Jan 27, 2021 - 06:04 pm

Fortum expands recyling business in Finland

Fortum is expanding its electric vehicle battery recycling business with a new mechanical processing plant in Ikaalinen, Finland. This will complement Fortum’s existing hydrometallurgical pilot plant in Harjavalta, Finland, which can already operate on an industrial scale.

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Jan 25, 2021 - 05:04 pm

Gotion High-Tech presents LFP new battery cell

Volkswagen’s battery partner in China, Guoxuan High-Tech, has presented a new battery cell with LFP chemistry with an energy density of 210 Wh/kg. As early as next year, the company, usually known as Gotion High-Tech, wants to achieve 260 Wh/kg.

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Jan 25, 2021 - 03:45 pm

CALB sets its sights on European production

With CALB, short for China Aviation Lithium Battery Technology, another battery manufacturer from China aims for Europe. The state-owned company claims to produce lithium-ion batteries with NCM as well as LFP chemistry – in the order of 100 GWh per year.

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Jan 24, 2021 - 09:20 pm

SK Innovation battery swapping scales up in China

The South Korean company SK Innovation is entering the battery replacement technology business in China. This has been made possible by a strategic investment in the company specialised in battery swapping called Blue Park Smart Energy (BPSE) that is a subsidiary of the BAIC Group.

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Jan 21, 2021 - 05:08 pm

JAC Motors & CBAK to develop battery cells

In China, state-owned automaker JAC Motors and battery manufacturer CBAK Energy Technology join forces to develop battery cells for EVs. This also involves cylindrical lithium-ion cells, including the new 4680 format.

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Jan 21, 2021 - 03:21 pm

SVOLT cobalt-free batteries up for order

The first cobalt-free battery cells announced by SVOLT are now available for order worldwide. The NMX cells will initially be offered in two sizes: a 115 Ah version with 245 Wh/kg and a 226 Ah cell variant with 240 Wh/kg.

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Jan 19, 2021 - 02:13 pm

StoreDot to showcase sample cells for potential partners

Battery developer StoreDot makes the development samples of its first generation of batteries available. The Israeli company is aiming for an extreme reduction in charging time: In mid-2019, StoreDot had demonstrated the complete charging of an electric two-wheeler in just five minutes. In the meantime, this has also been documented on video.

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Jan 19, 2021 - 01:38 pm

Tesla extends battery research with Jeff Dahn

Tesla has extended its battery research partnership with Canada’s Dalhousie University, which has been in place since 2016, until at least 2026. Jeff Dahn will now be supported by Chongyin Yang and the former Bosch researcher Michael Metzger.

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Jan 18, 2021 - 04:39 pm

Britishvolt & Siemens cooperate on UK battery plant

Britishvolt is getting support from Siemens for its planned battery cell factory in the UK. The collaboration will give Britishvolt access to automation and electrification solutions, as well as technology that will enable it to simulate production processes before construction work is completed.

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Jan 11, 2021 - 08:49 pm

DLR & SINTEF research cobalt-free electrodes

The German Aerospace Center (DLR) and Norway’s SINTEF institute are researching cobalt-free lithium-ion batteries in the EU project HYDRA together with ten partners. They want to test an industry-ready prototype for real-world operation in a ship battery system.

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Jan 11, 2021 - 06:43 pm

Solaris supports second life battery research

In a joint project with Impact Clean Power Technology and TAURON Polska Energia, Polish electric bus manufacturer Solaris is exploring the secondary use of lithium-ion cells as energy storage devices in stationary applications.

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Jan 11, 2021 - 06:33 pm

Texas Instruments reveals wireless BMS

US semiconductor specialist Texas Instruments (TI) has unveiled a new battery management system that relies on a wireless communication protocol instead of cabling. According to the company, TÜV Süd from Germany has tested the solution for safety.

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Jan 9, 2021 - 12:31 pm

Albemarle to double lithium capacity by 2025

In response to growing global demand for electric cars, Albemarle has announced an increase in capacity at its Silver Peak lithium production facility in the US state of Nevada. Albemarle will invest $30 million to $50 million to double production there by 2025.

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Jan 6, 2021 - 03:07 pm

Research into stable zinc-air batteries in Münster

In Germany, a team from the MEET Battery Research Center at Westfälische Wilhelms-Universität (WWU) Münster is working on the further development of zinc-air batteries. A team of researchers have created an electrolyte that should make the battery more stable. The team has now published the details of their findings in the journal Science.

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Jan 6, 2021 - 02:40 pm

CATL aims for 230 GWh production in 2021

CATL wants to massively expand its production capacities for battery cells, to 230 GWh this year and to 1,200 GWh in 2025. In parallel, the Chinese battery manufacturer is aiming to expand to Japan, Indonesia, the USA and Europe.

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