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Japan losing out in the supply chain game

Japan is losing out to Chinese and South Korean competitors in supplying lithium-ion battery components around the world.

Samsung and Bosch end partnership

South Korea's Samsung SDI and German auto-parts maker Bosch will be ending their four-year old joint venture of SB LiMotive, an electric car battery manufacturing unit due to .

BASF entering electric vehicle market

Europe’s lone wolf in cathode material provisions, Umicore, is to have competition in the form of German chemical maker BASF.  BASF will invest heavily to become a leading supplier in automotive battery ma

Lead surplus no more?

Lead supplies could fall into deficit for the first time in five years.  Recycling of car batteries has stunted demand for raw resources but, with a growing market in Asia for electric bikes, industry dema

Lithium-ion without the rare earth metals

A Tohoku University researcher last month announced the development of a lithium-ion battery whose positive electrode does not use any rare earth metals.

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