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Liquid metal firm signs JDA with lithium-ion battery maker NEC Energy Solutions

Liquid metal firm sign JDA with lithium-ion battery maker NEC Energy Solutions

Lithium-ion battery maker NEC Energy Solutions (NEC) will design and develop an energy storage system based on liquid metal technology after signing a joint development agreement with US firm Ambri.

 

E.ON to replace lead-acid for nickel batteries in European substation

Saft’s Uptimax

Power utility E.ON is replacing lead-acid backup power batteries from a distribution substation in the north west of Hungary with Saft’s nickel cadmium technology. 

 

VW Group launches pilot lithium-ion battery production plant in Germany

Vehicle OEM Volkswagen Group has taken the first steps toward a large-scale lithium-ion battery production line with the opening of a pilot plant in Germany.

 

Umicore signs deal to supply 125,000mt of lithium-ion cathode materials to LG Chem

Umicore will begin delivering cathode materials for nickel manganese cobalt (NMC) lithium-ion batteries to LG Chem next year after signing a multi-year strategic supply agreement.

 

VanadiumCorp hires new CTO to lead vanadium energy technology development

VanadiumCorp Resource announced on 18 September it had appointed Dr. Gilles Champagne as its chief technology officer and director to lead development of new vanadium energy technologies.

 

First Graphene teams up with UK university to develop supercapacitor material

Graphene Engineering and Innovation Centre

Graphite powder firm First Graphene has signed an exclusive worldwide licensing agreement with the UK’s University of Manchester to develop graphene-hybrid materials for use in supercapacitors.

 

Panax to double electrolyte output within three years with second plant

Korean firm Panax Etec has finished building its second lithium-ion electrolyte manufacturing plant in Tianjin, China, according to Korean media.

 

Hydrostor to deliver compressed air energy storage projects after funding round

Hydrostor to deliver compressed air energy storage projects after funding round

Hydrostor announced on 19 September that it had closed US$37 million (C$49 million) in its latest funding round as it aims to drive forward plans to commercialise its advanced compressed air energy storage (A-CAES) technology. 

 

CATL strikes deal to supply lithium ion cells for Daimler's EV trucks

CATL strikes deal to supply lithium-ion cells to Daimler EV trucks

Electric vehicle battery firm Contemporary Amperex Technology Ltd (CATL) has signed a deal to supply lithium-ion battery packs for German automaker Daimler’s electric trucks.

 

Australia’s biggest lithium-ion ESS to be paired with solar power generation

Australia’s biggest lithium-ion ESS to be paired with solar power generation

One of the world’s biggest lithium-ion battery systems paired with renewables is set to be deployed by The Solar River Project and GE Renewable Energy in South Australia.

 

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