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All the news and views from the world of energy storage and associated industries.

GM and POSCO Chemical partner to build North America cathode active material factory

Vehicle OEM General Motors and POSCO Chemical will partner to build a lithium-ion battery materials processing factory in North America to supply GM’s Ultium electric vehicle platform.

 

UPDATE: Rumours that Toyota will build a $1 billion battery plant in North Carolina are confirmed

Japanese vehicle OEM Toyota is set to invest $3.4 billion into lithium-ion battery production in the US.

 

Arkema to increase lithium-ion materials production as it opens battery-focused Centre of Excellence

scientist work in laboratory on Arkema Group lithium-ion electrode binder

Battery materials firm Arkema Group has announced it will increase production capacity of its lithium-ion electrode binder by 50% at its French site.

 

VRFB projects announced to bring 154MWh of long duration storage to California

Three projects using vanadium redox flow batteries have been announced in California, US by Energy agency Central Coast Community Energy, which was established by communities in the area to source renewable power.

 

SK and Tesla call for US to end tariff on graphite from China to help domestic lithium-ion battery manufacturing

Vehicle giant Tesla and battery behemoth SK Innovations have both called for a waiver on tariffs for graphite imported into the US from China.

 

Solid-state battery maker Factorial secures two deals with EV makers months after leaving stealth mode

Solid-state battery firm Factorial Energy has signed deals with two vehicle makers to develop the lithium-ion technology for use in electric vehicles.

 

Silicon/graphite anode shows 30% higher energy density over traditional lithium-ion batteries

Specialty alumina technology and production company Altech Chemicals has announced a significant breakthrough in lithium-ion battery technology by cracking the “silicon barrier”.

 

MoU signals move toward anode supply for lithium-ion gigafactory in India

Battery anode materials start-up Epsilon Advanced Materials (EAMPL) has entered into a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with Charge CCCV (C4V) to supply material for an Indian lithium-ion battery gigafactory.

 

A $100/kWh lithium-ion battery pack is just around the corner— maybe— as battery prices begin to rise

Lithium-ion battery pack costs have fallen 89% in the past decade— but rising commodity and materials prices are putting pressure back on the industry, according to a new report by analysts BloombergNEF.

 

Lithium-ion battery recycler Li-cycle hires SVP to lead its financial relations

North American lithium-ion battery recycling firm Li-Cycle Holdings has appointed Nahla Azmy to the role of senior vice president (SVP), investor relations and financial communications. 

 

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