Tag: Lithium

Feb 15, 2021 - 04:45 pm

Researchers find lithium distributes unevenly in batteries

A German-American research team has studied the electrochemical processes in lithium-ion batteries in more detail. They discovered that the lithium is not evenly distributed in the battery cells – a discovery that should improve the modelling of battery cells.

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Feb 11, 2021 - 02:15 pm

Hydrovolt constructing battery recycling plant

Hydrovolt has started construction of a battery recycling plant in Fredrikstad, Norway. The newly founded joint venture between the Swedish battery manufacturer Northvolt and the Norwegian aluminium producer Norsk Hydro says the plant will be operational at the end of 2021.

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Jan 29, 2021 - 04:19 pm

VWGC commissions battery recycling pilot plant

VW’s Group Components division has commissioned a pilot plant for recycling batteries in Salzgitter. With the plant, which is to be scalable to higher capacities, Volkswagen wants to recover valuable raw materials and use them in new batteries.

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Jan 11, 2021 - 08:49 pm

DLR & SINTEF research cobalt-free electrodes

The German Aerospace Center (DLR) and Norway’s SINTEF institute are researching cobalt-free lithium-ion batteries in the EU project HYDRA together with ten partners. They want to test an industry-ready prototype for real-world operation in a ship battery system.

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Jan 9, 2021 - 12:31 pm

Albemarle to double lithium capacity by 2025

In response to growing global demand for electric cars, Albemarle has announced an increase in capacity at its Silver Peak lithium production facility in the US state of Nevada. Albemarle will invest $30 million to $50 million to double production there by 2025.

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Jan 4, 2021 - 02:06 pm

Tesla to get lithium from China’s Yahua Group

Tesla has signed a contract with the Chinese Sichuan Yahua Industrial Group to supply battery-grade lithium hydroxide for the next five years. According to a report from the Shenzhen Stock Exchange, the contract is worth between 513 and 716 million euros.

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Dec 10, 2020 - 01:45 pm

EU announces sustainability criteria for batteries

The EU Commission has presented its proposals for mandatory sustainability criteria for batteries. For example, the CO2 footprint for batteries used in electric vehicles is to be regulated, and recycling quotas for certain materials are to be adhered to.

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Oct 24, 2020 - 01:44 pm

Momentum Technologies licenses cobalt extraction process

The Texas-based materials science company Momentum Technologies focuses on extracting critical metals from electronic waste, and has licensed an Oak Ridge National Laboratory process for recovering cobalt and other metals from used lithium-ion batteries.

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Sep 30, 2020 - 12:54 pm

The EC launches European Raw Materials Alliance ERMA

To secure the supply of raw materials such as lithium or rare earth in Europe, the EU Commission launched the European Raw Materials Alliance today. ERMA already includes 150 companies as well as non-governmental organizations, associations and governments.

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Sep 2, 2020 - 01:00 pm

Straubel reveals more on battery recycling startup

So far there has been much speculation, but little official information about Redwood Materials, the recycling start-up founded by ex-Tesla CTO JB Straubel. Now Straubel has given more details about the plans of Redwood Materials in an interview.

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Jun 2, 2020 - 06:13 pm

Northvolt and Norsk Hydro to recycle batteries

The Swedish battery manufacturer Northvolt and the Norwegian aluminium producer Norsk Hydro announce the formation of a joint venture to enable the recycling of battery materials and aluminium from electric vehicles in the Norwegian market.

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Apr 16, 2020 - 12:33 pm

Honda & SNAM expand battery recycling partnership

Honda is expanding its partnership in Europe with the French recycling specialist SNAM. In future, SNAM will collect batteries from Honda dealers and authorised recycling facilities in 22 countries and test them for their suitability for recycling and further processing.

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Dec 11, 2019 - 06:57 pm

BMW buys 540 million euros worth of lithium in Australia

The BMW Group has just concluded a supply contract with Ganfeng Lithium based in Jiangxi, China, with a forecast volume of €540M for the supply of lithium hydroxide for battery cells. The lithium will be extracted in Australia with deliveries to start next year.

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Nov 14, 2019 - 03:33 pm

BMW opens Battery Competence Centre in Munich

BMW has opened its new Battery Cell Competence Centre in Munich-Milbertshofen. The centre will develop new battery cells, manufacture them on a prototype scale and test them. The Munich-based company is still not planning for in-house series production.

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Nov 4, 2019 - 02:32 pm

Decree annulled on Bolivian-German lithium deal

In the Potosi region of Bolivia, the deal between privately owned German company ACI Systems and the state-owned Bolivian company Yacimientos de Litio Bolivianos (YLB ) has been annulled by the cabinet of ministers of President Evo Morales.

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Oct 21, 2019 - 01:06 pm

BMW is changing their resource strategy

The BMW Group is changing its strategy for purchasing raw materials for electric cars. In the case of important materials such as lithium and cobalt, intermediaries are to disappear from the supply chain.

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May 7, 2019 - 03:08 pm

Taskforce 40 CRM4EV goes live

The project Taskforce 40, Critical Raw Materials for Electric Vehicles (CRM4EV) of the International Energy Agency HEV technology collaboration has now finally gone live with a web presence and first results.

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Apr 6, 2019 - 02:03 pm

Volkswagen and Ganfeng launch lithium cooperation

Volkswagen has signed a letter of intent with Ganfeng Lithium for the long-term supply of lithium for battery cells. It is planned that Ganfeng will supply the Wolfsburg-based company and its suppliers with lithium for the next ten years.

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Apr 3, 2019 - 11:18 pm

ALYI to fill order of ReVolt e-motorcycles in Kenya

Alternet Systems (ALYI), U.S battery, e-motorcycle and military applications manufacturer, has just announced a prospective order for two thousand of its ReVolt Electric Motorcycles which would total $20 million in sales. The Denver-based company is looking to open an assembly plant in Kenya, to complete manufacturing in Africa for ReVolt Electric Motorcycles to be sold […]

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Feb 21, 2019 - 03:16 pm

VW releases battery recycling details

The recently announced Volkswagen pilot plant for recycling electric car battery materials in Salzgitter, which will go into operation in 2020, is designed to initially produce 1,200 tonnes per year. The project in Salzgitter is to be followed by further recycling plants in the next few years.

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Found on electrive.com
https://www.electrive.com/2021/02/15/german-us-research-team-finds-lithium-unevenly-distributed-in-batteries/
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