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Lithium-ion ESS facility to power lead battery recycling centre

Thu, 03/12/2020 - 15:38 -- Paul Crompton

A two-year research project is using a 1MW lithium-ion energy storage system to reduce costs at a lead-acid battery recycling plant in Sweden.

The storage system using 24 BMW-batteries of the same type in the vehicle OEM’s BMWi3 will be commissioned in the summer at Boliden's Bergsöe lead smelting plant in Landskrona, South of Sweden.

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Tier-1 lithium-ion anode maker requests bigger sample after positive test results

Wed, 03/11/2020 - 13:48 -- Paul Crompton

Australian minerals firm Blackearth Minerals has received positive feedback from a Tier-1 lithium-ion battery anode maker on its graphite concentrate mined in Southern Madagascar.

China firm BTR New Energy Materials undertook an in-house test-work program to evaluate the concentrate for suitability as an anode material.

 

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Coronavirus impact on lithium-ion industry to be felt for at least another year

Fri, 03/06/2020 - 09:56 -- Paul Crompton

The outbreak of coronavirus COVID-19 is putting China lithium-ion manufacturers into the ‘high risk’ supplier and production category. 

Industry analysts Wood Mackenzie predict a drop of 10% (26GWh) in lithium-ion battery production in China, with the Hubei province most impacted by the outbreak.

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Sri Lanka plans to develop lead-acid battery industry using domestic graphene

Thu, 03/05/2020 - 13:30 -- Paul Crompton

Sri Lanka is gearing up to create a $ 1.5 billion graphene-based lead-acid battery industry in the country using its abundant supply of vein graphite.

Associated Battery Manufacturers Ceylon (ABM) has agreed to purchase 50% of Ceylon Graphene Technologies’ (CGT) monthly graphene output, its chief executive Manju Gunawardana told a press conference last month. 

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Australian government backs domestic graphite refinery

Thu, 03/05/2020 - 13:09 -- Paul Crompton

A new Australian graphite refinery plant to supply the global lithium battery industry is a step closer to being built this week after EcoGraf Limited secured a promise of AUS104 million ($72 million) from the country’s government. 

Export Finance Australia is considering the provision of debt finance, subject to a detailed assessment, to fund the spherical graphite producer’s proposed battery graphite purification plant in Kwinana, Western Australia.

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Firm starts shipments of high grade CMC to lithium-ion battery makers

Wed, 03/04/2020 - 13:33 -- Paul Crompton

Netherlands’ firm Nouryon has begun shipping its carboxymethyl cellulose (CMC) polymer targeted specifically for the lithium-ion battery market for the first time.

The company’s AkuPure™ allows battery manufacturers to improve the anode coating process. Its key properties in battery production process include the speed at which it dissolves and its low level of insolubles. 

 

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Funding windfall allows US firm to move forward with lithium-ion battery recycling pilot project

Fri, 02/28/2020 - 12:24 -- Paul Crompton

A funding windfall will allow mining company American Battery Metals Corporation to continue its plans to build a lithium-ion battery recycling plant in Nevada, US.

The company will use $8 million of a $10 million investment to develop an initial commercial pilot plant capable of recycling 20,000 tons of batteries a year that will return lithium, cobalt, and nickel back into the materials supply chain.

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StoreDot creates VP of engineering role to fast track commercialisation of EV charger

Fri, 02/28/2020 - 12:21 -- Paul Crompton

Fast battery charger firm StoreDot has appointed Tzemah Kislev to the newly created role of vice president of engineering.

Kislev will lead StoreDot’s plan to bring the company’s ultra-fast charging technology for electric vehicles (EVs) to market as the Israel-based firm moves towards product commercialisation. 

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Firm reports purity of its recovered lithium-ion battery materials reaches almost 100%

Fri, 02/28/2020 - 12:16 -- Paul Crompton

Critical metals company American Manganese has announced the battery materials it recovered from disassembled electric vehicle battery packs was almost 100% pure.

The Company’s independent contract laboratory, Kemetco Research, generated recycled products with purities of 98.91% (nickel), 99.72% (cobalt) and 99.27% (manganese). 

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Thai solid-state lithium-ion pilot manufacturing plant to target ASEAN market

Wed, 02/26/2020 - 14:50 -- Paul Crompton

Thailand’s first semi-solid lithium-ion battery pilot plant is to be built within 10 months after a deal was signed by two of the country’s firms.

Energy firm Global Power Synergy Public Company (GPSC) and Thai Takasago Company have signed a contract to build the THB1.1 billion ($35 million) plant in the Rayong province of the country.

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