Apr 20, 2023 - 03:48 pm
Siemens to supply Freyr with digitization technology
Siemens and Freyr Battery are cooperating on sustainable battery production as part of the Siemens Xcelerator open digital business platform. The strategic partnership, announced at Hannover Messe, will see Siemens become Freyr’s preferred supplier of automation and digitalisation technology.
Apr 20, 2023 - 01:40 pm
BorgWarner grows battery facilities in the US
US automotive supplier BorgWarner is increasing its battery and e-mobility capacities in the United States by upgrading existing South Carolina and Michigan facilities. The company also has plans to open a whole new EV battery service centre.
Apr 19, 2023 - 03:10 pm
Hexagon Purus trucks to be powered by Panasonic batteries
Hexagon Purus has signed a multi-year supply contract with Panasonic in North America. Panasonic will deliver battery cells for use in electric trucks. Even before the first delivery, Hexagon Purus is investing several million to secure production capacity.
Apr 19, 2023 - 02:36 pm
Designwerk reveals LFP cell technical data
Swiss eMobility specialist Designwerk has confirmed using LFP battery cells in an electric truck from next year. In the meantime, Designwerk has also published the first details about the battery and the vehicle in which the LFP battery will be offered.
Apr 19, 2023 - 12:10 pm
CATL launches ultra-high energy ‘Condensed Battery’
CATL is showing novel ‘Condensed Battery’ technology in Shanghai, which claims an energy density of 500 Wh/kg at the cell level. The Chinese battery giant considers it suitable for electric aircraft but also envisions use in road vehicles, with series production to start this year.
Apr 19, 2023 - 11:49 am
Scania & Northvolt present dedicated e-truck battery cell
Scania and Northvolt have unveiled their jointly developed battery cell for heavy electric trucks. In validation tests, the prismatic lithium-ion cell has demonstrated a service life equivalent to a truck’s whole lifetime, a fact which the partners consider “outstanding”.
Apr 18, 2023 - 02:31 pm
EU project searches for local battery raw material sources
A new EU project called METALLICO is looking into how battery metals such as lithium, cobalt, copper, manganese, and nickel can be extracted in a sustainable way from primary and secondary raw material sources. The project includes 23 partners from nine countries.
Apr 14, 2023 - 12:42 pm
Dutch-German research project to develop batteries
The Centre for Solar Energy and Hydrogen Research Baden-Württemberg (ZSW) in Germany and the Dutch institute TNO of the Holst Centre have agreed to jointly develop lithium-ion batteries for the European automotive industry.
Apr 14, 2023 - 11:41 am
Koncar orders train batteries from Leclanché
The Croatian train builder Koncar has placed its first order with the Swiss battery system manufacturer Leclanché. The order is for battery systems for two trains that will operate on medium-haul routes in coastal and inland Croatia.
Apr 13, 2023 - 12:15 pm
Renault ties the knot for Verkor battery cells
Renault and French battery start-up Verkor have entered into a “commercial partnership” that includes binding supply volumes for battery cells. The carmaker will receive 12 GWh of battery cells from Verkor for its premium electric cars, including the Alpine brand.
Apr 12, 2023 - 12:54 pm
Finnish Minerals Group signs MoU on new plant
Finnish Minerals Group has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with a potential partner for the cell production plant project. An environmental impact assessment for two variants with 27 or 40 GWh production capacity will follow.
Apr 11, 2023 - 02:53 pm
CALB announces battery cell with improved density
The Chinese battery manufacturer CALB has presented a new battery technology that is said to offer a significant increase in performance compared to conventional cylindrical cells. This not only involves improved cell chemistry but also a new type of construction.
Apr 11, 2023 - 12:04 pm
German recycling project looks at battery electrolytes
In Germany, battery industry players and university researchers are partnering on a joint project to improve the ecological footprint of lithium-ion batteries. The project, called SWELL, is led by battery electrolyte company Elyte Innovations, and joined by a team at the Technical University Dresden and the automotive lubricants company, Fuchs Smierstoffe.
Apr 6, 2023 - 02:51 pm
Valmet has Kuka install efficient battery assembly in Finland
Automation specialist Kuka has scored a new contract and is designing “CO2-neutral” assembly systems for Valmet Automotive in Finland. The supplier says the investment into sustainable battery production is “extensive” and expects the new Kuka system to set new standards.
Apr 6, 2023 - 11:34 am
‘IntelLiGent’ research project takes on sustainable battery cells
The development of innovative and sustainable lithium-ion cells for battery systems of future battery-electric vehicles is the subject of the now-launched European project ‘IntelLiGent’. The project aims to realise these battery technologies on an industrial scale and bring them to market maturity.
Apr 5, 2023 - 04:07 pm
Rethmann subsidiaries launch battery recycling company
Rhenus Automotive and TSR Automotive – both subsidiary companies of the Rethmann Group – have founded the joint company The Battery Lifecycle Company GmbH (BLC). The declared aim is the reuse and recycling of lithium-ion batteries from the mobility sector.
Apr 5, 2023 - 03:58 pm
Where Europe can lead on Critical Raw Materials
With the EU Commission having drafted the Critical Raw Materials Act (CRMA), we talked to Vulcan Energy, Skeleton Technologies and volytica diagnostics, who all have new approaches to the supply and use of battery raw materials.
Apr 5, 2023 - 03:42 pm
LGES & Yahua want to process lithium in Morocco
The South Korean battery manufacturer LG Energy Solution has signed a letter of intent with the Chinese Yahua Industrial Group to produce lithium hydroxide in Morocco. The location was a strategic choice.
Apr 5, 2023 - 03:34 pm
Sila Nanotechnologies presents new anode material
The Californian battery material specialist Sila Nanotechnologies has presented Titan Silicon, its anode material made of nanocomposite silicon (NCS). It is said to help electric vehicles achieve 20 per cent more range today – with the potential to double the range advantage in the future.
Apr 5, 2023 - 03:08 pm
Group14 to build battery material plant in Washington
Group14 Technologies has begun construction of its second US factory for the production of battery materials. The campus in Moses Lake, Washington state, will house the world’s largest factory for silicon battery materials for use in electric vehicles, according to Group14.