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New York to fast-track gigafactory

Tue, 05/30/2017 - 11:39 -- Xuan Zhong
New York to fast-track gigafactory

A 15GWh lithium-ion battery manufacturing plant is to be fast-tracked to development in New York State.

Over the past six months a consortium comprising New York-based Charge CCCV, C&D Assembly and Primet Precision Materials, and Australian firms Magnis Resources and Boston Energy and Innovation (BEI) have been inspecting potential facilities in the state for manufacturing lithium-ion batteries. The consortium says it will announce specific details on a chosen site “shortly”.

 

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Mitsui electrolyte boost

Thu, 04/20/2017 - 11:28 -- Xuan Zhong
Mitsui electrolyte boost

Japanese chemicals firm Mitsui has announced the startup of its electrolyte solution production facilities for lithium-ion batteries in Nagoya, Japan.

The new facilities with a total electrolyte solution capacity of 5,000 tonnes/year were built to meet growing domestic demand for lithium-ion electrolyte solution for batteries, according to the company.

 
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ISRO’s Li-ion batteries for privatisation?

Thu, 04/20/2017 - 11:24 -- Xuan Zhong
ISRO’s Li-ion batteries for privatisation?

The Indian Government is planning to transfer a lithium-ion technology developed by the Indian Space Research Organisation's (ISRO) Vikram Sarabhai Space Centre into the private sector.

The authority’s decision was made after the Automotive Research Association of India’s (ARAI) successful test on the lithium-ion batteries, which are expected to fulfill the country’s electric vehicle ambitions.

 

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Largest BESS in Europe

Wed, 04/19/2017 - 09:19 -- Xuan Zhong
Largest BESS in Europe

Japan’s Mitsubishi Corporation is working with Dutch energy firm Eneco on a 50MW energy storage project in Germany. NEC Energy Solutions will become the lithium-ion battery system supplier to the project.

Mitsubishi says it will be the largest BESS in Europe.

 

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WAE to supply Li-ion battery to Aston Martin

Tue, 04/18/2017 - 10:49 -- Xuan Zhong
WAE to supply Li-ion battery to Aston Martin

Williams Advanced Engineering, the Formula 1 racecar design firm and part of the Williams Group is set to make lithium-ion batteries for luxury carmaker Aston Martin.

The surprise announcement that Williams was even in the EV battery business comes as the UK government pumps £62 million ($77 million) in the so-called The Advanced Propulsion Centre (APC) UK.

 

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Tesvolt and Samsung SDI to unveil new lithium cell

Tue, 03/21/2017 - 10:03 -- Xuan Zhong
Tesvolt and Samsung SDI to unveil new lithium cell

German energy storage firm Tesvolt has teamed up with Korean cell manufacturer Samsung SDI on a new high voltage lithium-ion battery.

The battery contains Samsung SDI’s new prismatic lithium cells, which were recently introduced into BMW’s electric cars.

 
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Vattenfall and BMW Group 33kWh lithium-ion supply contract

Mon, 03/20/2017 - 10:39 -- Xuan Zhong
Vattenfall and BMW Group 33kWh lithium-ion supply contract

Swedish utility firm Vattenfall has signed a deal with the BMW Group for the delivery of up to 1,000 lithium-ion batteries for use in its energy storage projects.

The 33kWh batteries, each equipped with a BMW-owned battery management system, will come from the German OEM’s plant in Dingolfing.

 

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Lithium-ion batteries help utility enhance energy reliability

Thu, 03/09/2017 - 09:36 -- Xuan Zhong

Californian utility San Diego Gas & Electric has unveiled a 30MW lithium-ion battery energy storage facility in partnership with AES Energy Storage.

The 129MW/h battery energy storage system will store renewable energy for use in peak shifting and grid frequency applications.

 
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Japanese firm to supply batteries for Samsung’s forthcoming smartphone

Thu, 02/16/2017 - 09:28 -- Xuan Zhong
Japanese firm to supply batteries for Samsung’s forthcoming smartphone

Korea’s tech giant Samsung Electronics is planning to switch lithium-ion battery supplier for its forthcoming Galaxy S8 smart phone, reported Korean media Hankyung.

Japanese ceramic separator maker Murata Manufacturing is set to supply the batteries, just a few months after buying Sony’s lithium batteries business.

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Solvay buys IP to boost lithium-ion credentials

Wed, 02/15/2017 - 13:27 -- Xuan Zhong
Solvay buys IP to boost lithium-ion credentials

European speciality chemicals firm Solvay has bought a materials portfolio to bolster its progression in the lithium-ion battery market.

Belgian firm Solvay’s Special Chem global business unit has bought a portfolio of high performance salts and additives for electrolytes from Dupont.

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