Tag: battery cells

Aug 4, 2021 - 02:07 pm

Blackstone signs LFP supply agreement with IBU-Tec

Blackstone Technology, the German subsidiary of the Swiss commodities company Blackstone Resources, has signed a cooperation agreement with IBU-Tec Advanced Materials. The Weimar-based company is to produce lithium iron phosphate cathode materials for Blackstone on its facilities.

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Aug 2, 2021 - 02:41 pm

Rio Tinto to mine lithium in Serbia

Mining group Rio Tinto has announced investments of US$2.4 billion in its planned Jadar project in Serbia to produce, among other things, up to 58,000 tonnes of battery-grade lithium carbonate from 2026.

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Jul 30, 2021 - 02:13 pm

Tesla wants to limit battery variety

During Tesla’s conference call in the context of the latest quarterly figures, there were some interesting hints about the future direction of battery cells: Statements by Elon Musk indicate that Tesla wants to rely on only two different battery types in the future.

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Jul 29, 2021 - 01:58 pm

QuantumScape starts testing ten-layered solid-state cells

Solid-state battery specialist and Volkswagen partner QuantumScape has announced the development of ten-layer battery cells in a recent quarterly report. The goal is to lead the new cells to similar capacity retention and cycling behaviour as the previous single- and four-layer cells.

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Jul 29, 2021 - 01:49 pm

CATL presents sodium-ion battery design

Chinese battery manufacturer CATL has unveiled the first generation of a sodium-ion battery developed by the company as an alternative to lithium-ion batteries and announced plans to establish a supply chain for the new technology by 2023.

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Jul 29, 2021 - 11:26 am

Hyundai & LG ES to build battery plant in Indonesia

Hyundai Motor and LG Energy Solution have reached an agreement with the government of Indonesia to build a battery cell factory in Karawang near the capital Jakarta. The factory is scheduled to start production in the first half of 2024 with an annual capacity of 10 GWh.

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Jul 28, 2021 - 01:34 pm

Customcells to deliver batteries for Lilium

The electric air taxi start-up Lilium is relying on Customcells for the series production of battery cells for the seven-seater Lilium Jet. In future, the Porsche partner will be one of the main suppliers to make the existing Lilium battery technology ready for series production and produce it at its plant in Tübingen.

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Jul 28, 2021 - 01:24 pm

Daimler hungry for more CATL batteries

Mercedes-Benz will purchase more battery cells from CATL than planned for its accelerated electrification offensive. There is also new information on the announced eight cell factories with partners.

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Jul 27, 2021 - 01:15 pm

Czech government & CEZ plan battery plant

The Czech government has approved an MoU with the majority state-owned energy company CEZ to build a “gigafactory” in the country to produce batteries for electric cars. The investment is to amount to around two billion euros.

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Jul 26, 2021 - 01:16 pm

3 new shareholders join Customcells, incl. Porsche

Customcells announces the completion of a financing round in which the battery specialist brings three new shareholders on board. Among them Porsche. The move comes just a short time after the joint founding of a battery joint venture with Porsche and can be seen as a push towards large-scale production.

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Jul 26, 2021 - 10:37 am

Battery IP battle is taking off in China

Chinese battery cell manufacturer Contemporary Amperex Technology (CATL) has sued its smaller rival China Lithium Battery Technology (CALB) for alleged infringement of its intellectual property. The latter denies the allegations.

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Jul 23, 2021 - 11:19 am

Rivian plans second plant in the USA

Rivian Automotive is planning to build a second assembly plant in the USA. This could involve more than just a vehicle plant. A location has not yet been found, but several US states have apparently applied to the company.

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Jul 22, 2021 - 03:12 pm

Daimler to exclusively introduce EV platforms from 2025

Daimler presented its updated plans for the upcoming switch to electric mobility at an investor day. The goal: Mercedes-Benz is preparing with new platforms and battery factories to become fully electric before the end of the decade – with one caveat.

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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.

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Jul 21, 2021 - 01:11 pm

Gotion rumoured to build unified VW battery cells in China

Volkswagen’s battery partner Gotion High-Tech also wants to produce the Group’s new unified battery cells in China, local media reports. The corresponding factory is to be built on an area of 333,000 square metres in the city of Hefei and designed for an annual production capacity of 20 GWh.

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Jul 20, 2021 - 05:31 pm

SK Innovation subsidized for Hungarian battery plant

The South Korean battery cell manufacturer SK Innovation received a subsidy of 90 million euros from the Hungarian government for its second plant in the country. The prerequisite was that the EU Commission give the green light for the state aid, which has now happened.

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Jul 20, 2021 - 12:02 pm

Freyr makes final investment decision on first cell factory

Freyr has made the final investment decision to construct the first production line for battery cells in Rana, Norway. The so-called Customer Qualification Plant is scheduled to go into operation in the second half of 2022 to produce sample cells for potential customers.

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Jul 19, 2021 - 12:44 pm

UK battery industrialisation centre opens in Coventry

The UK Battery Industrialisation Centre (UKBIC) has now been officially opened in the English industrial city of Coventry. The £130 million, 18,500 square metre facility is designed to support UK industry in the development of battery technologies for electrification.

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Jul 18, 2021 - 10:58 pm

Factorial Energy makes progress on solid state batteries

Factorial Energy, an American developer of solid-state cells that first unveiled its plans in April, has just reported on the initial results from its test runs. According to the report, it has succeeded in achieving a capacity retention rate of 97.3% after 675 cycles for a 40 Ah cell at 25 degrees Celsius.

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Jul 16, 2021 - 11:48 am

Li-Cycle to recycle batteries for Helbiz

The Canadian recycling company Li-Cycle and the Italian-American micromobility provider Helbiz announce their intention to jointly develop recycling solutions for spent lithium-ion batteries from e-scooters and e-bikes. The collaboration is expected to result in a recycling cooperation.

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Jul 15, 2021 - 01:29 pm

LG Chem to invest 6 trillion won in battery business

LG Chem is aiming to invest 6 trillion won (4.4 billion euros or 5.2 billion dollars) in the expansion of its battery materials business for electric cars by 2025. In this context, the South Koreans have announced that, among other things, they want to build a new factory for cathode material in South Korea’s Gumi.

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Jul 13, 2021 - 06:07 pm

Volkswagen presents strategy til 2030

Volkswagen has presented its strategy for 2030 called ‘New Auto’. At the core of this strategy is the shift to electromobility and the gradual phasing out of the combustion engine – but it goes far beyond electrifying the hardware that has been dominant for so long

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Jul 13, 2021 - 11:56 am

Stellantis to source batteries from SVOLT

From 2025, Stellantis will also source its batteries for electric cars from SVOLT. The fact that SVOLT will be one of the future suppliers of battery cells alongside CATL, BYD, Samsung and LG Energy Solution was already mentioned by Stellantis a few days ago when it presented its new electric strategy.

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Jul 12, 2021 - 11:04 am

Farasis battery production in Saxony delayed

According to a media report, the start of battery cell production by Daimler partner Farasis Energy in Saxony-Anhalt will be delayed by two and a half years from April 2022 to October 2024. The background to this is that Farasis is currently pooling all its resources to get its existing factories in China up and […]

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Jul 9, 2021 - 12:39 pm

South Korea to invest in battery industry

South Korea’s government wants to support domestic battery manufacturers with billions of dollars in investment. Not only the well-known industry giants such as LG Energy Solution, Samsung SDI or SK Innovation are to benefit from this, but also smaller companies. Concrete targets for individual battery technologies have also been set.

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