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Novonix teams with Canada university to manufacture advanced lithium-ion battery cathode material

Thu, 06/25/2020 - 13:04 -- Paul Crompton

Novonix has manufactured single crystal NMC lithium-ion battery cathode material in partnership with the Obrovac Research Group at Dalhousie University, Canada.

The battery material was created using the Canadian firm’s proprietary Dry Particle Microgranulation (DPMG) technique the company launched in May.

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Tesla signs three-year pricing and purchase volume deal with battery cell maker Panasonic

Wed, 06/24/2020 - 11:17 -- Paul Crompton

Tesla has signed a three-year pricing deal with Japan’s Panasonic Corp relating to the manufacture and supply of 2170 lithium-ion battery cells manufactured at its gigafactory in Nevada, US.

The electric vehicle and energy storage system maker made the announcement on 10 June.

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Microporous triples lead-acid battery separator capacity with state-of-the-art production line

Tue, 06/23/2020 - 12:41 -- Paul Crompton

Lead-acid battery separator firm Microporous has opened a ‘state-of-the-art’ production line that triples its polyethylene (PE) separator capacity in the US.

Commissioned in March, the advanced lead-acid battery separator manufacturing facility include innovative features and the latest technologies available in the industry

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Lead-acid battery recycler Quemetco fined $600,000 and forced to reduce operations following for emissions violations

Fri, 05/15/2020 - 10:28 -- Paul Crompton

Lead-acid battery recycler Quemetco has been fined $600,000 and forced to temporarily reduce operations due to emissions violations at its facility in the City of Industry, California, US.

The fine follows inspections and testing conducted by the South Coast Air Quality Management District (South Coast AQMD) between 2017 and 2019.

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SCE to deploy 770MW of ESS to bring security of supply to California

Tue, 05/05/2020 - 15:49 -- Paul Crompton

Power provider Southern California Edison has signed seven contracts totalling 770MW of battery-based energy storage capacity to deliver security of supply to California, US.

The projects will help integrate renewable power into the grid from intermittent wind and solar resources.

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Funding windfall allows US firm to move forward with lithium-ion battery recycling pilot project

Fri, 02/28/2020 - 12:24 -- Paul Crompton

A funding windfall will allow mining company American Battery Metals Corporation to continue its plans to build a lithium-ion battery recycling plant in Nevada, US.

The company will use $8 million of a $10 million investment to develop an initial commercial pilot plant capable of recycling 20,000 tons of batteries a year that will return lithium, cobalt, and nickel back into the materials supply chain.

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Varta in second legal action over lithium-ion patent infringements with US suit against Samsung

Tue, 02/18/2020 - 09:57 -- Paul Crompton

German battery company Varta is suing Samsung Electronics America over alleged lithium-ion coin cell patent infringements in the US.

The South Korean battery giant is accused of patent infringements relating to a rechargeable lithium-ion battery in Galaxy Buds earphones including batteries obtained from China’s Eve Energy bearing the part number ICR 1254. 

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JV will see Canadian and Korean firms partner to build vanadium redox flow battery plant in US

Thu, 01/30/2020 - 14:21 -- Paul Crompton

Metals exploration firm Margaret Lake Diamonds and Korid Energy Company are set to build a vanadium redox flow battery-making plant in the US.

The Canadian firm and Korid, a subsidiary of Korean company DST, announced the joint venture to construct a factory on 27 January.

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US state strengthens Korean links as it welcomes lithium materials maker Enchem

Wed, 01/29/2020 - 15:23 -- Paul Crompton

Korean firm Enchem is set to build two plants in Georgia, US, to manufacture lithium battery electrolyte and electrostatic double-layer capacitors (ELDC).

The state’s governor Brian Kemp announced the $61.35 million project in Jackson County, which builds on the success of the south-eastern state in attracting Korean battery giant SK Innovations

 

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Materials firm sets out plans for 20,000tpy battery recycling centre in US

Fri, 01/10/2020 - 11:47 -- Paul Crompton

Materials extraction, mining, and battery recycling firm American Battery Metals Corporation (ABMC) has announced plans for a lithium-ion battery recycling plant in its home state of Nevada, US.

The company said on 7 January it would build a scalable, commercial lithium-ion battery recycling facility that would be fully operational in the second half of this year.

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