lithium-ion batteries

Fluor Signs On To Help Create ‘World’s First Industrial-Scale’ Sodium-Ion Battery Production Facility in Sweden

by | Oct 26, 2023
Irving-based Fluor and Altris AB will work to advance a next-gen alternative to lithium-ion batteries, which contain toxic metals and require complex recycling. By contrast, sodium-ion batteries are safer and made mostly of salt, wood, iron, and air. Another big plus: Sodium is 500 times more abundant than lithium.
Toyota’s New Electric Vehicles to Be Powered by LG Energy Solution Batteries Made in the U.S.
by | Oct 5, 2023
As the auto industry charges toward an electric future, Toyota and LG Energy Solutions have joined forces to drive the future growth of battery electric vehicles in the United States.
Defense Department Awards $30M to Create UT Dallas ‘Energy Storage Systems Campus’
by | Sep 18, 2023
The $30 million UTD-led project aims "to accelerate the transition and scaling of next-generation batteries," while reducing dependence on scarce critical materials. Led by UTD biology professor Dr. Kyeongjae Cho, the initiative will include the construction of a new research facility at the Richardson IQ.
Irving’s Alkegen Launches Commercial Production of Groundbreaking Silicon Battery Anode Material
by | Mar 22, 2023
Alkegen, a maker of specialty materials, said its new SiFAB production line is an extension of the company's established large-scale manufacturing facility in Indiana. Featuring micron-sized silicon fiber, SiFAB is enabling Alkegen "to meet growing demand from customers across a wide range of industries, including electric vehicles, renewable energy storage, and consumer electronics,” CEO John Dandolph says.

Plano-Based Toyota North America Will Build a $1.29B Battery Plant in the U.S. Could it Be Coming to Texas?

by | Oct 18, 2021
The battery plant is part of a $3.4B investment Toyota announced today toward developing and localizing automotive battery production in the U.S.—including lithium-ion batteries for EVs.