Tag: Lithium

Feb 1, 2023 - 04:11 pm

General Motors invests in Lithium Americas

General Motors is investing in the lithium producer Lithium Americas, thus securing access to the Thacker Pass mine in Nevada, the largest known source of lithium in the USA and the third largest in the world. In addition, GM has secured its supply for another component for its electric cars with a German company.

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Jan 6, 2023 - 02:25 pm

Zimbabwe bans raw lithium exports

Zimbabwe has banned the export of raw lithium with immediate effect. The land-locked country has the largest lithium reservoir in Africa but finds that foreign companies and smugglers have extracted the valuable ore without paying their dues.

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Jan 4, 2023 - 11:09 am

Piedmont to supply Tesla with lithium in second half of 2023

Piedmont Lithium has negotiated an amended supply contract with Tesla. Under the new contract, Piedmont Lithium will supply approximately 125,000 tonnes of spodumene concentrate (SC6) to Tesla between the second half of 2023 and the end of 2025 but not from its own mining operations as planned.

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Dec 22, 2022 - 03:28 pm

BMW prepares to produce solid-state cells in Germany

BMW wants to produce solid-state battery cells in its own pilot plant in Germany based on the design of technology partner Solid Power. To this end, the Munich-based carmaker has obtained a research and development licence from the US company.

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Dec 12, 2022 - 05:49 pm

EU sets the stage for comprehensive battery market regulations

The European Parliament and the member states have reached a preliminary agreement on the revision of the EU regulations for batteries. The background to the regulation is the proposals presented by the EU Commission at the end of 2020 on mandatory sustainability criteria for batteries.

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Dec 8, 2022 - 03:11 pm

Battery prices rise for the first time since 2010

In its current analysis of battery prices, BloombergNEF has recorded the first increase since the start of the evaluations in 2010. The experts attribute this to the increased prices for raw materials and battery components as well as high inflation.

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Nov 29, 2022 - 03:03 pm

Keliber to mine and refine lithium in Finland

Finnish mining and battery chemicals company Keliber is aiming to mine spodumene from an ore mine and build an adjacent lithium hydroxide refinery in Finland. Preliminary work for the construction of the refinery at Kokkola Industrial Park (KIP) is expected to start this year.

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Nov 7, 2022 - 04:33 pm

Vulcan expands lithium project in France

Vulcan Energy Resources is planning to develop French exploration areas along the Upper Rhine Graben region. The German-Australian lithium producer has founded a French subsidiary, Vulcan Energy France (VEF), and moved into a branch office in Haguenau.

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Nov 7, 2022 - 03:17 pm

SK On to source lithium from Chile

South Korean battery cell manufacturer SK On has signed a lithium supply contract with Chilean supplier SQM. SK On will buy up to 57,000 tonnes of lithium hydroxide from SQM over a five-year period starting in 2023.

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Nov 3, 2022 - 11:03 am

BYD considers production in Brazil

BYD plans to produce electric vehicles and process battery raw materials in Brazil. To this end, the Chinese manufacturer has signed a letter of intent with the government of the state of Bahia to set up three production lines in the city of Camaçari.

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Nov 2, 2022 - 02:32 pm

MAN announces battery recycling strategy

MAN Truck & Bus is working on an after-use strategy for its batteries. The manufacturer is currently drawing up an action protocol for this. In parallel, MAN has launched a project to test used MAN vehicle batteries in stationary storage facilities.

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Oct 27, 2022 - 05:51 pm

Ascend Elements raises $300 million

US-based Ascend Elements has raised funding totalling $300 million. The company began building its factory to produce sustainable battery materials for electric vehicles in southwestern Kentucky a few days ago.

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Oct 24, 2022 - 04:30 pm

Imerys announces plans to mine lithium in France

The French mining group Imerys wants to become one of the leading suppliers of lithium in Europe through a new project. Specifically, this involves a mine at the Beauvoir site in the French department of Allier, where around 34,000 tonnes of lithium could be mined annually from 2028.

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Oct 20, 2022 - 02:45 pm

Mercedes to source lithium from Rock Tech

Mercedes-Benz and Rock Tech Lithium have signed an agreement for an annual supply of an average of 10,000 tonnes of lithium hydroxide. The Rock Tech plant in Brandenburg is to play a central role in this.

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Oct 20, 2022 - 02:39 pm

US DoE announces funding for 20 battery companies

After the US Department of Energy announced funding of almost three billion US dollars for the development of a national battery supply chain in February, things are now getting concrete: 20 companies have been selected to receive a total of 2.8 billion US dollars for the construction and expansion of factories in twelve states.

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Oct 12, 2022 - 04:57 pm

Lake Resources to supply SK On with lithium

The South Korean battery cell manufacturer SK On has signed a lithium supply contract with the Australian company Lake Resources. In total, the Korean battery manufacturer can purchase 230,000 tonnes of lithium from Lake Resources, which is enough to produce batteries for around 4.9 million electric cars.

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Sep 28, 2022 - 05:24 pm

Nio invests in lithium mining company Greenwing Resources

Chinese electric car manufacturer Nio has taken a stake in the Australian lithium company Greenwing Resources. Nio will pay 12 million Australian dollars (currently approx. eight million euros) to Greenwing through its subsidiary Blue Northstar in exchange for around twelve per cent of the company’s shares.

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Sep 23, 2022 - 03:17 pm

LGES orders lithium and cobalt from Canada

Battery manufacturer LG Energy Solution has signed cooperation agreements with three major suppliers in Canada for the supply of lithium and cobalt. The supply contract for cobalt sulphate is already binding, while the two lithium agreements still have to be finally negotiated.

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Sep 17, 2022 - 05:59 pm

Evonik makes headway in battery recycling processes

The specialty chemicals group Evonik wants to make the recycling of lithium from drive batteries of electric vehicles easier, more economical and more environmentally friendly. The ceramic membrane process developed for this purpose should be ready for the market in three to five years.

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Sep 12, 2022 - 03:19 pm

Piedmont Lithium to process lithium hydroxide in the USA

Piedmont Lithium has announced the construction of a large lithium hydroxide processing plant in the USA. The facility is to be built in Etowah in the state of Tennessee and will produce 30,000 tonnes of lithium hydroxide per year. The start of operations is planned for 2025.

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Sep 12, 2022 - 02:31 pm

Tesla is planning to refine lithium in the US

Tesla is considering building a lithium refinery in Texas as it continues trying to localise and secure the supply of critical components and materials. If the application just filed is successful, construction could begin this year. Yet, that depends.

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Sep 9, 2022 - 03:42 pm

Tozero raises €3.5 million in funding

Munich-based startup Tozero, which specializes in recycling lithium-ion batteries, has raised €3.5 million in a pre-seed round. According to the company, it developed a novel process to recover critical materials from batteries. The funds will be used to build a prototype plant.

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Sep 6, 2022 - 12:45 pm

Honda to source battery materials from Hanwa

Honda has entered into a strategic partnership with the Japanese trading company Hanwa to ensure stable procurement of battery materials required for its longer-term electric offensive. The agreement centres around nickel, cobalt and lithium in particular.

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Aug 24, 2022 - 05:06 pm

Mexico founds state firm to extract and process lithium

The Mexican government has founded a state-owned company to extract and market lithium. According to a decree by President Andrés Manuel López Obrador, the raw material is to be produced and distributed exclusively by Litio para México. The company aims to start operations in six months at the latest.

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Found on electrive.com
https://www.electrive.com/2023/02/01/general-motors-invests-in-lithium-americas/
01.02.2023 16:25