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China battery recycler GEM signs Glencore cobalt supply deal

Mon, 03/19/2018 - 11:42 -- Xuan Zhong
China battery recycler GEM signs Glencore cobalt supply deal

Chinese battery recycler GEM has signed a three-year colbalt materials supply deal with Swiss mining company Glencore.

GEM said the move would secure materials needed to supply batteries to China’s growing electric vehicle market.

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Panasonic ships first Li-on batteries from China

Mon, 03/19/2018 - 11:25 -- John Shepherd
Panasonic ships first Li-on batteries from China

Japan’s Panasonic has shipped its first prismatic automotive lithium-ion batteries from a new factory in Dalian, China.

Panasonic said the move followed the start of “mass production” at the site— which was formally opened last year— with consignments of batteries being shipped to Chinese and North American customers.

 

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CATL snaps up Canadian lithium firm

Mon, 03/19/2018 - 11:17 -- John Shepherd
CATL snaps up Canadian lithium firm

China’s CATL has reportedly bought a 90% controlling stake in a Canadian lithium firm— to shore up supplies of the key raw material for its expanding global battery business.

Contemporary Amperex Technology (CATL) acquired 36.6 million shares of North American Lithium from Jilin Jien Nickel Industry, according to the China Daily.

 

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German-Chinese joint venture for hybrid batteries

Mon, 03/12/2018 - 13:13 -- Xuan Zhong
German-Chinese joint venture for hybrid batteries

German automotive manufacturer Continental has confirmed plans to launch a battery production joint venture with China’s Sichuan Chengfei Integration Technology (CITC).

Continental said the partnership is expected to start producing 48-volt mild hybrid lithium-ion battery systems in China, by the middle of this year, targeting the European, North American and Asian electric vehicle markets.

 

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Li-developer Tesson building 4GWh battery HQ in China

Mon, 03/12/2018 - 13:06 -- Xuan Zhong
Li-developer Tesson building 4GWh battery HQ in China

China’s lithium-ion automotive battery developer Tesson New Energy has started construction of a 4GWh battery assembly facility in the eastern city of Nanjing.

Tesson, a subsidiary of Hong Kong-listed Tesson Holdings, said it plans to invest more than CNY5 billion ($790 million) in building the facility in the city’s Lishui district— that will be its headquarters for operations, production and R&D.

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Chinese lead-acid player ‘eyes Asian expansion’

Mon, 03/12/2018 - 12:50 -- Xuan Zhong
Chinese lead-acid player ‘eyes Asian expansion’

Chinese lead-acid battery manufacturer Tianneng has reportedly set its sights on expanding production capacity to another country in southern or southeast Asia— while stepping up domestic capacity by 20% this year to meet electric vehicle demand.

According to Reuters, the company wants to capitalise on increasing demand for batteries to power electric scooters and cars in the region. Tianneng is considering setting up a plant “with an annual production capacity of at least 100,000 tonnes” in countries such as Vietnam, Thailand, Malaysia, Pakistan and Bangladesh, according to the news agency.

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Now China’s CATL ‘makes play for EU expansion’

Mon, 03/12/2018 - 12:13 -- Xuan Zhong
Now China’s CATL ‘makes play for EU expansion’

Chinese battery giant CATL is reportedly on the lookout for a site in Europe to manufacture lithium-ion batteries for the electric vehicle market, after becoming a supplier for Volkswagen cars built in China.

According to Bloomberg, CATL (Contemporary Amperex Technology Co) “is close to” deciding on a site in either Germany, Hungary or Poland to build what would be its first overseas automotive battery manufacturing plant.

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China issues new energy battery recycling guidance

Mon, 03/05/2018 - 12:02 -- Xuan Zhong
China issues new energy battery recycling guidance

China has published a list of interim measures towards establishing a regulatory framework for the recycling of batteries from the country’s fast-developing new energy vehicle (NEV) market.

Requirements jointly issued by the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology (MIIT) and six other government departments, which come into force on 1 August 2018, aim to enforce the prompt recycling of lithium-ion and nickel–metal hybrid batteries.

 

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Chinese-Israeli venture for aluminium-air batteries

Mon, 03/05/2018 - 11:56 -- Xuan Zhong
Chinese-Israeli venture for aluminium-air batteries

Israeli metal–air batteries company Phinergy plans to team up with Chinese partners to invest in the development of aluminium-air battery systems in China.

Chinese aluminium products manufacturer Yunnan Aluminium said it had formed a joint venture company with Phinergy and China’s Shanghai Zuoyong New Energy Technology for the CNY813.8 million ($128.6m) project.

 

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Daimler-BAIC to build Beijing battery and car plant as Geely takes Daimler stake

Mon, 03/05/2018 - 11:48 -- Xuan Zhong
Daimler-BAIC to build Beijing battery and car plant as Geely takes Daimler stake

German auto giant Daimler is investing in a second battery and car production plant in Beijing with its Chinese state-owned automobile partner BAIC.

Daimler told BBB the companies would jointly invest more than CNY11.9 billion ($1.9bn) in the new facility at their Beijing Benz Automotive (BBAC) joint venture making lithium-ion batteries and “high-quality premium vehicles” for Daimler’s Mercedes-Benz brand.

 

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