Feb 9, 2021 - 03:43 pm

AMTE Power looks for AIM listing and battery production

AMTE Power announces its listing on the Alternative Investment Market (AIM) on the London Stock Exchange and expects trading to begin in March. AMTE Power is a UK developer and manufacturer of lithium-ion battery cells for speciality markets and among those looking to build capacity in Britain.

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Feb 3, 2021 - 05:24 pm

SK Innovation notes record sales growth over 2020

SK Innovation turned over 1.61 trillion won, the equivalent of around 1.2 billion euros, with its battery business in 2020. Compared to 2019, sales more than doubled, but the battery business still left a bottom-line loss of 426.5 billion won (318 million euros) in 2020 – due to investments.

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Feb 2, 2021 - 03:54 pm

GAC sees progress with graphene-based battery

Chinese carmaker GAC has announced, “groundbreaking progress” with graphene-based battery technology. These batteries may significantly reduce charging time and considerably extend the battery’s life. The batteries will be installed in the first vehicle from September.

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Feb 2, 2021 - 03:51 pm

Johnson Matthey to supply cell tech to Virgin Racing

Johnson Matthey has a new partnership to show the eLNO cathode material technology in action. The company teamed up with Formula E team Envision Virgin Racing. They will co-develop what the companies consider the “first-ever” electric race car powered by JM’s new batteries.

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Jan 29, 2021 - 04:19 pm

VWGC commissions battery recycling pilot plant

VW’s Group Components division has commissioned a pilot plant for recycling batteries in Salzgitter. With the plant, which is to be scalable to higher capacities, Volkswagen wants to recover valuable raw materials and use them in new batteries.

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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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https://www.electrive.com/2021/02/09/valmet-expands-battery-production-and-is-hiring/
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