Jan 29, 2019 - 05:19 pm

Poland: LG Chem factory plans take shape

The European Commission has authorised Polish investment aid of €36 million for a new LG Chem plant in the south-western region of Poland, Dolnośląskie (Lower Silesia). This corresponds with recent rumours about a project by the Korean company.

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Jan 25, 2019 - 05:35 pm

Researchers adapt flexible bipolar plates in batteries

Researchers from the German Fraunhofer Institute for Environmental, Safety and Energy Technology (UMSICHT) have announced a new development in battery technology, using a “new type of flexible and extremely thin bipolar plate allows batteries to be manufactured cost-effectively.”

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Jan 25, 2019 - 04:24 pm

VW bundles their battery business

Volkswagen is now bundling all tasks relating to the development and production of batteries into its Components division, which has n0w assumed responsibility for all aspects of energy storage – from cell production to mobile charging banks, to battery recycling.

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Jan 23, 2019 - 03:32 pm

DE: Battery experts forge path from science to production

Battery specialists BMZ Group, Custom Cells Itzehoe, EAS Batteries, Leclanché and Liacon are participating in an initiative by the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) called “Forschungsfabrik Batterie” (FFB), that is German for the research battery factory.

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Jan 20, 2019 - 05:38 pm

Myth busting: Battery recycling does work

The battery of an electric car is often denigrated as rolling hazardous waste in circles still favouring the combustion engine. We were able to convince ourselves of the opposite at the specialist firm Duesenfeld that is disposing of the myth – Battery recycling works deep into the cell. It is only down to politics to […]

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Jan 14, 2019 - 04:22 pm

Cell production for Tesla Model 3 hits 11 GWh

UBS analysts have recently come to the conclusion that Tesla Model 3 cells are by far the most cost-effective. Now latest estimates conclude that over 600 million cells of this type have been produced in Gigafactory 1, thus adding up to a total capacity of just under 11 GWh.

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Jan 9, 2019 - 10:15 pm

Toyota working on fuel cell truck with Kenworth

Truck maker Kenworth and Toyota Motor North America are collaborating to develop ten trucks using Toyota fuel cell technology. The hydrogen trucks are to run at the Port of Los Angeles and are part of a million dollar initiative funded by CARB.

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Jan 8, 2019 - 04:43 pm

SK Innovation to get bigger US battery cell factory

The first U.S. battery cell factory of the South Korean manufacturer SK Innovation, which was announced in November, could prove far more extensive than originally planned. SK Innovation is considering investing up to an additional 5 billion dollars in the factory in the U.S. state of Georgia.

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Jan 3, 2019 - 03:37 pm

Mercedes consolidates fuel cell business

With the completion of the fuel cell system development for the Mercedes GLC F-Cell, the Daimler subsidiary NuCellSys will receive a new name for the upcoming development projects: Effective immediately, the company will operate under the name Mercedes-Benz Fuel Cell GmbH.

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Jan 3, 2019 - 03:27 pm

EU project researching new magnesium batteries

A new EU project called E-MAGIC (European Magnesium Interactive Battery Community) that was recently funded with 6.5 million euros, will focus on the development of a new type of magnesium-based battery for electrified vehicles, among other uses.

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Jan 2, 2019 - 01:48 pm

Geely & CATL found battery JV in China

The vehicle manufacturer Geely is founding a joint venture with the battery cell manufacturer Contemporary Amperex Technology (CATL). The joint venture will be called CATL Geely Power Battery and will launch with a starting fund of one billion Yuan (130 million euro) by the two partners.

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Dec 20, 2018 - 06:17 pm

Panasonic to raise battery cell production in China by 80%

Panasonic aims to boost its lithium-ion battery cell production in China by up to 80% as Beijing’s loosening restrictions prompt foreign players to ride the wave of new-energy vehicles. Earlier this year we reported that Korea’s LG Chem was doing the same with their battery cell production in China.

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Dec 18, 2018 - 05:10 pm

Semi-solid battery start-up 24M raises $22M

It has been quiet around the A123 spin-off 24M that had promised to deliver cheaper, semi-solid batteries by doing away with inactive materials in the electrodes. Now the company has received a 22 million dollar funding push and will build a small commercial plant beginning next year.

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Dec 13, 2018 - 04:21 pm

Bolivian-German JV tackles world’s largest lithium reserve

For the first time, a German company gains direct access to lithium and literally tons of it. After Bolivia reportedly appointed a German consortium as a strategic partner for the industrialisation of the county’s vast lithium deposits, the contract has been signed and production rates specified.

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Dec 13, 2018 - 03:40 pm

Audi agrees to assemble battery packs in Germany

It has taken some wrestling but now the Audi management and worker’s council agreed on installing a battery assembly in Ingolstadt. The site thus builds up “competence for future technologies” says the union, that before managed to convince Audi to build two new electric SUVs here.

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Found on electrive.com
https://www.electrive.com/2019/01/30/another-large-order-for-voltabox-battery-systems/
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