Mar 14, 2018 - 02:34 pm

Hydrogen Council signs 11 new members

The Hydrogen Council, founded at last year’s summit in Davos, now counts another 11 members, among them Bosch, Great Wall Motor or 3m. They join the likes of ABB, BMW or Shell who all want to foster transport fuelled by hydrogen.

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Mar 10, 2018 - 02:28 pm

BASF and Toda found cathode subsidiary in USA

The announced founding of a new subsidiary company by BASF and Toda has now been completed. BASF Toda America (BTA) will be making NCM and NCA cathode materials for use in e-mobility. The move is part of BASF’s globalisation strategy.

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Mar 8, 2018 - 01:35 pm

Volkswagen bets on batteries supplied by CATL

Volkswagen has nominated Chinese battery specialist Contemporary Amperex Technology (CATL) as supplier to implement its ambitious electrification roadmap, according to “Caixin”. However, VW intends to add also other battery suppliers later on.

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Feb 28, 2018 - 07:56 pm

Phinergy entered JV for metal-air batteries in China

There is a new battery joint venture in the making in China. Yunnan Aluminium has turned to fellow Chinese Shanghai Zuoyong New Energy Technology and Israeli Phinergy. Together they want to make metal-air batteries under the name of Yunnan Phinergy Chuang Neng Metal Air Battery.

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Feb 28, 2018 - 04:31 pm

Bosch says No to battery cell production in Europe

It is a clear “Nein” to producing its own cells that Bosch has sent over the wires, saying the investment would be too risky. The decision crushes hopes of EU politicians who had wanted the German supplier on board the planned Battery Alliance. For Bosch, the No is total.

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Feb 26, 2018 - 06:17 pm

China requires EV makers to recycle batteries

Beijing just published new rules that hold makers of electric vehicles responsible to collect and recycle their batteries. The industry ministry also calls for a service network through which the public can repair or exchange their old batteries.

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Feb 25, 2018 - 07:10 pm

European Battery Alliance (EBA) is taking shape

The European Battery Alliance (EBA) has been conjured up by the EU Commission. Their latest action plan outlines a schedule until 2023 and names various players along the entire value chain. The aim is to set up a European cell production in order to break the dependency on Asian suppliers.

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Feb 17, 2018 - 06:18 pm

Sweden to probe for local cobalt and lithium mining

Sweden is exploring the option to dig for cobalt and lithium on its own territory in an attempt to revive its traditional mining areas. The government in Stockholm has reserved 10 million kronor (1m euros) for the project, with results expected by the first half of 2020.

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Feb 17, 2018 - 09:20 am

U.S. 2050 Motors invests in Graphene Future

The U.S. firm 2050 Motors has made a large investment in Graphene Future, buying up 20% of their stock. The specialty firm has invented an industrial process to produce graphene that is said to be both cheap and environmentally friendly.

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Feb 12, 2018 - 02:56 pm

Samsung SDI to reduce cobalt in its batteries to zero

Leading EV battery maker Samsung has announced plans to revise its cobalt strategy. Not only will the Koreans reduce the amount of the rare resource by using nickel instead but Samsung is also working on cells that do not require any cobalt. Recycling is another measure.

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