Tag: raw materials

May 24, 2023 - 01:26 pm

AMG Lithium to use Fortum recycled lithium

Fortum Battery Recycling and AMG Lithium have signed a preliminary contract and a memorandum of understanding (MoU) on the recycling of lithium salts. The common goal is to process lithium salts in Germany into battery-grade lithium hydroxide.

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May 24, 2023 - 01:11 pm

ExxonMobil goes for lithium mining

The US mineral oil company ExxonMobil is apparently getting involved in lithium mining. According to information from US media outlets, the oil giant has acquired drilling rights for an area in the US state of Arkansas where large lithium deposits are suspected.

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May 23, 2023 - 02:09 pm

Ford secures lithium for future electric cars

Ford is procuring lithium on a large scale for the batteries for its electric cars. The carmaker now signed agreements with five companies. Depending on the supplier, the first battery-grade materials will be delivered to the carmaker between 2025 and 2026.

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May 22, 2023 - 02:55 pm

LGES to buy lithium from GT1 in Canada

South Korean battery manufacturer LG Energy Solution (LGES) is investing in Australian-based lithium miner Green Technology Metals (GT1) and has signed a preliminary supply agreement with GT1 for North America.

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May 15, 2023 - 09:59 am

EU approves Spanish subsidy programme for EV batteries

The EU Commission has approved an €837 million Spanish government programme to support the production of batteries for electric vehicles under EU state aid rules. The programme is open to battery manufacturers and essential components or related raw materials suppliers.

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May 9, 2023 - 12:43 pm

Tesla kicks off lithium refinery construction in Texas

Tesla has officially begun construction of its own lithium refinery in Texas and plans to complete it next year. By 2025, Tesla plans to produce enough battery-grade lithium hydroxide for one million electric cars at the site near Corpus Christi.

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May 9, 2023 - 11:27 am

PowerCo to nearly double staff numbers

Volkswagen’s battery subsidiary PowerCo is to employ almost twice as many people at the end of this year; up to 1,500 compared to the current 800. The company is also increasingly looking for suitable specialists in Asia.

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May 5, 2023 - 01:34 pm

Albemarle to expand lithium refining in Australia

The American speciality chemicals company Albemarle has announced a doubling of the production capacity of its Kemerton lithium hydroxide plant in Western Australia. Instead of 50,000 tonnes per year, the plant will be able to produce 100,000 tonnes of lithium hydroxide at full capacity.

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Apr 28, 2023 - 12:06 pm

Stellantis orders raw battery materials in Australia

Stellantis has secured nickel and cobalt from Australia. The car company entered into a binding agreement with Alliance Nickel (formerly GME Resources) to supply 170,000 tonnes of nickel sulphate and 12,000 tonnes of cobalt sulphate over an initial period of five years.

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Apr 27, 2023 - 02:19 pm

Fortum opens large-scale battery recycling plant in Finland

Fortum has completed its lithium-ion battery recycling factory in Harjavalta, Finland, on time. Announced in 2021, Fortum says this is the largest recycling plant in Europe in terms of capacity and also the first commercial-scale facility for hydrometallurgical recycling.

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Apr 27, 2023 - 02:00 pm

BMW i Ventures leads investment into rare earth recycling

BMW’s investment arm BMW i Ventures announced an investment in Cyclic Materials, a Canadian company focused on recycling rare earth elements (REE). Regarding e-mobility, Cyclic Materials cooperates with Polestar to recover magnets for electric motors.

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Apr 21, 2023 - 11:31 am

BYD considers battery materials factory in Chile

BYD is planning to build a battery material factory in Chile. That is according to the Chilean economic development agency CORFO. The South American country wants to put the lithium industry under state control – but BYD, among others, could be given preferential treatment.

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Apr 18, 2023 - 02:31 pm

EU project searches for local battery raw material sources

A new EU project called METALLICO is looking into how battery metals such as lithium, cobalt, copper, manganese, and nickel can be extracted in a sustainable way from primary and secondary raw material sources. The project includes 23 partners from nine countries.

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Apr 11, 2023 - 12:04 pm

German recycling project looks at battery electrolytes

In Germany, battery industry players and university researchers are partnering on a joint project to improve the ecological footprint of lithium-ion batteries. The project, called SWELL, is led by battery electrolyte company Elyte Innovations, and joined by a team at the Technical University Dresden and the automotive lubricants company, Fuchs Smierstoffe.

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Apr 5, 2023 - 03:08 pm

Group14 to build battery material plant in Washington

Group14 Technologies has begun construction of its second US factory for the production of battery materials. The campus in Moses Lake, Washington state, will house the world’s largest factory for silicon battery materials for use in electric vehicles, according to Group14.

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Apr 3, 2023 - 10:53 am

US government publishes detailed funding conditions

The US Treasury Department has released the long-awaited conditions that electric vehicles must meet to qualify for tax incentives of up to $7,500 under the Inflation Reduction Act (IRA). There are no big surprises – though the eligibility of many EVs will be decided elsewhere.

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Mar 28, 2023 - 09:33 am

Li-Cycle and Kion Group sign battery recycling agreement

The North American battery recycler Li-Cycle is cooperating with the industrial truck manufacturer Kion Group. Under the agreement, which runs until 2030, Li-Cycle will recycle batteries from Kion’s global brands starting in the second half of 2023.

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Mar 24, 2023 - 10:38 am

EU and US near deal on EV subsidy agreement

After the US and the EU announced in mid-March that they wanted to negotiate an agreement on critical minerals for electric car batteries, the US government now submitted a concept paper for a transatlantic raw materials partnership to the EU Commission.

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Mar 23, 2023 - 03:39 pm

Cirba Solutions joins the battery belt in South Carolina

US battery recycler Cirba Solutions is investing $300 mn in a new recycling factory in South Carolina. The company, which counts GM among its customers, plans to start construction near Columbia in Richland County this year and begin operations by the end of 2024.

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Mar 20, 2023 - 11:19 am

Lithium de France raises €44 million

When it comes to extracting lithium for EV batteries from geothermal brine, Vulcan Energy Resources is getting competition from France. Lithium de France, a company founded in October 2020 and based in Bischwiller, Alsace, has announced the closing of a €44 million Series B financing round.

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24.05.2023 13:01