New Speaker Confirmation: CEO, Electrovaya

We are pleased to have confirmed Dr Das Gupta as a speaker. Sankar Das Gupta, Ph.D, DIC, is Chairman & Chief Executive Officer, Co-Founder of ELECTROVAYA. He will be speaking at the 5th EV Battery Forum and he was one of the top 3 speakers at our Forum in Shanghai in Sept 2009.

A co-founder of the company and its predecessor, Dr. Das Gupta became chairman of the board of directors in April 1999. He has extensive experience in the field of electrochemistry and extensive business experience in the technology sector from The Electrofuel Manufacturing Company Ltd. and HSA Reactors Limited.

These companies developed unique fibres and advanced ceramic materials, and designed and constructed complex instrumentation and equipment. Dr. Das Gupta…


New Argonne Patent For Safer Li-ion Batteries

Scientists at the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Argonne National Laboratory have patented a new molecule that provides overcharge protection for lithium-iron-phosphate batteries.”The new redox shuttle, known as 2,5-di-tert-butyl-1,4-bis(2-methoxyethoxy)benzene or DBBB, works by halting the charging process of individual cells as they come to a full state of charge,” Argonne materials scientist Khalil Amine said. “Being able to discontinue the charging process on a cell-by-cell basis protects the entire battery pack by preventing individual cells from overcharging.” Currently overcharge is being addressed by expensive and complicated battery management system that use external cell monitoring and control devices. Overcharge can cause damage to the battery, reduce cell life and in extreme case result in thermal runaway. Thermal runaway is a…


EV Drivers Demand Charging At Home


Utilities will need to ensure their distribution systems are ready for electric vehicles (EVs) because an overwhelming number of drivers envision they will charge their EVs at home, new Chartwell research shows.

Coinciding with the launch of its EV Customer Strategy Research Council and forthcoming EV conference, Chartwell has conducted a study that reveals 89% of consumers would be “likely” or “extremely likely” to charge their plug-in EVs at home. In fact, the recent survey of 1,500 North American consumers shows that 81% of that group would fall into the extremely-likely category. This was a far greater percentage than consumers who foresee external charging stations as the primary means for fuel.

“We’ve uncovered some interesting findings,” said Stacey Bailey, a Sr….

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