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Novel start-up forging ahead with VW investment

Mon, 02/04/2019 - 00:00 -- Hugh Finzel
Dr Paul Lichty

US-based start-up Forge Nano has received a US$10 million investment from German car maker Volkswagen— funds the company will use to continue investigating and developing “a material coating technology that could further improve the performance of battery materials”.

Forge Nano has been investigating processes for scaling atomic layer deposition— “a chemical process for applying atomic scale coatings one atom at a time”— to create new core-shell materials, particularly for battery applications, with the aim of boosting the energy density of electric vehicle battery cells.

Forge Nano founder and CEO Dr Paul Lichty (pictured) said the company’s “atomically precise surface engineering technology is ushering in a new era of high performance materials”.

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Blackstone Resources plans Germany battery plant

Mon, 01/21/2019 - 00:00 -- John Shepherd

Swiss battery metals investor Blackstone Resources is launching a research centre in Germany— ahead of plans to set up “a substantial battery-production project” in the country.

The company is investing €200 million to establish Blackstone Research in the city of Erfurt, with the goal of building “the next generation of electric-vehicle batteries, close to where German auto manufacturers are based”, in the east-central state of Thüringen.

Blackstone said it will initially put up the investment itself, but hopes to “garner support from subsidies” from European Union R&D funds and from regional and federal funding in Germany.

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SK Innovation finalises lithium-ion EV battery deal with Benz

Thu, 02/25/2016 - 14:49 -- Paul Crompton
SK Innovation finalises lithium-ion EV battery deal with Benz

South Korean refiner SK Innovation Co has finalised a deal to supply its lithium-ion electric vehicle (EV) batteries for use in Mercedes Benz's EV cars.

Most of the details were kept secret, but what we do know is the deal is due to begin in 2017, according to reports by South Korean Yonhap English News.

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