UL Solutions acquires German battery testing company
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by Andrew Draper
3d ago
Testing company UL Solutions announced the acquisition of BatterieIngenieure, a German battery testing company. It specialises in performance testing of cells, small modules and battery systems used in EVs and other applications. UL said the acquisition provides it with a testing laboratory in Europe. BatterieIngenieure provides comprehensive testing, simulation and failure analysis of battery technologies ..read more
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Panasonic may delay its EV battery expansion in the US – report
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by Andrew Draper
3d ago
The CEO of Panasonic Energy said the company may delay its electric vehicle battery expansion in the US due to the slowing uptake of EVs. The Japanese company, which also makes batteries for EV maker Tesla, is closely watching its Chinese supply chain and battery material procurement following China’s move last year to tighten graphite ..read more
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Ukrainian energy start-up wins UK government funding for iron flow battery prototype
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by Andrew Draper
3d ago
Ukrainian energy start-up R.Flo has won funding from the UK government for its iron flow battery prototype project. The award was made under the InnovateUkraine competition with the support of the British embassy in Kyiv for a 12.5kW/75kWh prototype battery. R.Flo is part of a consortium consisting of Ukrainian energy company KNESS and UK renewable ..read more
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Successful Norwegian trials, plans to scale up cell production
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by Andrew Draper
3d ago
Norwegian battery companies Freyr and Morrow both announced successful production updates, with each saying they now move to scale up cell production. Freyr said the teams working at its Norwegian customer qualification plant (CQP) had achieved the “most significant technical milestone to date”. They have produced unit cells with the full functionality of the casting ..read more
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IEA: critical minerals markets remain turbulent
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by Tage Erikson
4d ago
The International Energy Agency (IEA)’s report on critical minerals stated that fast-growing critical minerals markets remain turbulent, with battery raw material prices falling sharply in 2023 after two years of dramatic increases. The mineral demand for clean energy technology is expected to double by 2030, said the report. The IEA estimates that the market for ..read more
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Glass ceilings persist for women battery researchers
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by Andrew Draper
4d ago
Glass ceilings remain in place for women working in battery research, and become harder to break through the more women progress in their careers, an online event was told. ‘Women in Battery Research – Pioneering Innovation and Equality’ brought together leading European women scientists in February. Andrew Draper reports. There is generally greater female representation ..read more
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Oak Ridge National Laboratory develops carbon capture battery
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by Tage Erikson
4d ago
Oak Ridge National Laboratory, a research institute under the US Department of Energy, has developed a battery consisting of two electrodes in a saltwater solution which pulls atmospheric carbon dioxide into its electrochemical reaction and releases only valuable byproducts. The laboratory said it tested two battery formulations that convert carbon dioxide gas into a solid ..read more
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(Not) made in America
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by Best Magazine
4d ago
US battery equipment makers have taken their battle to Washington DC to defend their markets by promoting a “Made in America” approach and claim they are gaining the government’s ear. Andrew Draper reports. The Battery Machine Builders coalition was formed with six members last October and their spokesperson, Bennett Resnik, said the lobby association has ..read more
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The Nordics finding their niche
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by Andrew Draper
5d ago
The Nordic market might only have a population of some 27 million people, but the battery value chain there is well represented – from mining of raw materials to manufacture, recycling and research. Andrew Draper reports. According to a report from Nordic business agencies Innovation Norway, Business Finland, Business Sweden, and the Swedish Energy Agency ..read more
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On top of the world, Northvolt aims to be top of the game
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by Andrew Draper
5d ago
Swedish cell manufacturer Northvolt is in bullish mood. Vice president of communications and public affairs Anders Thor talks to Andrew Draper. BEST: There’s a lot of public and private investment in Northvolt. What measures are you taking to ensure you don’t fail? Thor: We’ve raised roughly $15 billion: $8 billion in equity and $6 billion ..read more
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