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BMW to put €200 million into Battery Cell Competence Centre

BMW Group Board of Management at the BCCC Ceremony in Munich
Source: BMW

BMW Group has announced details of its upcoming electric drivetrain and will invest €200 million in a new Battery Cell Competence Centre. BMW Group has announced some of its spending plans on electrification technologies over the next four years. Specifically, the interdisciplinary Battery Cell Competence Centre, opening early in 2019 …

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DoE launches call for fast-charge tech

CCS fast-charging system

DoE’s Vehicle Technologies Office seeks technologies for extreme fast charging and batteries capable of handling large charge capacities while matching energy density and costs The US government has launched a new tranche of grant funding for advanced EV charging technologies. The Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE), working …

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Magnesium battery breakthrough could beat li-ion

Source: Berkley Lab

Lawrence Berkley National Laboratory (LBNL), in partnership with the US Department of Energy, have discovered chemical reactions that could solve a problem plaguing magnesium-based batteries. A research team has aimed to prove by disproving, having discovered a set of chemical reactions, involving magnesium, that explain battery degradation. The team used a series …

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Sweden aims for Leading Edge in natural graphite

Graphite production at LEM's Woxna mine.

Leading Edge Materials joins in “Natural Swedish Graphite for Future Lithium Ion Batteries”. The The Natural Swedish Graphite project is focused on the application and optimisation of high purity natural graphite as anode material for lithium-ion batteries, using material sourced from Woxna project in Sweden. Major funding is provided by …

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