Tag: Resources

Jun 16, 2020 - 04:34 pm

Glencore to supply Tesla with Cobalt

Glencore is apparently going to supply Tesla’s Gigafactory in Shanghai and the planned plant in Brandenburg with cobalt from the Congo. A recent article in the Financial Times already mentions concrete quantities to be delivered to Tesla.

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Jun 2, 2020 - 06:13 pm

Northvolt and Norsk Hydro to recycle batteries

The Swedish battery manufacturer Northvolt and the Norwegian aluminium producer Norsk Hydro announce the formation of a joint venture to enable the recycling of battery materials and aluminium from electric vehicles in the Norwegian market.

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Apr 16, 2020 - 12:33 pm

Honda & SNAM expand battery recycling partnership

Honda is expanding its partnership in Europe with the French recycling specialist SNAM. In future, SNAM will collect batteries from Honda dealers and authorised recycling facilities in 22 countries and test them for their suitability for recycling and further processing.

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Mar 7, 2020 - 02:10 pm

Battery recycling cluster to open in Harjavalta

Fortum, BASF and Nornickel have signed a letter of intent to establish a battery recycling cluster to serve the electric vehicle market. The aim is to create a closed loop for the reuse of the critical metals contained in spent batteries.

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Feb 24, 2020 - 04:27 pm

Battery manufacturing seal to be ready by 2022

The Global Battery Alliance wants to complete its planned seal for fairly manufactured batteries by 2022. A prototype should be ready by the end of this year. The aim is to provide consumers with significantly more information about the production of the batteries when they buy an electric car, among other things.

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Dec 13, 2019 - 03:26 pm

Revolt: Northvolt enters battery recycling

The Swedish company Northvolt, managed by former Tesla manager Peter Carlsson, will dedicate itself not only to the planned mass production of battery cells but also to recycling them with the Revolt programme now presented.

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Dec 11, 2019 - 06:57 pm

BMW buys 540 million euros worth of lithium in Australia

The BMW Group has just concluded a supply contract with Ganfeng Lithium based in Jiangxi, China, with a forecast volume of €540M for the supply of lithium hydroxide for battery cells. The lithium will be extracted in Australia with deliveries to start next year.

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Nov 14, 2019 - 03:33 pm

BMW opens Battery Competence Centre in Munich

BMW has opened its new Battery Cell Competence Centre in Munich-Milbertshofen. The centre will develop new battery cells, manufacture them on a prototype scale and test them. The Munich-based company is still not planning for in-house series production.

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Nov 4, 2019 - 02:32 pm

Decree annulled on Bolivian-German lithium deal

In the Potosi region of Bolivia, the deal between privately owned German company ACI Systems and the state-owned Bolivian company Yacimientos de Litio Bolivianos (YLB ) has been annulled by the cabinet of ministers of President Evo Morales.

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Oct 28, 2019 - 04:13 pm

Umicore to supply Samsung SDI with NMC

Umicore and Samsung SDI have signed a strategic agreement to supply nearly 80,000 tonnes of NMC (Nickel Manganese Cobalt) cathode material from 2020. The supply will come from Umicore plants in various regions, most of them initially from Korea.

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Oct 21, 2019 - 01:06 pm

BMW is changing their resource strategy

The BMW Group is changing its strategy for purchasing raw materials for electric cars. In the case of important materials such as lithium and cobalt, intermediaries are to disappear from the supply chain.

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Oct 17, 2019 - 02:46 pm

GS Yuasa presents improved silicon electrode

The Japanese battery manufacturer GS Yuasa has developed a silicon-metal-based electrode which leads to a higher energy density and longer life cycles. It is said that the energy density can be tripled compared to conventional lithium-ion batteries.

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Sep 25, 2019 - 05:24 pm

Umicore and LG Chem enter cathode supply deal

Umicore and LG Chem have entered into a multi-year strategic supply agreement for NMC (Nickel-Manganese Cobalt) cathode materials to meet LG Chem’s needs from Umicore plants in Poland, South Korea and China.

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Sep 19, 2019 - 02:53 pm

Cobalt for Development kicks off in Congo

BMW Group, BASF, Samsung SDI and Samsung Electronics launch “Cobalt for Development”, a cross-industry initiative to promote responsible cobalt mining in micro-mining in the Democratic Republic of Congo.

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Sep 11, 2019 - 03:58 pm

Erament, BASF and SUEZ team up for battery recycling

Eramet, BASF and SUEZ are jointly promoting the ReLieVe (“Recycling of lithium-ion batteries for electric vehicles”) project. It aims to recycle batteries from electric vehicles and enable the production of new power packs in Europe.

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Sep 4, 2019 - 03:07 pm

CATL & Brunp Recycling launch joint venture

The Chinese battery manufacturer CATL and its subsidiary Brunp Recycling are planning to set up a joint venture for cathode materials. In this way, CATL intends to broaden its own supply of important raw materials.

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Aug 31, 2019 - 11:11 am

Indian Oil aims to produce battery cells

Indian Oil, the state-owned oil company from India, wants to start the production of battery cells for electric cars in cooperation with a foreign company. However, many details have yet to be announced.

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Aug 6, 2019 - 01:50 pm

Volvo banks on Blockchain for cobalt transparency

Volvo wants to use blockchain technologies to increase transparency regarding the origin of the cobalt used in the batteries of their electric cars. The first project in China, the home country of Volvo’s mother company Geely, has now been launched.

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Aug 1, 2019 - 03:25 pm

ECO COM’BAT: High power battery by Fraunhofer

As part of the EU-funded ECO COM’BAT, ten partners from industry and research have been working on more sustainable high-voltage lithium-ion batteries since April 2016. As the project coordinator Fraunhofer ISC now communicates: apparently with success.

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Jul 25, 2019 - 02:34 pm

Indonesia: International consortium seeks nickel & cobalt

An international consortium of renowned e-mobility players plans to build a resource mining plant for lithium-ion batteries on the Indonesian island of Sulawesi. In concrete terms, the project reportedly involves nickel and cobalt. Apparently, Tesla, CATL, LG Chem, Daimler and Volkswagen aim to participate in the consortium.

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Jul 15, 2019 - 12:58 pm

SVOLT presents cobalt-free Li-ion battery cell

The battery cell manufacturer SVOLT Energy Technology, which emerged from the Chinese car manufacturer Great Wall, has presented a  cobalt-free lithium-ion battery cell (NMx) and the four-element lithium-ion battery cell (NCMA).

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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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Found on electrive.com
https://www.electrive.com/2020/06/24/cobra-research-project-works-on-cobalt-free-batteries/
24.06.2020 18:41