Tag: raw materials

Jul 9, 2020 - 06:56 pm

Volvo invests in Circulor for blockchain technology

Volvo Cars has invested in Circulor, a British blockchain specialist so that the Swedish car manufacturer can make the origin of raw materials more transparent in future. The two companies have not disclosed the amount of the investment.

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Jul 9, 2020 - 06:28 pm

BMW orders cobalt from Morocco for €100M

The BMW Group has signed a supply contract with the Moroccan mining company Managem Group for cobalt for use in battery cells worth around 100 million euros. According to the German carmaker, this five-year contract covers around one-fifth of the cobalt requirements.

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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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Dec 13, 2018 - 04:21 pm

Bolivian-German JV tackles world’s largest lithium reserve

For the first time, a German company gains direct access to lithium and literally tons of it. After Bolivia reportedly appointed a German consortium as a strategic partner for the industrialisation of the county’s vast lithium deposits, the contract has been signed and production rates specified.

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Aug 8, 2018 - 05:21 pm

Demand for lithium surging – production rate up too

Demand for lithium could double by 2025 due to the expected boom in electric vehicles, a forecast by the management consultancy Stormcrow Capital suggest. At the same time, production of the rare metal will triple over the next four years, GlobalData estimates.

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Apr 25, 2018 - 05:42 pm

Development partnership for silicon anodes at Uni Kiel

Kiel University and RENA Technologies are jointly developing silicon as storage material for batteries. The partners are working on anodes made from 100% silicon that could replace graphite. Stability was achieved through targeted structuring.

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Jan 12, 2018 - 10:20 am

Prices for cobalt from the DRC could rise

The Democratic Republic of Congo thinks about more than doubling the tax on cobalt supply, reports Bloomberg referring to a draft law that the country’s parliamentarians are currently discussing.

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Nov 28, 2017 - 03:47 pm

VW got no deal for Cobalt

Volkswagen’s meeting with mayor players from the cobalt industry to supply the carmaker with the material crucial for EV batteries ended with no deal again. The request for a fixed price prove a deal breaker once more.

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Nov 27, 2017 - 01:07 pm

VW reinforces its search for cobalt supplier

After Volkswagen’s initial tender calling for cobalt at a fixed price failed to attract any bidders, the company has changed strategy and invited producers and dealers to come to its Wolfsburg HQ to talk, reports Bloomberg.

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Found on electrive.com
https://www.electrive.com/2020/07/09/volvo-invests-in-circulor-for-blockchain-technology/
09.07.2020 18:59