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Total and Groupe PSA launch joint venture to develop 48GWh European lithium-ion battery production supply chain

Wed, 02/05/2020 - 15:59 -- Paul Crompton

French fossil fuel firm Total plans to build pilot battery manufacturing facilities in Europe combining the knowledge of its lithium-ion battery making arm Saft and vehicle OEM Groupe PSA.

The partners intend to establish a joint venture named Automotive Cell Company (ACC) with the goal of producing electric vehicle batteries starting in 2023.

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Li-Cycle to tap into US’ waste battery market with lithium-ion recycling facility

Wed, 02/05/2020 - 15:50 -- Paul Crompton

A lithium-ion battery recycling plant will be built in New York State after Li-Cycle Corporation gained financial backing for the $23 million facility in exchange for jobs.

The Canadian firm aims to tap into the US’ lithium-ion battery supply chain when the facility becomes fully operational in Monroe County later this year.

You can access BEST's newly launched, dedicated recycling section here

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Electrovaya buys ceramic separator patents for lithium-ion batteries

Wed, 02/05/2020 - 15:36 -- Paul Crompton

Electrovaya has bought 30 key lithium-ion ceramic separator and battery issued patents previously owned by Litarion, the Canadian company announced on 4 February.

The patents concern the design, manufacture and application of ceramic composite separators for lithium-ion and novel battery design.

Electrovaya acquired the patents to strengthen its proprietary position in lithium-ion ceramic battery products, and provide additional intellectual property in the US, China, Japan, South Korea and Germany.

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Tesla side-steps long-term lithium-ion cell supplier to partner with LG Chem and CATL for its Gigafactory 3

Fri, 01/31/2020 - 10:32 -- Paul Crompton

Vehicle and energy storage firm Tesla has entered into a partnership with South Korea’s LG Chem and China’s CATL as it looks to secure a lithium-ion battery supply for its electric cars at its Gigafactory 3 plant in Shanghai.

Rumours that Tesla would move from its exclusive cell supplier Panasonic to meet demand at the China Gigafactory 3 first surfaced last August.

*UPDATE* CATL confirmed in a stock exchange filing on Monday, 3 February, it had signed a two-year battery supply agreement with Tesla, with the US firm determining the battery purchase volume. The deal starts this July and closes June 2022.

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Tata Group is closing the loop as it builds battery manufacturing and recycling plants

Thu, 01/30/2020 - 14:44 -- Paul Crompton

Indian conglomerate Tata Group is proposing to build a battery manufacturing plant in the country bolstering its electric vehicle closed-loop potential, the company announced on 26 January. 

The company plans to invest $113 million in the 200MW plant, which will have the potential to scale up to 2GW depending on domestic and global demand, news agency Reuters has reported.

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Researchers use radio frequency to detect health of commercial lithium-ion batteries

Thu, 01/30/2020 - 14:38 -- Paul Crompton

Researchers from Sandia National Laboratories have developed a radio-frequency detector that monitors a lithium-ion battery’s health while cycling— a first for commercially available batteries.

Placed inside the battery, the paper-thin magnetic resonance detector could help researchers better understand and characterise batteries to improve them for renewable storage and national security applications.

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JV will see Canadian and Korean firms partner to build vanadium redox flow battery plant in US

Thu, 01/30/2020 - 14:21 -- Paul Crompton

Metals exploration firm Margaret Lake Diamonds and Korid Energy Company are set to build a vanadium redox flow battery-making plant in the US.

The Canadian firm and Korid, a subsidiary of Korean company DST, announced the joint venture to construct a factory on 27 January.

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US state strengthens Korean links as it welcomes lithium materials maker Enchem

Wed, 01/29/2020 - 15:23 -- Paul Crompton

Korean firm Enchem is set to build two plants in Georgia, US, to manufacture lithium battery electrolyte and electrostatic double-layer capacitors (ELDC).

The state’s governor Brian Kemp announced the $61.35 million project in Jackson County, which builds on the success of the south-eastern state in attracting Korean battery giant SK Innovations

 

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Cash boost allows Welsh firm to scale-up development of its sodium-ion pouch cell

Wed, 01/29/2020 - 14:46 -- Paul Crompton

Welsh battery developer Deregallera is preparing to commission a pilot-scale sodium-ion pouch cell production line after securing a government grant.

The company will move from prototype laboratory-scale testing to manufacturing packaged cells that conform to industrial standard regulations in large commercial-scale batteries.

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New York Power Authority chooses zinc-air for energy storage project

Thu, 01/23/2020 - 14:36 -- Paul Crompton

Energy storage firm Zinc8 Energy Solutions announced plans on 17 January to deploy a 100kW/1MWh zinc-air battery energy storage system in New York state.

The project by Canadian firm, formerly MGX Renewables, follows a cooperation agreement with state public power organisation New York Power Authority (NYPA). 

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