Tag: cobalt

May 25, 2022 - 02:37 pm

BMW to establish closed recycling loop for batteries

The BMW Brilliance Automotive (BBA) joint venture has for the first time established a closed cycle in China for the reuse of the raw materials nickel, lithium and cobalt from high-voltage batteries. Compared to the use of newly mined material, CO2 emissions are to be reduced by 70 per cent.

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May 23, 2022 - 03:36 pm

Congo & Zambia to build up battery supply chain

As the world’s largest producer of cobalt, the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) no longer wants to settle for the role of a raw material supplier. Instead, it wants to build its own battery supply chain in the country. A battery factory is also being considered.

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Apr 13, 2022 - 03:31 pm

GM to source cobalt from Glencore

General Motors has signed a multi-year supply contract for cobalt with the raw materials company Glencore. Glencore will supply GM with the battery material from a mine in Australia.

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Apr 12, 2022 - 12:51 pm

Mercedes wants to halve their CO2 footprint by 2030

Mercedes-Benz aims to reduce CO2 emissions per passenger car by more than half over the entire life cycle by the end of this decade compared to 2020. The main levers for this are electric cars charged with green electricity, better batteries, recycled materials and the use of renewable energies in production.

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Mar 21, 2022 - 02:03 pm

VW China partners up for nickel & cobalt

Volkswagen has concluded two memoranda of understanding with Huayou Cobalt and the Tsingshan Group in China to secure access to essential battery raw materials. The three companies are planning two joint ventures.

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Nov 16, 2021 - 01:55 pm

Freyr signs with Glencore for 1,500 tonnes of cathode material

After an agreement in principle between Freyr and the raw materials trader Glencore at the beginning of the year, a first concrete contract now follows: It fixes the delivery of up to 1,500 tonnes of cathode material with partially recycled cobalt from Glencore’s Nikkelverk plant in Norway.

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Nov 10, 2021 - 02:02 pm

NFI & Li-Cycle to cooperate on battery recycling

In North America, bus manufacturer NFI Group and recycling company Li-Cycle are cooperating to offer battery recycling to public transport customers there. The partnership builds on a successful pilot e-bus battery recycling programme between NFI subsidiary New Flyer and Li-Cycle.

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Aug 19, 2021 - 04:23 pm

Valmet & Fortum announce battery recycling cooperation

Valmet Automotive and Fortum have agreed to cooperate on battery recycling. This will ensure safe and sustainable recycling of all non-compliant battery materials from the battery plants Valmet Automotive operates in Salo and Uusikaupunki, Finland.

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Aug 16, 2021 - 01:48 pm

LG Energy Solution to source Australian nickel & cobalt

LG Energy Solution has concluded a binding long-term purchase agreement with Australian Mines for nickel and cobalt. The battery manufacturer thus secures access to 71,000 tonnes of nickel and 7,000 tonnes of cobalt for six years from the end of 2024.

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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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Jun 30, 2021 - 01:28 pm

Faraday Institution improves battery resource recovery

Researchers working on the UK Faraday Institution project on the recycling of lithium-ion batteries (ReLiB) at the Universities of Leicester and Birmingham have solved a critical challenge in the recovery of materials used in EV batteries at the end of their life.

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Jun 7, 2021 - 12:01 pm

USA to focus on domestic EV battery recycling

The US government is wrapping up a 100-day review of the country’s supply chains in key areas such as e-mobility this week. The White House is presented with reports from several federal agencies, which could be released soon. So far, everything points to increasing battery recycling capacity across the US.

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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 11, 2021 - 04:54 pm

Polestar to track CO2 throughout supply chain

Polestar has entered into a strategic partnership with blockchain provider Circulor. One element of the partnership is the tracking of CO2 equivalents through the supply chain. This is intended to help achieve Polestar’s goal of building a carbon-neutral car by 2030.

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Apr 29, 2021 - 01:37 pm

Kia & SK Innovation plan circular EV battery economy

In South Korea, Kia Motors and SK Innovation have joined forces to build a circular economy for electric vehicle batteries. This involves the follow-up use of end-of-life electric car batteries as stationary energy storage units as well as the recycling of materials such as lithium, nickel and cobalt.

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Apr 19, 2021 - 02:21 pm

Johnson Matthey to build cathode plant in Finland

British chemical company Johnson Matthey has announced the construction of a new factory for the production of its nickel-rich eLNO cathode materials. This will be built as part of a strategic partnership with Finnish Minerals Group (FMG) in Finland.

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https://www.electrive.com/2022/05/25/bmw-to-establish-closed-recycling-loop-for-batteries/
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