrial Minerals' Simon Moores states that Tesla Motors Inc.'s (NASDAQ:TSLA) planned $5-billion lithium-ion battery "gigafactory" could increase natural graphite demand by 37 percent by 2020.
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Lithium – Nanotechweb.org reported that researchers at the United States' Northwestern University and Argonne National Laboratory have discovered that the electronic type of a single-walled carbon nanotube (SWCNT) determines how well it can accommodate lithium.
Lithium – Indo-Asian News Service reported that researchers from Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University have designed a sugar-consuming "bio-battery" whose output per weight is greater than that of typical lithium-ion batteries.
Lithium – Scientists at Stanford University and the Department of Energy’s SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory believe they have solved key issues associated with silicon anodes, which can be used in lithium-ion batteries.
Lithium – ExtremeTech reported that researchers at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill have built a lithium-ion battery that is not flammable. Flammability is a major flaw for such batteries.
Graphite – Northern Graphite Corp. (TSXV:NGC,OTCQX:NGPHF) announced that it has partnered with Coulometrics LLC to manage the development of its proprietary technologies for manufacturing spherical graphite and bettering the performance of lithium-ion batteries. To start off, the companies will work on developing nanomaterial-based surface coatings for spherical graphite.
Lithium – Northern Graphite (TSXV:NGC) has teamed up with Coulometrics LLC to manage the development of its proprietary technologies for manufacturing spherical graphite (SPG) and improving the performance of lithium ion batteries. The company's main focus will be the development of nano-material based surface coatings for the SPG, which is manufactured from flake graphite concentrate.
Lithium – Forbes reported that electric vehicle manufacturer, Tesla Motors, is weighing the possibility of building the world's largest lithium-ion battery factory.
Lithium – Johnson Controls (NYSE:JCI), an auto parts manufacturer, announced Thursday it will launch its 48-volt Lithium-ion Micro Hybrid battery at an auto show in Germany, Automotive Business Review reported.
Lithium – Nanowerk News reported that researchers at North Carolina State University have managed to reate a new flexible nano-scaffold for rechargeable lithium ion batteries. Through this new technology, batteries found in cellphones or electric vehicles could potentially have a longer charge life.