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Silicon lithium-ion firm secures new funding as it moves toward EV goal

Battery developer Enovix Corporation has secured $45 million in new funds to further commercialise its 3D silicon lithium-ion technology.


Firm transfers hybrid-graphene materials from UK university as it begins tests on supercapacitor cells

Australia-headquartered First Graphene (FGR) has completed the technology transfer of an electrochemical process for hybrid-graphene materials from the University of Manchester.


Patent for lithium extraction technology granted to Lithium Australia

Lithium Australia has received a ‘Certificate of Grant’ from IP Australia for its lithium processing technology patent.


Europe’s hopes of a lithium-ion gigafactory boosted with an EIB loan

LG Chem Group’s ambitions to build a lithium-ion gigafactory in Europe has been boosted with a €480 million ($518 million) loan agreement from the European Investment Bank (EIB).


Cabot secures its place at top of lithium-ion materials supply chain with buy out of Chinese CNT firm

Battery additives firm Cabot has added carbon nanotubes (CNTs) to its lithium-ion energy storage materials portfolio following the $115 million acquisition of Shenzhen Sanshun Nano New Materials (SUSN) on April 1.


Battery testing firm Arbin opens European office as it looks to reach new markets

Battery test equipment specialist Arbin Instruments has opened dedicated European sales office in Germany to develop closer relationships with existing customers and reach new markets. 


Alfen selected by Vattenfall to supply a 20MWh energy storage system in Sweden

Energy storage system developer Alfen has been selected by Swedish power company Vattenfall to deploy a 5MW/20MWh in its home country.


Successful pilot paves way to lithium-ion recycling joint venture

Pilot plant test‐work on project development company Neometals’ proprietary lithium‐ion battery recycling technology has been successfully completed after 13 months.


Solid-state firm receives £15m cash boost to scale up production of its technology

Ilika has successfully completed a £15 million equity placing to support its growth strategy, the UK-based solid-state company announced on 27 March.


Tesvolt begins first stage of its European lithium-ion ESS manufacturing plant despite Covid-19

Energy storage manufacturer Tesvolt began semi-automated production of its commercial lithium-ion systems in Wittenberg, Germany, on 1 April