Asahi Kasei confirms Port Colborne, Ontario for its proposed battery separator plant

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Japanese firm Asahi Kasei has announced it will construct its previously announced integrated lithium-ion battery (LIB) separator plant in Port Colborne, located in the Niagar...

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Morrow secures order for 5.5 GWh LFP BEV2 batteries from Nordic Batteries

From left: Morrow CEO Lars Christian Bacher and Nordic Batteries CEO Jarle Gjøsæther at the signing of the agreement. Source: Morrow Batteries

Battery technology firm Morrow Batteries and pack assembler Nordic Batteries recently signed an agreement for the supply 5.5 GWh Lithium Iron Phosphate (LFP) BEV2 batteries ov...

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Orion S.A. begins construction of battery materials plant in Texas

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Global speciality chemicals firm Orion S.A. recently announced the ground breaking of its battery materials plant in the city of La Porte, southeast of Houston in the sta...

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Amara Raja giga factory will start operations next year

Leading automotive battery maker Amara Raja will have the first giga factory up and running before the end of next year, President Vijayanand Samudrala told the India Battery Manuf...

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Nexeon breaks ground on silicon anode material production site in South Korea

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Developer of silicon-based anode materials for lithium batteries, Nexeon has announced the groundbreaking of its first commercial production facility in Gunsan, Sout...

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ProLogium ready with P-C-R next-generation solid-state battery technology

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Solid-state battery developer ProLogium recently showcased its exclusive 'P-C-R' next-generation solid-state battery solution at the 2050 Net Zero City Expo in ...

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Envirostream signs battery recycling agreement with LG Energy in Australia

Envirostream's lithium battery recycling and material processing facility in Australia. Source: Lithium Australia

Perth-based Lithium Australia's wholly owned subsidiary Envirostream Australia has signed an exclusive three-year battery recycling agreement in Australia ...

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India unveils new EV policy to make country a global manufacturing hub

A Tesla employee makes cars a the company's Fremont factory in USA. Image: Tesla

India has approved a scheme to promote the country as a manufacturing destination for electric vehicles, a release on the Press Information Bureau, the country's government news se...

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Albemarle strikes deal with BMW for battery-grade lithium

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World's leading lithium producer Albemarle announced a definitive agreement last week with the BMW Group to supply battery-grade lithium to help the German automaker...

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BYD's battery arm FinDreams vows to achieve carbon neutrality by 2045

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Chinese automaker BYD's battery manufacturing division FinDreams Battery has recently announced its commitment to achieve carbon neutrality in all its operations and supply ch...

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Panasonic to invest in NMG to boost EV battery supply chain in North America

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Panasonic Energy has signed a seven-year offtake agreement for the supply of natural graphite with Canada-based Nouveau Monde Graphite Inc. (NMG), a renowned manufacturer...

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LG Energy signs second offtake agreement with WesCEF to secure stable supply of lithium

LG Energy Solutions, one of the leading producers of lithium-ion batteries for automotive, IT, and energy storage systems on Wednesday announced that it has sig...

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GE Vernova to source LFP battery modules from Our Next Energy in US

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GE Vernova and Our Next Energy Inc. (ONE) have recently agreed to collaborate towards advancing battery energy storage solutions in the United States using locally manufactured bat...

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Tata Technologies to help fast-track Agratas' battery development efforts

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Tata Group subsidiaries Agratas and Tata Technologies recently announced their collaboration to scale former's product development and enterprise systems, ...

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KABIL to invest ₹211 crore for exploration of lithium blocks in Argentina

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India's KABIL (Khanij Bidesh India Ltd) has announced an investment of ₹211 crore ($25.712 million) over a period of five years for exploration stage activities...

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Eramet, Vibrantz ink manganese ore supply agreement for Mn-based battery techs

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French mining firm Eramet and American chemical coatings company Vibrantz Technologies announced a 10-year supply agreement for manganese ore late last month, an essentia...

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Hindalco confirms deal with C4V for battery-grade aluminum foils

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Indian aluminum supplier Hindalco Industries is reported to have signed an MoU with American battery manufacturer Charge CCCV (C4V) for the supply of coated battery foils and ...

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South Korea announces $29 billion to help its battery companies 'reduce foreign dependence'

South Korea on Wednesday announced plans to provide $29 billion in financing over the next five years to strengthen its battery industry and reduce reliance on foreign nations for ...

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Altmin, YLB ink strategic partnership on lithium, C-LFP technology

Indian battery materials firm Altmin and YLB, Bolivia's public company for lithium deposits, have officially signed a strategic agreement to advance their partnershi...

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Epsilon announces $650 million battery components and anode plant in USA

The move assumes significance considering China has moved to restrict graphite exports from December  Indian battery components maker Epsilon Advanced Materials (EAM) announce...

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EcoProBM, SK On, Ford to build C$1.2B cathode manufacturing plant in Québec

Graphic rendering of the cathode manufacturing plant under construction in Quebec. Source: Ford

SK On, EcoProBM and Ford recently announced a joint investment of C$1.2 billion to build a cathode manufacturing facility in Québec, Canada. Scheduled to begin produ...

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IESW 2023: Naveen Goudar, Managing Director, India - Atotech Group | Interview

"As a technology-agnostic upstream solutions company, MKS Atotech is ready for the clean energy epoch, but the real question, are the battery manufacturers and other clean ene...

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New kid on the bloc: India joins global critical mineral partnership

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In one of the key developments during PM Modi's recent state visit to the US, India was included as the newest partner in the Mineral Security Partnership (MSP), a global init...

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Morrow Batteries, Eldrift get into long-term Battery supply agreement for BESS solutions

Norway-based companies Morrow Batteries and Eldrift have recently agreed to establish a long-term supply of batteries for the latter's battery energy storage solutions. This p...

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Mercedes-Benz to source Battery-grade Lithium Hydroxide from Rock Tech Lithium in Germany

German-Canadian startup Rock Tech Lithium Inc. has commenced the ground works for its lithium plant in Guben, Brandenburg in Germany to supply Mercedes-Benz with battery-grade lith...

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Enel X, MIDAC partner to develop Lithium Battery recycling plant in Italy

Enel X and MIDAC are engaging in R&D activities to build Italy's first major recycling plant for lithium batteries used in electric vehicles, industrial systems, and stationary...

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India-Australia Critical Minerals Partnership eyes 5 Lithium, Cobalt projects

India and Australia have reached a major milestone in working towards investment in critical minerals projects to develop supply chains between the two countries. The countries hav...

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NIO's first EV battery plant could come up in Hefei with a capacity of 40 GWh

Chinese pure-electric automaker NIO is planning to build its first battery plant to make cylindrical battery cells on its own for its electric cars, according to Reuters' rece...

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GM to invest $650m in Lithium Americas to develop largest lithium source in US

American automaker General Motors and Lithium Americas recently announced an investment agreement to develop the Thacker Pass mine in Nevada, which is claimed as the...

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Battery cell manufacturing: Trailing the Giga factory trend

Taking a look at the mushrooming of mega-sized battery cell manufacturing plants: why JVs between auto OEMs and cell makers can secure steady demand, but also why it makes sense fo...

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