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Sodium-ion trends as CATL announces plans to diversify into the technology

Fri, 06/11/2021 - 11:46 -- Paul Crompton
Sodium-ion trends as CATL announces plans to diversify into the technology

UK battery maker Faradion has welcomed an announcement that lithium-ion battery giant Contemporary Amperex Technology (CATL) will begin making sodium-ion batteries from next month.

Faradion, which also makes sodium-ion batteries, said the decision underscores the importance of the technology as an integral part of a world beyond lithium.

Robin Zeng, the founder of Tesla's battery supplier CATL, reportedly made the announcement at a shareholder meeting.

A Faradion statement read: “This is a necessary transition: lithium-ion batteries used predominantly in EVs contain lithium, cobalt and copper, and in stationary energy storage lithium and copper. These are expensive raw materials and their mining leads to adverse environmental impacts. Lithium has also become constrained due to restricted availability and increased prices.

Faradion’s proprietary technology boasts performance of 150-160Wh/kg. 

In May, UK institute The Faraday Institution released its report ‘Sodium-ion Batteries: Inexpensive and Sustainable Energy Storage’.

The report outlined sodium-ion batteries promising cost, safety, sustainability and performance advantages over commercialised lithium-ion batteries. 

Key advantages include the use of widely available and inexpensive raw materials and a rapidly scalable technology based around existing lithium-ion production methods. 

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CATL and Honda sign agreement to develop new energy vehicle batteries

Thu, 07/16/2020 - 09:24 -- Paul Crompton

Battery maker Contemporary Amperex Technology (CATL) is partnering with vehicle OEM Honda to develop new lithium-ion batteries for use in electric vehicles as well as recycling. 

The agreement will strengthen the companies’ strategic partnership and allow both firms to conduct joint development on EV batteries and conduct joint R&D into fundamental technologies. 

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CATL begins work on laboratory to develop next-generation batteries and energy conversion systems

Tue, 06/30/2020 - 11:43 -- Paul Crompton

Lithium-ion battery maker Contemporary Amperex Technology (CATL) has broken ground on an innovation laboratory at its headquarters in Ningde, east China's Fujian Province.

The 21C Lab— named to represent its aspiration to lead innovation trends in the 21st century— marks the start of the company's exploration into developing next-generation electrochemical energy storage systems and new energy conversion systems.

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CATL inks joint venture to develop EV charging infrastructure across China

Wed, 03/25/2020 - 14:46 -- Paul Crompton

Battery maker Contemporary Amperex Technology (CATL) formed a joint venture with wind farm developer Baicheng New Energy on 6 March with the goal of bringing electric vehicle charging posts to market across China.

The China firms have launched Shanghai Kuaibu New Energy Technology with registered capital of 50 million yuan ($7 million). CATL will hold a 49% share, with the remaining held by Baicheng.

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BMW secures €10 billion lithium-ion cell supply with CATL and Samsung

Fri, 11/22/2019 - 09:35 -- Paul Crompton

German vehicle OEM BMW has secured long-term supply deals worth a total of €10 billion ($11 billion) from lithium-ion cell manufacturers Contemporary Amperex Technology (CATL) and Samsung SDI.

The supply agreements come as BMW forges ahead with e-mobility plans.

The biggest deal bolsters the company’s relationship with China’s CATL, increasing last year’s €4 billion ($4.4 billion) supply deal to €7.3 billion ($8 billion). The 11-year contract starts next year.

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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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Bosch teams up with China’s CATL for 48V battery cells

Mon, 09/09/2019 - 09:27 -- Paul Crompton
Bosch teams up with China’s CATL for 48V battery cells

German technology group Bosch is to work with China battery-making giant Contemporary Amperex Technology (CATL) on developing cells for Bosch’s 48V battery systems.

Bosch said the collaboration would see CATL design, develop and manufacture the cells “in accordance with Bosch requirements”.

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CATL and Toyota finalise lithium-ion EV battery partnership

Thu, 07/18/2019 - 11:55 -- Paul Crompton
CATL and Toyota finalise lithium-ion EV battery partnership

China battery making giant Contemporary Amperex Technology (CATL) will supply lithium-ion batteries to Japanese vehicle OEM Toyota following confirmation of a partnership between the two firms on 17 July.

As BEST Battery Briefing reported last month, the agreement includes the supply and future development of batteries for Toyota-branded electric vehicles to be released in China and other markets starting in 2020.

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CATL plans cash boost for German EV gigafactory project

Thu, 06/27/2019 - 13:16 -- John Shepherd
CATL plans cash boost for German EV gigafactory project

Chinese lithium giant Contemporary Amperex Technology (CATL) has revealed it is set to pour a total of up to €1.8 billion (US$2.1bn) of cash into its planned electric vehicle (EV) battery plant in Germany.

CATL said the proposed investment included €240 million already pledged for the project at Erfurt, in the east-central state of Thüringen.

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CATL and LG Chem sign Volvo battery supply deals

Wed, 05/15/2019 - 14:10 -- John Shepherd
CATL and LG Chem sign Volvo battery supply deals

Chinese and Korean battery makers have signed deals to secure the “multi-billon-dollar” long-term supply of electric vehicle batteries for Swedish car firm Volvo.

Volvo said today the agreements with Contemporary Amperex Technology (CATL) and LG Chem would ensure supplies of lithium-ion batteries over the coming decade for its next-generation Volvo and Polestar models.

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