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Lithium Australia acquires German lithium project

Tue, 06/19/2018 - 10:27 -- Xuan Zhong
Lithium Australia acquires German lithium project

Lithium Australia (LIT) is to acquire ownership of Germany’s Sadisdorf lithium project— and plans to take on global battery players rushing to grab a slice of Europe’s future electric vehicles supply chain business.

LIT, which was granted a 133 square-kilometre exploration licence for the Saxony site earlier this year, will acquire the lithium/tin project from Germany’s Tin International subject to regulatory approvals.

 

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US states ramp up battery storage

Fri, 06/15/2018 - 09:20 -- Xuan Zhong
US states ramp up battery storage

Nevada and California have announced moves to expand battery energy storage facilities across the two states.

In Nevada, utility NV Energy is asking regulators to back plans to build six solar energy plants with three related BESS facilities with a combined storage capacity of 100 megawatts.

 

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Akasol IPO to expand battery investments

Tue, 06/12/2018 - 09:29 -- John Shepherd
Akasol IPO to expand battery investments

German battery manufacturer Akasol is preparing for an initial public offering (IPO)— and has its sights set on acquisitions buoyed by “strong growth” in the electric vehicle (EV) market. 

The Darmstadt-based company, incorporated just 10 years ago, said its lithium-ion battery systems business has already amassed orders worth EUR1.45 billion ($1.7bn) through to 2024, with clients including Daimler, Alstom, Bombardier and Rolls-Royce Power Systems.

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Musk confirms Tesla Gigafactory plans for China and Europe

Mon, 06/11/2018 - 12:00 -- John Shepherd
Musk confirms Tesla Gigafactory plans for China and Europe

Tesla has given the green light to launch its first Gigafactory for batteries production outside the US in China, company chief Elon Musk has confirmed.

The new Shanghai plant confirms a pledge by Musk to one day set up business at the heart of Asia’s booming batteries sector.

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UK’s Johnson Matthey tight-lipped on site for post-Brexit battery tech plant

Thu, 06/07/2018 - 11:17 -- Xuan Zhong
UK’s Johnson Matthey tight-lipped on site for post-Brexit battery tech plant

UK-based speciality chemicals company Johnson Matthey (JM) is set to launch commercial production of its “high energy” battery material technology by 2022— but is staying tight-lipped about which country will host the plant.

Investors have been told the enhanced lithium nickel oxide (eLNO) material plant, which will target batteries for the electric vehicles market, “will be located in Europe, in line with the development of its supply chain”.

 

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Siemens to partner with Northvolt for ‘Green LIB’ supplies

Wed, 06/06/2018 - 11:18 -- John Shepherd
Siemens to partner with Northvolt for ‘Green LIB’ supplies

Siemens is to partner Swedish lithium-ion start-up Northvolt in developing “next generation Green lithium-ion batteries”.

Siemens is investing EUR10 million ($11.6m) in the partnership— through which it will become the latest international firm to work with Northvolt— whose planned lithium-ion battery manufacturing facility is being financed by the European Investment Bank.

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Siemens Gamesa tests redox flow ‘BESS hybrid’ in Spain

Fri, 06/01/2018 - 10:18 -- Xuan Zhong
Siemens Gamesa tests redox flow ‘BESS hybrid’ in Spain

A vanadium redox energy storage system is being tested in Spain by Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy (SGRE) as part of a hybrid renewables project.

SGRE said the next-generation redox flow battery at its La Plana test site near Zaragoza offers a 120-kilowatt energy output with 400 kilowatt-hour storage capacity. 

 

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China tightens grip on lithium in Chile deal

Tue, 05/29/2018 - 10:15 -- John Shepherd
China tightens grip on lithium in Chile deal

China’s Tianqi Lithium is set to become a key shareholder of the world’s second largest producer of lithium— in a move to strengthen Chinese influence on the battery raw materials market.

Tianqi has agreed to buy a 25.9% stake in Sociedad Quimica y Minera de Chile (SQM) from Canada-based Nutrien in a deal worth more than $4 billion.

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Chicago’s cops get batteries backup

Wed, 05/23/2018 - 10:20 -- Xuan Zhong
Chicago’s cops get batteries backup

Lockheed Martin is to provide a 2MWh GridStar lithium energy storage system for a microgrid project in Chicago.

The Bronzeville community microgrid project, funded by the US Department of Energy, features a lithium-ion BESS coupled with solar photovoltaics to serve as backup power for critical facilities— including the Chicago Police Department.

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Anesco on track to ‘quadruple’ UK BESS portfolio

Wed, 05/23/2018 - 10:17 -- John Shepherd
Anesco on track to ‘quadruple’ UK BESS portfolio

Energy storage developer Anesco said it is on track to “quadruple its operational battery portfolio” in the UK by 2020.

Anesco said UK demand for battery storage is expected to see the firm add 380 megawatts of new capacity over the next three years.

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