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New York Power Authority chooses zinc-air for energy storage project

Thu, 01/23/2020 - 14:36 -- Paul Crompton

Energy storage firm Zinc8 Energy Solutions announced plans on 17 January to deploy a 100kW/1MWh zinc-air battery energy storage system in New York state.

The project by Canadian firm, formerly MGX Renewables, follows a cooperation agreement with state public power organisation New York Power Authority (NYPA). 

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Korea’s planned recycling facility to recover 10,000 tpy of lithium-ion material

Wed, 01/15/2020 - 12:12 -- Paul Crompton

Korean firm GS E&C has announce plans to build a 120,000m2 lithium-ion battery recycling facility with the goal of recovering 10,000 tonnes of materials per year.

The engineering, procurement and construction company will initially invest around KRW100 billion ($86 million) toward the plant in the next two years, the company confirmed on 9 January.

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Lithium-air batteries take a step closer to commercialisation

Wed, 01/15/2020 - 11:50 -- Paul Crompton

Researchers in Korea claim to have developed a lithium-air battery that has a 300km driving range in an electric vehicle.

The team from Daegu Gyeongbuk Institute of Science and Technology (DGIST) university has developed a cathode made from nickel cobalt sulphide nanoflakes placed on a porous graphene that was doped with sulphur.

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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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Battery maker Varta buys back its consumer brand amid EC competition concerns

Thu, 01/09/2020 - 14:44 -- Paul Crompton

Battery maker Varta has bought back Europe-based Varta Consumer Batteries 18 years after selling it to US company Rayovac Corporation (latterly Spectrum Brands) for $262 million.

The German manufacturer completed the buy out of the company for an enterprise value of €180 million ($200 million) from US-based Energizer Holdings subject to a closing balance sheet to be prepared on the closing date. 

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Li-Cycle first as it ships lithium-ion materials from recycled batteries

Thu, 01/09/2020 - 10:01 -- Paul Crompton

North American lithium-ion battery recycler Li-Cycle has completed its first shipment of commercial battery materials.

The material, processed at the Canadian firm’s facility in Ontario, contained metals such as cobalt, nickel and lithium. 

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Audi and Umicore to recover cobalt and nickel from lithium-ion batteries as they continue to pursue closed loop goal

Mon, 01/06/2020 - 10:24 -- Paul Crompton

Vehicle OEM Audi and recyclers Umicore have recovered 90% of the cobalt and nickel from the German car maker’s e-tron battery packs during the test phase of their strategic research project. 

Audi and the Belgian materials technology and recycling firm will now enter the next phase of the plan to cooperate on a closed loop for cobalt and nickel materials. 

The recovered materials will be used in new battery cells.

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SK Innovation to target EV market with cells from its first ‘overseas’ lithium-ion gigafactory

Thu, 12/12/2019 - 13:43 -- Paul Crompton

South Korea’s battery maker SK Innovation will begin mass production of lithium-ion battery cells for electric vehicles at its new plant dubbed BEST early next year.

Operations at the 168,000 square meter plant in Changzhou, Jiangsu Province, China, will begin after test operation and product approvals, following completion of the battery line.

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Metair completes Romanian battery factory

Thu, 12/12/2019 - 13:38 -- Paul Crompton

South African battery firm Metair has completed the installation of its first lithium-ion cell manufacturing and assembly facility in Bucharest, Romania. 

The facility will have a production capacity of between 600,000 and a million cells per year when production begins in the second quarter of 2020.

This project marks the conclusion of Metair's €13.6 million ($15 million) greenfield development capital for lithium-ion technology, started in 2017. 

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Will Europe be a leader or a follower? Dissatisfaction with lithium-ion raises its voice

Fri, 12/06/2019 - 15:17 -- Paul Crompton

Dissatisfaction with lithium-ion battery technology is gaining traction among the industry, with the issues of safety, energy density and cost cited as significant factors.

The concerns were raised during a panel discussion at the Battery and Energy Storage conference in Birmingham, UK, last week.

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