Tag: Resources

Jan 13, 2023 - 02:07 pm

Major rare earth deposits found in Sweden

The Swedish state-owned mining company LKAB says it has identified significant deposits of rare earth metals that are needed for electric cars and wind turbines, among other things. Mining on a larger scale will potentially first be possible in several years’ time.

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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 19, 2022 - 04:59 pm

Polestar to recycle magnets together with Cyclic Materials

Polestar has entered into a cooperation with the North American start-up Cyclic Materials, which specialises in the recycling of magnets. The memorandum of understanding between the two companies provides for the development of recycled magnets for use in electric motors in Polestar vehicles.

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Dec 15, 2022 - 04:50 pm

Mercedes & Hydro take aim for sustainable aluminium

Mercedes-Benz is cooperating with the Norwegian aluminium manufacturer Hydro to significantly reduce the CO2 footprint of aluminium in the automotive supply chain. As early as 2023, aluminium with a CO2 footprint reduced by almost 70 per cent is to be used in Mercedes EQ models, among others.

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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 29, 2022 - 02:54 pm

SK On announces plans for nickel joint venture in Indonesia

The South Korean battery cell manufacturer SK On is building a nickel supply chain in Indonesia together with two partners. Through a joint venture, the partners want to secure raw materials there and process them into intermediate products. In the end, however, the material could end up in SK On’s US-American battery plants.

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Nov 18, 2022 - 12:26 pm

General Motors to source nickel from Vale

General Motors has agreed with Vale Canada on a long-term supply of nickel for its electric car batteries. Vale is to supply 25,000 tonnes of battery-grade nickel sulphate annually from the second half of 2026.

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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 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 28, 2022 - 01:59 pm

Freyr to source battery materials from Itochu

Norwegian battery company Freyr has entered into a cooperation agreement with Japan-based trading company Itochu to secure the raw materials needed for Freyr’s planned gigawatt-scale battery production.

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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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Found on electrive.com
https://www.electrive.com/2023/01/18/leclanche-reports-breakthrough-in-environmentally-friendly-battery-production/
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