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BATTERIES: VW, BMW invest in Swedish battery cell producer Northvolt

  • Date: 12-06-19
  • Category: BATTERIES
  • Source: Europe Auto News

STOCKHOLM -- Volkswagen and BMW are among investors in Europe's biggest lithium-ion battery plant, Sweden's Northvolt said on Wednesday after it raised $1 billion in equity capital to complete funding for the facility.

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BATTERIES: France, Germany agree on first battery cell consortium

  • Date: 29-04-19
  • Category: BATTERIES
  • Source: Auto News

France and Germany have earmarked 1.7 billion euros to support several company alliances looking to produce electric car battery cells to help reduce the dependence of European automakers on Asian suppliers such as China's CATL, which plans to start operations at a cell factory like this one (shown) in Germany in 2022.

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BATTERIES: Tesla and Panasonic freeze spending on $4.5bn Gigafactory

  • Date: 11-04-19
  • Category: BATTERIES
  • Source: Nikkei

OSAKA -- Tesla and Panasonic are freezing plans to expand the capacity of their Gigafactory 1, the world's largest EV battery plant, as concerns mount on Wall Street about weakening demand at Elon Musk's car company.

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BATTERIES: VW secures lithium for EV batteries

  • Date: 05-04-19
  • Category: BATTERIES
  • Source: Just Auto

The Volkswagen Group and China's Ganfeng Lithium have signed a memorandum of understanding on long-term lithium supplies for battery cells.

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BATTERIES: Battery Reality: There’s Nothing Better Than Lithium-Ion Coming Soon

  • Date: 03-04-19
  • Category: BATTERIES
  • Source: Bloomberg

Clean-energy visionaries have long argued that the world needs a better battery capable of selling skeptical consumers on electric cars and running the grid on renewable power. And yet the battery of the future—at least for the coming decade—will almost certainly be the battery of the past.

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BATTERIES: Battery Reality: There’s Nothing Better Than Lithium-Ion Coming Soon

  • Date: 03-04-19
  • Category: BATTERIES
  • Source: Bloomberg

Clean-energy visionaries have long argued that the world needs a better battery capable of selling skeptical consumers on electric cars and running the grid on renewable power. And yet the battery of the future—at least for the coming decade—will almost certainly be the battery of the past.

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BATTERIES: Sibanye sees enticing growth in batteries

  • Date: 28-03-19
  • Category: BATTERIES
  • Source: IOL

JOHANNESBURG – Sibanye-Stillwater is exploring the possibility of relocating its primary listing outside of South Africa as it mulls growth opportunities in the battery industry. Chief executive Neal Froneman yesterday told the 2019 Joburg Indaba that the proposed listing would aid the company’s growth ambitions.

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BATTERIES: Innovation boosts lithium-ion battery recycling rate to over 80%

  • Date: 25-03-19
  • Category: BATTERIES
  • Source: PV Magazine

Finnish clean-energy company Fortum has achieved a lithium-ion battery recycling rate of over 80% — against a current rate of 50% — with a low-CO2 hydrometallurgical recycling process.

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