GCube launches specialized consortium to offer insurance for BESS worldwide

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GCube Insurance, a leading insurance company for renewable energy projects, announced the launch of a new consortium to provide cover for battery energy storage systems (BESS) worl...

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Sungrow to supply batteries for Engie's 200 MW Vilvoorde project

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Chinese company Sungrow Power Supply Co Ltd announced it had bagged a contract to supply its battery energy storage systems to Engie's 200 MW/ 800 MWh Vilvoorde project in Belgium....

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Eve Energy plans $450 mn investment to make energy storage batteries in Malaysia

EVE Energy said the Malaysian plant could produce square and cylindrical lithium-ion batteries. Image: Shutterstock

Chinese company Eve Energy announced it would invest ~$450 million to build a new factory in Malaysia that will manufacture batteries for use in energy storage and consumer applica...

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BYD to set up $1 bn EV plant in Turkey, ensuring access to European markets

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BYD, the world's largest electric car maker, has agreed to invest $1 billion to set up a manufacturing plant in Turkey, with a deal signed in Istanbul between Fatih Kacır Mehmet, T...

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China's buildings sector needs a $1.33 trillion makeover to keep emissions in check: World Bank

A report by the IFC points out that construction value chains account for about 40 percent of energy and industrial-related CO2 emissions worldwide. Separately, Indi...

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Architectural powerhouse designs buildings with built-in gravity energy storage

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Skidmore, Owings & Merrill --- the firm that designed the Burj Khalifa in Dubai --- has signed an exclusive partnership with Energy Vault and deve...

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​Amara Raja licenses prismatic, cylindrical cell technology from Gotion subsidiary GIB

Amara Raja announced it had tied up with leaing global battery manufacturing company Gotion High-Tech for LFP cell technology. The agreement was signed between Amara Raja Adva...

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Mercedes-Stellantis combine halts work at gigafactory sites, considers switch to LFP cells

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Carmakers Mercedes and Stellantis have halted construction of their joint venture EV battery factories and are taking a relook at their EV battery plans. Reports say the two partne...

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What EU tariffs will do to trade with China

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Imports of Chinese electric vehicles to Europe would drop 25 percent if the continent imposed a 20 percent import tariff on vehicles from the Middle Kingdom, according to a report ...

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Gotion showcases EV batteries that charge to 80 percent in > 10 mins

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China's Gotion High-Tech might have stolen a march on the rest of the world, including homegrown rival CATL, with the development of a car battery that can go from zero to 80 perce...

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Tesla breaks ground on $200 mn ESS plant in Shanghai, its first outside US

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Company has also reportedly told EV suppliers to set up capacity outside China and Taiwan from next year Tesla has broken ground in Shanghai on the company's first battery factory ...

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Stellantis JV to launch Leapmotor EVs in nine European countries from September

Stellantis announced a joint venture with the Chinese electric vehicle startup Leapmotor to retail EVs outside China. The venture, dubbed Leapmotor International, will be headquart...

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US alleges Chinese dumping, levies stiff tariffs on EVs, Li-ion batteries

The US announced new levies on $18 billion worth of Chinese imports, largely in the clean energy space, including a 100 percent tax on Chinese electric vehicles imported into the c...

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China activates first large-scale sodium-ion battery

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China has started operation of its first large-scale sodium-ion battery storage station, the company operating the battery has announced. China Southern Power Grid Energy Storage, ...

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US considering higher tariffs on clean energy goods from China; 100 percent levy on EVs

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The US is considering a 100 percent levy on Chinese electric vehicles --- four times as much as the 25 percent tariff levied at present --- news reports quoting unidentified govern...

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China, leader in EVs, could overtake the world in hydrogen mobility too

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China might be stealing a march on the world yet again. The government is targeting to build at least 1,200 hydrogen refueling stations for mobility across the country by 2025, whi...

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Scientists demonstrate two new battery chemistries: water and calcium

The calcium-oxygen battery developed by scientists at China's Fudan University is stable in air and can be made into flexible fibres to produce next-generation wearables. Photo: Fudan University

Scientific teams working in Australia and China have demonstrated two new battery chemistries that could supplant lithium-ion batteries in the coming years, thus overcoming the pos...

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China completes testing of country's first hydrogen-powered train

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China has completed testing of the country's first hydrogen-powered train. The model, built by government-owned railway manufacturer CRRC, offers speed and range comparable to exis...

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Sinopec, TotalEnergies sign deal to produce SAF using Sinopec's waste oils

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China Petroleum & Chemical Corporation (Sinopec) announced the company had signed an agreement with France's TotalEnergies to jointly produce sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) in...

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GM in talks with CATL to licence LFP battery tech, explore joint manufacturing

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Chinese battery maker Contemporary Amperex Technology Co Ltd (CATL) is reportedly in discussions with US automaker General Motors for a deal that would licence the Chinese company'...

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BYD marks seven millionth New Energy Vehicle, becomes first to the mark

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BYD, the world's biggest new energy vehicle (NEV) company, produced its seven millionth NEV car on March 25, becoming the first company to cross the milestone. The target was achie...

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After batteries, China eyes green hydrogen capacity in Vietnam

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Huadian Group, a Chinese government-owned undertaking, is looking to set up a $2.4 billion green hydrogen plant in Vietnam, news emerged. The company has partnered with Vietnam's M...

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Western Australia begins construction on 500 MW Collie BESS project

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Synergy, the government-owned utility of Australia's Western Australia state, announced it had begun construction of its third grid-scale battery as part of efforts to move away fr...

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GH2 hurdle: electrolyzer costs have jumped 50 percent, warns BloombergNEF

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Rising material costs have made electrolyzers more expensive, in turn making green hydrogen a more expensive proposition, BloombergNEF reports in its Electrolyzer Price Survey 2024...

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BYD Americas chief says Mexico plant by year end, but no plans for exports to USA

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Chinese electric vehicle giant BYD has no plans of selling its passenger EVs in the US and finds the market "complicated" and "confusing", the CEO of its Americas operation said. S...

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Xpeng plans 30 new models to survive Chinese competition

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Chinese EV company Xpeng will launch 30 new models in the coming three years to survive what its Chairman and CEO He Xiaopeng called a 'sea of blood' --- the competition between Ch...

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BYD goes upscale, plans to launch multiple luxury models this year

The BYD Yangwang U8 has raised comparisons with the Range Rover. Image: BYD

Chinese carmaker BYD plans to launch a number of "high-end luxury" models by the end of this year, the company told the Hong Kong stock market in an exchange filing. The move refle...

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Stellantis evaluates building Leapmotor EVs at Mirafiori complex in Italy

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Carmaker Stellantis could build up to 150,000 low-cost electric vehicles (EVs) at the company's Mirafiori complex in Turin from 2026 or 2027, news reports say. The company is repor...

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BYD takes aim at US market, evaluating EV plant in Mexico

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Chinese battery and electric vehicle powerhouse BYD is preparing to set up an EV factory in Mexico, the head of its Mexican operations told reporters. The company has launched a fe...

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China's Geely launches 11 satellites to aid driverless cars

The Zeekr 001 is among Geely's models that can use the satellites for navigation and communication. Image: Geely

ZeekChinese automaker Geely Holding announced the company launched 11 low-earth orbit satellites last week to support navigation for driverless cars. The launch, from Xichang Satel...

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