Portugal is set to offer licences for the exploration of lithium in the country in a bid to grab a share of the lucrative battery materials supply market for electric vehicles.
Jordan’s government has reportedly agreed on proposals for a $40 million battery facility to push forward the country’s energy storage ambitions.
The government has signed a memorandum of understanding with 23 international firms and consortia to build a battery storage facility with a capacity of “at least” 30MW, according to The Jordan Times.
Chinese authorities are reportedly preparing new policies for the recycling of batteries due to the rapidly-expanding new energy vehicle (NEV) market— the EV and hybrid electric vehicle sector.
The Ministry of Industry and Information Technology (MIIT) is expected to roll out policies to clarify industrial standards and regulate battery recycling this year, according to China’s state Xinhua News Agency.