Hyundai and SK On to build battery plant in Georgia
Hyundai Motor Group and SK On are following up on their MoU regarding cell supply for Hyundai electric cars made in the USA. The carmaker now announced constructing a joint battery plant with SK On in Georgia, a state that has been scoring e-mobility contracts lately.
Envision AESC to build another battery plant in South Carolina
Battery cell manufacturer Envision AESC has officially announced the construction of another factory in the USA. 810 million US dollars will go into the construction of the new plant with a targeted annual capacity of 30 GWh in Florence in the US state of South Carolina. However, the construction had been announced.
BayBatt opens new battery R&D laboratory
The Bavarian Centre for Battery Technology (BayBatt) at the University of Bayreuth has celebrated the inauguration of its new premises. Covering an area of around 7,000 square metres, the building offers plenty of space for researching and developing batteries for mobile and stationary applications.
Ultium Cells to expand battery factory in Spring Hill
Ultium Cells, the battery cell joint venture between General Motors and LG Energy Solution, is investing further money in its second plant in Spring Hill in the US state of Tennessee even before the start of operations in order to expand production capacities from the previously planned 35 GWh to 50 GWh per year.
EAS designs round cells for BMW and OneD
EAS, the German company acquired by Britishvolt, announced some progress from its own cooperations. EAS has supported BMW’s Battery Cell Competence Centre in developing its first cylindrical cells and is also working with OneD Battery Sciences on its so-called Sinanode.
Hyundai to use SK On batteries in the USA
Hyundai Motor Group has signed a memorandum of understanding with SK On to secure the supply of SK batteries for Hyundai Group electric cars in North America from 2025. However, further details of the collaboration will be announced at a later date.
Keliber to mine and refine lithium in Finland
Finnish mining and battery chemicals company Keliber is aiming to mine spodumene from an ore mine and build an adjacent lithium hydroxide refinery in Finland. Preliminary work for the construction of the refinery at Kokkola Industrial Park (KIP) is expected to start this year.
SK On announces plans for nickel joint venture in Indonesia
The South Korean battery cell manufacturer SK On is building a nickel supply chain in Indonesia together with two partners. Through a joint venture, the partners want to secure raw materials there and process them into intermediate products. In the end, however, the material could end up in SK On’s US-American battery plants.
IBU-Tec announces commercial EV development order
IBU-Tec Advanced Materials, which claims to be the only manufacturer of LFP battery materials in Europe, has received a major development order. IBU-Tec is to develop a new LFP cathode active material for an unnamed international commercial vehicle manufacturer.
BMW to build high-voltage battery assembly in Debrecen
BMW has announced that it will build assembly lines for the high-voltage batteries next to the new vehicle plant in Debrecen, Hungary. The first construction work is already underway, and production of the battery packs will then begin in parallel with vehicle production of the New Class.