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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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Feb 6, 2018 - 06:13 pm

Geely interested in Daimler stock

The rumors have turned out to be true: Chinese vehicle producer Geely has revealed their strategy through an insider, who spoke to Reuters. Apparently the Chinese producer aims to purchase some of Daimlers’ battery technology through the acquisition of company stock.

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Feb 1, 2018 - 02:06 pm

Siemens may start producing batteries in Goerlitz

As the turbine factory in Goerlitz, Germany, is winding down, Siemens has had to face much criticism. The prospective loss of jobs and unavoidable layoffs have been difficult for both political relations as well as the concerned employees. A new battery factory in Oberlausitz may offer relief. 

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Jan 30, 2018 - 02:41 pm

Tesla loses senior battery engineer Ernest Villanueva

It took a bit for the news to reach the public but Tesla’s leading battery engineer Ernest Villanueva has packed up last year. Having worked there since 2006, he had a hand in designing the battery packs of all Tesla models including the Roadster and holds various patents.

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Jan 29, 2018 - 06:01 pm

42m pounds for EV battery research in the UK

Four UK-based research projects aimed at improving EV battery technology are to receive 42 million pounds in funding through the Faraday Institution, a government-backed body. Projects include work to examine damage to EV batteries over time, as well as the development of solid state batteries.

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https://www.electrive.com/2018/02/19/ballard-develop-high-durability-air-cooled-fuel-cell-stack/
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