Feb 23, 2023 - 12:12 pm
BASF & TAT to cooperate on battery recycling in Germany
BASF has agreed on a long-term cooperation with the Israeli company Tenova Advanced Technologies (TAT) for its prototype plant for battery recycling in Schwarzheide, Brandenburg. Together, the two companies want to optimise the hydrometallurgical recycling process.
Jun 2, 2022 - 03:50 pm
BASF and Nano One co-develop cathode materials
Canadian battery developer Nano One and German chemical company BASF say they have signed a joint development agreement (JDA). The companies plan to co-develop a process with reduced by-products in the production of next-gen cathode materials.
Mar 12, 2022 - 11:55 am
Sion Power hits milestone with Licerion cell technology
The US battery developer Sion Power has published new progress of its Licerion battery cells with lithium metal anode developed in cooperation with BASF. The project is said to have reached a milestone with a multi-layer research pouch cell achieving a residual capacity of 70 per cent after more than 2,500 cycles.
Mar 7, 2022 - 12:55 pm
BASF to build cathode material plant in Québec
BASF has announced its intention to produce cathode materials and recycle batteries in the Canadian province of Québec from 2025. To this end, the company has now signed an agreement that secures BASF a plot of land in Bécancour.
Dec 8, 2021 - 02:39 pm
BASF invests €4.5 billion in battery development and recycling
The chemical company BASF has announced that in future it will focus more on its electromobility offering. For this purpose, up to 4.5 billion euros are to be invested in battery materials and recycling by 2030 – in return, the business with exhaust gas catalysts is to be spun off.
Oct 25, 2021 - 12:18 pm
BASF & SVOLT launch battery cooperation
The German chemical company BASF and the Chinese battery cell manufacturer SVOLT have agreed on a comprehensive partnership. The two companies want to cooperate in the development of new battery materials and the supply of raw materials, as well as in recycling.
Oct 13, 2021 - 04:22 pm
HyPoint teams up with BASF on fuel cell aviation
The US hydrogen aviation specialist HyPoint has signed a strategic development agreement with BASF New Business (BNB), a subsidiary of the chemical company BASF. The aim is to develop and test a new proton-conductive Celtec membrane.
Sep 16, 2021 - 04:23 pm
BASF and CATL align battery material & recycling goals
BASF and CATL have announced a strategic partnership in the field of battery materials solutions. The cooperation focuses on active cathode materials and battery recycling while supporting CATL’s localization strategy in Europe and BASF’s globalisation efforts.
Jul 21, 2021 - 01:51 pm
BASF selected as cell development partner by Cellforce
Cellforce, the new battery joint venture between Porsche and Customcells, officially appointed BASF as its exclusive cell development partner. BASF is to provide NCM cathode materials for high-performance battery cells. In addition, BASF will recycle the production waste from cell manufacturing.
Jun 9, 2021 - 12:54 pm
VW, Daimler, BASF & Fairphone launch sustainable lithium initiative
Volkswagen, Daimler, BASF and Fairphone have initiated a partnership for sustainable lithium mining in Chile. ‘The Responsible Lithium Partnership’, financed by the quartet, aims to promote the responsible use of natural resources – including lithium – in Chile’s Salar de Atacama.
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.
May 4, 2021 - 01:25 pm
BASF and Umicore sign patent agreement
BASF and Umicore have entered into a non-exclusive patent agreement covering a broad range of cathode materials and their precursors. The cross-licensing deal covers more than 100 patent families filed in Europe, the USA, China, Korea and Japan.
Apr 14, 2021 - 10:24 pm
Nornickel increases output in Finnish nickel refinery
The Russian mining company Norilsk Nickel – also known as Nornickel – wants to increase production at its nickel refinery in Harjavalta, Finland. Production should increase to 100,000 tonnes per year by 2026 due to the rising demand for battery materials, especially for electric vehicles.
Nov 14, 2020 - 12:24 pm
BASF breaks ground for cathode plant in Germany
The chemical company BASF has completed the groundbreaking ceremony for the cathode material plant in Schwarzheide, Brandenburg. At the digital event, German Minister of Economics Peter Altmaier described the project as a “big step for Germany and Schwarzheide”.
Jun 15, 2020 - 04:40 pm
BASF confirms cathode production plans
Despite the ongoing pandemic, BASF has confirmed the timetable for starting up its battery materials plants in Europe in 2022. Both sub-projects in Finland and Germany have recently made significant progress.
Apr 15, 2020 - 06:39 pm
ARTEMYS researches solid-state battery production
In the research project ARTEMYS funded by the German government, research institutes and industrial partners are working on the development of materials and production technologies for solid-state batteries. The new battery should also be able to do without polymer components.
Mar 7, 2020 - 02:10 pm
Battery recycling cluster to open in Harjavalta
Fortum, BASF and Nornickel have signed a letter of intent to establish a battery recycling cluster to serve the electric vehicle market. The aim is to create a closed loop for the reuse of the critical metals contained in spent batteries.
Feb 24, 2020 - 04:27 pm
Battery manufacturing seal to be ready by 2022
The Global Battery Alliance wants to complete its planned seal for fairly manufactured batteries by 2022. A prototype should be ready by the end of this year. The aim is to provide consumers with significantly more information about the production of the batteries when they buy an electric car, among other things.
Feb 12, 2020 - 02:39 pm
BASF to produce cathode materials in Brandenburg
BASF finally made it official: Schwarzheide in Brandenburg will be the new corporate site for the production of cathode material. The German production facility planned is part of a multi-stage investment plan to establish a European value chain for electric vehicles.
Dec 10, 2019 - 12:42 pm
European batteries: Opel, PSA & Saft build for 64 GWh
This week, the EU Commission gave the go-ahead for what is being called “the battery alliance” in seven European countries. Subsidies were approved for 32 GWh battery cell production with PSA and Saft at the Opel factory in Kaiserslautern, Germany and an identical plant in France, making a total production capacity of 64 GWh.
Dec 9, 2019 - 03:05 pm
EU Commission approves €3.2 billion for battery research
The European Commission has now approved funding totalling 3.2 billion euros for pan-European research and innovation projects by seven Member States in all segments of the battery value chain. Among others, Opel and BMW will benefit from the funds.
Nov 13, 2019 - 01:35 pm
Evergrande to introduce first EV in 2020
The Chinese Evergrande Group has invested a further 3 billion US dollars into its Swedish subsidiary NEVS as well as concluding strategic cooperation agreements with no less than 60 suppliers for its electric car plans.
Sep 19, 2019 - 02:53 pm
Cobalt for Development kicks off in Congo
BMW Group, BASF, Samsung SDI and Samsung Electronics launch “Cobalt for Development”, a cross-industry initiative to promote responsible cobalt mining in micro-mining in the Democratic Republic of Congo.
Sep 11, 2019 - 03:58 pm
Eramet, BASF and SUEZ team up for battery recycling
Eramet, BASF and SUEZ are jointly promoting the ReLieVe (“Recycling of lithium-ion batteries for electric vehicles”) project. It aims to recycle batteries from electric vehicles and enable the production of new power packs in Europe.
Sep 7, 2019 - 10:44 pm
Europe’s second battery consortium gets the go-ahead
In the latest development in Europe’s battery production ambitions, the second consortium is taking shape with German and European governmental support. The participating countries have agreed the consortium’s work programme.