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Battery honours even between Europe and Asia

Mon, 12/10/2018 - 00:00 -- John Shepherd

It's quid pro quo between Europe and Asia this week, as BMW and Dräxlmaier announced plans to establish local battery production for electric vehicles in Thailand, whilst LG Chem are reportedly set to establish a second lithium-ion plant in Poland, in order to keep pace with ever-rising demand.

Meanwhile in Africa, BMW, Samsung, and BASF are collaborating on a joint “artisanal” cobalt mining project in the Democratic Republic of Congo.

Elsewhere, BMZ has selected a new larger location in Virginia Beach for its US headquarters, and the European Association for Storage of Energy has unveiled its Storage4EU initiative to showcase some of the most innovative energy storage projects.

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