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SK and Solid Power partner to build solid-state batteries for EV market

Thu, 11/11/2021 - 10:51 -- Paul Crompton

Solid-state cell developer Solid Power has confirmed it will partner with SK Innovation to manufacture automotive-scale all-solid-state batteries under a memorandum of understanding (MoU) and joint development agreement (JDA).

Korean firm SK Innovation aims to produce automotive-scale cells using US company Solid Power’s sulfide-based solid electrolyte, proprietary cell designs and production processes.

Through the JDA, the firms plan to cooperate on all-solid-state cell development, validation and production to enable the later to deliver pre-commercial all- solid-state cells to automotive customers for qualification testing. 

Solid Power plans to supply SK Innovation with its proprietary electrolyte for use in the manufacturing of all-solid-state cells. 

Under terms of the JDA, Solid Power expects to generate a small amount of revenue from both research and development and from the sale of electrolyte samples beginning in 2022. 

Derek Johnson, chief operating officer at Solid Power, said: “The JDA and MoU provide the framework for us to jointly develop and industrialize our high- content silicon all-solid-state battery cells as part of Solid Power’s current technology development roadmap.

“To successfully develop and launch our cell products, we follow the standard automotive APQP process, which will ensure our cell design meets automotive partner specifications, meets the highest quality standards and is manufacturable at high rates with high yields.

“The ability to quickly transfer production know-how and cell designs to a partner with lithium-ion production at GWh scale saves on capital expenses, in line with Solid Power’s capital light business model.” 

Blank cheque firm merger

Solid Power is in the process of merging with blank cheque company Decarbonization Plus Acquisition Corporation III (DCRC).

SK Innovation has agreed to invest $30 million in Solid Power through a subscription to purchase shares in DCRC’s previously announced PIPE transaction. 

This investment adds to the $165 million fully committed PIPE, which is anchored by investors Koch Strategy Platforms, Riverstone Energy Limited, Neuberger Berman funds and Van Eck Associates Corporation. 

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Storedot plans US innovation hub as it prepares to mass produce fast charging technology

Fri, 11/05/2021 - 10:33 -- Paul Crompton

Fast battery charger firm Storedot is planning to build a US-based innovation hub to drive the development and mass production of solid-state battery technologies. 

The California facility will support Israel-based StoreDot's goal of mass producing its extreme fast charging (XFC) automotive battery technologies by 2024.

The firm will also begin research into next-generation extreme energy density (XED) solid-state capabilities and materials, with the aim of scaling-up the technologies for mass production by 2028. 

Dr Doron Myersdorf, StoreDot CEO, said: "Establishing a facility in California will allow us to harness the world-class talent pool that's available there, with many people and organisations at the forefront of next-generation advancements.

“We are also actively considering establishing a manufacturing partnership in the US, as it's essential that major automotive manufacturing centers have captive capacity, redressing the current imbalance in favour of Asian manufacturers and making batteries where electric vehicles are made."

StoreDot is in “advanced discussions” with automotive manufacturers and is shipping samples for real world testing. 

The company’s technology uses high electrochemical energy nano-particles as active material; organic binders, electrode additives, and electrolyte additives; and a formation process that enables stable solid electrolyte interphase (SEI) for preventing irreversible consumption of electrolyte and lithium ions.

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The VW Group increases stake in US solid-state battery start-up QuantumScape to $300M

Thu, 06/18/2020 - 11:31 -- Paul Crompton

The Volkswagen Group is increasing its stake in US solid-state battery start-up QuantumScape by up to $200 million as the German OEM looks to future of electric vehicle drivetrains.

The companies formed a joint venture in 2018 to work together on solid-state batteries with Volkswagen investing $100 million at the time to enable industrial-level production of the technology.

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Hyundai backs solid-state with Ionic investment

Wed, 07/18/2018 - 09:28 -- Xuan Zhong
Hyundai backs solid-state with Ionic investment

South Korean car giant Hyundai has made an undisclosed investment in US-based Ionic Materials’ development of solid-state battery tech for electric vehicles (EV).

The investment by Hyundai’s business innovations arm— Hyundai Cradle— will keep the car firm “at the forefront of battery development, allowing us to build better eco-friendly vehicles”, said vice-president John Suh.

 

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Canadian firm in vanadium R&D deal with US lab

Mon, 02/05/2018 - 12:06 -- John Shepherd
Canadian firm in vanadium R&D deal with US lab

Canadian junior mining firm Golden Share Resources Corporation has signed an agreement worth an estimated $906 million with a US government laboratory for R&D into novel vanadium based solid-state battery technologies.

Golden Share said it had signed the deal with Battelle Memorial Institute, which runs the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL) for the US Department of Energy.

 

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Continental ‘mulling solid-state batteries’ move

Tue, 11/21/2017 - 14:03 -- Xuan Zhong
Continental ‘mulling solid-state batteries’ move

German automotive supplier Continental is reportedly mulling investments in solid-state battery production in a bid to compete with electric vehicle battery manufacturers in the US and Asia.

CEO Elmar Degenhart (pictured) was quoted as telling German trade publication Automobilwoche: “We could well imagine getting into the production of innovative batteries. That also goes for producing battery cells.”

 

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Solid-state battery cells based on Na or Mg

Thu, 05/11/2017 - 09:34 -- Xuan Zhong
Solid-state battery cells based on Na or Mg

A research team, supported by the Swiss National Science Foundation (SNF), has produced experimental battery components based on sodium and magnesium to provide alternatives to the current lithium batteries.

The recent research, led by Arndt Remhof of the Swiss Federal Laboratories for Materials Science and Technology (Empa), aims to find new materials that can be used in rechargeable batteries and eventually tackle problems existing in lithium batteries, such as the limited availability of the raw material itself as well as the inflammability and other safety issues.

 

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