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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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Crash probes in US, Europe, highlight lithium fires

Tue, 05/22/2018 - 09:00 -- John Shepherd
Crash probes in US, Europe, highlight lithium fires

Lithium-ion batteries continue to be in the spotlight for all the wrong reasons— the latest being fatal crashes and fires in the US and Europe.

The US National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) has confirmed it is investigating a crash involving a 2014 Tesla Model S in Florida, which was “reportedly traveling at a high rate of speed when it struck a wall resulting in a post-crash fire”.

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Marubeni plans Li-batteries tie-up with Northvolt

Mon, 05/21/2018 - 10:26 -- John Shepherd
Marubeni plans Li-batteries tie-up with Northvolt

Japan’s Marubeni Corporation has become the latest Asian player vying for a stake in Europe’s evolving battery cells business through a deal with Swedish lithium-ion firm Northvolt.

Marubeni and Northvolt have signed a memorandum of understanding to collaborate, in a move that could see the Japanese conglomerate supply LIB manufacturing equipment and raw materials.

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CATL ‘signs EV batteries deals with Daimler, Hyundai’

Thu, 05/10/2018 - 09:48 -- Xuan Zhong
CATL ‘signs EV batteries deals with Daimler, Hyundai’

China’s Contemporary Amperex Technology (CATL) has reportedly been awarded contracts to supply electric car batteries to Germany’s Daimler and South Korea’s Hyundai Motor. 

Daimler’s procurement executive Sabine Angermann confirmed the firm’s involvement with CATL at a press conference in Stuttgart, according to Reuters.

 

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Volkswagen ‘to buy EUR20bn of batteries from Asia’

Wed, 05/09/2018 - 09:51 -- Xuan Zhong
Volkswagen ‘to buy EUR20bn of batteries from Asia’

Volkswagen has reportedly earmarked EUR20 billion ($25bn) to buy in lithium batteries for its electric vehicle business from China’s CATL, South Korea’s LG Chem and Samsung SDI.

China’s state Xinhua News Agency said the move was agreed by VW at its annual general meeting in Berlin— although BBB could not independently confirm the report.

 

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Northvolt in battery materials deal with Nemaska

Wed, 05/09/2018 - 09:43 -- Xuan Zhong
Northvolt in battery materials deal with Nemaska

Swedish lithium-ion battery maker Northvolt has signed an agreement in principle for the supply of battery grade lithium hydroxide supply from Canada’s Nemaska Lithium.

Northvolt said it will receive up to 5,000— but not less than 3,500 metric tonnes per year— of lithium hydroxide on a take-or-pay basis for a five-year supply period.

 

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Lithium might dominate ‘transportation batteries’ by 2022

Wed, 05/09/2018 - 09:30 -- Xuan Zhong
Lithium might dominate ‘transportation batteries’ by 2022.

Lead industry chiefs have been given their strongest warning yet that lithium is eating into the worldwide market for transportation batteries— and with a voracious appetite.

In an unprecedented move in Battery Council International’s five-year Starter lighting and Ignition (SLI ) batteries forecast, industry veteran Ray Kubis (pictured) last week included an impact assessment of lithium-ion  on the former 100% lead-acid market.

 

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South Korea graphite ‘could bring battery independence’ from China

Fri, 05/04/2018 - 09:50 -- Xuan Zhong
South Korea graphite ‘could bring battery independence’ from China

Graphite being produced from two deposits in South Korea could be used to ease the country’s dependence on battery materials from neighbouring China, according to a report by Australia-listed Peninsula Mines.

Peninsula has started a  “test work programme” for material produced at its Eunha Graphite Project and Gapyeong Graphite Project in South Korea.

 

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Orsted to build 20MW BESS in UK

Fri, 05/04/2018 - 09:48 -- Xuan Zhong
Orsted to build 20MW BESS in UK

Danish wind power firm Orsted is to build a 20MW battery storage project in the UK as it takes its “first steps” into commercial battery storage.

Orsted UK said the Carnegie Road lithium-ion project near Liverpool— expected to be operational by the end of this year— is its first venture into large-scale storage.

 

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German, Korean firms top home battery storage ‘league table’

Thu, 05/03/2018 - 09:50 -- Xuan Zhong
German, Korean firms top home battery storage ‘league table’

German battery storage firm Sonnen has topped a ‘league table’ of home energy storage system providers on the European continent.

A survey by conducted by Bonn-based market and opinion research institute EuPD indicated Sonnen had a market share of 21% in 2017, followed by LG Chem (20%) and Varta Storage (10%).

 

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