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NTSB: Battery Defect Cause of Boeing 787 Fire

Defects in design and certification were responsible for a lithium-ion battery fire on a parked Boeing 787 Dreamliner in Boston last January, according to the National Transportation Safety Board’s final report on the incident. The fire prompted an immediate grounding of Dreamliners by the Federal Aviation Administration, as well as … Read more »

Bosch Rexroth

Bosch Plant Cuts CO2 Emissions 30%

Bosch Rexroth has reduced its carbon emissions by 30 percent, compared to 2009 levels, at its Glenrothes site in Scotland. The company says the Glenrothes facility’s CO2 reduction puts it on track to achieve a 20 percent emissions cut measured against a 2007 baseline across its UK sites by 2020. … Read more »

LG Chem, Johnson Controls, AESC Lead Li-ion Battery Market

LG Chem, Johnson Controls, AESC Lead Li-ion Battery Market

LG Chem and Johnson Controls currently lead the lithium ion (li-ion) batteries for electric vehicles market in terms of both strategy and execution, according to a leaderboard report by Navigant Research. Only three companies — LG Chem, Johnson Controls and AESC — are ranked as “leaders” in the report’s leaderboard … Read more »

Bosch

Bosch, Mitsubishi, GS Yuasa to Develop Li-ion Batteries

Bosch, Mitsubishi and GS Yuasa have agreed to work together to develop lithium-ion (li-ion) batteries. The companies plan to use advanced cell management and progress in electrochemistry and materials to significantly increase energy content. This will reduce weight and space requirements, and increase the range of electric vehicles. The three … Read more »

Boeing ‘Should Have Used a Safer Battery’

Boeing should have chosen a safer type of lithium-ion battery for its 787 Dreamliner planes, according to Lux Research. Earlier this month, one of the fuel-efficient passenger jet’s lithium-ion batteries caught fire while the airplane was parked, and another suspected battery fire on January 16 forced an emergency landing. By … Read more »