Two Japanese firms are teaming up to develop a major solar power facility combined with battery storage on the northernmost of the country’s main islands.
SB Energy, the renewables division of telecoms firm Softbank is working with Mitsubishi UFJ Leasing on a 102.3MW solar PV project combined with 27MWh of lithium-ion battery storage.
German automotive maker BMW has pledged to work for a more sustainable and transparent cobalt supply chain for battery manufacturing.
BMW said companies using cobalt as a raw material face tackling issues related to environmental standards and human rights that “cannot be completely eliminated in cobalt mining”.
The Chinese joint venture brand of German car giant BMW, BMW Brilliance, is reportedly to open a “high-voltage automotive battery pack production centre” in China on 24 October.
According to Chinese media reports, BMW’s long-term Chinese lithium-ion battery supplier Contemporary Amperex Technology Ltd (CATL) will supply cells for the project.
Two Chinese shareholders have put a total of 30% of shares in Samsung SDI's joint venture battery company on the market, according to China’s Tianjin Property Rights Exchange (TPRE).
Samsung SDI (Tianjin) Battery Co., Ltd. (SDITB), set up in China in 2015 October, is a manufacturer of rechargeable lithium-ion batteries.
Switzerland-based energy storage firm Leclanché is teaming up with a Dutch company on a pilot batteries project aimed at creating a network of energy-efficient electric vehicle (EV) fast charging stations across Europe.
Leclanché said it will initially develop a battery storage system “using large-format lithium-ion batteries” at two unnamed locations for Fastned— which already operates 63 fast charging EV stations it has built in the Netherlands.