January 19th, 2016

Battery Power 2016

Call for Presentation Deadline Approaching

White Paper



Lithium-Ion in the Data Center

Emilie Stone, Methode — Active Energy Solutions

The data center environment, be it a mammoth facility owned and operated by a single entity or a two-post rack next to the broom closet in the local branch of a bank, is constantly evolving. Of the myriad equipment and configuration choices available to data center managers, one of the more commoditized assets is an uninterruptible power supply (UPS). A unit is selected, often at the direction of a qualified re-seller, a service contract is purchased, and it runs along silently for three-to-five years. The batteries will be replaced along the way, but the user interface and power electronics all operate without incident. As long as the batteries are not cycled often, this is a reasonable arrangement. <read more>



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  Sponsored Announcement

How to Improve Battery Safety? Find Out in the Free Online Seminar

NetzschLight-weight, high power density cells have dramatically changed the technology landscape over the last 20 years.  In particular, Li-Ion cells have taken a leading role in providing the portable power necessary for these technologies.  These same Li-ion cells have also been a source of many well documented  “thermal runaway” events.  The cost of these events have been dramatic for both cell manufacturer and their added-value partners.  Adiabatic calorimetry has been the tool most often used to characterize cells and measure thermal runaway.  The online seminar will focus on adiabatic calorimetry, its strengths and limitations, and its application to small and large cells and packs. 

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Expanding Technology for Advanced Battery Applications & Fuel Cells

dexmetDexmet has taken the “Expanding Technology” to the next generation of advancements, the micro-mesh material manufactured by Dexmet is infinitely variable, and the proprietary equipment developed anddesigned at Dexmet produces expanded material with smaller holes than anyone else and produces material that is thinner than anyone else in our marketplace. The expansion process produces a very consistent product as far as open area, hole size and conductivity.


Dexmet expanded materials are perfect for Advanced Batteries Applications and Fuel Cells, especially where you are using multi stacks of materials and you need consistent conductivity from stack to stack also the expansion process is more cost effective unlike perforated material.

The expansion process allows you to yield higher amounts of material than what you put in, this is especially important when your application requires expensive materials like platinum, niobium, zirconium and titanium.

Bloggers Needed for 2016
Battery Power is looking for knowledgeable professionals in the  industry who’d like to contribute to our online community. Blogs will be featured on the Battery Power website and in the bi-weekly eNewsletter. Contributors can submit as often as they choose; just once, once a month, or anywhere in between. Bloggers will receive a free button ad (125×125) in newsletter in which the blog appears.

Space is limited so contact Shannon Given today to secure your spot.

  New Products

Simultaneous 2-Side Electrode Coating
MEGTECAs the lithium ion battery industry matures, pressure to decrease costs mounts. Battery manufacturers are seeking to lower material as well as processing costs. The traditional approach for battery electrode manufacture is to coat one side at a time, thus requiring two (2) passes through the coating line. A more efficient method is to coat both sides in a single pass. This can be accomplished in two different ways:
1) Sequential or tandem coating system
2) Simultaneous two side coating

B&W MEGTEC brought innovation to the slot die coating system with vertical die tensioned web coating. In addition, B&W MEGTEC’s flotation drying technology is an integral part of this system. The benefits of simultaneous two side coating are:
1) Twice the throughput compared to single side coaters
2) Smaller line footprint than tandem line
3) Lower capital cost and operating cost than tandem coating line


GTS Launches Technology that Solves Retailers’ Mobile Battery Life Problems
Global Technology Systems, Inc. (GTS) has introduced the a technology designed to address the battery life problems that plague retailers. This  battery testing solution leverages proprietary Bluetooth testers paired with a smartphone app and rapidly tests mobile device batteries in the field. <read more>


Lattice’s Flexible Charging Controller Supports Qualcomm Quick Charge
Lattice Semiconductor Corp., a provider of customizable smart connectivity solutions,  announced the company’s flexible charging controller family, the LIF-UC family, supports the Qualcomm Quick Charge standard. <read more>


Battery-Protection Circuit from Diodes, Inc. Features Precision Voltage Detection to Achieve Longer Cell Life
Diodes, Inc. has introduced the AP9214L. This device provides single-chip protection for 1-cell lithium-ion (Li+) and lithium-polymer batteries, and is specifically designed for use in rechargeable Li+ battery packs, as found in smart phones, cameras and similar portable electronic equipment. <read more>

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  Industry News

World Lithium Market
Worldwide demand for lithium metal is projected to grow 8.8 percent annually through 2019 to 50,500 metric tons, according to Freedonia. Torrid advances in the rechargeable battery market will underpin increases, driven by rapidly expanding use of Li-Ion batteries in hybrid and electric vehicles, energy storage systems, and high-drain portable electronics. <read more>


Sumitomo Corp. to Commence Operation of Large-Scale Battery Power Storage System

Sumitomo Corp. together with Sumitomo Corp. of Americas are to commence operation of their  battery power storage system, Willey Battery Utility, LLC, that they have been constructing in Hamilton County, Ohio since April. This facility will provide a reliable and stable supply-demand balancing service for the frequency regulation market operated by PJM, the largest independent service operator of wholesale electricity in the US. <read more>


Low-Earth Orbit Constellation Satellites Powered by Saft Batteries Take Flight
Saft has announced its lithium-ion (Li-ion) batteries were on board the eleven new-generation satellites, built by Sierra Nevada Corp. (SNC), launched on December  21st 2015 by a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Florida for the ORBCOMM  Generation 2 (OG2) constellation, a telecommunication network. <read more>


Event Listings

CriticalPowerCritical Power 2016
April 13-14
Schaumburg, Ill.

Critical Power 2016 has announced the preliminary program for its 2nd annual event, April 13-14 in Schaumburg, Illinois. The conference addresses needs of managers and technical professionals involved in operations where reliable and continuous power is a critical factor, including data centers, industrial and manufacturing facilities, military, laboratories, healthcare, financial institutes, telecom and disaster recovery.

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Battery Power 2016Battery Power 2016 Call for Presentations
August 3-4
Denver, Colo.

Battery Power 2016 is currently accepting abstracts. The international event is focused on latest developments and technologies in the battery industry, including  mobile, wearable, stationary, critical power and EV battery technology, as well as battery manufacturing, materials and research & development. Topics will include new battery designs, improving power management, predicting battery life and regulation and safety issues. Other topics include OEM/end user requirements, battery authentication and market trends.


The conference provides an excellent forum to discuss new developments in technology, market conditions and end-user requirements that are driving innovation, capabilities and features, application trends and performance improvements.


End-users presenting about any innovative project they may be involved in will be given priority on the show program.


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