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Sep 12, 2023

Lithium-ion batteries with recycled metals nearing production in the US

Posted by in categories: energy, nanotechnology, sustainability

We could soon see more lithium-ion batteries made with recycled materials thanks to a new partnership. BASF, a battery materials producer, has announced that it’s teaming up with Nanotech Energy, a maker of graphene-based energy products, to produce lithium-ion batteries with recycled materials for customers in North America.

While BASF will create the cathode active materials using recycled metals from a Battle Creek, Michigan facility, Nanotech will use those materials to create the lithium-ion battery cells. Making the batteries with recycled metals could decrease their CO2 footprint by around 25 percent, according to BASF.

Additionally, BASF and Nanotech Energy will also work with the American Battery Technology Company (ABTC) and the Canada-based TODA Advanced Materials Inc. ABTC will recycle the materials gathered by Nanotech, such as nickel, cobalt, manganese, and lithium. TODA will then use the materials to create battery precursors, which BASF will then convert into cathode active materials.

Sep 12, 2023

Tesla’s market value could surge by $500bn because of Dojo supercomputer

Posted by in categories: supercomputing, sustainability, transportation

Morgan Stanley says Tesla stock may surge by $500 billion because of it’s Dojo Supercomputer, in lieu of robotaxis and network services.

Dojo can open up “new addressable markets,” just like AWS did for Inc., analysts led by Adam Jonas wrote in a note, upgrading the stock to overweight from equal-weight and raising its 12-month price target to a Street-high $400 per share from $250.

Shares of Tesla, which have already more than doubled this year, rose as much as 6.1% in US premarket trading Monday. The stock was on track to add about $46 billion in market value. Morgan Stanley is one of Musk’s key advisory firms, including on the $44 billion takeover of Twitter Inc., now known as X.

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Sep 9, 2023

ZF’s magnet-free EV motor is more efficient and sustainable

Posted by in category: sustainability

The German firm, which specializes in making automotive components, has achieved this by integrating its inductive transmitter into the rotor itself. The design promises to offer performance on par with permanent-magnet synchronous machines (PSMs).

Sep 9, 2023

Array of piezoelectric transducers offers long-distance, low-power underwater communication

Posted by in categories: climatology, sustainability

MIT researchers have demonstrated the first system for ultra-low-power underwater networking and communication, which can transmit signals across kilometer-scale distances.

This technique, which the researchers began developing several years ago, uses about one-millionth the power that existing underwater communication methods use. By expanding their battery-free system’s communication range, the researchers have made the technology more feasible for applications such as aquaculture, coastal hurricane prediction, and climate change modeling.

“What started as a very exciting intellectual idea a few years ago—underwater communication with a million times lower power—is now practical and realistic. There are still a few interesting technical challenges to address, but there is a clear path from where we are now to deployment,” says Fadel Adib, associate professor in the Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science and director of the Signal Kinetics group in the MIT Media Lab.

Sep 9, 2023

Tesla is launching a game-changing new product that could revolutionize the EV market: ‘There is no other solution’

Posted by in categories: sustainability, transportation

Tesla is still fighting for its North American Charging Standard chargers to become dominant over the Combined Charging System chargers, which are used by most other electric vehicles in the United States. Now, the company is releasing a new product that could help its cause.

The product, called the Tesla Universal Wall Connector, is a new version of the EV company’s home charging Wall Connectors. But unlike the old Tesla Wall Connectors, which are only compatible with NACS (and therefore can only charge Teslas), the Tesla Universal Wall Connector will also be compatible with CCS plugs.

As Electrek pointed out, this is similar to what Tesla has done with its Magic Dock adapters installed at some Supercharger stations, which can charge both Teslas and non-Teslas alike.

Sep 9, 2023

Tesla’s $25,000 “next-generation car” will have a Cybertruck design

Posted by in categories: engineering, sustainability, transportation

The long-promised more affordable Tesla electric car might debut alongside an automated robotaxi.

Tesla is reportedly preparing to build a $25,000 electric car built on the company’s next-generation engineering platform. Axios.

The $25,000 car reportedly has a futuristic design like the long-delayed Cybertruck — the angular pickup truck that Tesla first revealed in 2019. The Cybertruck will supposedly begin production this year, with production-at-scale beginning in 2024.

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Sep 8, 2023

Did Elon Musk prevent a Russia-Ukraine nuclear war?

Posted by in categories: Elon Musk, existential risks, internet, military, satellites, sustainability

New details of Musk’s involvement in the Ukraine-Russia war revealed in his biography.

Elon Musk holds many titles. He is the CEO of Tesla SpaceX and owns the social media company X, which was recently rebranded from Twitter. Going by an excerpt of his biography, published in the Washington Post.

According to the excerpt from Walter Isaacson’s book, Musk disabled his company Starlink’s satellite communication networks, which were being used by the Ukrainian military to attack the Russian naval fleet in Sevastopol, Crimea, sneakily. The Ukrainian army was using Starlink as a guide to target Russian ships and attack them with six small… More.

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Sep 8, 2023

H2FLY completes world’s first piloted flight of liquid hydrogen aircraft

Posted by in categories: sustainability, transportation

Germany-based aviation company H2FLY has successfully completed the world’s first piloted flight of an electric aircraft powered by liquid hydrogen.

The flight lays the foundation for long-range, emissions-free flight with liquid hydrogen.

Sep 8, 2023

The utilisation of space data bringing new opportunities to Kvarken becomes a major player in the new space economy

Posted by in categories: business, economics, space, sustainability

The Nordic KvarkenSpaceEco project, led by the University of Vaasa, has brought the Kvarken region into a new space age. Sustainable space economy and space-based data are now offering exciting business opportunities for companies in the region.

Sep 7, 2023

Membrane-free lithium-ion batteries could help power grid

Posted by in categories: energy, sustainability, transportation

Removing membranes could shave off as much as 30 percent of battery costs since they are the most expensive components.

Researchers at the University of Cincinnati in the US have developed a new design that could make lithium-ion batteries much cheaper to produce. This can have a profound impact on the large-scale energy storage systems needed to store renewable energy, a press release said.

Lithium-ion batteries, extensively used for power electronic devices, have also found their way into electric vehicles (EVs) thanks to their superior energy density over conventional batteries. These can also be deployed to store renewable energy when production is high, but the demand is low.

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