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Oct 11, 2021 - 12:59 pm

Rock Tech to build lithium plant in Germany

Rock Tech Lithium announces the construction of a production plant for battery-grade lithium hydroxide in Guben, Brandenburg – 60 kilometres from Tesla’s plant in Grünheide. The plan is to produce around 24,000 tonnes of lithium hydroxide per year there, or enough for around 500,000 electric cars.

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Oct 7, 2021 - 04:16 pm

BMW invests in new lithium mining process

BMW i Ventures has invested in the US start-up Lilac Solutions. Lilac has developed an innovative process for the environmentally friendly and resource-saving mining of lithium. With the investment, the BMW Group wants to promote “technological progress in the field of lithium mining”.

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Oct 6, 2021 - 03:17 pm

LG ES secures lithium supply with Sigma Lithium

The Canadian mining company Sigma Lithium has concluded a long-term purchase agreement for battery-grade lithium concentrate with the Korean battery manufacturer LG Energy Solution. The deliveries are scheduled for 2022 to 2027.

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Sep 30, 2021 - 04:17 pm

Li-Cycle raises $100 million from investor

The Canadian battery recycling company Li-Cycle receives a 100 million US dollar investment from Koch Strategic Platforms (KSP). The fresh capital is intended to support Li-Cycle’s growth ambitions in North America, Europe and Asia.

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Sep 11, 2021 - 03:33 pm

Johnson Matthey & OnTo launch recycling cooperation

The British chemical company Johnson Matthey is cooperating with OnTo Technology, a developer of battery recycling solutions. The aim of the partnership is to further develop OnTo’s patented recycling process ‘Cathode Healing’. The focus is on battery waste that is already generated during production.

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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 19, 2021 - 04:23 pm

Valmet & Fortum announce battery recycling cooperation

Valmet Automotive and Fortum have agreed to cooperate on battery recycling. This will ensure safe and sustainable recycling of all non-compliant battery materials from the battery plants Valmet Automotive operates in Salo and Uusikaupunki, Finland.

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Aug 10, 2021 - 02:35 pm

XALT & ReCell launch recycling collaboration

XALT Energy and the ReCell Center, the battery recycling centre of the US Department of Energy’s Vehicle Technologies Office, are launching a joint collaboration to develop a sustainable recycling process for lithium-ion batteries.

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Aug 9, 2021 - 11:20 am

Vulcan Energy to hit the stock market

The German-Australian lithium producer Vulcan Energy is planning a dual listing on the stock exchanges in Australia and Germany. With the intended inclusion in the Prime Standard of the Frankfurt Stock Exchange, the company wants to become more attractive for European investors.

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Aug 5, 2021 - 02:25 pm

Gotion to build lithium carbonate plants in China

Volkswagen’s battery partner Gotion High-Tech is aiming to build two factories in the southern Chinese province of Jiangxi to produce a total of 100,000 tonnes of lithium carbonate per year. The first phase, with 20,000 tonnes of annual capacity at each of the two sites, is expected to be operational by the end of 2022.

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Aug 2, 2021 - 02:41 pm

Rio Tinto to mine lithium in Serbia

Mining group Rio Tinto has announced investments of US$2.4 billion in its planned Jadar project in Serbia to produce, among other things, up to 58,000 tonnes of battery-grade lithium carbonate from 2026.

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Jul 30, 2021 - 03:11 pm

US DoE to invest in emissions reduction

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) announced $60 million for 24 research and development projects aimed at reducing CO2 emissions from passenger cars and light- and heavy-duty trucks. A total of $28.1 million will be awarded to accelerate innovation in EV batteries and electric drive systems.

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Jul 13, 2021 - 11:56 am

Stellantis to source batteries from SVOLT

From 2025, Stellantis will also source its batteries for electric cars from SVOLT. The fact that SVOLT will be one of the future suppliers of battery cells alongside CATL, BYD, Samsung and LG Energy Solution was already mentioned by Stellantis a few days ago when it presented its new electric strategy.

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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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https://www.electrive.com/2021/10/18/umicore-signs-supply-deal-with-ganfeng-vulcan-energy/
18.10.2021 13:19