Category: Industry

BBC – BMW investment secures future of Mini factories

German car giant BMW is expected to announce plans to invest hundreds of millions of pounds to prepare its Mini factory near Oxford to build a new generation of electric cars. Production of two new electric Mini models is due to begin at the plant in Cowley in 2026. The move is expected to safeguard…
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11th September 2023 0

Fortescue to expand the production of batteries and electric powertrains in the UK with new WAE Oxfordshire facility

Fortescue is significantly expanding its battery and electric powertrain production operations in the UK with the announcement of an additional WAE state-of-the-art facility in Oxfordshire The new facility will create more than 120 new jobs and will be focused on production of a wide range of zero-emission products for the off-road sector including trucks and…
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19th June 2023 0

UKBIC to build £36m Flexible Industrialisation Line (FIL) to enable battery developers to more easily move up the challenging battery manufacturing ‘scale-up’ ladder

The UK Battery Industrialisation Centre (UKBIC), the UK’s national battery manufacturing scale-up facility, has secured £36 million in funding for the facility’s new Flexible Industrialisation Line (FIL.) The new line will bridge the gap between UKBIC’s Volume Industrialisation Line (VIL) and existing kilogramme scale demonstrator lines available elsewhere. Construction of the new flexible line is…
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26th May 2023 0

OakNorth, S-Cube and Intercalation founders back university battery spinout About:Energy

Spinout About:Energy has closed a funding round thanks to investments from three notable technology experts. About:Energy, a spinout founded from battery research at Imperial College London and the University of Birmingham, has closed its pre-seed funding round thanks to investments from three notable technology experts. Rishi Khosla, co-founder and chief executive of OakNorth, Nikhil Shah,…
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11th April 2023 0


Global power and technology leader Cummins Inc. (NYSE: CMI) today announced the launch of Accelera by Cummins, a new brand for its New Power business unit. Accelera provides a diverse portfolio of zero-emissions solutions for many of the world’s most vital industries empowering customers to accelerate their transition to a sustainable future. The launch of…
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13th March 2023 0

BBC – Britishvolt bought by Australian firm Recharge Industries

Australian firm Recharge Industries has bought the defunct battery maker Britishvolt out of administration. Britishvolt had plans to build a £4bn battery plant near the Port of Blyth in Northumberland but collapsed last month after running out of money. Its downfall was blamed on a lack of battery experience, proven technology, customers and revenue. Recharge Industries…
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27th February 2023 0

Recharge Industries™ Signs MOU with Tees Valley Lithium to supply Lithium Hydroxide

London, UK, February 7, 2023 – Recharge Industries™ just signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with Tees Valley Lithium (TLV) to supply Lithium Hydroxide. TLV is a wholly owned subsidiary of Alkemy Capital Investments plc.   Through this MOU, TVL has agreed to supply tolled lithium hydroxide to Recharge Industries™ from its facility in Teesside, in…
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7th February 2023 0

Freudenberg e-Power Systems and LG Energy Solution sign long-term supply partnership for battery cell modules

Freudenberg e-Power Systems and LG Energy Solution (LGES; KRX: 373220) have signed a multi-year contract for the supply of lithium-ion battery cell modules. LGES to supply Freudenberg with 19 GWh lithium-ion battery cell modules for truck and bus applications Partnership combines the strengths of LGES, a leading global manufacturer of batteries, and Freudenberg as a…
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6th February 2023 0

Italvolt enters strategic collaboration with StoreDot for extreme fast charging lithium-ion battery technology

Collaboration represents significant milestone for Italvolt Extreme fast charging (XFC) technology to be licensed to accelerate route to market Agreement will see StoreDot become an offtake partner Collaboration will see StoreDot secure capacity for its potential customers Italvolt S.p.A., the company developing Italy’s largest independent battery cell factory, today announces it has entered a strategic…
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17th January 2023 0

Munters signs large orders for the battery segment

Munters has received two orders of climate control systems for a multinational automotive manufacturer. The orders have a combined value of MUSD 54 (approximately MSEK 560) and will be delivered to facilities in the US and Canada. The battery segment is one of Munters’ prioritized growth areas, and its leading desiccant dehumidification technology is ideally suited to…
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5th December 2022 0