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    BatteryLoop, a company which gives electric car batteries a second life as energy storage systems, in collaboration with HiQ, is now developing a digital platform that enables an estimate as to how long a battery has left to live, thus its economic value

    Q3(Jul-Aug-Sep), 2021

EIIR Provider Solutions/Capabalities

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    The next generation energy storage system – to be designed, developed and manufactured by Singapore-based Orient Technology – will incorporate elements of the advanced battery management and control algorithm technology from Ricardo.

    Q4(Oct-Nov-Dec), 2020

EIIR Buyer GIC/R&D Best Practices/Solutions

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    StoreDot is to establish a new solid-state battery R&D center in California, USA, where it will design, build and test battery tech, working in cooperation with the company’s Israel-based R&D headquarters.

    Q4, 2021

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    Battery developer Northvolt to invest US$750m in R&D facilities in Sweden.

    Q4, 2021

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    Britishvolt will build a 60 GWh factory destined to produce battery cells, as well as an R&D center and an anode and cathode processing set up in Canada.

    Q4, 2021

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    LG Energy Solution and General Motors (GM) will establish a battery R&D center in Michigan.The R&D center will focus on cutting production costs for lithium-ion and all-solid-state batteries and increasing mileage for electric vehicles.

    Q4, 2021

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    SK Group’s energy unit SK E&S Co. and Plug Power will set up a 51:49 joint venture to build a Giga Factory & R&D Center in a key metropolitan area in Korea by 2024. The facilities that will mass produce key facilities for hydrogen projects will be used to their advance into hydrogen markets in Asia.

    Q4, 2021

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    Microvast Purchases New R&D Center, Hiring in Orlando, Florida. This will become a world-class laboratory for battery prototyping.

    Q4, 2021

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    Rio Tinto to invest in battery technology firm Inobat Auto. The investment will support the completion of Inobat’s research and development (R&D) centre in Slovakia.

    Q4, 2021

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    Volvo Cars and Northvolt will open a joint research and development (R&D) centre in Gothenburg as part of a SEK 30 billion investment in battery development and manufacturing.

    Q4, 2021

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    Batteries from Nissan LEAF electric vehicles (EVs) are being repurposed for use at railway crossings in eastern Japan as an alternative to lead-acid batteries in emergency power supply units. At a railway crossing, the battery is susceptible to voltage surges from its connections to devices such as barriers, alarms and control equipment. To withstand these, modifications have been made to the battery control infrastructure.

    Q4, 2021

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    Volkswagen Group opened an R&D center for the large-scale production of its own battery cells in Salzgitter, Germany. The automaker is investing 70 million euro in the unit.

    Q3(Jul-Aug-Sep), 2021

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    Ford is starting a pilot R&D project called "Ford Ion Park" where it hopes eventually to build enough battery cells to supply its growing lineup of electric vehicles. It will spend $185 million on a lab to develop new manufacturing techniques for lithium-ion and solid-state battery packs for EVs. The project will also involve work on improving the full production cycle, including research into the mining of needed resources and battery recycling.

    Q3(Jul-Aug-Sep), 2021

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    Altech Chemicals opens R&D center in Saxony, Germany for HPA coating for batteries.

    Q3(Jul-Aug-Sep), 2021

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    BMW is supported by a grant of £ 26.2 million from the British government for battery R&D in UK.

    Q3(Jul-Aug-Sep), 2021

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    Ford to open new EV battery research centre in southeastern Michigan with US$185-million-dollar investment

    Q2(Apr-May-Jun), 2021

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    Electric battery maker Microvast plans Orlando R&D center.

    Q1(Jan-feb-Mar), 2021

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    Groupe Renault, top automotive player, with Veolia, global leader in optimized resource management, and Solvay, leading science-based company, announced their partnership to enable the circular economy of EV battery metals in Europe through closed-loop recycling.

    Q1(Jan-feb-Mar), 2021

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    Honda Signs a Letter of Intent with KTM, Piaggio and Yamaha Motor for the Creation of a Swappable Batteries Consortium for Motorcycles and Light Electric.

    Q1(Jan-feb-Mar), 2021

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    Hyundai Motor, LG Energy Solution team up to lease, recycle EV batteries. Battery As-a-Service.

    Q1(Jan-feb-Mar), 2021

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    Northvolt to expand Polish battery capacity.A $200m factory along with a R&D center is be constructed in Gda?sk.

    Q1(Jan-feb-Mar), 2021

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    Singtel and Hyundai intend to collaborate on a range of ventures to support smart manufacturing and connectivity for electric vehicle batteries.

    Q1(Jan-feb-Mar), 2021

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    Volkswagen presents technology roadmap for batteries and charging up to 2030.

    Q1(Jan-feb-Mar), 2021

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    Panasonic Announces UBMC Service – A Cloud-based Battery Management Service to Ascertain Battery State in Electric Mobility Vehicles.

    Q4(Oct-Nov-Dec), 2020

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    Russian nuclear giant Rosatom enters storage business. It will manufacture module type lithium-ion traction batteries for electric vehicles, as well as energy storage systems for emergency power supplies, renewable energy resources, and the smoothing of load demand.

    Q4(Oct-Nov-Dec), 2020

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    Sunlight makes €105 million R&D investment in Greece into sustainability of Lithium batteries to help accelerate the race to Net Zero

    Q4(Oct-Nov-Dec), 2020

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    The world’s first ‘intelligent’ electric vehicle battery bas been unveiled by, InoBat Auto. The battery has been developed through a combination of Artificial Intelligence (AI) and High Throughput (HTP) technology. The new batteries will deliver an increase in operational range for current best-in-class electric vehicles of almost 20%. This technology also enables InoBat to reduce its dependence on cobalt and boost energy density.

    Q4(Oct-Nov-Dec), 2020

Other News

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    ZF and CATL Join Forces for an Optimal Aftermarket Service in E-Mobility and Energy Storage

    Q4, 2021

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    GM and POSCO Chemical Will Build a New North America Factory to Process Cathode Active Material for Ultium Batteries

    Q4, 2021

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    Stellantis and Factorial Energy to Jointly Develop Solid-State Batteries for Electric Vehicles

    Q4, 2021

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    Toyota Selects North Carolina for New U.S. Automotive Battery Plant

    Q4, 2021

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    Stellantis and LG Energy Solution to Form Joint Venture for Lithium-Ion Battery Production in North America

    Q4, 2021

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    Stellantis and Samsung SDI to Form Joint Venture for Lithium-Ion Battery Production in North America

    Q4, 2021

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    Stellantis and TotalEnergies Welcome Mercedes-Benz as a New Partner of Automotive Cells Company (ACC) and Raise Its Capacity Plan to at Least 120 GWh by 2030

    Q3(Jul-Aug-Sep), 2021

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    BASF and Porsche partner to develop high-performing lithium-ion batteries for electric vehicles

    Q3(Jul-Aug-Sep), 2021

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    Volkswagen Group China builds battery system factory in Anhui to strengthen BEV value chain

    Q3(Jul-Aug-Sep), 2021

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    CATL and GWM sign 10-year strategic cooperation agreement

    Q2(Apr-May-Jun), 2021

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    Nissan has unveiled plans for its EV36Zero, a £1 billion flagship electric vehicle hub, creating a world-first EV manufacturing ecosystem that will create or safeguard 6,200 jobs. The transformational project has been launched with an initial £1bn investment by Nissan and its partners Envision AESC, a global player in battery technology, and Sunderland City Council.

    Q2(Apr-May-Jun), 2021

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    Porsche investing in new battery cell factory in Germany in collaboration with Customcells. Proposed plant near Stuttgart could turn over up enough batteries for up to 1000 cars a year.

    Q2(Apr-May-Jun), 2021

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    Renault signs two major battery deals for production in France; Envision AESC and Verkor

    Q2(Apr-May-Jun), 2021

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    Ford and SK Innovation announced a joint venture – to be called BlueOvalSK – to produce approximately 60 GWh annually in traction battery cells and array modules,

    Q2(Apr-May-Jun), 2021

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    Volvo announced its joint venture with the Swedish battery maker Northvolt, which entails their partnership on developing and manufacturing electric vehicle batteries specifically for the next generations of Volvo and Polestar EVs.

    Q2(Apr-May-Jun), 2021

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    Northvolt has acquired US lithium-metal battery start-up Cuberg. M&A in battery industry for geographical expansion.

    Q1(Jan-feb-Mar), 2021

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    Northvolt receives $14 billion battery cell order for Swedish gigafactory from Volkswagen.

    Q1(Jan-feb-Mar), 2021

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    The BMW Group will be accelerating its expansion of e-mobility in the coming years. This will also increase the need for lithium, an important raw material for production of battery cells. For this reason, the company will source lithium from a second leading supplier, US-based Livent. The value of the multi-year contract will total around 285 million euros. Livent will supply the lithium directly to the BMW Group’s battery cell manufacturers from 2022 on.

    Q1(Jan-feb-Mar), 2021

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