Tuesday, 14 October 2014

Smart Lithium Battery From Stanford Warns About Potential Fire.

Stanford: The ultrathin copper sensor is deposited atop a conventional battery separator (white square) as part of an early warning system to alert users that a lithium-ion battery is overheating.

  Still under the radar screens of the majority of investors the new mega trend is emerging. Unbearable air pollution, largest auto-market in the world and electric cars are making China the battle ground for this new industrial rEvolution. China has announced the war on pollution and moves very fast into Wind, Solar and Gas energy generation.
  Lithium technology is developing very fast these days to meet the requirements for auto-industry. Stanford researches are making another very important step to make lithium batteries safer. Tesla Motors demonstrates what electric cars can deliver and matches McLaren F1 in acceleration from 0 to 60 in 3.2s. 
  Now all these developments, including Tesla Gigafactory and LG Chem Megafactory in Nanjing should bring electric cars for the mass market. Places like China cannot sustain "the normal mobility" any more. It is the question of survival in the urban centres in China now. Electric cars provides this groundbreaking opportunity.

Electric Cars To The Rescue: China Pollution Levels Hit 20 Times Safe Limit.

The Guardian.

  China has escalated electric cars to the status of strategic industry and is building the supply chain of Strategic Commodities for the electric cars, mobile devices and alternative energy. LG Chem has announced its own Megafactory in China to produce 100,000 lithium batteries for electric cars per year.   International Lithium becomes the part of the vertically integrated lithium business in the huge market in China with its strategic partner Ganfeng Lithium. Read more."

China Rolls Out Welcome Mat for Electric Cars: Ganfeng Lithium Partners with International Lithium in Argentina and Ireland.

Stanford news:

Stanford scientists create a 'smart' lithium-ion battery that warns of potential fire hazards

Stanford's Yi Cui and colleagues have created a lithium-ion battery that alerts users of potential overheating and fire.
Stanford University scientists have developed a "smart" lithium-ion battery that gives ample warning before it overheats and bursts into flames.
The new technology is designed for conventional lithium-ion batteries now used in billions of cellphones, laptops and other electronic devices, as well as a growing number of cars and airplanes.
"Our goal is to create an early-warning system that saves lives and property," said Yi Cui, an associate professor of materials science and engineering. "The system can detect problems that occur during the normal operation of a battery, but it does not apply to batteries damaged in a collision or other accident."
Cui and his colleagues describe the new technology in a study published in the Oct. 13 issue of the journal Nature Communications... Stanford news."