Tag: Resources

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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Apr 24, 2019 - 03:20 pm

BMW to source cobalt from Australia and Morocco

After Andreas Wendt, the Board Member responsible for purchasing, recently announced that BMW will no longer purchase cobalt from Congo for the introduction of the fifth generation of electric vehicles from 2020/21, it is now clear that the raw material will instead come from Australia and Morocco.

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Apr 23, 2019 - 01:18 pm

Volkswagen joins blockchain for cobalt supply

Volkswagen has joined an industry initiative for responsible purchasing of strategic minerals, especially cobalt. Blockchain technology is to help to improve efficiency, sustainability and transparency in global and complex supply chains.

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Apr 6, 2019 - 02:03 pm

Volkswagen and Ganfeng launch lithium cooperation

Volkswagen has signed a letter of intent with Ganfeng Lithium for the long-term supply of lithium for battery cells. It is planned that Ganfeng will supply the Wolfsburg-based company and its suppliers with lithium for the next ten years.

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Mar 26, 2019 - 06:51 pm

BMW to stop purchasing Congo cobalt in 2020/21

According to Andreas Wendt, the board member responsible for purchasing at BMW, the company will no longer purchase cobalt from the Democratic Republic of Congo with the introduction of the fifth generation of electric vehicles from 2020/21.

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Mar 21, 2019 - 02:26 pm

Volkswagen & Northvolt form European Battery Union

The VW Group and Sweden’s Gigafactory mastermind Northvolt want to advance battery cell production in Europe together and are forming a consortium called the European Battery Union (EBU). It includes partners from research and industry from seven EU member states.

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Feb 21, 2019 - 03:16 pm

VW releases battery recycling details

The recently announced Volkswagen pilot plant for recycling electric car battery materials in Salzgitter, which will go into operation in 2020, is designed to initially produce 1,200 tonnes per year. The project in Salzgitter is to be followed by further recycling plants in the next few years.

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Jan 20, 2019 - 05:38 pm

Myth busting: Battery recycling does work

The battery of an electric car is often denigrated as rolling hazardous waste in circles still favouring the combustion engine. We were able to convince ourselves of the opposite at the specialist firm Duesenfeld that is disposing of the myth – Battery recycling works deep into the cell. It is only down to politics to […]

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Dec 4, 2018 - 04:39 pm

Cobalt now classed “strategic” substance in Congo

The Democratic Republic of Congo has classified cobalt a “strategic” substance, meaning miners will pay nearly three times the royalty rate than before on the key component in electric vehicles batteries. The rate is now at 10 percent, states a government decree.

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Nov 30, 2018 - 07:06 pm

BMW, BASF & Samsung want sustainable cobalt mining

BMW, BASF, Samsung SDI and Samsung Electronics have launched a cooperative pilot project to support sustainable and fair cobalt mining initiatives in the Democratic Republic of Congo. The German development agency GIZ will coordinate the project.

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Nov 24, 2018 - 09:13 pm

BASF plans to lower nickel ratio in batteries

BASF is attempting to lower the nickel ratio in battery chemistry and also to work towards zero cobalt content. The goal is to reduce costs while supplying the growing market for cathode materials for electric vehicle batteries.

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Oct 28, 2018 - 06:03 pm

Audi and Umicore develop closed loop battery recycling

Audi and Umicore are developing a closed loop for the recycling of high voltage batteries from electrified vehicles, which can be reused again and again. Particularly valuable materials, including cobalt, nickel and copper, will be stored in a resource bank.

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Oct 22, 2018 - 06:23 pm

BASF builds battery material factory in Finland

BASF has now officially selected Harjavalta in Finland as their first location to manufacture battery materials for the European automobile market. The facility will be built nearby the refinery belonging to Russian mining company Norilsk Nickel (Nornickel).

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Sep 27, 2018 - 08:06 pm

VW testing procedures for cheaper fuel cell production

A new procedure, developed by Volkswagen in cooperation with the US American university at Stanford, is set to significantly reduce costs for the production of fuel cells. Particularly, the amount of platinum required has been reduced, resulting in a significant cost reduction.

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Sep 22, 2018 - 07:48 pm

Tesla secures long term lithium hydroxide supply

The Chinese firm Ganfeng Lithium has signed an agreement with Tesla for the delivery of lithium hydroxide. The agreement runs from 2018 until 2020, with an option to extend for another three years. Ganfeng Lithium will deliver one fifth of their total lithium hydroxide stock to Tesla.

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Aug 12, 2018 - 11:46 am

StreetScooter components test positive for Cadmium

After the German ministry for vehicles (KBA) followed the suspicion that there may be extensive heavy metal contamination among EV components used in the Volkswagen brands VW, Audi and Porsche, affected components have now been found in the German Post’s StreetScooter.

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Jul 25, 2018 - 04:04 pm

Japan plans complete exit from combustion for 2050

Japan has now officially announced their goal to produce only electric and hybrid vehicles in the country as of 2050. The government plans to reach the goal with a system of subventions for the development of batteries and motors for electrified vehicles.

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Found on electrive.com
https://www.electrive.com/2019/09/11/erament-basf-and-suez-team-up-for-battery-recycling/
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