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LG Chem to design “unique” NMC battery for Mahindra

Mon, 03/12/2018 - 12:56 -- Xuan Zhong
LG Chem to design “unique” NMC battery for Mahindra

South Korean battery giant LG Chem is to work with Indian car multinational Mahindra & Mahindra to develop a “unique” NMC (nickel-manganese-cobalt) battery for electric vehicles made in India.

Under the partnership, LG Chem will design and supply its newly-developed NMC technology for the Mahindra and SsangYong series of EV— lithium-ion modules for Mahindra Electric’s vehicles— and create battery packs for the Mahindra group and other customers.

 

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India’s Gravita gets Luminous lead order

Mon, 01/29/2018 - 11:20 -- John Shepherd
India’s Gravita gets Luminous lead order

Indian lead battery recycling group Gravita has won an order worth around $46 million from lead-acid manufacturer Luminous Power Technologies.

Gravita, which is also one of the country’s largest lead producers, did not respond to BBB’s request for details of the order to India-based Luminous— part of the Schneider Electric group.

 

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First grid scale storage system in India

Mon, 01/29/2018 - 10:38 -- News Editor
First grid scale storage system in India

AES and Mitsubishi Corporation are to build India’s first utility-scale energy storage system, a 10MW solution that will serve the electric grid operated by Tata Power.

The companies will own the ‘Advancion’ storage solution, which is being supplied by Fluence. Once completed later this year, the system will enable better peak load management, add system flexibility and enhance reliability for more than seven million customers in the Delhi region, the firms said.

 

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IndianOil in aluminium-air battery tech tie-up

Mon, 01/22/2018 - 12:20 -- Xuan Zhong
IndianOil in aluminium-air battery tech tie-up

India’s state-owned IndianOil Corporation has signed energy technology tie-up deals with Israeli companies— including one developing aluminium-air battery systems.

New Delhi-headquartered IndianOil signed letters of intent with startup Phinergy and the Yeda Research and Development Company, a technology transfer company, in Israel, last week.

 

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Carmakers warn India of Li-battery “challenges”

Tue, 01/16/2018 - 10:05 -- Xuan Zhong
Carmakers warn India of Li-battery “challenges”

India’s government has been urged to be “technology neutral” in supporting the country’s nascent electric vehicle (EV) sector— and not to back lithium-ion batteries exclusively.

The Society of Indian Automobile Manufacturers (SIAM), which represents vehicle and vehicular engine manufacturers, said warned ministers “there are also challenges in developing charging infrastructure, lithium mining, low cost batteries and disposal of discarded lithium batteries”.

 

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India ‘poised for $3bn energy storage investment’

Wed, 11/29/2017 - 12:56 -- Xuan Zhong
India ‘poised for $3bn energy storage investment’

India’s expanding energy storage market is poised to attract more than $3 billion in new investments over the next three years, according to a new study by the India Energy Storage Alliance (IESA).

The IESA said the bulk of the investment is expected to go into setting up two to four Gigafactories for the manufacture of advanced lithium-ion batteries.

 

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Toyota-Suzuki map out Li battery plans for India

Thu, 11/23/2017 - 10:21 -- Xuan Zhong
Toyota-Suzuki map out Li battery plans for India

Japanese auto giants Toyota and Suzuki have agreed the next steps to launching a range of electric vehicles in India by “around 2020” using locally made lithium-ion batteries.

Toyota said on 17 November the firms had concluded a memorandum of understanding (MOU) on moving forward with the project.

 

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Amara Raja deals “mitigate” impact of new lead price rises

Tue, 11/21/2017 - 14:00 -- News Editor
Amara Raja deals “mitigate” impact of new lead price rises

The CEO of India’s Amara Raja Batteries said the firm is braced for further hikes in the price of lead into 2018— but that it has “mitigated” the impact through existing contracts.

S Vijayanad said while LME prices had seen “close to 25% growth” over the past year, the industrial and automotive battery maker expects to see lead prices “in the range of $2,400 to $2,500 per metric ton” by next spring.

 

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GS Yuasa production boost marks centenary

Thu, 11/16/2017 - 10:27 -- Xuan Zhong
GS Yuasa production boost marks centenary

Japan-based lead-acid battery manufacturer GS Yuasa has told investors it is on track to expand production in at least three other countries as it marks 100 years of operations.

GS Yuasa said new production facilities will come on line in Turkey, China and India in 2018— and the group plans to make inroads into the lucrative electric vehicles (EV) battery market.

 

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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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