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15.10.2018 - 16:13

BMW, Northvolt & Umicore to create green battery

A new technology consortium consisting of BMW, Northvolt and Umicore will develop a sustainable value chain for battery cells. The news comes right on the heels of the European Battery Alliance counting their efforts and progress.

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15.10.2018 - 15:25

EU Battery Alliance accelerating progress

One year after airing the plan for an European Battery Alliance (EBA), the EU Commission says their Action Plan is now in place. In the press release they also recapture ongoing efforts and (new) funding schemes to establish a battery industry in Europe.

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12.10.2018 - 15:36

SolarEdge acquires large swath of Kokam

The Israeli company SolarEdge Technologies has taken over large parts of the South Korean battery and energy storage specialist Kokam. The transaction sum is said to stand at 88 million dollars.

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11.10.2018 - 14:32

Nissan and EDF Energy explore 2nd life use of batteries

Nissan teams up with EDF Energy, the UK-based subsidiary of French utility EDF, to explore secondary use of old EV batteries. The first joint project will focus on creating a business model to reuse recycled batteries of the Nissan Leaf into commercial storage systems.

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10.10.2018 - 14:03

Battery cell production in Germany hung out to dry

The TerraE consortium that had planned to set up a mega battery cell production in Germany has failed as none of the businesses involved was ready to shoulder the investment, reports German media. TerraE thus follows other players in the country that continue to ignore the government calling on them to do their bit.

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08.10.2018 - 16:21

Renault-Nissan & Daimler pondering battery cooperation

Renault-Nissan and Daimler may make some cooperative efforts to include battery and autonomous driving technology. At least their executives, namely Carlos Ghosn and Dieter Zetsche saw chances to work more closely together when speaking to the press in Paris. 

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07.10.2018 - 17:15

Daimler breaks ground for U.S. battery factory

Mercedes-Benz has broken ground for its new battery plant in Tuscaloosa, USA, which will form part of their global network of production hubs. The carmaker is investing a total of $1BN at the site, which will begin building batteries for the future EQ series.

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05.10.2018 - 17:46

Oxis Energy improves Li-S Battery energy density

The British company Oxis Energy has announced that they have improved the energy density of their lithium sulfur battery cells for use in electric aircraft to 425 Wh/kg. By the end of 2019, the manufacturer intends to increase this number to 500 Wh/kg with the help of selected partners.

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26.09.2018 - 16:44

BMZ investing €120M in growing battery business

German supplier BMZ has earmarked 120 million euros to invest in the expansion of its battery factory for various electric vehicles at Karlstein. An additional production hall measuring 3,000 sqm is under construction and BMZ is also building a new logistics centre.

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23.09.2018 - 19:54

BPW applies BMW battery tech to trucks

At the IAA Commercial Vehicles, BPW Bergische Achsen has announced a cooperation with BMW i. In the frame of the cooperation, BPW will be using BMW i battery technology to develop a more powerful axle-motor for electrified trucks.

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22.09.2018 - 19:43

Tesla secures long term lithium hydroxide supply

The Chinese firm Ganfeng Lithium has signed an agreement with Tesla for the delivery of lithium hydroxide. The agreement runs from 2018 until 2020, with an option to extend for another three years. Ganfeng Lithium will deliver one fifth of their total lithium hydroxide stock to Tesla.

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20.09.2018 - 16:08

Voltabox acquires Accurate

The German battery system manufacturer Voltabox has completed another corporate takeover: This time, the expansion cost 5 million euros, going to a German supplier of battery systems specialized on pedelecs; Accurate Smart Battery Systems.

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16.09.2018 - 17:21

ElringKlinger to enter IAA with new products

ElringKlinger is ready to show new product innovations at the IAA Commercial Vehicles, particularly in the battery and fuel cell technology areas. An example is their PEM fuel cell stack with 260 cells. The supplier also packed new electric drive units to go on display. 

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13.09.2018 - 18:00

Battery Alliance to enter serial production in 2020

There is news from the Battery Alliance initially announced in February: the partners Saft, Siemens, Solvay and Many have announced that they would enter serial production of an improved lithium-ion battery format utilising high-density liquid electrolytes in the first half of 2020.

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13.09.2018 - 17:07

Volkswagen boosts stake in QuantumScape

Volkswagen has now completed their planned stock increase of QuantumScape. The Germans have invested 100 million dollars in the battery specialist, with whom VW intends to establish mass production of solid-state batteries.

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11.09.2018 - 18:55

China: SAIC-GM & CATL forge new battery alliance

General Motor’s joint venture in China, SAIC-GM agreed a cooperation with battery giant CATL. They aim to deepen cooperation in R&D for GM’s next battery technology for new energy vehicles in China. The move is a necessary one for GM.

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10.09.2018 - 17:22

LG Chem to supply batteries to Vietnam

LG Chem has agreed to deliver batteries for electric scooters produced by the Vietnamese startup VinFast. The latter is part of the Vingroup that also makes smartphones and electric buses which will also use LG Chem batteries.

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09.09.2018 - 19:15

Tesla’s recycling startup is expanded

Redwood Materials, the recycling startup founded by Tesla CTO JB Straubel, is expanding to Nevada. Possible connections to Tesla are rumoured once again, however no official statement has been released.

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08.09.2018 - 19:33

Farasis sets up production in China and EU

The US American battery specialist Farasis Energy has managed to collect more than one billion dollars in a new financing round. The money will be used to fund the expansion plans for the company, which include the set up of a new factory in Europe, to join the recently completed factory in China.

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06.09.2018 - 18:42

Japanese car manufacturers aim to unify battery recycling

Japanese automobile manufacturers have announced plans to launch a project in October, in which old EV batteries will be collected and recycled. Corresponding factories are being set up in seven prefectures: Hokkaido, Akita, Ibaraki, Aichi, Okayama, Hiroshima and Yamaguchi.

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Found on electrive.com
https://www.electrive.com/2018/09/06/japanese-car-manufacturers-aim-to-unify-battery-recycling/
06.09.2018 18:42