LG Chem To Build $3 Billion Battery Cathode Factory In Tennessee

Credit to Author: Steve Hanley| Date: Tue, 22 Nov 2022 08:10:03 +0000

LG Chem TennesseeThe Inflation Reduction Act continues to drive new investment in America, just as it was intended to do. LG Chem announced this week it will build a new $3 billion cathode manufacturing facility in Clarksville, Tennessee. When complete, it will be the largest factory of its kind in the United States. The Clarksville facility will […]

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GM Signs Long-Term Nickel Supply Agreement With Vale Canada Limited

Credit to Author: Tim Tyler| Date: Mon, 21 Nov 2022 16:00:28 +0000

A term contract was signed between General Motors Co. and Vale Canada Limited for the long-term supply of battery-grade nickel sulfate from Vale’s planned factory in Bécancour, Québec, Canada. With the cooperation of this agreement, GM will have access to nickel sulfate from a US free-trade partner to meet its rapidly expanding EV production requirements […]

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Are There Enough Materials To Manufacture All The Electric Vehicles Needed?

Credit to Author: Guest Contributor| Date: Sun, 20 Nov 2022 04:50:55 +0000

The short answer is yes. But this is a complicated question, so let’s dig in further. The transition to electric vehicles (EVs) is necessary to decrease climate-changing emissions. As deployment increases, so will the demand for EV battery materials such as lithium, cobalt, and nickel. These materials are primarily supplied through two sources: 1) newly mined […]

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Archer Partners With Molicel To Supply Battery Cells For Archer Midnight Aircraft

Credit to Author: Tim Tyler| Date: Thu, 17 Nov 2022 23:30:34 +0000

archer Midnight™ AircraftArcher Aviation has chosen Molicel to provide the battery cells for its new Archer Midnight aircraft. E-One Moli Energy Corp. (Molicel), an industry-leading supplier of lithium-ion battery cells, will manufacture and supply the battery cells for Archer’s production of electric vertical takeoff and landing (eVTOL) aircraft, Midnight. Archer Aviation has been a leader in eVTOL […]

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Tesla Megafactory Lathrop Went From Groundbreaking To Megapack Production In Just 1 Year

Credit to Author: Iqtidar Ali| Date: Sun, 13 Nov 2022 00:53:46 +0000

Tesla Inc. (TSLA) has just updated the status of its Megafactory in Lathrop, California. The video Tesla has posted on its official Twitter and Instagram account shows actual production is taking place at this factory. We reported the groundbreaking ceremony of the Tesla Megafactory in September 2021. And it took just around 1 year for […]

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Charging Lithium-Ion Cells At Different Rates Boosts The Lifetimes Of Battery Packs

Credit to Author: Guest Contributor| Date: Wed, 09 Nov 2022 21:00:44 +0000

The secret to long life for rechargeable batteries may lie in an embrace of difference. New modeling of how lithium-ion cells in a pack degrade show a way to tailor charging to each cell’s capacity so EV batteries can handle more charge cycles and stave off failure.

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Canada Orders Chinese Companies To Divest From Critical Materials Operations

Credit to Author: Steve Hanley| Date: Wed, 09 Nov 2022 14:52:25 +0000

China CanadaCanada has ordered three companies based in China to divest from lithium companies doing business in Ontario and other provinces.

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Scientists Develop New Algorithm That May Provide Insights Into Battery Corrosion

Credit to Author: U.S. Department of Energy| Date: Tue, 08 Nov 2022 04:23:31 +0000

Argonne researchers have created an automatic technique that can fill in gaps in X-ray data. Putting together a jigsaw puzzle is a great activity for a rainy Sunday afternoon. But the somewhat more difficult process of quickly assembling 3D scientific jigsaw puzzles — atomic structures of different materials — has recently gotten a lot easier, […]

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Clean Energy Supply Chain Analyses

Credit to Author: U.S. Department of Energy| Date: Mon, 07 Nov 2022 18:30:39 +0000

Scientists at the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE’s) National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) acted as lead authors on five reports in a larger series designed to strengthen America’s clean energy supply chains. The following NREL-authored, topic-specific “deep-dive” studies are intended to inform national policy at the highest level. Solar Photovoltaics (PV) [PDF] Solar power could supply 40% […]

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