Lithium-ion batteries – How they are produced and forecasts of a fast-growing industry

Source : Benchmark Mineral Intelligence – www.BenchmarkMinerals.com – September 2017   The scramble to build new lithium ion battery capacity is underway. In 2020, the world will have at least 265GWh of additional manufacturing capability, an increase of 230% from today. Confusion reigns, however, between what constitutes a lithium ion cell plant and one that…

Nouveau Monde Graphite at the Lithium-Ion Battery Seminar of Fort Lauderdale. A Short Summary of Our Participation.

The lithium-ion battery Seminar in Fort Lauderdale (www.internationalbatteryseminar) that I recently attended from March 20-23rd is an annual event where the top battery scientists, industry executives, forecasters and enthusiasts gather to hear about the latest developments and the current state of research. On my part, I care about: The worldwide state of lithium-ion market penetration…

China Threat Sparks Hitachi’s Four-Fold Graphite Anode Expansion

Source : Benchmark Mineral Intelligence – www.BenchmarkMinerals.com – Décembre 2016   The world’s second largest lithium ion battery anode producer, Hitachi Chemical, is to expand its graphite anode capacity by four-fold in 4 years to prepare for a global wave of demand from lithium ion battery megafactories that are under construction. Hitachi is investing up to…

Graphene uses – Top applications of the miracle material

Source: Benchmark Mineral Intelligence www.BenchmarkMinerals.com – December 2015 At the 1855 Exposition Universelle in Paris a wondrous new metal wowed the crowds: aluminium. The enthusiasm surrounding it belied the decades of research taken to reach that point, with the big breakthrough occurring when Henri-Etienne Sainte-Claire Deville started producing the material on a commercial scale. However,…