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Policy, costs and reform to power China’s energy storage market future

Wed, 07/17/2019 - 11:25 -- Paul Crompton
Policy, costs and reform to power China’s energy storage market future

China will dominate Asia Pacific’s energy storage market within five years as the country’s installed capacity goes through a rapid expansion, according to industry analysts Wood Mackenzie Power & Renewables.

The country will leap frog its neighbour South Korea to become the number one energy storage market in the region by 2024 with 12.5GW/32GWh of installed capacity— up from 489MW/843MWh in 2017.

 

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European gigafactory part of Li-ion firm’s 100GWh global roadmap

Wed, 07/17/2019 - 11:13 -- Paul Crompton
European gigafactory part of Li-ion firm’s 100GWh global roadmap

Chinese firm Svolt Energy Technology has announced plans to build a 20GWh lithium-ion battery manufacturing facility in Europe. 

Although the location of the plant has not been disclosed, the company has said it is looking at Eastern Europe and Belt & Road Initiative countries (a Chinese government initiative that connects countries and international organisations).

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Chinese battery group invests in billion-dollar expansion

Thu, 07/04/2019 - 16:36 -- John Shepherd
Chinese battery group invests in billion-dollar expansion

The Aviation Industry Corporation of China (AVIC) is to invest CNY10 billion (US$1.5bn) in building a new lithium battery plant in the country.

State-owned AVIC said the plant in Xiamen, in China’s southeastern Fujian Province, will have an eventual annual production capacity of 20GWh across a 570 square metre site.

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China battery tariffs threat ‘would hit US storage plans’

Wed, 06/12/2019 - 11:16 -- John Shepherd
China battery tariffs threat ‘would hit US storage plans’

Proposed tariffs on Chinese lithium-ion batteries and related equipment would have “an immediate and adverse effect on grid energy storage deployments”, US leaders have been warned.

President Donald Trump has threatened to slap tariffs on a further $300 billion worth of Chinese exports to the US if Chinese president Xi Jinping does not meet him at the G20 summit of world leaders in Japan later this month.

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'Major lithium find' boost for Chinese battery makers

Thu, 06/06/2019 - 14:44 -- John Shepherd
'Major lithium find' boost for Chinese battery makers

Chinese scientists have reportedly found in excess of five million tons of lithium at a deposit in the country’s southwest Yunnan Province that could boost self-reliance for a key material needed by China’s battery makers.

Researchers from the Chinese Academy of Sciences’ Institute of Geochemistry found 340,000 tons of lithium oxide in a test site in central Yunnan, according to the state Xinhua News Agency.

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Saft expands China Ni-Cd plant for rail projects

Wed, 05/22/2019 - 11:01 -- John Shepherd
Saft expands China Ni-Cd plant for rail projects

Saft has expanded its Zuhai battery cells plant in China to ramp up production for rail projects in Asia.

The French battery maker said on 20 May its new assembly line for MRX and MSX nickel-cadmium battery cells— which increases the plant's production capacity by up to 19 megampere-hours per year— is Saft’s “most important development in Asia” since it moved Zuhai to its existing 12,000m² site.

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SK Innovation to expand battery production in China

Wed, 05/15/2019 - 18:02 -- John Shepherd
SK Innovation to expand battery production in China

South Korea’s SK Innovation (SKI) is to build a second battery manufacturing plant in China in response to increasing global demand from the electric vehicle sector.

CEO Kim Jun (pictured) said the company intends to invest 579.9 billion Korean won (US$488 million) in the lithium-ion batteries project, which will be a joint venture with the Beijing Automobile Works Company— a subsidiary of the state-owned BAIC Group. 

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Upside Group starts up latest lead-carbon BESS in Germany

Fri, 05/10/2019 - 10:38 -- John Shepherd
Upside Group starts up latest lead-carbon BESS in Germany

A second large-scale lead-carbon battery storage system has been put into operation in Germany by the country’s Upside Group.

The 16 MW/25 MWh installation at Bennewitz, in the state of Saxony, uses batteries supplied by China’s Narada— as does Upside’s first such lead project at Langenreichenbach, near Leipzig.

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Lithium Australia in batteries tie-up with China’s DLG

Thu, 05/09/2019 - 00:00 -- John Shepherd

Lithium Australia (LA) and China’s DLG Battery Co are to form a joint venture to sell DLG’s lithium-ion batteries in Australia— and launch a battery product targeting domestic and global markets.

The 50-50 'Lithium Australia DLG' business will also “fast-track” the commercialisation of cathode powders produced by LA subsidiary VSPC for use in DLG batteries, according to a letter of intent signed by the firms.

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China’s Envision pledges EV battery costs of $50/kWh by 2025

Thu, 04/25/2019 - 12:40 -- John Shepherd
China’s Envision pledges EV battery costs of $50/kWh by 2025

The new Chinese owner of Nissan’s former international lithium-ion business has pledged to slash the cost of manufacturing electric vehicle battery cells to around US$50 per kWh by 2025.

Envision Group CEO Zhang Lei, whose Shanghai-based group recently finalised its acquisition of the Automotive Energy Supply Corporation (AESC), said: “The EV sector is facing three major challenges: safety, cost and grid integration. Digitalisation is the key to all of these.”

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