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ETN Know More: Batteries

Batteries have been in use for an array of applications since the 1990s. Back in the day, batteries powered portable electronic devices like cameras and camcorders, and today, they continue to power widely-used consumer electronics goods like laptops to high-energy powering applications such as electric vehicles and grid-connected energy storage.

"ETN Know More: Batteries" offers a collection of top stories that introduce readers to the basics of batteries and explore recent advancements in battery production, technology, and R&D. 


Giga factories are at the heart of the renewable energy and electric vehicle revolution. This article takes you through what are giga factories, why we need them, and how to set one up. 

Lithium-ion batteries are the most popular battery chemistry in use today. This article takes you through the process involved in producing high-quality Li-ion cells and batteries. 

Researchers are on a constant lookout for faster and safer batteries. Here, we delve into promising battery alternatives that could potentially replace Li-ion batteries.

Dr. Rahul Walawalkar, President of India Energy Storage Alliance (IESA) examines the global race for battery manufacturing and India's journey into the giga factory era.

As India joins the race for giga factories. Simon Moores, MD of Benchmark Mineral Intelligence discusses the global race for giga factories and significance of Li-ion battery value chain.

The year 2024 is set to witness numerous giga factories enter its first phase of commercial operations in India. In this article, we look at the key players shaping advanced battery manufacturing ecosystem in the country.

In two separate findings, researchers from China and Australia demonstrate new battery chemistries that could potentially replace lithium-ion batteries in the coming years. This article explores the future of water and calcium-based batteries. 

Microsoft AI recently designed a new battery that reduces reliance of critical minerals like lithium and identified 18 new battery materials. This article examines how AI is pushing the boundaries of better battery design.

While lithium-ion batteries are the most widely used battery chemistry today, there are concerns about its safety.  Dr. Judy Jeevarajan, VP & Executive Director, Electrochemical Safety Research Institute, Underwriters Laboratories (UL) shares insights into the importance of safety standards in batteries. 

Author : Shraddha Kakade
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