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Production starts at 10MWh US solid-state battery factory

Mon, 09/16/2019 - 15:05 -- Paul Crompton
Production starts at 10MWh solid-state battery factory Solid Power

Battery maker Solid Power has begun manufacturing its first fully automated all-solid-state battery on its fully operational pilot production line in the US. 

The 10MWh facility will support first product sales in beachhead markets like aerospace, defense, industrial, and medical applications, and early market entry into non-automotive, smaller volume markets.  

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CATL invests in China cathodes joint venture

Wed, 09/11/2019 - 14:54 -- Paul Crompton
CATL invests in China cathodes joint venture

Chinese lithium battery giant Contemporary Amperex Technology (CATL) and a subsidiary company plan to launch a new business venture focused on cathode materials.

CATL and its Guangdong BrunpRecycling Technology subsidiary will set up the new company – dubbed Lingbo Brunp CATL New Energy – with registered capital of around CNY3.6 billion (US$503 million), CATL said.

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Aqua Metals granted lead battery recycling patents in India and Indonesia

Wed, 09/11/2019 - 14:45 -- Paul Crompton
Aqua Metals granted lead battery recycling patents in India and Indonesia

Lead-acid battery recycling firm Aqua Metals has been granted patents in both India and Indonesia in a move that could pave the way for the rollout of its technology into those countries.

The patents are ‘critical’ to allowing the US firm to license its technologies, which include the AquaRefinery system.

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Toyota launches hybrid EV battery recycling plant in Thailand

Mon, 09/09/2019 - 10:18 -- Paul Crompton
Michinobu Sugata  president of Toyota Motor Thailand

Toyota Motor Thailand has opened a battery life-cycle management plant for hybrid electric vehicles in south-central Thailand.

The facility will have a reported recycling capacity of 20,000 units each year and be run by the TTK Logistics (Thailand) Company – a subsidiary of Toyota Tsusho.

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Pay monthly lead-acid battery leasing initiative launched in South Africa

Wed, 08/28/2019 - 11:55 -- Paul Crompton
Pay monthly lead-acid battery leasing initiative launched in South Africa

South African firm Elektron Energy has launched a lead-acid battery leasing initiative targeting the country’s commercial and industrial sectors.

The system can be paid for monthly and used to generate revenue by offering back-up storage services, as well as delivering peak-load shifting services for customers generating power with solar panels.

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Solid state LIB a big winner in DoE research funding commitment

Tue, 08/27/2019 - 14:56 -- Paul Crompton
mark w menezes

The U.S. Department of Energy announced $59 million of funding for 43 projects focused on new and innovative advanced vehicle technology research— with around a third going toward solid-state lithium battery projects.

Universities, vehicle OEMs and private companies are among the thirteen projects that will share around a million dollars each of funding through the Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy.

 

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Lead-acid firm Enersys hedges its bets with targeting of LIB markets

Thu, 08/22/2019 - 14:03 -- John Shepherd
David Shaffer Lead-acid firm Enersys hedges its bets with targeting of LIB markets

US-based lead-acid battery maker Enersys plans to target the defence and aerospace sectors as it pushes deeper into the lithium-ion battery storage market, the company’s CEO has said.

David Shaffer said Enersys had “added some talent in the aerospace and defence sector specifically to go after some of the thermal battery business, and that's primarily lithium”

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Lead-acid operator Metair selects Romania for first LIB line

Thu, 08/15/2019 - 14:14 -- Paul Crompton
South Africa, Metair Investments, Europe, lead–acid, lithium-ion, battery, Romania.

South Africa-based Metair Investments, whose group includes European lead–acid operations, is to commission its first lithium-ion battery production line in Romania.

Managing director of the automotive and energy storage group, Theo Loock, said the facility would be commissioned at the end of November, but he gave no details of the line’s production capacity or exact location.

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OEM supplier Valmet Automotive to build battery packs in Finland

Wed, 08/14/2019 - 14:22 -- Paul Crompton
OEM supplier Valmet Automotive to build battery packs in Finland

Tier 1 supplier Valmet Automotive is launching its first lithium-ion battery pack production facility in Finland within months to supply the electric vehicle market.

The facility, in a former Nokia plant, is scheduled to start commercialisation around October-November in the municipality of Salo— where it will produce around 600,000 battery packs per year.

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EU-US firms ink deal for 100MWh Slovakia battery plant

Thu, 08/01/2019 - 12:33 -- Paul Crompton
EU-US firms ink deal for 100MWh Slovakia battery plant

European battery maker InoBat and US materials firm Wildcat Discovery Technologies have signed a deal that paves the way for a 100MWh battery production line to be built in Slovakia.

Construction on the €100 million (US$111m) plant in the Danube Valley is expected to begin in the first half of next year, with the first batteries ready for distribution around 18 months later.

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