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Volkswagen Group secures lithium supplies

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The move will help Volkswagen secure supplies as lithium demand doubles in four years Volkswagen Group and Chinese manufacturer Ganfeng have signed a memorandum of understanding for long-term lithium supplies. Group board member for procurement Dr. Stefan Sommer said this was of “crucial strategic significance for implementing Volkswagen’s electric offensive”. …

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Johnson Matthey achieves two major milestones in journey to commercialise eLNO

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Johnson Matthey has second a site to build a plant in Poland Johnson Matthey (JM) has announced two major strategic developments in the commercialisation of eLNO, its portfolio of market-leading ultra-high energy battery cathode materials. A site in Poland has been secured for construction of commercial plant, with room for …

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Energy Department announces opening of Battery Recycling Centre at Argonne National Lab

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The recycling centre aims to recover 90% of the key materials from EV batteries In celebration of National Battery Day on February 18, Assistant Secretary for Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) Daniel Simmons announced the opening of a Battery Recycling Centre at Argonne National Laboratory. Aiming to reclaim and …

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Energy Department announces battery recycling prize and battery recycling R&D centre

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The battery recycling centre aims to increase Li-ion battery recycling from 5% to 90% Energy Secretary Rick Perry has announced the launch of a Lithium-Ion Battery Recycling Prize and the establishment of an associated Battery Recycling R&D Centre. These efforts aim to reclaim and recycle critical materials (e.g., cobalt and …

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Clear Blue Technologies makes lithium batteries smarter, expands product line

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Clear Blue Technologies charges lithium batteries individually to reduce potential accidents Clear Blue Technologies has announced the delivery of a modular, lithium energy capability that can scale as the power demands of nano-grid systems change and grow. Clear Blue’s Smart Off-Grid power systems now include Clear Blue-certified lithium-iron-phosphate (LiFePO4) batteries …

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Lithium Australia produces Li-ion batteries from mine waste

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Lithium Australia produced Li-ion batteries from waste tri-lithium phosphate Lithium Australia advises that its wholly owned subsidiary, VSPC Ltd, has successfully produced lithium ion battery cathode material, and Li-ion batteries, from tri-lithium phosphate produced directly from mine waste using the SiLeach process. This ground-breaking process, removes the requirement for generation …

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Researchers claims lithium-tellurium battery systems show promise for EV industry

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Tellurium consumption to see a 3% CAGR from 2018-2022 Deer Horn Capital has reported that researchers working on more efficient batteries for electronic cars are claiming significant results with new lithium-tellurium (Li-Te) battery systems. In a January 2016 article, the peer-reviewed Journal of Applied Electrochemistry reported development of an “Li-Te …

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