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Umicore signs deal to supply 125,000mt of lithium-ion cathode materials to LG Chem

Thu, 09/26/2019 - 12:24 -- Paul Crompton

Umicore will begin delivering cathode materials for nickel manganese cobalt (NMC) lithium-ion batteries to LG Chem next year after signing a multi-year strategic supply agreement.

The agreement is for a total volume of 125,000 metric tonnes to be delivered over ‘several years’ out of Umicore plants in Poland, Korea and China. 

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Panax to double electrolyte output within three years with second plant

Wed, 09/25/2019 - 14:51 -- Paul Crompton

Korean firm Panax Etec has finished building its second lithium-ion electrolyte manufacturing plant in Tianjin, China, according to Korean media.

The company plans to produce around 10,000 tons of electrolyte at the new plant by 2021 to take advantage of ‘Europe’s growing secondary battery market’.

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Australia’s biggest lithium-ion ESS to be paired with solar power generation

Tue, 09/24/2019 - 15:09 -- Paul Crompton
Australia’s biggest lithium-ion ESS to be paired with solar power generation

One of the world’s biggest lithium-ion battery systems paired with renewables is set to be deployed by The Solar River Project and GE Renewable Energy in South Australia.

GE has been selected to supply and integrate the 100MW/300MWh grid-scale battery technology hybrid system for the Solar River Project. 

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Scientists develop porous silicon layers for more efficient lithium-ion batteries

Tue, 09/17/2019 - 14:11 -- Paul Crompton
Dr. Stefan Saager, from Fraunhofer FEP

Scientists at the Fraunhofer FEP institute have developed a non-toxic and efficient manufacturing process for porous silicon layers for use as lithium-ion battery anodes.

The vacuum coating process for the syntheses of porous silicon thin film deposits silicon and zinc simultaneously on metal substrates. The breakthrough was discovered during project PoSiBat— an investigation into whether highly porous silicon layers had the potential to boost the energy density of lithium-ion batteries.

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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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Automated lithium-ion battery factory to supply Europe’s marine industry

Thu, 09/12/2019 - 12:11 -- Paul Crompton
Automated lithium-ion battery factory to supply Europe’s marine industry

Marine battery maker Corvus Energy opened a second lithium-ion battery factory on 5 September as it looks to meet demand for marine propulsion and electrical systems in Europe.

The fully automated factory in Bergen, Norway, comprises of a robotised and digitised production line with nine robotic stations with the ability to produce 400MWh of modular lithium-ion battery systems per year. 

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Hyundai signs MoU to use second-life lithium-ion batteries in ESSs

Wed, 09/11/2019 - 15:01 -- Paul Crompton
Hyundai signs MoU to use second-life lithium-ion batteries in ESSs

South Korea’s vehicle OEM Hyundai Motor Group has committed to a joint project with Korea-based energy solution firm OCI to reuse second-life lithium-ion batteries from EV’s in energy storage systems (ESS). 

The systems will be used in solar power generation applications following the signing of a memorandum of understanding on 9 September.

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American Manganese to begin final tests on recovered NCA cathode material

Tue, 08/27/2019 - 14:51 -- Paul Crompton
American Manganese to begin final tests on recovered NCA cathode material

American Manganese has begun the final testing stages on NCA (nickel cobalt aluminium) cathode materials at its RecycLiCo™ pilot plant – the company’s  proprietary innovation that recycles materials from lithium-ion batteries.

Tests results in July by the company’s independent research contractor Kemetco Research reported 99.93% purity results using recovered NMC pregnant leach solution following stages 3 and 4.

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Industry calls for LIB deposit return scheme in Germany

Fri, 08/23/2019 - 10:23 -- Paul Crompton

A series of major fires at waste recycling facilities has led Germany’s lawmakers to investigate the introduction of a compulsory deposit return scheme for lithium-ion batteries.

The proposal, by Germany’s federal association for disposal, water and raw materials management (BDE), is initially focused on halting the disposal of batteries in discarded toys and electronic devices— but could include electric bikes and cars, BEST Battery Briefing(BBB) understands.

 

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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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