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Canadian company buys out South Korea’s iQ Power

Thu, 12/07/2017 - 10:19 -- News Editor
Canadian company buys out South Korea’s iQ Power

South Korea’s battery manufacturer iQ Power Asia Inc. has been acquired by Vancouver-based lead-acid battery maker Discover Energy and will operates as a subsidiary under a new name.

The new business is called Discover MIXTECH Manufacturing Co Ltd and will be led by Steve Nam, the South Korean manufacturing site helps secure Discover’s global supply of automotive and commercial batteries.

 

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India joins Leclanché in Ontario energy investment

Thu, 11/16/2017 - 10:25 -- Xuan Zhong
India joins Leclanché in Ontario energy investment

Indian firm EPAL and Swiss battery maker Leclanché are jointly investing $12 million in a lithium battery storage facility nearing completion in in Canada’s Ontario province.

The 28MW/14MWh advanced battery storage project, known as Basin 1 (6MWh) and 2 (2MWh), was built and owned by the Leclanché and Canadian developer. It is the first utility scale energy storage facility designed to improve stability on the Ontario grid, with a total investment of approximately $25m.

 

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Electrovaya swaps lead-acid for Li-on in Walmart forklifts

Thu, 10/05/2017 - 09:42 -- News Editor
Electrovaya swaps lead-acid for Li-on in Walmart forklifts

Canadian battery maker Electrovaya has signed a CAD4.3 million ($3.5m) deal to supply its lithium-ion ceramic batteries to power forklifts for Walmart Canada.

Walmart is converting the forklifts in one of its distribution centres to use Electrovaya’s ‘Elivate’ forklift battery line instead of lead-acid, Electrovaya said.

 

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Canada funding for Novonix

Fri, 09/08/2017 - 09:55 -- News Editor
Canada funding for Novonix

Canada’s government is investing CAD500,000 ($396,000) in Nova Scotia-based battery testing equipment provider, Novonix Battery Testing Services Inc.

Lithium-ion specialist Novonix, which became wholly-owned by Australian mining minnow Graphitecorp earlier this year, said the funds from the Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency would help it expand its international marketing.

 

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Canada lead-acid firm expands in South Korea

Fri, 09/01/2017 - 09:37 -- News Editor
Canada lead-acid firm expands in South Korea

Vancouver-based lead-acid battery firm Discover is launching an SLI lead-acid manufacturing plant in South Korea, backed by Canadian export financing.

Discover, which was awarded $15 million from Export Development Canada (EDC), told BBB the financing supported the firm’s acquisition of an existing battery plant site in South Korea.

 

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Largest energy storage rollout for Canada

Wed, 06/21/2017 - 15:26 -- Paul Crompton
Largest energy storage rollout for Canada

Powin Energy, a US energy storage solutions provider, will partner with renewable energy company Hecate Energy to build and install six units with a total capacity of 12.8MW/52.8MWh at two sites in Ontario, Canada.

Powin’s modular Stack140, a 140kW lithium-ion battery array that is scalable from 125kW to multiple megawatts for outdoor installation, will be deployed in the systems in Stratford and Kitchener.

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SRG teams up with Germans to test graphite for Li-ion batteries

Fri, 04/21/2017 - 10:55 -- Xuan Zhong
SRG teams up with Germans to test graphite for Li-ion batteries

Canadian Sama Graphite (SRG) has announced its signature of a consulting agreement with Dorfner ANZAPLAN, a German specialty minerals producer, for advanced graphite test work on the SRG’s Lola Graphite for lithium-ion battery application.

Laboratory work and analysis on the Lola Graphite concentrate is aimed at identifying the optimal procedure for shaping and purification in order to obtain high-purity spherical graphite, suitable for use in lithium-ion battery and technology grade graphite applications.

 

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Canadian mining firm to enter growing VRFB materials market

Wed, 03/22/2017 - 09:37 -- Xuan Zhong
Canadian mining firm to enter growing VRFB materials market

A Canadian junior mining firm is set to move into the vanadium redox flow battery materials market after it successfully produced vanadium electrolyte during trials.

Toronto-based Golden Share Mining Corporation’s Vanadium Electrolyte (VE) was developed by Pacific Northwest National Laboratory of the United States Department of Energy (PNNL).

 

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Firms to build lithium-ion cells using recycled materials

Thu, 12/08/2016 - 09:21 -- Xuan Zhong
Firms to build lithium-ion cells using recycled materials

A Canadian carbon science company and its unnamed partner are set to make a full-scale lithium-ion battery from recycled/up-cycled materials.

The two firms will use material from an electric car power pack and the up-cycled anode material from Saint Jean Carbon (SJC) to make the cells.

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Historic moment as flow battery and vanadium companies signs MoU

Mon, 07/25/2016 - 11:59 -- Paul Crompton
Historic moment as flow battery and vanadium companies signs MoU

US flow battery maker Vionx Energy has entered into a nonbinding memorandum of understanding (MoU) with Canadian vanadium producer Largo Resources.

The MOU outlines the principal terms upon which Vionx will base a final deal in which it will use Largo’s vanadium electrolyte in its Vanadium Redox Battery (VRB) systems.

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