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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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BATTERIES: Eramet, BASF target electric vehicles with nickel, cobalt project

  • Date: 16-12-20
  • Category: BATTERIES
  • Source: Mining.com

French mining group Eramet and German chemicals giant BASF announced on Tuesday a partnership to process nickel and cobalt, as the two companies step up their ambitions to supply the electric vehicle industry.

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BATTERIES: Scaling up solid-state batteries

  • Date: 14-12-20
  • Category: BATTERIES
  • Source: PV Magazine

U.S. battery developer Solid Power has begun pilot production of lithium metal all solid-state batteries at its Colorado facility. The company says it has also sent out prototype battery cells for independent evaluation, and expects to begin formal testing to qualify its batteries for integration into electric vehicles by early 2022.

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BATTERIES: Battery Maker EVE Energy May Buy More Lithium, Cobalt Before Prices Lift

  • Date: 13-10-20
  • Category: BATTERIES
  • Source: Bloomberg

EVE Energy Co., a Chinese producer of lithium-ion batteries for electric cars to earphones, is considering plans to step up purchases of key metals amid signs prices could soon rise from recent lows.

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BATTERIES: Chasm between copper, cobalt and nickel exploration success and future demand

  • Date: 12-10-20
  • Category: BATTERIES
  • Source: Mining.com

The switch to green energy and electric vehicles will see demand for battery metals and copper boom over the coming decades.

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