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Study points way to ‘safer batteries’

Fri, 09/15/2017 - 11:11 -- News Editor
Study points way to ‘safer batteries’

Researchers in Japan say they have identified new solid materials that could lead to the production of “potentially-safer” lithium-ion batteries.

According to a study published in the journal Science and Technology of Advanced Materials, research led by Makoto Moriya, of Shizuoka University’s Department of Chemistry, has identified solid crystals that “self-assemble” to form channels for an electric current that could lead to the manufacture of safer batteries.

 

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Kodak unveils NY battery tech centre

Thu, 09/14/2017 - 09:49 -- News Editor
Kodak unveils NY battery tech centre

Kodak has teamed up with the New York Battery and Energy Storage Technology Consortium (NY-BEST) to open a $5.9 million batteries and energy storage development facility in New York.

The move follows Kodak’s foray into battery technologin a bid to reinvent itself after the former global photographic film company’s bankruptcy in 2012.

 

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VW unveils $60bn batteries investment plan

Tue, 09/12/2017 - 11:41 -- News Editor
VW unveils $60bn batteries investment plan

Volkswagen has announced plans to invest more than EUR50 billion ($60bn) in battery cells and related technology, towards the electrification of its entire model portfolio by 2030 "at the latest".

CEO Matthias Mueller (pictured) said the group has already launched a global tender process to find manufacturing partners in China, Europe and North America— as VW will “need more than 150GWh of lithium-ion battery capacity annually by 2025 for its own e-fleet alone”.

Full report in the next edition of BEST Battery Briefing, out on 18 September. Subscribe now to receive your FREE copy by e-mail.

 

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China’s Camel to join Nissan battery buyout deal

Mon, 09/11/2017 - 11:38 -- Iris
China’s Camel to join Nissan battery buyout deal

Camel Group has become the latest Chinese battery maker set to invest in the takeover of Nissan’s battery business led by private equity firm GSR Capital Advisors.

The announcement came after Zhejiang Unifull Industrial Fibre said it too would invest as a partner in the buyout deal.

 

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Chinese firm joins Nissan battery buyout deal

Wed, 08/30/2017 - 10:20 -- News Editor
Chinese firm joins Nissan battery buyout deal

A Chinese lithium battery manufacturer is chipping in up to $100 million to join the takeover of Nissan’s battery business by Chinese private equity firm GSR Capital Advisors.

Zhejiang Unifull Industrial Fibre said in a stock exchange filing it had signed a framework agreement with GSR Capital to become a partner in funding the Nissan deal, which Nissan confirmed earlier this month.

 

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Strong stop-start battery shipments boost JCI sales

Tue, 08/08/2017 - 10:43 -- News Editor
Strong stop-start battery shipments boost JCI sales

Strong shipments of stop-start batteries boosted Johnson Controls International’s performance in its fiscal third quarter.

Adjusted earnings before interest and taxes for the US tech giant’s Power Solutions division, which includes the lead-acid battery recycling business, rose 8.6% to $304 million for the three months to June 30 from $280 million in Q3 2016.

 

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Honda recall over battery sensors

Thu, 07/27/2017 - 09:36 -- News Editor
Honda recall over battery sensors

Honda is recalling some 2.1 million of its Accord cars worldwide, including 1.15m in the US, over problems that could lead to battery sensors short circuiting and catching fire.

Honda said the recall covers vehicles from the years 2013-16 with 12-volt battery sensors, which will be replaced free.

 

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Glencore ‘in triangular lithium deal’ with China’s CATL and VW

Tue, 07/18/2017 - 10:50 -- News Editor
Glencore ‘in triangular lithium deal’ with China’s CATL and VW

Switzerland-based mining company Glencore has reportedly signed a deal to supply cobalt materials to a Chinese lithium battery manufacturer – who would in turn sell batteries for Volkswagen’s (VW) electric vehicles.

According to Reuters, the deal would see Glencore sell up to 20,000 tonnes of cobalt products to CATL (Contemporary Amperex Technology Co Ltd), a China-based battery giant who also supplies EV batteries to carmaker BMW.

 

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In-depth report exposes lithium-ion fake news

Mon, 07/17/2017 - 11:09 -- News Editor
In-depth report exposes lithium-ion fake news

A damning critique of some of the half-truths the lithium-ion battery industry has disseminated in technical media and online is presented in the summer’s issue of Batteries and Energy Storage Technology Magazine.

Written by Dr Mike McDonagh, the publication’s technical editor, the article, entitled True Li-es, pours cold water on some of the general claims made by the industry that have made it the chemistry of choice for large-scale energy storage projects— vital for the widespread introduction of renewables.

 

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Battery investment boost for Moixa

Thu, 07/06/2017 - 12:47 -- News Editor
Battery investment boost for Moixa

UK-based residential energy storage firm Moixa has secured a total of £2.5 million ($3.2 million) in new investment towards its goal of creating “a virtual power plant and aggregating the capacity of 100,000 home batteries”.

The lion’s share of the investment, £1.5 million ($1.9 million), has come in equity investment including £500,000 ($649,000) from Japan’s Tokyo Electric Power Company (Tepco) and a further £500,000 ($649,000) from venture capital investment firm First Imagine Ventures.

 

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