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Coverage of batteries since June 3, 2024.

Navigating the EV Transition: 4 Emerging Impacts on Auto Manufacturing Jobs

"...As momentum for electric vehicles accelerates in the U. S. , a skilled and trained auto manufacturing workforce will be necessary for a successful transition..."


Largest battery storage system in Canada coming to eastern Ontario

"...Electric cars, heat pumps and a growing population are creating an increased need for more electricity, and a battery storage system will help to provide power during those peak periods..."


Europe wants affordable electric vehicles from China. But not at the cost of its own auto industry

"...The European Commission, the EUs executive arm, said the preliminary results of its ongoing investigation into Chinese EV subsidies show that the country's battery electric vehicle value chain benefits from “unfair subsidization” that hurts EU rivals. It plans to impose provisional tariffs of up to 38. 1% on electric vehicles shipped from China..."


Ontario EV battery recyclers get $10M for critical minerals recovery

"..."The increasing demand for critical minerals and the products made from them provides Nickel Belt – Greater Sudbury with another opportunity to highlight its industrial diversification, high-quality work force and sustainable development capabilities," said Marc Serré, MP for Nickel Belt. Electra will use the funds for the next phase of what is currently North America’s only battery-grade cobalt refinery and recycling facility in Temiskaming Shores, building on a demonstration project launched there in 2023. 'Black mass' is the industry term for shredded lithium-ion batteries and their casings from which lithium, nickel, cobalt, manganese, copper, and graphite be recovered for recycling in new batteries..."


Fire officials warn of rising lithium-ion battery fires

"...Fire officials in Simcoe County and across the country are warning of a rapid increase in lithium-ion battery fires..."


F1 leader Max Verstappen hit by smoky battery problem in Canadian Grand Prix practice

"...After Circuit Gilles Villeneuve was hit by heavy rain, lightning and hail before the first practice session, Verstappen returned to the garage four laps into the second session after a run on dry tires. Red Bull said the smoke was caused by a battery issue..."


Are Canadians paying wacko high gasoline taxes?

"...What do our international peers pay?Let’s start by looking at what others pay in gasoline taxes across the three dozen nations of the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD). On my first chart below, each nation has a blue bar that shows the size of their gasoline tax. Can you guess which one is Canada? Are Canadians paying “wacko” high gasoline taxes? Not compared to most other OECD nations..."


Good Earth light bars recalled due to fire, burn hazards

"...The recall notice issued Thursday says the battery can overheat and ignite the plastic around the light..."


Using Trash to Track Other Trash Hakai Magazine

"...Taits partner, Brett Tait, Tangaroa Blues circular economy developer, had a brainwave that would see the buoys not just recycled but reused..."


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Recent episodes that mention batteries.

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"...Weaverline says has electric battery-powered feed carts down to a science..."


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Informative Video

Discussions, Documentaries, and Investigative Reports about batteries.

High voltage electrons from Morocco to the UK. The blueprint for a global 'internet of energy'?

"...Electrifying everything with renewable technologies like solar PV, wind turbines and battery energy storage is a 'holy grail' that energy transition naysayers tell us is an impossible dream..."


Why This Accidental Battery Breakthrough Matters

"...Lithium sulfur batteries may be the holy grail of energy storage..."


Ahoy Batteries! Electric Batteries On Board (w/ Brent Perry, Shift Clean Energy)

"...According to the European Commission website Climate Action, international shipping is a large and growing contributor to greenhouse gas emissions..."


The Powerful Possibilities of Recycling the World's Batteries | Emma Nehrenheim | TED

"...The problem is storing that energy and getting it where we need it, when we need it, says battery recycling pioneer Emma Nehrenheim..."


Academic Research

Recent peer-reviewed papers about batteries relevant to the latest news.

Pyrometallurgical recycling of end-of-life lithium-ion batteries

"...Centering on the high energy consumption and emission gas issues of the pyrometallurgical recycling process, we systematically analyzed the capital-intensive nature of this process and the resulting technological characteristics..."


Microgrid operational energy management with plug-in hybrid electric vehicles charging demand

"...In this paper, the MG is a combined form of various distributed generations (DGs), battery energy storage system (BESS), and plug-in hybrid electric vehicles (PHEVs)..."


Power quality enhancement of microgrid using fuzzy logic controlled inverter and SFCL

"...Moreover, the intrinsic variability of solar and wind power sources gives rise to fluctuations in power generation, which consequently leads to power oscillations and voltage sag within microgrids that rely on renewable energy..."


Multi-objective optimization and sustainable design: a performance comparison of metaheuristic algorithms used for on-grid and

"...Alternative energy sources are needed for a sustainable world due to rapidly increasing energy consumption, fossil fuels, and greenhouse gases worldwide..."


Development of petroleum pitch/polymer composite binder for anode material of the lithium-ion battery

"...The lithium-ion battery has been utilized in various fields including energy storage system, portable electronic devices and electric vehicles due to their high energy and power densities, low self-discharge, and long cycle-life performances..."


Analysis of energy management in a hybrid renewable power system using MOA technique

"...The system is made up of several components that use renewable energy sources, including a solar energy conservation system (SECS), battery storage system (BSS) and a wind energy conservation system (WECS)..."


Fractional-order adaptive sliding mode control with disturbance observer for frequency regulation in isolated microgrid

"...The model of MGs consists of diesel generators, fuel cells, wind power generators, and battery energy storage..."


A novel hybrid approach for efficient energy management in battery and supercapacitor based hybrid energy storage systems for e

"...The research work proposes optimal energy management for batteries and Super-capacitor (SCAP) in Electric Vehicles (EVs) using a hybrid technique..."


Remaining Useful Life Prediction of Super-Capacitors in Electric Vehicles Using Neural Networks

"...The main factor determining whether electric vehicles can be sustained is an increase in battery cycle life..."


Aging Mechanisms and Evolution Patterns of Commercial LiFePO4 Lithium-Ion Batteries

"...This study proposes a perspective that explores the impact of internal and external factors on the degradation of the safety performance in LiFePO4 LIBs, with the aim of improving the safe and stable operation of large-scale LiFePO4 LIB energy storage systems, as it is favorable to unravel their complex multi-dimensional evolution mechanism and coupling effects throughout their life cycle..."


"...However, circular economy in the electric vehicle battery (EVB) ecosystem can provide a sustainable solution to resource management..."


HS?WOA?MANET: a hybrid meta-heuristic approach-based multi-objective constraints for energy efficient routing protocol in mobil

"...To validate the network efficacy, the fitness function is formulated using diverse constraints like ?energy consumption, remaining battery energy, link cost, energy cost per packet, path loss, Packet Delivery Ratio (PDR), throughput, end-to-delay, and routing overhead ratio?..."