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Study ponders lithium industry future for Quebec

Mon, 12/03/2018 - 00:00 -- John Shepherd
Sarah Houde

A study has been launched into the development of Canada’s Quebec province as a manufacturing and commercial hub for the lithium-ion battery industry.

The province’s electric and smart transportation organisation, Propulsion Quebec, said the initiative would “analyse opportunities Quebec could seize in connection with the manufacturing steps of components and battery cells and the recycling of batteries”.

Propulsion Quebec’s executive director Sarah Houde (pictured) said the study “will identify the concrete actions to be implemented in order to capitalise on the development of this promising niche and the province's important assets”.

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Softbank to buy 10% stake in Canadian lithium company

Mon, 04/16/2018 - 10:51 -- John Shepherd
Softbank to buy 10% stake in Canadian lithium company

Japanese holding company SoftBank has signed an agreement to acquire a stake of up to 9.9% in Canada’s Nemaska Lithium.

SoftBank said the undisclosed investment amount in the lithium development firm will help to meet growing demand for batteries uses in electric devices and electric vehicles.

 

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Solar-storage joint venture facility plan for Japan

Wed, 11/08/2017 - 09:54 -- News Editor
Solar-storage joint venture facility plan for Japan

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.

 

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