Lithium-ion batteries Current Affairs, GK & News

Shortage of Lithium for EV batteries

Recently, the Serbian Government cancelled licenses for a major lithium project, which is owned by Anglo-Australian miner Rio Tinto Plc. Highlights Lithium is in hot demand because of rapidly growing production of electric vehicles, which use lithium-ion batteries. However, there is a global supply shortage of lithium, with western countries are fighting to bring on ..

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What is ‘Iron-Air Battery’?

The QuantumScape Corp, a battery start-up backed by Volkswagen AG is working on a technology called “Iron-Air Battery”. Highlights This technology could make car batteries cheaper, more reliable and suitable for quicker recharge. Shareholders of California-based QuantumScape Corp have approved a multibillion-dollar pay package for Chief Executive Officer Jagdeep Singh, for achieving some performance milestones. ..

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Project to indigenize Li-ion battery technology for EVs

The IIT Hyderabad incubated start up Pure EV has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with CSIR-Central Electro Chemical Research Institute (CECRI). Under the agreement, the start up and CSIR are to undertake joint research to develop Lithium-Ion Battery technology for electric vehicles. This will help to indigenize Lithium-ion technology. Currently, India is importing Lithium cells ..

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Neeraj Sharma wins Australian government’s ‘Early career researcher of year 2019’ award

Indian-origin researcher, Dr Neeraj Sharma has won the Australian government’s  ‘Early Career Researcher of the Year (Physical Sciences)’ for developing next-generation battery systems such as sodium-ion battery that will leave minimal environmental impact. The awarded research explores inherently safe solid-state batteries, energy-dense lithium-sulfur batteries, dual function solar batteries and methods for recycling. DR. Sharma is ..

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Lithium-Ion Battery Cell

A lithium-ion battery cell  is a type of rechargeable battery in which lithium ions move from the negative electrode to the positive electrode during discharge and back when charging. Li-ion batteries use an  intercalated lithium compound as one electrode material, compared to the metallic lithium used in a non-rechargeable lithium battery. The electrolyte, which allows for ionic movement, and the two electrodes are the constituent components of a lithium-ion battery cell. Indian Space Research ..

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