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An environmentally friendly, energy-dense sugar battery

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A Virginia Tech research team has developed a battery that runs on sugar and has an unmatched energy density, a development that could replace conventional batteries with ones that are cheaper, refillable, and biodegradable.

The findings from Y.H. Percival Zhang, an associate professor of  biological systems engineering in theCollege of Agriculture and Life Sciences and the College of Engineering, were published in the journal Nature Communications. Continue reading An environmentally friendly, energy-dense sugar battery

A123 Systems Opens the Largest Lithium Ion Automotive Battery Manufacturing Plant in North America

LIVONIA, Mich., Sept. 13, 2010 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — A123 Systems (Nasdaq:AONE), a developer and manufacturer of advanced Nanophosphatelithium ion batteries and systems, today announced the grand opening of the largest lithium ion automotive battery production facility in North America, based on available data. The new plant in Livonia, Mich. is expected to expand A123’s manufacturing capabilities by up to 600MW hours per year when fully operational, contributing to the company’s plan to expand global final cell assembly capacity to more than 760MW hours annually by the end of 2011. The opening of the Livonia factory comes just over one year after A123 was awarded a $249 million grant from the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) as part of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act to help the company execute its strategy to ramp up U.S. manufacturing capabilities to meet increasing, market-driven demand for its innovative technologies. Continue reading A123 Systems Opens the Largest Lithium Ion Automotive Battery Manufacturing Plant in North America

A123 Systems Signs Battery System Supply Agreement With Navistar

WATERTOWN, Mass., June 7, 2010 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — A123 Systems (Nasdaq:AONE), a developer and manufacturer of advanced Nanophosphate™ lithium ion batteries and systems, today announced a production agreement with Navistar, Inc., a proven leader in worldwide commercial transportation, to supply lithium ion battery systems for electric vehicles (EVs) for the Navistar-Modec EV Alliance, LLC, a joint venture between Navistar and Modec Limited of the U.K.

According to the supply agreement, which builds upon an earlier development agreement that was announced in March 2010, A123 will manufacture battery systems for Navistar‘s eStar electric delivery vehicle at its Livonia, Michigan facility. A number of vehicles have already been shipped to Federal Express as part of the earlier development agreement. The work is partially funded by American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) funding, administered by the U.S. Department of Energy. Continue reading A123 Systems Signs Battery System Supply Agreement With Navistar

A123Systems Announces Plan to Build U.S.-based Lithium Ion Battery Mass Production Facilities

Planned $2.3 Billion facilities will support aggressive expansion plan to deliver energy storage systems to A123’s multiple OEM customers in the Electric and Hybrid Electric Vehicle market

Watertown, MA – January 7th, 2009 – A123Systems today announced it has submitted an application under the U.S. Department of Energy’s Advanced Technology Vehicles Manufacturing Incentive Program to qualify for $1.84 billion in direct loans to support the construction of new world-class lithium ion battery manufacturing facilities in the United States, with the first construction location in southeast Michigan. Continue reading A123Systems Announces Plan to Build U.S.-based Lithium Ion Battery Mass Production Facilities

Better Battery Technology Could Soon Power Your Car

A123's m1 Lithium Nano Battery
A123's m1 Lithium Nano Battery

ECOstrive – A123Systems has a battery technology that powers DeWalt tools today, but could be powering electric and Plug-in Hybrid cars tomorrow.

DeWalt’s new 36 volt cordless systems use A123Systems’ new m1 Nanophosphate™ lithium ion battery technology to get 2 to 3 times the run time, and cut charging time to about 1 hour. But the real promise will be the use in electric vehicles. The technology yields an incredible amount of power for the weight, and is much safer than traditional lithium ion technology. Continue reading Better Battery Technology Could Soon Power Your Car