Happy holidays from Intercalation!
See you in 2022!
Our last issue for the year!
It seemed like so much happened this year, so we recap the issues we did this year for easy searching if you ever want to read back, with a sneak peek of some slides in our upcoming State of Batteries report. Look out for this in our first issue in 2022.
Stories in 2021
Dec 3, 2021. November News Roundup Who managed to make it through No Cobalt November?
Nov 17, 2021. Battery Chats: Sam Korus, Analyst at ARK Invest. A convo with Sam Korus ARK Invest on tech investments and battery companies.
Nov 8, 2021. #SESBatteryWorld. The future is solid, the present is fluid.
Nov 4, 2021. October News Roundup. Fiendish battery fires, frightening commodity prices, and Tom Brady.
Oct 19, 2021. Bringing new energy to battery industry reporting. A conversation with intellectual property firm Mewburn Ellis
Oct 15, 2021. Would you trust a cloud-based battery management system? Guest opinion piece by Roman Leventov
Oct 13, 2021. Battery Chats: Sam Bailey, Mewburn Ellis. A review of the LG vs SK case.
Oct 7, 2021. BotB 4: Cylindrical cells. Roll it up!
Oct 6, 2021. September News Roundup. Booming EV production + new battery factories = not enough lithium.
Sep 20, 2021. BotB 3: The cell stack Lets make a cell sandwich
Sep 14, 2021. BotB 2: Active materials & electrodes We're finally back with our "back of the battery" calculator!
Sep 6, 2021. Battery Chats: Thomas Heenan, CEO and Co-Founder at Gaussion.
Sep 1, 2021. August News Roundup. Did NMC chemistry fly too close to the sun?
Aug 24, 2021. The Art of Fast Charging. A look into Echion Technologies' fast charging materials technology
Aug 20, 2021. Intercalation Survey Results. A brief snapshot of the battery industry in 2021
Aug 2, 2021. July News Roundup. Batteries of iron, sodium, and lithium of course
Jul 29, 2021. Patent Round-Up - July 2021 Mewburn Ellis walks us through battery patents from June/July 2021.
Jul 20, 2021. Intercalation 2021 Survey.
Jun 30, 2021. June News Roundup. Gigafactory FOMO, second life taking lives, and the latest research
Jun 17, 2021. BotB 1: Introduction & Capacity Building a "back of the battery" calculator, starting with theoretical capacities
Jun 2, 2021. May News Roundup. Solid-state batteries are looking solid, EV stocks take a tumble, and a veteran startup closes up shop
Jun 1, 2021. OXIS Energy Alumni Directory. Finding a new home for the talented staff at OXIS
May 25, 2021. Staying current with the battery value chain. Our guest column with Climate Tech VC.
May 21, 2021. Battery Chats: Pooja Vadhva A convo with solid-state researcher and champion taekwondo athlete + some fun battery tidbits
May 19, 2021. LFP Batteries Reveal Recyclers' Shaky Foundations.
May 5, 2021. Gotta Charge Fast. Sketching the landscape for fast charging strategies
Apr 30, 2021. April News Roundup. Startups make moves, OEMs give hazy updates, and yet more solid-state battery announcements are made
Apr 28, 2021. ONE YEAR: A Special Message. Introducing some new Intercalation Station projects.
Apr 21, 2021. A Digest of Battery Discovery from Roman Leventov's new battery substack!
Apr 12, 2021. Mind the Gap (between academia and industry). A conversation with Cell Siders.
Apr 7, 2021. Bridging the Battery "Valley of Death". It can take a decade to develop a viable proof of concept, and having money helps.
Mar 28, 2021. Research & Rescue: Drowning in Papers. 16 papers from the last 8 days. Battery papers are printing at roll-2-roll gigascales.
Mar 16, 2021. Volkswagen Elektromobilität. Spoiler alert: VW's electrification agenda involves batteries
Mar 8, 2021. The Unlimiting Factor: Jordan Giesige. A conversation with the prolific YouTuber, and updates from around the battery interwebs
Mar 3, 2021. The Battery Materials Supply Crunch. A chat with Alex Grant + Li, Ni, & Co global supply vs. demand numbers!
Feb 22, 2021. Big Autos and Small Anodes. Anode-less batteries, Legacy autos on the move, and the LG Chem v. SK Innovation saga
Feb 1, 2021. State of Batteries 2020. BatteryBits report, and some updates from around the battery interwebs
Jan 25, 2021. Fast Charge & Fast Money. SPAC-attack, Dahn empire, Million-mile manuscripts, and fast charging
Closing thoughts for the year
SO much has happened in 2021, and we love tracking, expanding, and sharing the news with you. This year, 1500+ new subscribers joined us and we published 39 issues, and are always thankful for your support.
Stay safe and healthy this holiday season, and we’ll see you in 2022!
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Amazing work from your team on the notable events. Just to point out, in Q4 the company that has invested in Umicore, 24M and Vulcan is Volkswagen and not GM.
Nice wrap-up and concise way of seeing all the milestones throughout the year. Happy Holidays!