Insights from BCC Research

Toyota Puts AI on the Hunt for New Materials

Posted by Clayton Luz on Apr 10, 2017 11:00:00 AM

The Toyota Research Institute (TRI) announced it is investing $35 million in materials science research that uses artificial intelligence and machine learning to help accelerate the design and discovery of advanced materials.

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Topics: Fuel Cell and Battery Technologies

China’s Favorable Policies and Subsidies Fueling Growth in EV Market

Posted by Clayton Luz on Jan 27, 2016 6:00:00 AM
EV.jpgChina, like many other countries around the globe, hopes to reduce air pollution through the increased use of electric cars. Last year, thanks to favorable government policies designed to increase both manufacturing and consumer sales, the country sold more electric cars than the U.S. for the first time, according to China Association of Automobile Manufacturers.
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Topics: Fuel Cell and Battery Technologies

PEMFC Technology Significantly Extends Drone Flight Time

Posted by Clayton Luz on Jan 22, 2016 6:00:00 AM
How embarrassing would it appear if you, a consumer drone owner (stay with me), are showing off your zippy new drone to the neighbors when suddenly, after about 10 minutes of soaring above rooftops and scaring birds off telephone wires, your drone loses all power and drops like a wingless fly into the yard, scattering your admirers.
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Topics: Fuel Cell and Battery Technologies

Albemarle Plans Production Expansion for Lithium Battery Materials; Move Signals the Global Lithium-Ion Battery Market is Powering Up

Posted by Clayton Luz on Oct 19, 2015 4:32:30 AM

Albemarle, a U.S.-based specialty chemical company, will add 50,000 metric tons of mineral conversion production capacity to boost battery grade lithium production (including lithium carbonate and lithium hydroxide). Citing the growing needs of the energy storage market, especially for customers in the global transportation industry that use lithium ion battery technology, Albemarle intends the expansion to further solidify its cost leadership position in the growing market for lithium carbonate and lithium hydroxide

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Topics: Fuel Cell and Battery Technologies