GM invests in California geothermal lithium project

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General Motors is investing in a US lithium extraction project that could become the country’s largest by 2024. There’s a great window of opportunity here to develop more lithium in the United States,” Colwell said.

Lithium isn’t needed for trains and buses

Renewable Energy World

If the 19th century was the age of coal and the 20th the age of oil, the 21st century is starting to look like the age of lithium. Rechargeable lithium ion batteries are now in everything, but have become indispensable to efforts to fight climate change.

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Livent to invest in Nemaska Lithium, extends supply agreement with Tesla

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Lithium supplier Livent has announced its participation in a consortium to acquire the business and certain assets of Nemaska Lithium, located in Québec. Livent will invest in the company via a joint venture with The Pallinghurst Group. Livent has also extended its multi-year lithium hydroxide supply agreement with Tesla through 2021, and has committed to delivering higher volumes than in 2020. Newswire The Tech Batteries Livent Nemaska Lithium

Group14 Technologies and SK materials to build factory for lithium-silicon battery materials

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Group14 Technologies has announced a joint venture with SK materials to build a factory for lithium-silicon battery materials in South Korea. SK materials will invest $52 million in the development of the materials manufacturing hub, which is expected to launch in 2022.

German firms plan to exploit massive lithium deposits beneath the Rhine

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Geologists have estimated that an area in the Upper Rhine Valley, in the Black Forest area of southwestern Germany, holds enough lithium for more than 400 million electric cars, making it one of the world’s biggest deposits. The company plans to invest 1.7

Ford Begins Pre?Production of All?Electric F?150 Lightning Truck, Boosts Investment, Adds Jobs in Michigan

Green Living Guy

16, 2021 – As the first pre-production F-150 Lightning trucks roll out of Ford’s new Rouge Electric Vehicle Center and demand soars for the all-electric truck, Ford today said it will increase investment and add jobs to boost production. DEARBORN, Mich.,

Cornish mining firm finds 'globally significant' lithium grades beneath county

Business Green

Cornish Lithium Ltd announces preliminary results of geothermal sampling as it announces plans for further fundraising round. When these elements are present in high concentrations it can make it difficult and more expensive to separate out the lithium compounds.".

Zinc Battery Startup Eos Kept Afloat in a Lithium-Ion World. Is It Ready for the Public Markets?

GreenTechMedia

Eos Energy Storage spent 12 years building up a technology it says can rival the dominant lithium-ion batteries for storing grid power. Betting on growth in battery deployments is a solid proposition, but Eos occupies the riskier category of challengers to the dominant lithium-ion technology.

2020 New Investment Spotlight: Renewance

Clean Energy Trust

Lithium ion batteries, today’s most widely used type of rechargeable batteries, can release highly toxic gases if disposed of improperly. We’ve made investments in several battery innovators and have witnessed amazing things come out of our portfolio.

Oil giant Phillips 66 makes strategic investment in battery material supplier Novonix

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Multinational oil giants are beginning to invest in companies in several different sectors of the EV industry. Phillips 66 manufactures specialty coke, a key precursor in the production of lithium-ion batteries.

Heritage and Romeo Power invests in future of battery recycling

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Heritage has launched a new division, Heritage Battery Recycling (HBR), to address the growing market demand for safe, sustainable solutions for lithium-ion batteries at the ends of their lives.

Enovix secures $45 million to commercialize 3D Silicon Lithium-ion Battery

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Enovix Corporation has secured an additional $45 million to produce and commercialize its 3D Silicon Lithium-ion Battery. Enovix CEO Harrold Rust said, “Anchoring the round is a $25-million strategic investment from a leading California technology company. The company now has agreements with four customers to develop and produce silicon-anode lithium-ion batteries for portable electronic devices, worth an anticipated $250 million in annual revenue once fully ramped.

The Virtual Road to Co_Invest Cleantech

Clean Energy Trust

Co_Invest Cleantech [link] Then we brought you Co_Invest Cleantech , an annual celebration of Midwestern innovation. Clean Energy Trust’s 2019 Co_Invest Cleantech Virtual Road to Co_Invest Cleantech And now, we are proud to bring you the Virtual Road to Co_Invest Cleantech.

Boost for British lithium as Cornish mining firm wins £500,000 backing

Business Green

British Lithium Ltd secures backing from Innovate UK to help develop hard rock lithium extraction in the St Austell area of Cornwall. The project would make BLL the first company in the UK to explore for hard rock lithium. "We

BMW and Ford invest in solid-state battery startup Solid Power

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Solid Power, a producer of solid-state EV batteries, has announced a $130-million Series B investment round led by the BMW Group, Ford and Volta Energy Technologies.

Airbus invests in battery tech company Amprius

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Airbus has invested in US-based battery technology company Amprius. In 2013, Amprius introduced lithium-ion batteries with 100% silicon anodes. The company’s current products include a 100% silicon nanowire anode, silicon-graphite composite anodes, lithium-rich cathodes, and high voltage electrolytes for silicon.

Challenges Remain in Understanding Energy Storage as an Investment

GreenTechMedia

Yet many are still struggling to understand how to value energy storage as an investment. Global investments of $374 billion a year will be needed to upgrade the grid with enough flexibility to account for the variable power generation profiles of renewable technologies like solar and wind.

Volkswagen invests €450 million in Northvolt battery operations at Salzgitter

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Volkswagen will invest €450 million in the new Northvolt Zwei facility, which will produce lithium-ion battery cells. Volkswagen recently announced that it will erect buildings and infrastructure for a new factory in Salzgitter, under its joint venture with Swedish battery producer Northvolt AB. Construction is scheduled to commence before the end of this year, and production is expected to start in early 2024 at an initial annual production capacity of 16 GWh.

Xcel Targets $1.4B in Wind and Solar Investments, Outlines Broader Carbon-Reduction Goals

GreenTechMedia

billion in new wind and solar investments in the next 12 months and is outlining plans for electric vehicle charging, energy storage and green hydrogen production pilot programs to meet its goal to reach net-zero carbon emissions by 2050.

GM teases future electric Chevy crossover and pickup, invests more in EVs

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GM R&D Lab Group Manager Mei Cai, PhD, displays a working prototype of a battery cell with a lithium metal anode, a significant step on the path to remarkable energy density breakthroughs, with even more power and range at lower costs.

Budget 2021: Investing in clean industry is the right call

Clean Energy Canada

In Alberta, companies like E3 Metals and Summit Nanotech are finding ways to recover lithium from old oil and gas wells. Investing in them now will not only make us more competitive in the near term, it will help us achieve our tougher climate ambitions beyond 2030.

Research: $1.3tr global circular economy investment 'far below' what is needed

Business Green

It estimates companies invest around $800bn a year in the circular economy, on top of $510bn from governments, and $46bn from financial institutions and investors. Even in sectors where circular economy thinking is relatively advance, investment in linear approaches still dominates.

$50 Million Prime Impact Fund Launches to Invest in Early-Stage Cleantech

GreenTechMedia

A new fund is channeling philanthropic dollars into early-stage clean technology investments in the hopes of catalyzing major climate-change impacts. The Prime Impact Fund closed a $50 million raise in recent weeks and has already made eight investments.

Sumitomo Invests $46 Million in Long Duration Storage Company Highview Power

GreenTechMedia

Long duration grid storage company Highview Power announced Tuesday it had raised a major equity investment to support its journey to market. Global industrial conglomerate Sumitomo Heavy Industries invested $46 million in Highview, becoming the largest minority shareholder in the company.

In Pursuit of Zero Emissions, Ford Submits All?Electric Police Pilot Vehicle for Michigan State Police Testing

Green Living Guy

As part of its more than $30 billion investment in electrification through 2025. DEARBORN, Mich., 17, 2021 – Ford is paving the way for electric police fleets in America. All because Ford is exploring all-electric, purpose-built law enforcement vehicles.

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2019 New Investment Spotlight #1: Nikola Power

Clean Energy Trust

Clean Energy Trust added four new cleantech startups to our portfolio over the past few months and unveiled them at Co_Invest Cleantech on May 22nd. Over the next few weeks we’ll be sharing some thoughts on why we invested in each one and what we’re excited about. This is the first edition of our 2019 New Investment Spotlight, and it’s shining bright on Nikola Power. Postal pitching at 2019 Co_Invest Cleantech Batteries shall set you free… but when?

Battery giant Northvolt charges up factory plans with $2.75bn investment boost

Business Green

Swedish lithium-ion battery developer confirms completion of major equity fund-raising round. The company said the latest investment brought the total financing, in both equity and debt, raised by Northvolt to $6.5bn.

Invest in bus travel to drive green recovery, study urges

Business Green

Increased investment in bus travel across England is "essential" to driving the economic recovery from Covid-19, boosting community connectivity and slashing transport emissions, fresh research published today by Greener Journeys argues.

FORD TAPS KANSAS CITY ASSEMBLY OF ALL-ELECTRIC FORD E- TRANSIT

Green Living Guy

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BASF to build battery prototype recycling plant in Schwarzheide, Germany

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The prototype recycling plant will allow for the development of operational procedures and optimization of technology to extract lithium, nickel, cobalt and manganese from end-of-life lithium-ion batteries as well as off-spec material from cell producers and battery material producers.

Umicore buys a stake in solid-state battery developer Solid Power

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Umicore built its stake through earlier Series A and B investment rounds. Umicore has announced that it holds a stake in solid-state battery specialist Solid Power , following Solid Power’s announcement of its intent to become a publicly listed company.

How ‘green’ are electric cars?

Renewable Energy World

For every car on our roads to be zero emission by 2050, just under double the current total annual world cobalt production, 75% of the world’s lithium production and at least 50% of the world’s copper production would be required. Lithium mining.

The race to mainstream electric vehicles by 2030

GreenBiz

The price of lithium-ion batteries, which power most mainstream EVs, has been dropping dramatically the past several years. Bloomberg New Energy Finance (BNEF) says that between 2010 and 2019, lithium-ion battery pack prices fell 87 percent.

Investors Still Betting on Next Big Energy Storage Technology: Solid-State Batteries

GreenTechMedia

may have fallen behind Asia and Europe in battery manufacturing, but a number of well-funded companies are looking to get the country back in the game with a technology that could supersede today’s lithium-ion chemistries. Samsung and Hyundai have invested in Colorado-based Solid Power.

Hyundai and LG to build battery plant in Indonesia

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Hyundai and LG will invest a total of $1.1 When fully operational, the facility is expected to produce a total of 10 GWh worth of NCMA lithium-ion battery cells every year, enough for more than 150,000 EVs.

SK becomes third-largest shareholder of battery company SES

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SK has invested an additional $35.9 million in SES (formerly SolidEnergy Systems), a developer of lithium-metal batteries. million investment in 2018, SK now becomes the third-largest shareholder of the battery company.

Freudenberg expands battery material testing facilities

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Freudenberg Sealing Technologies has expanded its material testing capabilities to include performance and compatibility evaluations of the rubber, elastomers and thermoplastics used to seal and safely maintain lithium-ion batteries.

5 Major Technologies Changing The Future Of The Renewable Energy Industry

The Environmental Blog

Or for that matter, EVs would be the next big thing thanks to the mass production of lithium-ion batteries. Many homes have started investing in appliances like solar air conditioners. There is no doubt that the emergence of renewable energy has revolutionized our world.

DOE awards $60 million to 24 emission-reduction R&D projects

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generation liquid electrolytes, lithium-sulfur and lithium-air battery cells, high power density inverters and energy-efficient mobility systems technologies.

August 2020 Cleantech Roundup: EV Charging Investments | Why Were Californians in the Dark?

Clean Energy Trust

August 2020 Cleantech Roundup: EV Charging Investments | Why Were Californians in the Dark? | We’ll also touch on some of the recent cleantech investment, policy, and technology news, and more. Fool’s Errand, or Smart Investment?

8 Reasons Why You Should Start Properly Recycling Your E-Waste Today

The Environmental Blog

Substances like acid, lead, nickel, lithium, and mercury. The more profitable these businesses are, the more they’ll invest in increasing the efficacy of recycling workflows. A simple way to invest in recycling’s continued momentum is by recycling!

Group14 secures funding to scale Li-ion battery production

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Group14 Technologies, a global provider of silicon-carbon composite materials for lithium-ion markets, has secured $17 million in a Series B funding round led by SK materials, a manufacturer of special gases and industrial gases.

New battery “gigaplant” promises to be an economic boon to northeastern England

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Construction is to begin next year, and production of lithium-ion batteries is to start by the end of 2023. The company plans to invest 2.6 Now we can really start the hard work and begin producing lithium-ion batteries for future electrified vehicles just three years from now.