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Johnson Matthey in battery materials plans with Cummins

Fri, 02/16/2018 - 09:32 -- Xuan Zhong
Johnson Matthey in battery materials plans with Cummins

Johnson Matthey has sold its automotive battery systems business to US-based engines and gensets manufacturer Cummins— as part of plans to jointly develop “high-energy battery materials”.

JM’s UK-based business is one of Europe's largest lithium-ion battery system suppliers with 50 employees.

 
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New battery recalls expose lithium fire risks

Mon, 02/12/2018 - 10:58 -- News Editor
New battery recalls expose lithium fire risks

Just when you thought it was safe to leave your lithium-ion powered laptop recharging by your bed comes another laptop battery recall.

So far there has been one fire incident with these computers in Canada. Fujitsu is the latest in a long line of laptop producers to announce a product recall of the batteries for its CELSIUS H720, LIFEBOOK E752, E733, E743, E753, P702, P772, S710, S752, S762, T732, T734, and T902 notebook computers.

 

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Magnis to “fast track” new NY lithium plant

Mon, 02/12/2018 - 10:47 -- John Shepherd
Magnis to “fast track” new NY lithium plant

Australian graphite producer Magnis Resources is to “fast track” plans to build a lithium-ion battery plant in New York State after acquiring equipment and raw materials from a former battery site in North Carolina.

Magnis confirmed on 8 February it had completed a successful AUD5 million ($3.9m) capital raising to fund its share of the purchase of the former battery plant in North Carolina.

 

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GE-Arenko partner for UK grid-scale Li battery storage

Mon, 02/12/2018 - 10:33 -- John Shepherd
GE-Arenko partner for UK grid-scale Li battery storage

Plans to build a 41MW battery lithium-ion energy storage system in the UK have been unveiled by GE and UK development partner Arenko.

GE said it will provide the system for Arenko to deliver on demand power to around 100,000 homes and “provide improved energy efficiency to the local community and the UK grid as a whole”.

 

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Korea plea to China over battery subsidies

Mon, 02/12/2018 - 10:29 -- John Shepherd
Korea plea to China over battery subsidies

Seoul has confirmed it is in direct talks with China aimed at patching up a trade row that led Beijing to slap sanctions on the use of South Korean batteries.

As BBB reported last week, signs that the two countries were attempting to bury the batteries hatchet emerged as South Korean and Chinese firms formed two joint ventures to produce lithium-ion battery materials from bases in China.

 

 

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Taiwan launches energy storage “alliance”

Mon, 02/05/2018 - 12:15 -- Xuan Zhong
Taiwan launches energy storage “alliance”

Industry leaders in Taiwan have reported launched an “alliance” to promote the development of the domestic energy storage market— and boost the take-up of lithium-ion systems.

The Taiwan Electrical and Electronic Manufacturers’ Association (TEEMA) launched the initiative on 31 January with founding members including the Taiwan Power Company, ITRI and Taiwan Institute of Economic Research, according to state media channel CNA.

 

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50MW Li-Ion storage boost for UK

Fri, 01/19/2018 - 09:33 -- Xuan Zhong
50MW Li-Ion storage boost for UK

Two grid-scale projects totalling 50MW of new energy storage capacity have been connected to the grid in the UK.

The US-European partners behind the lithium-ion projects said the commissioning represented the “largest portfolio of utility-scale battery energy storage systems connected to the UK grid”.

 

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Electrovoya picks up new forklift batteries order

Fri, 12/15/2017 - 09:14 -- News Editor
Electrovoya picks up new forklift batteries order

Canadian battery maker Electrovaya said it has won a further lithium-ion ceramic forklift battery purchase order worth CAD214,000 ($167,000) from a leading company.

The order is the second from a purchaser who is one of five US Fortune 500 companies to have already issued orders for the drop-in replacement batteries, Electrovaya said.

 

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Akasol launches Li battery systems plant for buses

Thu, 11/23/2017 - 10:16 -- Xuan Zhong
Akasol launches Li battery systems plant for buses

German battery manufacturer Akasol has launched production of its high-performance lithium-ion systems for commercial vehicles at its new EUR10 million ($11.7m) plant in Langen, near Frankfurt.

Akasol started production on 16 November at the 600MWh capacity facility. The company said it has already secured contracts to supply its battery systems for 10,000 buses being built by two European bus manufacturers in the next few years.

 

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