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Former Tesla employees plans for Europe’s first Gigafactory

Mon, 03/13/2017 - 16:00 -- Paul Crompton

Two former Tesla workers are set to beat their former employee in making lithium-ion cells for electric vehicle and energy storage applications in Europe.

Northvolt AB’s ambitious plans to build Europe's first Gigafactory in Sweden were given a boost when investment firm InnoEnergy, announced a €3.5million (around 35MSEK or $3.7million) investment.

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Digatron opens Italian offices as expansion plans continue

Thu, 02/25/2016 - 14:46 -- Paul Crompton
Digatron opens Italian offices as expansion plans continue

Digatron Power Electronics has opened a new office in Italy as part of its continued growth and expansion in central and eastern Europe.

The new sales office in Milan and the hiring of Milanese Massimo Dotzo as its new sales manager is an important part of Digatron’s business strategy.

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Skeleton Technologies wins gold as best green startup

Fri, 10/16/2015 - 12:45 -- Paul Crompton
Skeleton Technologies wins gold as best green startup

Ultracapacitor manufacturer Skeleton Technologies has won gold for being the best ‘smart green startup’ in Europe.

Based in Bautzen, Germany, and Tallinn, Estonia, the company claims to be the only manufacturer that uses nanoporous carbide-derived carbon, or ‘curved graphene’, in its ultracapacitor cells.

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Fuel cell giant takes control of European JV

Tue, 08/11/2015 - 11:23 -- Paul Crompton
Fuel cell giant takes control of European JV

Fuel cell firm Plug Power has entered into a definitive agreement to take full control of a joint venture to develop, manufacture and market fuel cells in Europe.

Plug Power bought the remaining 80% of joint venture HyPulsion from Axane, SA, a subsidiary of Air Liquide SA, for $11.47 million in common stock, subject to certain post-closing adjustments.

Plug Power and Air Liquide founded HyPulsion in 2012 to bring fuel cells for forklift trucks to the European market.

The transaction is subject to certain customary closing conditions and is expected to close no later than August 2015.

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