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Volvo Group starts process to establish plant for battery production in Sweden

To meet the growing demand for battery electric heavy-duty vehicles and machines, the Volvo Group has initiated the process to establish a large-scale production plant for battery cells in Sweden. “We aim to lead the transition to a decarbonized transport system and have the long-term ambition to offer our customers solutions that are 100% fossil…
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5th August 2022 0

Britishvolt selects BTR as synthetic graphite anode supplier, production powered on hydroelectricity

  Britishvolt has selected BTR as its key synthetic graphite and silicon oxide supplier, with processing powered on clean, renewable hydroelectricity The news follows on from securing a portion of its cobalt requirements from strategic partner Glencore and the recent announcement of a JV with Indonesia’s VKTR for nickel sulfate; all perfectly in tune with…
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2nd August 2022 0

Inobat and Impact Clean Power Technology sign customer agreement for the development and supply of battery cells

InoBat to develop innovative prismatic battery cells in line with Impact’s sophisticated technical specifications and high cycle life requirements ➢ Battery system for use in an electric bus for a leading European manufacturer ➢ Testing to commence in 2023 with aim to commence production immediately Bratislava/Warsaw, 13 July 2022: InoBat Auto (“InoBat”), the European pioneer…
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2nd August 2022 0

NIO Power Europe Plant to Commence Operation

On July 29, in Budapest, Hungary, Péter Szijjártó, Minister of Hungarian Foreign Affairs and Trade, and Hui Zhang, Vice President of NIO Europe Office, jointly announced that the NIO Power Europe Plant funded by NIO in Pest megye. The plant will commence operation in September. NIO Power Europe Plant is NIO’s first overseas plant. It…
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1st August 2022 0

Rolls-Royce: Helping hybrid-electric flight go further

As we look ahead to a net zero carbon future, growing populations and increased pressure on transport networks will deliver new challenges for an industry in transition. All-electric and hybrid-electric aircraft are already playing a vital role in transforming the way we travel, as well as providing new opportunities for the thin haul cargo market…
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29th July 2022 0

Umicore prepares to construct first-of-its-kind battery materials production plant in Canada

Umicore plans to construct a manufacturing facility for cathode active battery materials (CAM) and their precursor materials (pCAM) in Ontario, Canada. For Umicore this investment represents the final step in establishing a truly global production presence with battery material value chains that are regionally fully integrated to support its customers in their fast transformation towards…
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28th July 2022 0

Stora Enso and Northvolt partner to develop wood-based batteries

Stora Enso and Northvolt have entered into a Joint Development Agreement to create a sustainable battery featuring anode produced using lignin-based hard carbon produced from Nordic forest wood. Stora Enso and Northvolt are joining forces to create sustainable batteries using lignin-based hard carbon produced with renewable wood from Nordic forests. The aim is to develop…
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26th July 2022 0

UL Solutions Introduces Battery Enclosure Thermal Runaway Evaluation

The first test method at UL Solutions to help screen electric vehicle battery enclosure material, the Battery Enclosure Thermal Runaway Evaluation empowers automotive manufacturers and their suppliers with the ability to safely compare the performance of various materials to enhance electric vehicle battery safety.  UL Solutions, a world leader in applied safety science, today announced the…
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25th July 2022 0

Ford Releases New Battery Capacity Plan, Raw Materials Details to Scale EVs; On Track to Ramp to 600K Run Rate by ’23 and 2M+ by ’26, Leveraging Global Relationships

Ford has added battery chemistries and secured contracts delivering 60 gigawatt hours (GWh) of annual battery capacity to deliver global 600,000 EV run rate by late 2023 Lithium iron phosphate battery packs coming for Mustang Mach-Es sold in North America next year and F-150 Lightnings in early 2024, creating more capacity for high-demand products Ford…
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21st July 2022 0

The UK Battery Industrialisation Centre (UKBIC) launches new graduate programme

The UK Battery Industrialisation Centre (UKBC) has launched a brand-new graduate programme for those seeking entry to the fast-growing UK battery sector. UKBIC, the Coventry-based national battery manufacturing development facility, has opportunities in Commercial – Finance, Procurement, HR, Business Development, PR & Marketing Manufacturing Engineering / Operations Technology / Research and Development The programme will…
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21st July 2022 0