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Panasonic batteries to support Hayabusa 2 for 6 years in space

| Reports, Science and Technology Reports | 03/13/2015

Panasonic Batteries for Hayabusa 2

Off For a 6-Year Mission. Panasonic Batteries on Board Hayabusa2
Date: Mar 12, 2015
Source: Panasonic Corporation

Osaka, Japan – Panasonic‘s lithium primary batteries have been mounted in the asteroid explorer “Hayabusa2“* launched on December 3, 2014. Three models of graphite fluoride (BR series**) cylindrical-type lithium primary batteries (BR-A, BR-1/2AA, and BR-C) with an extensive shelf life have been mounted this time. The same type of batteries had also previously been mounted in “Hayabusa,” which returned to Earth in 2010.

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Toshiba Supplies Traction Energy Storage System for Tobu Railway

| Energy News, News, Transportation News | 12/19/2014

Toshiba - Traction Energy Storage System

Toshiba Supplies Traction Energy Storage System for Tobu Railway
Date: Dec 18, 2014
Source: Toshiba Corporation

TOKYO-Toshiba Corporation today announced that it has supplied a traction energy storage system (TESS) to Tobu Railway Co., Ltd. TESS stores traction energy generated by decelerating trains as they enter a station and releases it as needed when trains accelerate from the station. The system is planned to operate from December 22.

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Panasonic developed industry’s smallest pin-size lithium ion battery for wearable gadgets

| Energy News | 10/03/2014

Panasonic - Smallest Lithium Ion Battery

Panasonic Commercializes the Industry’s Smallest*1 Pin Shaped Lithium Ion Battery
Date: Oct 3, 2014
Source: Panasonic Corporation

Osaka, Japan – Panasonic Corporation announced today that it has developed a Pin Shaped Lithium Ion Battery (CG-320, nominal capacity 13mAh) with a diameter of 3.5mm and a weight of 0.6g suitable for powering small devices such as wearable devices. This product, on top of being the industry’s smallest cylindrical shaped rechargeable Lithium Ion battery, features the high reliability and high output required for near-field communications (NFC). Mass production and shipping are planned to begin in February, 2015 with a monthly production of one hundred thousand units.

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Japanese water treatment company, Kurita Water Industries, was successfully developed new materials for lithium-ion batteries

| Green Business News | 09/04/2014

Kurita Water Industries Ltd. - Logo

Kurita Announces the Strengthening of its Business in the Energy Field by Making Use of the Clathrate Compound Technology it has Cultivated in Water Treatment
– Successfully Developing New Materials and Entering the Lithium Ion Battery Field

Date: Sep 4, 2014
Source: Kurita Water Industries Ltd.

Kurita Water Industries Ltd. (Head Office: Nakano-ku, Tokyo; President: Toshiyuki Nakai) is pleased to announce its successful development of new materials to improve the safety of lithium ion batteries by making use of the clathrate compound technology* of chemicals that it has cultivated in water treatment.

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