High power hydrides for HEV batteries based on more available metals

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Funding source

Swedish Energy Agency - Energimyndigheten

Project Details

Start date: 01/01/2013
End date: 31/12/2016
Funding: 2926712 SEK


We want to develop an understanding of the active surface layer of metal hydride particles in metal hydride electrodes. It will form the basis for a development of new surface treatments to improve high power performance and corrosion stability of existing materials. But more important is that we can begin to utilize the large number of interesting metal that works poorly today as electrode materials but which are based on more available metals than current battery alloys. This is necessary to achieve the production of large volumes of batteries that are to be expected as hybrid electric vehicles are becoming dominant. Höganäs AB has developed a direct reduction method for making metal hydrides and metal hydride alloys. This will be combined with the developed surface treatment in a subsequent production step for manufacturing electrode material for high power batteries. These will be produces by Nilar Swedish AB for evaluation at Scania AB.

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