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Recent Developments in the World of Lithium-Ion Batteries
The past six months witnessed significant new product releases, technological developments, and industry news related to the field of Lithium-Ion Batteries.
In January, Clayton Power announced that its 12 and 24V lithium ion battery packs, with ranges from 10 to 400Ah, come with an integrated Battery Management System which makes them advanced enough to handle shorts without causing any danger or suffering damage.
According to the company, great benefits are achieved for industrial, automotive, maritime and various other industries by using lithium ion battery packs. Lithium ion batteries are more powerful and provide more energy for high consumption than traditional lead batteries as they may be discharged with up to 80% compared to the traditional 30-50% – without damaging the battery or reducing its lifetime. The batteries are charged extremely fast, in down to 50 minutes for a 12Vdc – 100Ah lithium-ion battery.
For the complete story, see http://www.powerpulse.net/story.php?storyID=25107
Later in the month, Leyden Energy, Inc., a manufacturer of advanced lithium-imide (Li-imide™) batteries, announced an agreement with Powermat Technologies, a specialist in wireless charging technology for smartphones and other consumer electronics, to develop high-density, heat-resilient Li-imide battery cells and packs with embedded wireless charging functionality that will provide consumers with a high quality mobile experience.
As part of the collaboration announced today, Leyden Energy will supply Powermat Technologies with a battery thin enough to embed Powermat Technologies’ wireless charging technology onto the battery cell itself without compromising the cell’s original battery capacity. The technology is expected to have a distinctive set of technological advantages – namely, embedded wireless charging technology, enabling tethering-free charging of the phone and the battery by itself, longer battery warranty thanks to higher cycle and calendar life rating and higher temperature resilience, stemming directly from Leyden Energy’s patented, thermally superior Li-imide chemistry platform, the future of lithium-ion (Li-ion) power.
For the complete story, see http://www.powerpulse.net/story.php?storyID=25137
Also in January, a new report was released from IDC Energy Insights that quantifies expected explosive global growth in manufacturing capacity of Lithium ion (Li-ion) batteries of approximately 390% from 6,689MWh in 2011 to 26,149MWh in 2015. This increase in manufacturing capacity is driven by an expected dramatic increase in global demand, especially with respect to batteries for plug-in electric vehicles and for stationary storage.
Global manufacturers of plug-in electric vehicles will require more than seven times their current level of production in 2011, rising to 17,331 MWh by 2015. North America will lead the demand in the coming year; however, Asia will quickly eclipse North America in demand. If Li-ion costs fall as expected, global stationary storage Li-ion demand on the electric grid will increase from 2011 by over 17 times to 640 MWh in 2015. In total, global growth in demand of Li-ion batteries of 447% from 5,411 MWh in 2011 to 24,191 MWh in 2015.
For the complete story, see http://www.powerpulse.net/story.php?storyID=25199