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NEC ES to supply “largest” Swiss BESS

Fri, 09/22/2017 - 09:32 -- News Editor
NEC ES to supply “largest” Swiss BESS

US energy storage firm NEC Energy Solution (NEC ES) is to supply a Swiss utility with grid storage that will potentially be “the largest battery energy storage system in Switzerland”.

The 18MW/ 7.5MWh GSS grid storage solution including lithium-ion batteries will be delivered to electricity distributor Elektrizitaetswerke des Kantons Zuerich (EKZ) in early 2018.

 

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China - private teams up military research to develop Li-ion batteries

Wed, 08/02/2017 - 10:26 -- News Editor
China - private teams up military research to develop Li-ion batteries

Zhejiang Unifull Industrial Fibre Co Ltd, a Chinese lithium batteries manufacturer, said its subsidiary has signed a strategic cooperation framework agreement with one nationally owned aerospace company to make lithium batteries.

Unifull’s unit, Jiangsu ZhiHang New Energy (ZHNE), a Chinese high-tech company designs and produces lithium battery products, will work with a research institution of China Aerospace Science and Technology Corporation (CASC) to develop automotive battery systems for the market.

 

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China - private teams up military research to develop Li-ion batteries

Fri, 07/28/2017 - 12:09 -- News Editor
China - private teams up military research to develop Li-ion batteries

Zhejiang Unifull Industrial Fibre Co Ltd, a Chinese lithium batteries manufacturer, said its subsidiary has signed a strategic cooperation framework agreement with one nationally owned aerospace company to make lithium batteries.

Unifull’s unit, Jiangsu ZhiHang New Energy (ZHNE), a Chinese high-tech company designs and produces lithium battery products, will work with a research institution of China Aerospace Science and Technology Corporation (CASC) to develop automotive battery systems for the market.

In the joint development, CASC will be responsible for the production of battery packs and battery management systems, whilst ZHNE manufactures lithium-ion batteries.

This two-year agreement aims to establish the purchase-supply relationship between the companies, which eye on the applications in terms of industry, agriculture, traffic, transportation, and national defence.

Unifull said combining CASC’s solid scientific research strength and technological reserve with ZHNE’s financial asset and market influence is building a “benign” model of the military-civilian businesses integration.

However, there are concerns warning the industry the overcapacity of automotive battery may led to a sharp drop in price, while the new energy vehicles policy of the Chinese government falls short.

 

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$1500 for pioneering Tesla’s battery storage at home

Fri, 05/26/2017 - 11:08 -- Xuan Zhong
$1500 for pioneering Tesla’s battery storage at home

US tech giant Tesla and Vermont-based electric services provider Green Mountain Power (GMP) have launched a home energy solution which initially unites Powerwall and Powerpack lithium-ion batteries into a single resource of shared energy.

GMP plans to install Powerpacks on utility land and deploy up to 2,000 Powerwall batteries to households within the service area to enable more renewable energy and increase grid efficiency.

 

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Neometals to pilot lithium battery recycling process

Tue, 05/23/2017 - 10:00 -- Xuan Zhong
Neometals to pilot lithium battery recycling process

Canada-based Neometals is set to build a pilot plant to accelerate the commercialisation of the company’s technology to recycle lithium-ion batteries.

Neometals has co-developed a technology to economically recover high-value cobalt (99.2% recovery) as a material that can be recycled within the battery manufacturing chain.

 

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Toyota EV development in full swing as it eyes 2020 launch

Fri, 12/09/2016 - 09:44 -- Xuan Zhong
blue Toyota EV development in full swing as it eyes 2020 launch

Having pioneered the hybrid automobile, Japan automaker Toyota is advancing its technological know how in lithium-ion batteries as it eyes the pure electric vehicle market.

Famous for launching the hybrid Prius in 1997, the company is now establishing an ‘in-house’ venture company to develop EVs— and maybe as soon as 2020, according to news outlet Reuters.

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Company’s merger aims to reshape Lithium mining development

Tue, 08/04/2015 - 15:19 -- Paul Crompton
Company’s merger aims to reshape Lithium mining development

Lithium-ion batteries may be the chemistry of choice but its success on future markets depend on the mining of lithium.

That is why Canadian minerals companies Western Lithium and Lithium Americas have signed a merger deal to reshape the market.

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Targray adds electrodeposited nickel foil to portfolio

Fri, 11/28/2014 - 11:02 -- Laura Varriale
Targray

Battery materials supplier Targray has introduced an electrodeposited nickel foil for lithium-ion batteries and supercapacitors.

The electro conductive nickel foil has a thickness range of 4μm to 50μm and a width capability of up to 100mm. According to the US company, the component has better tensile strength, exceptional anti-corrosive properties and improved acid and heat resistance, as well as etching abilities compared to traditional copper or rolled nickel foil.

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BASF and Toda Kogyo form cathode material JV

Fri, 11/14/2014 - 10:14 -- Laura Varriale
BASF and Toda Kogyo officials

Chemicals giant BASF and cathode material developer Toda Kogyo have established a cathode active materials (CAM) joint venture (JV) in Japan.

The JV will focus on researching and manufacturing cathode materials including nickel cobalt aluminum oxide, lithium manganese oxide and nickel cobalt manganese for lithium-ion batteries.

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