20 Sep '17, 5pm

Lithium-Ion Battery Production Is Surging, but at What Cost?

Lithium-Ion Battery Production Is Surging, but at What Cost?

In his first Tesla Motors master plan, Elon Musk wrote , “The overarching purpose of Tesla Motors (and the reason I am funding the company) is to help expedite the move from a mine-and-burn hydrocarbon economy towards a solar electric economy, which I believe to be the primary, but not exclusive, sustainable solution.” Just over a decade later, it looks like that sustainable solution is within reach -- solar deployments are booming and Tesla is leading the charge toward the greater proliferation of electric vehicles that can run on renewably generated electrons. But as clean energy flourishes, the solutions from electric-vehicle companies and battery-makers have had a lot more to do with mining than Musk’s manifesto would suggest. Though an explosion in EVs and energy storage will allow countries to rely on less carbon-intensive energy, the extraction of essential ingredie...

Full article: https://www.greentechmedia.com/articles/read/lithium-ion-...

Tweets

Is There Enough Lithium to Maintain the Growth ...

greentechmedia.com 28 Sep '17, 8pm

Lithium-ion batteries are the default choice for most personal electronics and most electric cars today because they have ...

China Has 75% Of Electrolyte Solution Market & 75% Of Anode Materials Market (Key Lithium-Ion Battery Components)

China Has 75% Of Electrolyte Solution Market & ...

cleantechnica.com 20 Sep '17, 8am

“… For would-be manufacturers of Li-ion battery components, the electrolyte solution market is the easiest to enter becaus...

China Now Dominates Market for Lithium-ion Battery Components - The Green Optimistic (blog)

China Now Dominates Market for Lithium-ion Batt...

greenoptimistic.com 23 Sep '17, 7pm

About ten years ago, Japan was leading the industry of lithium-ion battery materials. Now the lead shifted to China mainly...

Norwegian Solar Secures Partnership for Energy Storage with Battery Cell ‘Swapping’ Technology https://t.co/VrPzNHlOB3

Norwegian Solar Secures Partnership for Energy ...

renewableenergyworld.com 20 Sep '17, 1pm

Industrial lithium-ion energy storage provider PBES last week said it has signed a partnership agreement with Norwegian So...

Schwarzenegger-backed startup takes on Tesla wi...

inhabitat.com 20 Sep '17, 12pm

may be the best-known electric vehicle (EV) manufacturer, but its grip on the industry isn’t certain. The Elon Musk-founde...

Schwarzenegger-backed startup takes on Tesla with new battery tech

Schwarzenegger-backed startup takes on Tesla wi...

inhabitat.com 20 Sep '17, 12pm

may be the best-known electric vehicle (EV) manufacturer, but its grip on the industry isn’t certain. The Elon Musk-founde...

Proterra and LG Chem Announce Co-development of...

electriccarsreport.com 21 Sep '17, 3pm

Proterra, the leading innovator in heavy-duty electric transportation, and LG Chem, a global leader in lithium-ion batteri...

News: How did Proterra get an electric bus to c...

greencarreports.com 19 Sep '17, 2pm

John Voelcker Sep 19, 2017 Follow John Add to circle Proterra Catalyst electric bus Enlarge Photo The laws of physics tend...

#Panasonic to increase automotive lithium-ion b...

greencarcongress.com 29 Sep '17, 2pm

Panasonic to increase automotive lithium-ion battery production in Japan 29 September 2017 Panasonic Corporation will star...

The cost of solar power drops more than 25% in one year

The cost of solar power drops more than 25% in ...

inhabitat.com 22 Sep '17, 10am

The clean energy revolution continues and solar is leading the charge. In a recently published report, the US Department o...

CLT: A More Efficient, Cost Effective Design Pa...

archnewsnow.com 28 Sep '17, 2pm

Wood has the advantage of low thermal conductivity compared to steel and concrete. As a result, wood buildings are easy to...

Panasonic Expanding Automotive Lithium-Ion Battery Production In Japan

Panasonic Expanding Automotive Lithium-Ion Batt...

cleantechnica.com 30 Sep '17, 8pm

provides more: “Panasonic has been building up its production capacity of automotive batteries in Japan, the United States...