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Honda is involved in a demonstration project for vehicle-to-grid technology. The project is based on research from the University of Delaware, supported by NRG Energy, to show the controls, regulatory requirements and market participation rules for selling energy storage from vehicles into the regulation market.
Argonne National Laboratory is researching the use of composite materials based on selenium sulfides for electrode materials in lithium-ion batteries. The US Department of Energy’s Advanced Photon Source at Argonne is carrying out the research to increase energy density in batteries for use in electric vehicles.
Menahem Anderman’s latest iteration of the XEv insider report, issued this week, confidently predicts the global lithium-ion xEV business will reach US$3.8bn in 2015 and US$9.2bn in 2020. Anderman’s in-depth report is based on on-site interviews with senior battery technologists and business development executives at 18 major automakers and 20 battery-system suppliers on three continents.