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October 30, 2018

Lithium Werks Receives €1.6-billion Investment to Construct Battery Cell Factory in China

Battery specialist Lithium Werks has signed a €1.6-billion agreement with the Zhejiang Jiashan Economic and Technological Development Zone to construct a 60-hectare (nearly 150-acre) battery cell factory in the Yangtze Delta in China. This is the beginning of a 15-20 year plan to construct several large factories globally. The factory’s production […]
October 30, 2018

Industrial pilot for megawatt-scale PV, lithium and flow battery storage completed in Belgium

‘Europe’s largest’ energy storage pilot project at an industrial site, combining 2MWp of rooftop solar with a total of 4.2MWh of energy storage across a lithium-ion battery system and two flow batteries has been inaugurated in Belgium. The distributed resources have been integrated into the microgrid ‘MiRIS’ (‘Micro Réseau Intégré […]
October 29, 2018

German Federal Government Invests In Solid State Battery Research

The German Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) is flexing its investment muscles and dumping 16 million euros into the research of next generation solid state batteries, according to a recent press release from the group. “If we want people to take advantage of the opportunities offered by electromobility, we need […]
October 29, 2018

LG Chem Hosts $1.9-million Battery Innovation Competition

LG Chem has announced a $1.9-million startup contest it calls The Battery Challenge. The competition is intended as a springboard for new concepts and partnerships in four categories: Battery Material, Battery Management and Control, Design, Manufacturing and Processing and Recycle and Regeneration. Applications are being accepted until November 2. Teams must submit […]
October 17, 2018

Tesla Buys Land for Chinese Factory

Tesla has acquired a 210-acre piece of land in the Lingang region of Shanghai for its planned Gigafactory 3. No price has been announced. Lingang is located on the coast, about 47 miles from the center of Shanghai. Several automakers with foreign connections have facilities there, and unmarked test vehicles […]
October 12, 2018

Groupe Renault Launches Stationary Energy Storage System Using EV Batteries

Groupe Renault has launched a stationary storage system for energy developed exclusively from EV batteries. Renault’s Advanced Battery Storage will eventually have a storage capacity of at least 60 MWh, provided by 2,000 EV batteries – equivalent to the daily consumption of 5,000 households. The first facilities will be developed […]

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