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Oxis Energy and Codemge sign lease agreement to build world's first Li-S manufacturing plant

Tue, 05/12/2020 - 15:25 -- Paul Crompton

Oxis Energy and the Minas Gerais Development Company Codemge aim to have a 200MWh lithium-sulfur cell manufacturing plant operating in Brazil within three years after leasing a plant from Mercedes Benz Brazil (MBB).

The UK firm has signed a 15-year-lease agreement to take possession of a plant located at the MBB manufacturing site in Juiz de Fora, in the state of Minas Gerais, in south east Brazil.

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Saft wins starter batteries order for Brazil cargo trains

Thu, 04/25/2019 - 13:37 -- John Shepherd
Saft wins starter batteries order for Brazil cargo trains

French battery company Saft has won an order to supply its SRX nickel-cadmium starter batteries to a freight rail company in Brazil.

Saft said the order from logistics firm MRS Logistica is for its 64V “low maintenance nickel technology battery systems” to be installed on board 58 16-cylinder diesel locomotives manufactured by GE Transportation.

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Mitsui inks battery metals supply deal with Sigma

Wed, 04/10/2019 - 13:54 -- Hugh Finzel

Japanese chemicals company Mitsui is to pre-pay Sigma Lithium US$30 million under a strategic alliance agreement for the supply of battery-grade lithium concentrate.

Sigma will supply Mitsui with “up to 55,000 tonnes” of material annually for six years, with an option to extend for a further five years.

Sigma said the agreement provided for a significant portion of the funding required for capital expenditures and construction of Sigma’s commercial production plant at its Grota do Cirilo lithium project in Brazil.

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Report says ‘lucky country’ lithium key for batteries in 2019

Mon, 02/04/2019 - 00:00 -- John Shepherd

“Key sources” of new lithium-ion for the battery materials market in 2019 will again come from Australia, say market analysts.

An additional 60 kilotonnes of lithium carbonate equivalent (LCE) output will come from mines in the so-called ‘lucky country’, according to metal and materials research consultancy Wood Mackenzie.

Australia has shown its ability to “fast-track spodumene operations in recent years through a combination of a benign investment environment, technical expertise and existing infrastructure”, Wood Mackenzie said.

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NEC ES to launch storage project first in Brazil

Fri, 07/13/2018 - 09:54 -- Xuan Zhong
NEC ES to launch storage project first in Brazil

A battery storage system is being installed off the coast of Brazil as part of an environmental R&D project to boost the use of solar power and reduce reliance on diesel.

NEC Energy Solutions (NEC ES) is supplying the lithium-ion distributed storage system for the project, which will be ready to launch from next month, to help preserve the natural environment of the Fernando de Noronha archipelago (pictured), off the country’s northeast coast.

 

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ESS in flow battery ‘first’ for Latin America

Fri, 06/08/2018 - 10:59 -- Xuan Zhong
ESS in flow battery ‘first’ for Latin America

US-based all-iron flow battery system manufacturer Energy Storage Systems (ESS) is making its first foray into the Latin American market.

ESS is to design, install, commission and test its 50-kilowatt/400 kilowatt-hour ‘Energy Warehouse’ system in the Brazilian state of Goiás.

 

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Li-S firm OXIS wins Brazil expansion investment

Mon, 02/26/2018 - 12:08 -- Xuan Zhong
Li-S firm OXIS wins Brazil expansion investment

UK lithium-sulfur cells maker OXIS Energy has secured a GBP3.7 million ($5.17m) capital boost to expand its battery business in Brazil.

Oxis said it plans to use funding from Brazilian private equity fund, Aerotec, to open a subsidiary and an R&D centre in southeast Brazil as it eyes increasing demand for batteries in the electric heavy vehicles market.

 

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Saft to replace substation lead-acid batteries with nickel cadmium

Thu, 10/20/2016 - 09:26 -- Xuan Zhong

Battery maker Saft has been awarded the contract to supply its maintenance-free nickel cadmium backup battery systems to Brazil’s capital city.

The French firm will replace existing lead-acid batteries at all 34 of Brazilian power utility CEB (Companhia Energetica de Brasilia) distribution substations serving Brasilia.

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Brazil R&D centre to focus on emerging lithium applications

Thu, 06/04/2015 - 10:46 -- Paul Crompton
Brazil R&D centre to focus on emerging lithium applications

A scientific and technological centre in Brazil has teamed up with an English EV research firm to develop new types of lithium batteries.

UK’s Mira has signed a letter of commitment with Fundação Parque Tecnológico Itaipu (FPTI) to develop a centre of excellence for energy storage in Brazil.

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Back of the net! Aggreko to power 2014 World Cup

Fri, 03/07/2014 - 10:53 -- Ruth Williams
The Estadio do Maracana, Rio de Janeiro

Aggreko has been selected to provide temporary power to the 2014 World Cup in Brazil.

The deal will see the Scottish power provider supplying temporary power for the broadcasting of all the matches in 12 host cities across Brazil.

In addition, Aggreko will provide power and temperature control services for the International Broadcast Centre in Rio de Janeiro.

Aggreko has a strong presence in South America; having bought Brazil’s largest power rental business— PoitEnergia— in 2012 it is well positioned to provide the necessary power for the championship.

The media coverage of the 64 matches will be watched by three billion people around the world and require Aggreko to supply, install and operate more than 46MW of generating capacity, 1,000 distribution panels and 200 km of electric cables.

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