Month: August 2020

8th October 2020 | Silverstone

Terrafame is preparing for the commissioning of the battery chemicals plant by strengthening its commercial organisation

The multi-metal company Terrafame is currently building one of the world’s largest battery chemical production plant in Sotkamo. The commercial production of battery chemicals will start in early 2021. With the current battery chemistries in use, the plant’s nickel sulphate capacity will be enough for approximately one million and the cobalt sulphate capacity for approximately…
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28th August 2020 0

New electrode design may lead to more powerful batteries 26th August 2020 admin Research 0

An MIT team has devised a lithium metal anode that could improve the longevity and energy density of future batteries. New research by engineers at MIT and elsewhere could lead to batteries that can pack more power per pound and last longer, based on the long-sought goal of using pure lithium metal as one of…
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26th August 2020 0

Electric vehicle charging points installed in Wichelstowe parking spaces

More than 130 parking bays in Wichelstowe have the cutting-edge technology set up so that visitors and people living there can plug in their electric cars when they park up. Source: https://www.connectedkerb.com/stories/2020-08-10-electric-vehicle-charging-points-installed-in-wichelstowe-parking-spaces/ This is one of the first developments in the country to include electric vehicle charging facilities beyond private driveways. Around 3,000 homes will be…
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24th August 2020 0

ABB breaks ground on $30 million facility for EV chargers to meet global demand

ABB has marked the start of construction at its new facility in San Giovanni Valdarno, Italy, which will serve as a global Center of Excellence and production site for electric vehicle charging infrastructure. The 16,000 square meter facility is expected to be operational by the end of 2021. As a global market leader in e-mobility…
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19th August 2020 0

More than £60 million of equipment delivered to UKBIC

The first of more than £60 million of equipment has been delivered to the new £129 million UK Battery Industrialisation Centre (UKBIC) near Coventry which will open later this year. The practical completion of the new 18,000 sqm building has been achieved and phase two is now underway to add the production equipment, services and…
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18th August 2020 0

Innovate UK – More R&D funding to develop projects set to boost local economic growth across the UK

Seventeen new projects that will harness research and innovation excellence to boost local growth have been given early stage investment from UKRI’s Strength in Places Fund. Covering a wide range of innovative sectors including healthcare, cyber security, construction and clean energy, the projects will also tackle some of the biggest challenges facing the UK today.…
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17th August 2020 0

Lincad doubles capacity at HQ as part of significant investment programme

Lincad has doubled the capacity at its HQ and production facilities based at Ash Vale in Surrey, UK. The move comes as part of a significant investment programme carried out over the past twelve months and is designed to prepare the manufacturer of bespoke batteries and charging systems for successful and sustained long-term growth. As…
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10th August 2020 0

Quest to improve battery performance leads to discovery of rare glassy metal

Materials scientists scrutinizing the first few moments of battery recharging encountered an astonishing entity. Their discovery defied expectations, logic and experience. More importantly, it may open the door to better batteries, faster catalysts and other materials science leaps. Scientists from Idaho National Laboratory and University of California San Diego investigated the earliest stages of lithium…
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7th August 2020 0

UPCOMING WEBINAR: THE RIGHT AMOUNT OF FORCE – REWORKABILITY OF GAP FILLERS IN EV BATTERY PACKS

The fast-growing electric vehicle market demands robust and efficient thermal management solutions for battery packs, such as gap fillers and thermal pads. Gap fillers outperform thermal pads to achieve lower thermal impedance, as the gap fillers conform to surface roughness before curing. This allows gap fillers to adhere well to surfaces and provide mechanical support…
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3rd August 2020 0

BMW Group signs long-term supply agreement for battery cells with Northvolt

Stockholm/Munich – In pursuit of expanding its offering of electromobility solutions, the BMW Group has signed a long-term supply contract worth 2 billion euros for battery cells with Northvolt. The battery cells will be produced from 2024 at Northvolt Ett gigafactory, currently under construction in Skellefteå, northern Sweden.   Northvolt’s embrace of sustainable technologies in…
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3rd August 2020 0