Tag: Nickel

May 25, 2022 - 02:37 pm

BMW to establish closed recycling loop for batteries

The BMW Brilliance Automotive (BBA) joint venture has just established a closed cycle recycling operation 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 9, 2022 - 03:15 pm

Tesla finds new nickel supply with Vale

Tesla lists all its direct suppliers of battery materials for the first time in its current sustainability report. In addition to already known contracts for supplies of nickel, lithium and cobalt, it is now officially confirmed for the first time that Tesla has concluded a long-term supply contract for nickel with the mining company Vale.

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Apr 18, 2022 - 03:05 pm

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.

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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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Dec 15, 2021 - 02:01 pm

Li-Cycle and LG enter into recycling and nickel agreement

The Canadian battery recycler Li-Cycle has concluded a still non-binding memorandum of understanding with South Korea’s LG Chem and its battery division LG Energy Solution for the supply of scrap from battery production and complete lithium-ion batteries for recycling as well as for the purchase of nickel.

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Aug 30, 2021 - 12:33 pm

Posco launches nickel processing in Gwangyang

South Korean company Posco has started producing high-purity nickel for electric car battery cells. The factory in Gwangyang is expected to reach an annual nickel production of 20,000 tons by 2023, enough for 500,000 electric vehicles.

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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 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 6, 2021 - 02:36 pm

Sumitomo to invest ¥47 billion in cathode material production

The Japanese raw materials company Sumitomo Metal Mining has announced its intention to invest 47 billion yen (about 358 million euros) in expanding its production capacities for cathode materials. The company cites the car industry’s growing demand for batteries as the reason.

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Jun 11, 2021 - 02:50 pm

Samsung increases nickel content in NCA batteries

Samsung SDI has increased the nickel content in the cathodes of its battery cells with NCA (nickel-cobalt-aluminium oxide) chemistry for electric cars. This should not only increase the energy density, but also reduce the costs compared to cells with a higher cobalt content.

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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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Apr 14, 2021 - 10:24 pm

Nornickel increases output in Finnish nickel refinery

The Russian mining company Norilsk Nickel – also known as Nornickel – wants to increase production at its nickel refinery in Harjavalta, Finland. Production should increase to 100,000 tonnes per year by 2026 due to the rising demand for battery materials, especially for electric vehicles.

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Found on electrive.com
https://www.electrive.com/2022/05/25/bmw-to-establish-closed-recycling-loop-for-batteries/
25.05.2022 14:14