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Indonesia sets itself goal of establishing lithium-ion battery making hub by 2023

Thu, 12/12/2019 - 13:34 -- Paul Crompton

Indonesia is calling on investors to fund projects as it positions itself to launch a lithium-ion cell manufacturing industry within three years.

The country’s coordinating minister for Maritime and Investment Affairs, Luhut Pandjaitan, wants the country to start making cells for the electric vehicle market by 2023.

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Traditional Indonesian ceremony marks start of Entek's battery separator expansion plans in Asia

Wed, 11/13/2019 - 14:28 -- Paul Crompton

Lead and lithium-ion battery separators firm Entek International has broken ground on its Indonesian plant as the company and partner NSG expands capacity of battery separator production in the region.

Entek-NSG, a joint venture with the Japan-based AGM and PE seperator material supplier NSG, began construction with a ribbon cutting and traditional prayer ceremony. 

The firms aim to double output capacity by 2021 to more than 90 million square metres at the plant, with commissioning of the new line scheduled for Q1 of 2021. 

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Entek to double capacity of Indonesian separator plant

Fri, 09/13/2019 - 14:47 -- Paul Crompton
Entek to double capacity of Indonesian lead-acid battery separator plant

Battery separators firm Entek International has announced plans to double capacity in its Indonesian plant in 2021 to more than 90 million square metres.

The supplier of lead battery separators to the American and European markets is set to break ground on the new building later this month, which once built will have the capability to house multiple lines.

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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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Softbank ‘to invest $3bn in LIB pilot plant’ for Indonesia

Tue, 08/13/2019 - 11:53 -- Paul Crompton
Softbank ‘to invest $3bn in LIB pilot plant’ for Indonesia

Japan’s Softbank Group is set to invest up to US$3 billion in launching a pilot lithium-ion batteries production facility in Indonesia as part of an “ecosystem” project.

Softbank CEO Masayoshi Son confirmed the move after talks with Indonesian president Joko Widodo and senior ministers, the president’s office announced.

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Chinese lithium player signs Indonesia raw materials deal

Wed, 07/18/2018 - 09:27 -- Xuan Zhong
Chinese lithium player signs Indonesia raw materials deal

China’s Beijing Easpring Material Technology has moved to increase its grip on battery raw material supplies under a preliminary long-term deal with a Canadian project in Indonesia. 

Easpring’s non-binding offtake agreement with Pacific Rim Cobalt (PRC) will secure supplies of nickel sulfate and cobalt sulfate— just weeks after Easpring unveiled expansion plans, saying demand for electric vehicles (EVs) had outstripped its existing lithium-ion cathode material production capacity.

 

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UltraCharge targets military with pouch cells joint venture

Fri, 06/22/2018 - 09:32 -- Xuan Zhong
UltraCharge targets military with pouch cells joint venture

Israel-based lithium and flow battery developer UltraCharge is set to jointly manufacture its high voltage lithium-ion battery pouch cells in Indonesia with domestic lead-acid firm PT Garda Persada.

Under the terms of the deal, Australia-listed UltraCharge will also market and distribute the pouch batteries with Persada— which will hold a 70% stake in the joint venture.

 

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Works start on Jakarta lead-acid separator expansion

Mon, 10/09/2017 - 11:43 -- Xuan Zhong
Works start on Jakarta lead-acid separator expansion

Construction works have begun on expanded production facilities in Indonesia for the PT ENTEK Separindo Asia joint venture (JV) producing polyethylene battery separators for flooded lead-acid batteries in Asia.

Lead-acid separator firms ENTEK International and Separindo announced the formation of the JV in February 2017 for the production, sales and marketing of the separators. Japan-based NSG Group, which makes glass fibre products for battery applications such as PE and AGM separators, joined the JV in the summer.

 

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Calls for more stringent regulations for Indonesian smelters

Fri, 09/18/2015 - 09:48 -- Paul Crompton
Calls for more stringent regulations for Indonesian smelters

Indonesia must tighten regulations to minimise health risks surrounding the country’s used lead–acid batteries (ULAB) recycling plants, the 4th International Lead Recycling conference was told.

Budi Susilorini, the Indonesia Country Coordinator at not-for-profit health and environment organisation Blacksmith Institute told delegates a staggering 70% of the country’s 300,000 batteries were processed by informal small-scale smelters in 2010.

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