Jun 2, 2021 - 12:08 pm

Fraunhofer working on fuel cell virtual technology kit

In Germany, the Fraunhofer Institutes IWU and IPT have started the development of a “virtual technology kit” for fuel cells. The intention is to provide users and interested parties with an overview of existing systems and technologies and to enable them to identify the appropriate production process according to their own needs.

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Jun 1, 2021 - 11:53 am

Mia 2.0 to receive batteries from InoBat

Fox E-Mobility AG is cooperating with Slovakian battery company InoBat Auto as part of its plan to revive the Mia electric car. Both companies have signed a memorandum of understanding for extensive cooperation in the development, production and battery design for the Mia 2.0.

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May 31, 2021 - 02:25 pm

EU research project to tackle aluminium-sulphur battery chemistry

The EU-funded project Amapola which is focussing on a marketable polymer-based Al-S battery has announced it will be developing an aluminium-sulphur battery for vehicles and aircraft. The aim is to develop an Al-S cell that achieves very high energy density values (660 Wh/l or 400 Wh/kg) and uses the advantages of innovative polymer gel electrolytes.

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May 28, 2021 - 01:23 pm

Total joins HysetCo’s fuel cell joint venture in Paris

Total is buying a 20 per cent stake in HysetCo, a joint venture focused on hydrogen mobility in the Paris region. The joint venture owns a fleet of around 700 taxis, the majority of which are still diesel vehicles, but will be gradually converted to hydrogen vehicles by 2024.

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May 27, 2021 - 04:55 pm

PowerCell presents fuel cell module for ships

PowerCell Sweden has just presented the PowerCellution Marine System 200, a fuel cell module specially developed for the electrification of marine applications. The 200 kW module is said to be characterised by its low weight and compact format.

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May 27, 2021 - 12:14 pm

AESC to build battery plant in Sunderland

According to new media reports, a factory for electric car batteries is to be built at the British Nissan plant in Sunderland, which will be operated by the Chinese battery manufacturer Envision AESC. Nissan had sold its battery subsidiary AESC to Envision Group in 2018, but still holds a minority stake.

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May 22, 2021 - 02:14 pm

Morrow and Vianode cooperate on anode materials

The Norwegian companies Morrow Batteries and Vianode have signed a memorandum of understanding for the development and supply of anode materials. Vianode is to supply Morrow’s planned battery cell plant with the jointly developed materials.

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May 21, 2021 - 01:14 pm

Oxis Energy is facing bankruptcy

The British lithium-sulphur battery specialist Oxis Energy is apparently on the verge of going out of business. As the company could not “raise the investment required to continue its product development”, Oxis is now to be wound up and the patents auctioned off.

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May 21, 2021 - 01:08 pm

BASF is planning a cathode joint venture in China

BASF and Shanshan, a supplier of lithium-ion battery materials for electric vehicles, among others, have agreed to establish a joint venture with BASF as majority shareholder (BASF: 51 per cent; Shanshan: 49 per cent) to produce cathode materials and their precursors in China.

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May 21, 2021 - 12:11 pm

Ford & SKI to launch battery joint venture

Ford and SK Innovation have agreed to set up a joint venture to produce battery cells and modules for use in the US carmaker’s electric vehicles. The joint venture, called BlueOvalSK, aims to have an annual production capacity of 60 GWh.

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May 20, 2021 - 02:28 pm

Blockchain solution to tracking ethically sourced cobalt

The metals and mining companies CMOC, Eurasian Resources Group (ERG), Glencore as well as the battery material supplier Umicore are testing the blockchain solution “Re|Source” as part of a pilot project to “track responsibly produced cobalt from the mine to the electric car”.

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May 18, 2021 - 01:29 pm

Major order for EKPO Fuel Cell

EKPO Fuel Cell Technologies, the fuel cell joint venture between ElringKlinger and Plastic Omnium, has been awarded a series production contract with a planned total volume in the high double-digit million euro range.

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May 17, 2021 - 03:17 pm

Sakuu presents 3D printer for solid-state batteries

Sakuu Corporation has announced an industrial 3D printer to produce vehicle traction batteries. Developed with the support of Japanese automotive supplier Musashi Seimitsu, the 3D printer is designed to enable rapid mass production of solid-state batteries.

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May 16, 2021 - 01:51 pm

Varta receives its first order for the 21700 cell-format

The German battery group Varta has received its first order for its new high-performance round cell V4Drive in 21700 format presented at the beginning of April. The name of the customer from the automotive sector has not been released. Varta also announced that it will develop larger lithium-ion round cells in the future.

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02.06.2021 12:34