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BATTERIES: DOE issues RFI to strengthen battery critical materials supply chains

  • Date: 30-06-20
  • Category: BATTERIES
  • Source: Green Car Congress

The US Department of Energy’s (DOE’s) Office of Energy Efficiency & Renewable Energy (EERE) announced a request for information (RFI) (DOE-FOA-0002358) on challenges and opportunities in the upstream and midstream critical-materials battery supply chains.

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BATTERIES: EV battery boom dims, for now

  • Date: 18-06-20
  • Category: BATTERIES
  • Source: Auto News

Three decades of advances took lithium ion batteries from powering handheld Sony camcorders to propelling Tesla’s popular electric vehicles. The rapid rise is facing a major test in the COVID-19 pandemic.

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BATTERIES: EIB and Umicore conclude €125M loan for EV battery materials production in Poland

  • Date: 17-06-20
  • Category: BATTERIES
  • Source: Green Car Congress

The European Investment Bank (EIB) has signed a €125-million loan with Umicore, the Belgian-based global materials technology and recycling group, to finance part of the greenfield production facility for cathode materials in Poland. The cathode materials will be supplied to battery manufacturers of high-tech lithium-ion batteries that are primarily used in electric vehicles.

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BATTERIES: BASF’s battery materials plants in Europe advance as planned

  • Date: 15-06-20
  • Category: BATTERIES
  • Source: Automotive World

Preparations and construction of BASF’s battery materials plants in Europe are advancing as planned. After the casting of the foundation for its precursor cathode active material (PCAM) plant in Harjavalta, Finland, BASF has officially started construction. In addition, BASF has secured the construction permits to begin building the new cathode active material (CAM) plant in Schwarzheide, Germany.

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BATTERIES: Carmakers Urged to Invest in Mines to Avoid Battery Metal Pinch

  • Date: 11-05-20
  • Category: BATTERIES
  • Source: Bloomberg

Mine developers scrambling to fund projects to meet forecast demand for battery metals see the threat of looming supply crunches as a trigger for electric-vehicle makers to step in with investments.

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BATTERIES: VW to start using high-nickel batteries for electric car

  • Date: 17-03-20
  • Category: BATTERIES
  • Source: Reuters

FRANKFURT (Reuters) - Volkswagen (VOWG_p.DE) will raise the amount of nickel used in it electric car battery cells to 80% in the next year from 65% at present, Frank Blome, head of battery cells at the carmaker said on Tuesday.

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BATTERIES: MINING.COM launches EV Battery Metals Index

  • Date: 04-03-20
  • Category: BATTERIES
  • Source: Mining.com

The value of metals used in batteries for the nascent electric vehicle industry measured for the first time

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BATTERIES: GM Reveals New Ultium Batteries and a Flexible Global Platform to Rapidly Grow its EV Portfolio

  • Date: 04-03-20
  • Category: BATTERIES
  • Source: General Motors

WARREN, Mich. – Starting today, General Motors Co. (NYSE: GM) is gathering hundreds of employees, dealers, investors, analysts, media and policymakers to share details of its strategy to grow the company’s electric vehicle (EV) sales quickly, efficiently and profitably.

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