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BATTERIES: SK Innovation loses U.S. battery trade case but gets temporary OK to sell to Ford, VW

  • Date: 17-02-21
  • Category: BATTERIES
  • Source: Reuters

The U.S. International Trade Commission (ITC) on Wednesday sided with South Korea’s chemicals and electric vehicle (EV) battery maker LG Chem Ltd, which accused its cross-town rival SK Innovation Co Ltd of misappropriating trade secrets related to EV battery technology.

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BATTERIES: European Commission approves further €2.9bn battery research project

  • Date: 28-01-21
  • Category: BATTERIES
  • Source: PV Magazine

The European Commission has approved another near-€12 billion element of its European Battery Alliance strategy by designating the 12-nation European Battery Innovation project an ‘important project of common European interest' (IPCEI).

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BATTERIES: Electric car batteries with five-minute charging times produced

  • Date: 19-01-21
  • Category: BATTERIES
  • Source: The Guardian

Batteries capable of fully charging in five minutes have been produced in a factory for the first time, marking a significant step towards electric cars becoming as fast to charge as filling up petrol or diesel vehicles.

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BATTERIES: Trafigura's Nala Renewables invests in Belgian power storage

  • Date: 07-01-21
  • Category: BATTERIES
  • Source: Reuters

LONDON (Reuters) - Trafigura’s new renewables venture, Nala Renewables, has made its first investment of 30 million euros ($37 million) to develop one of Belgium’s largest battery energy storage systems, the firm said on Wednesday.

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BATTERIES: Brexit Exposes U.K. Auto Sector’s Lack of Electric-Car Batteries

  • Date: 06-01-21
  • Category: BATTERIES
  • Source: Bloomberg

Britain must build up its electric-vehicle battery industry in the coming years or it will lose out to the European Union in the intensifying race to build plug-in cars, the country’s automotive trade group warned.

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BATTERIES: China's Yahua agrees five-year deal to supply lithium to Tesla

  • Date: 04-01-21
  • Category: BATTERIES
  • Source: Reuters

(Reuters) -China’s Sichuan Yahua Industrial Group Co Ltd said on Tuesday it had signed a deal to supply battery-grade lithium hydroxide to U.S. electric vehicle (EV) manufacturer Tesla Inc for the next five years.

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BATTERIES: Apple targets auto production by 2024 with 'next level' battery tech, report says

  • Date: 21-12-20
  • Category: BATTERIES
  • Source: Auto News

Apple Inc. is moving forward with self-driving car technology and is targeting 2024 to produce a passenger vehicle that could include its own breakthrough battery technology, people familiar with the matter told Reuters.

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BATTERIES: BASF and Eramet to assess development of nickel-cobalt refining complex in Weda Bay to support EV battery production

  • Date: 16-12-20
  • Category: BATTERIES
  • Source: Green Car Congress

BASF and global mining and metallurgy group Eramet will jointly assess the development of a state-of-the-art nickel and cobalt hydrometallurgical refining complex. Such a development would include a High-Pressure Acid Leaching (HPAL) plant and a Base Metal Refinery (BMR). The HPAL would be located in Weda Bay, Indonesia, while the location of the BMR will be determined during the feasibility study.

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