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Materials firm to make LFP and NCM lithium-ion battery materials as it boosts output in China

Battery materials firm GEM is preparing to build a lithium nickel-cobalt-manganese oxide (NCM) and lithium iron phosphate (LFP) precursor production facility in China.


Bipolar lead battery organisation GreenSeal Alliance welcomes its newest member Amer-Sil

Lead battery and redox flow battery separator firm Amer-Sil has joined the GreenSeal Alliance organisation, which supports the industry’s transition to lead bipolar battery production.


ESS and SB Energy deal to deploy 2GWh of iron flow energy storage in the US

Long-duration battery maker ESS has entered into a framework agreement with SB Energy— a wholly owned subsidiary of SoftBank Group Corp— to deploy 2GWh of iron flow batteries in the next five years.


Australian firms to partner on HPA materials for the lithium-ion battery markets

Two Australian firms have signed a non-binding memorandum of understanding (MoU) to develop materials for lithium-ion manufacturing.


Battery separator firm Entek builds new facility as it continues expansion plans

Entek Manufacturing has opened a new US manufacturing and engineering facility as part of the lead-acid and lithium-ion separator firm’s expansion.


VW to build EV battery pack facility in China as it targets 40% NEV fleet by 2030

Work on an electric vehicle pack manufacturing plant has begun in China by Volkswagen Group China— the first battery system plant wholly owned by the Group in China.


Ford partners with Korea to boost US lithium-ion battery production

Ford Motor Company and SK Innovation plan to invest $11.4 billion in the US electric vehicle and battery sector— including three dedicated battery plants with a combined 129GWh capacity.


High-performance vein graphite tests show promise for lithium-ion battery anodes

Canadian mining firm Ceylon Graphite has reported a significant breakthrough in the performance of its vein graphite anode material in lithium-ion coin cells. 


Chinese firm plans to build out 160,000tpa of lithium-ion materials capability by 2024

China-based cathode research and development firm XTC New Energy Materials is planning to invest at least $1.55 billion (CNY10 billion) in a lithium battery materials project in Sichuan province.


Lead recycler Aqua Metals to turn focus on to lithium-ion battery reprocessing

Lead recycler Aqua Metals has established an Innovation Center to apply its know-how to lithium-ion battery recycling research and development and prototype system activities.