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PG&E seeks 165MW California Li-ion storage go-ahead

Wed, 12/13/2017 - 09:48 -- Xuan Zhong
PG&E seeks 165MW California Li-ion storage go-ahead

US electric utility Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E) is asking regulators in California to approve proposed deals for six new lithium-ion battery storage projects.

Contracts for the projects, which would see an additional 165MW of energy storage capacity built in the state, were drawn up following a request for offers for new storage issued by PG&E a year ago.

 

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Hype— the secret ingredient of ultra fast charging

Thu, 12/07/2017 - 10:15 -- News Editor
Hype— the secret ingredient of ultra fast charging

The race to bring fast charging to the mobile phone market through new battery developments reached a new peak last week with Samsung and relative newcomer Enervate using consumer electronic marketing and hype to bring their products to the global stage.

Enervate, the Irvine California developer of a silicon anode based battery system, was chosen by the gargantuan Las Vegas Consumer Electronics Show which takes place in early January as an ‘honouree’ in three categories — Vehicle Intelligence & Self-Driving Technology, Eco-Design and Sustainable Technologies, and Tech for a Better World — for its “groundbreaking” silicon-dominant lithium-ion battery technology.

 

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German-Chinese JV on lithium-ion technology

Tue, 12/05/2017 - 11:23 -- News Editor
Germany-Chinese JV on lithium-ion technology

The German enterprise ElringKlinger (EK) has signed a framework agreement on a joint venture (JV) for lithium-ion battery technology with Sichuan Chengfei Integration Technology Co Ltd (CITC) from China.

The JV will focus on the development, production, and distribution of lithium-ion battery modules for the global automotive market in Asia, Europe, and the United States.

 

 

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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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FDG unveils new China Gigafactory plans

Wed, 11/29/2017 - 12:43 -- Xuan Zhong

Hong Kong-listed FDG Electric Vehicles Limited has confirmed plans to build a new battery Gigafactory and separate EV production facility in China’s Sichuan Province.

FDG said the battery plant, which is slated to have a total annual production capacity of 4GWh, would be built in phases— so production can begin as soon as the first phase with a “modest” 1GWh annual capacity is complete.

 

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China chemicals player seeks CNY1.7bn for EV battery projects

Wed, 11/29/2017 - 12:41 -- Xuan Zhong
China chemicals player seeks CNY1.7bn for EV battery projects

Chinese firm Do-Fluoride Chemicals Co., Ltd plans to raise around CNY1.7 billion ($258 million) to produce materials for automotive lithium batteries and battery pack manufacturing.

The company will raise the capital through a private placement, according to brokerage firm Everbright Securities Company Limited, a subsidiary of the country’s Everbright Group, which is handling the placement.

 

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IEA to review ‘lithium only’ battery storage analysis

Mon, 11/27/2017 - 12:18 -- Xuan Zhong
IEA to review ‘lithium only’ battery storage analysis

An international study into the potential of batteries to power energy storage systems and electric vehicles of the future is to be reviewed, after it was admitted that research focused purely on lithium-ion.

According to the International Energy Agency’s (IEA) World Energy Outlook 2017 report, “in recent years, the momentum behind battery storage— and lithium-ion batteries in particular— has increased significantly”.

 

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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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LG Chem ‘buys stake in nickel sulfate supplier’

Thu, 11/16/2017 - 10:56 -- Xuan Zhong
LG Chem ‘buys stake in nickel sulfate supplier’

LG Chem has reportedly invested KRW1 billion ($897,000) to acquire a 10% stake in South Korean nickel sulfate supplier company Kemco, with the aim of boosting its lithium-ion battery business for the electric vehicles market.

The South Korean tech firm will enter the batteries raw material business in the new year, the Maeil Business Newspaperquoted an unnamed LG Chem source as saying.

 
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Narada to invest in Li battery recycling

Mon, 11/13/2017 - 10:19 -- Xuan Zhong
Narada to invest in Li battery recycling

The board of Chinese battery maker Narada Power has given the green light for plans to launch a commercial lithium-ion batteries and “new energy materials” recycling subsidiary.

The new business— Anhui Narada Huabo New Material and Technology Co., Ltd. (ANHNMT)— will be wholly owned by Narada and receive an initial cash injection of CNY100 million ($15m).

 

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