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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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Lithium makes personal subs go deep

Thu, 04/13/2017 - 09:49 -- Xuan Zhong
Lithium makes personal subs go deep

Lithium ion has claimed a new niche for itself… in the world of personal submarines.

Dutch submersible manufacturer U-Boat Worx has introduces five new research submarines that open up the deep to private explorers and oceanographic research organizations.

The deepest diving submersible of the new C-Researcher series is the 2-person "C-Researcher 2", which has an operating depth of 2,000 metres.

 

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Paraclete cuts formation time down to size

Tue, 04/11/2017 - 10:01 -- Xuan Zhong
Paraclete cuts formation time down to size

Paraclete Energy, a Michigan based lithium ion materials supplier, made a strong push for the acceptance of prelithiated anode materials at the Battery Show Europe last week, with the launch of prelithiated SM-Silicon.

Prelithiated nanoparticle SM-Silicon/PL has a proprietary surface modifier that acts as a protective shell from air and moisture and has an artificial SEI for cycle stability. Not only will customers be able to incorporate Paraclete Energy’s cycle stable SM-Silicon™ into their anode to achieve the highest capacity possible for their batteries, but they will also be able to reap the benefits mentioned an aqueous compatible prelithiated anode in short reduced formation time, said the company.

 

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Another day, another breakthrough

Thu, 06/18/2015 - 11:21 -- gerry@bestmag.co.uk
Another day, another breakthrough

Yet another US developer claims a  “breakthrough energy storage technology ! Biosolar announced that the company is developing a breakthrough technology to significantly increase the capacity, lower the cost and extend the life of lithium-ion batteries.

Based on the company's internal analysis, a super battery built using its technology can double the range of a Tesla automobile, costs 4 times less, has faster charging time, longer life and can potentially break the $100/kWh cost barrier needed for mass market adoption of energy storage.

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FDG in $96m lithium ion sell off

Thu, 04/30/2015 - 10:34 -- Paul Crompton
FDG in $96m lithium ion sell off

FDG Electric Vehicles’ has sold a stake in its lithium-ion battery production unit to private-equity investor CIAM Group for HK$750m ($96.8 million).

CIAM Group will pay for a 25% minority stake in Synergy Dragon by issuing convertible bonds to FDG.

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