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German consortium plans European “Gigafactory”

Render of Tesla's Nevada Gigafactory

A group of 17 companies and research organisations have formed the Terra E consortium to develop a large-scale lithium-ion battery cell manufacturing facilities in Germany. The recently formed TerraE-Holding company will lead the consortium and head up the implementation plan. Its 17 members include companies from the industrial supply chain …

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UK to fund first automotive battery manufacturing development centre

APC Faraday Challenge

APC launches competition in a step towards ensuring the UK becomes a global leader in the development and production of EVs The UK’s intends to establish its first automotive battery manufacturing development centre via a competition, as part of the £246 million “Faraday Challenge.” Overseen by the Advanced Propulsion Centre …

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Super results from supercap team

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University of Washington researchers have produced new aerogel-based supercapacitor electrodes which could aid EVs and hydrogen production Whatever route future energy storage technology takes, supercapacitors will be an essential component. Although less energy-dense than batteries, they can store and deliver their energy much faster, meaning they are sought after for …

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BASF and Nornickel plan €400M investment in raw materials for li-ion batteries

Source: Nornickel

Germany and Russia have come together to provide raw materials for the production of lithium ion batteries in Europe. International chemicals company, BASF, and mining giant, Nornickel, announced that the two have signed a Memorandum of Understanding to that effect, earlier this week. The agreement starts the process of negotiations …

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