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A Malaysia Airlines Boeing 777 commercial jet.

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"The Recalibration of Awareness – Apr 20/21, 2012 (Kryon channeled by Lee Carroll) (Subjects: Old Energy, Recalibration Lectures, God / Creator, Religions/Spiritual systems (Catholic Church, Priests/Nun’s, Worship, John Paul Pope, Women in the Church otherwise church will go, Current Pope won’t do it), Middle East, Jews, Governments will change (Internet, Media, Democracies, Dictators, North Korea, Nations voted at once), Integrity (Businesses, Tobacco Companies, Bankers/ Financial Institutes, Pharmaceutical company to collapse), Illuminati (Started in Greece, with Shipping, Financial markets, Stock markets, Pharmaceutical money (fund to build Africa, to develop)), Shift of Human Consciousness, (Old) Souls, Women, Masters to/already come back, Global Unity.... etc.) - (Text version)

… The Shift in Human Nature

You're starting to see integrity change. Awareness recalibrates integrity, and the Human Being who would sit there and take advantage of another Human Being in an old energy would never do it in a new energy. The reason? It will become intuitive, so this is a shift in Human Nature as well, for in the past you have assumed that people take advantage of people first and integrity comes later. That's just ordinary Human nature.

In the past, Human nature expressed within governments worked like this: If you were stronger than the other one, you simply conquered them. If you were strong, it was an invitation to conquer. If you were weak, it was an invitation to be conquered. No one even thought about it. It was the way of things. The bigger you could have your armies, the better they would do when you sent them out to conquer. That's not how you think today. Did you notice?

Any country that thinks this way today will not survive, for humanity has discovered that the world goes far better by putting things together instead of tearing them apart. The new energy puts the weak and strong together in ways that make sense and that have integrity. Take a look at what happened to some of the businesses in this great land (USA). Up to 30 years ago, when you started realizing some of them didn't have integrity, you eliminated them. What happened to the tobacco companies when you realized they were knowingly addicting your children? Today, they still sell their products to less-aware countries, but that will also change.

What did you do a few years ago when you realized that your bankers were actually selling you homes that they knew you couldn't pay for later? They were walking away, smiling greedily, not thinking about the heartbreak that was to follow when a life's dream would be lost. Dear American, you are in a recession. However, this is like when you prune a tree and cut back the branches. When the tree grows back, you've got control and the branches will grow bigger and stronger than they were before, without the greed factor. Then, if you don't like the way it grows back, you'll prune it again! I tell you this because awareness is now in control of big money. It's right before your eyes, what you're doing. But fear often rules. …

Saturday, August 22, 2015

Electric car maker BYD shifts to ternary batteries

Want China Times, Staff Reporter 2015-08-20

A BYD mockup car on display at Beijing International Automotive
Exhibition, April 25, 2012. (File photo/Xinhua)

A recent government document on electric vehicles indicates that Shenzhen-based electric car maker BYD may have shifted its position on the type of fuel cell used in its products, according to Shanghai's China Business News.

China's Ministry of Industry and Information Technology (MIIT) on Aug. 14 published its 72nd catalog of energy-saving and new energy vehicles covered by government subsidies, which include a BYD model "BYD6460STHEV."

The BYD model is believed to be the company's Song model, which is set to hit the market in the third quarter, according to the newspaper.

The model's specs show that the car uses lithium nickel cobalt aluminum oxide (NCA) cells produced by BYD's battery unit in Huizhou. This means that the company, which focuses on lithium iron phosphate (LFP) cells, has successfully developed a type of ternary battery.

After years of efforts, BYD has become China's leading company in terms of LFP technology, but since 2014, the sector has been moving toward ternary batteries which have higher specific energy and longer calendar life, the paper said.

BDY's cell production, the fourth-largest in the world with a 6% market share in 2014, is seen as a factor behind the company's dominance in the new energy car business in China.

Electric car maker Tesla, which uses NCA cells, is building a factory in Nevada that is set to begin production in 2017 and reach full capacity of 50 gigawatt-hours per year by 2020, the newspaper said.

According to EV Sales Blog rankings, Japan's Matsushita is leading the lithium cell market with a 38% share; followed by AECS, a joint venture between Nissan and NEC; and LG Chem.

Although BYD managed to halve the size and weight of the LFP cells in its latest Qin model and has pushed the energy density to 130 watt-hour per kilogram (wh/kg), it is still off the mark in terms of the Ministry of Science and Technology's requirements that the energy density of electric car batteries should reach 200 wh/kg by the end of the year, the newspaper noted.

The requirement for higher energy density makes ternary batteries more appealing in the sector, the newspaper said.

Some companies that made LFP cells, including Tianjin Lishen Battery and China Aviation Lithium Battery, have begun production of ternary batteries, according to the newspaper.

A BYD executive said the company is already using ternary batteries in the handsets its manufactures under contract for other enterprises, and would not rule out the possibility of using such cells in cars.

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