AMTE Power joins forces with Mahle Powertrain
UK battery cell manufacturer AMTE Power has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with UK-based German manufacturer Mahle Powertrain (MPT). The non-binding MoU the MoU between the two companies will facilitate testing of AMTE Power’s UHP cells at MPT test sites in Northampton.
Impact Clean Power Technology builds plant in Poland
Impact Clean Power Technology (ICPT), a Polish manufacturer of battery systems for heavy-duty commercial vehicles such as buses as well as stationary energy storage systems, has begun construction of a production facility called GigafactoryX. The plant will initially produce 2 GWh of batteries per year from 2024 and 5 GWh in the final stage.
Leclanché announces battery-safety breakthrough
Swiss battery manufacturer Leclanché says it has achieved a breakthrough in the safety of its lithium-ion batteries without compromising cell performance. By adding a special additive to the composition of the electrolyte formula, the company says the risk of a thermal event has been reduced by almost 80 per cent.
Britishvolt extends R&D deal with University of Warwick
Britishvolt has extended its contract with WMG, University of Warwick, to develop battery cell technologies and accelerate the route to market, in a multi-million-pound deal. Following an initial 12-month project, Britishvolt and WMG are now embarking on a two-year programme of work.
CATL expands battery loops in Indonesia
CATL’s recycling subsidiary Brunp has entered into a partnership with Indonesian companies Antam and IBI. CATL wants to invest the equivalent of almost 5.5 billion euros in the Indonesia. The agreement focuses on nickel mining and processing, battery materials, battery manufacturing and battery recycling.