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Tiamat secures funding for sodium-ion gigafactory in France

French sodium-ion battery maker Tiamat has raised €30 million ($32.6 million) in equity and debt financing. It will use the funds to launch the construction of a 5 GWh production plant in the Hauts-de-France region.


GODI India to build 12.5 GWh battery cell manufacturing unit in Telangana

GODI India has signed a memorandum of understanding with the state government of Telangana to set up a 12.5 GWh lithium-ion battery cell manufacturing unit with an investment of INR 8,000 crore in Telangana.


Acculon launches production of sodium-ion battery modules, packs

US-based Acculon Energy has announced series production of its sodium-ion battery modules and packs for mobility and stationary energy storage applications. Scaled production of 2 GWh is scheduled to start in mid-2024.

USA: Peak Energy to set up domestic market for sodium-ion batteries

Sodium-ion energy storage system manufacturer, Peak Energy, is working to streamline what it believes is the biggest bottleneck to scaling enough battery energy storage systems to accommodate 80% renewable energy generation and 100% carbon-free electricity in the United States by 2035.

Engineers India Ltd appointed as independent engineer for battery capacity under PLI scheme

The Ministry of Heavy Industries has appointed Engineers India Ltd (EIL) as independent engineers to monitor the progress of the advanced-chemistry battery cell projects awarded under the production-linked incentives (PLI) Scheme. 

Biwatt unveils new residential sodium-ion batteries

Biwatt Power, a Chinese manufacturer, has developed new residential sodium-ion batteries with an efficiency rate of 97% and a projected lifespan of more than 3,000 cycles.

Sodium-ion vs lithium-ion batteries

Lithium-ion batteries remain the preferred choice for electric mobility applications in India due to their higher energy density, well-established infrastructure, and safety record. However, the development of sodium-ion batteries continues, and they may have potential advantages in terms of cost and environmental impact, making them a promising alternative in the future.


Sodium-ion battery anode made from toxic hogweed

Russian researchers have transmuted poisonous Sosnowsky’s hogweed into high-grade anode material for sodium-ion batteries. The obtained material has a Coulombic efficiency of 87%, which is on par with the best reported results for hard carbons synthesized from other raw materials.

A new spin on battery manufacturing

Scientists in Germany developed a new process for manufacturing battery electrodes, that they say could be both more cost effective and environmentally friendly compared to current technologies. The technique could be applied to a range of different battery materials/chemistries and its creators say they are in discussion with a number of battery cell manufacturers regarding pilot production.

Hard carbon for a high-energy sodium battery

Scientists in Japan demonstrated a hard-carbon electrode that can greatly increase the capacity of a sodium-ion battery. With further work on the long-term performance, the discovery could make sodium-ion batteries better able to compete on energy density with their lithium-ion counterparts.

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