Addionics invests $400 million in domestic EV battery manufacturing, plans factory in US

Battery tech provider Addionics plans to invest $400 million in its US manufacturing facilities as part of a three-phase multi-factory plan to boost domestic EV battery production. The first plant is expected to begin production in 2027, and additional plants are to be completed by 2032. Once completed, the factories will produce tens of thousands… Read more »

Trade group asks administration to reinstate tariffs on Chinese graphite, critical material for EV batteries

The North American Graphite Alliance (NAGA), which represents US and Canadian producers of battery-grade graphite, has submitted a request to US Trade Representative Katherine Tai to reinstate Section 301 tariffs on three graphite products from China. The group also commissioned a market report from Oxford Economics that explains the rationale behind reinstating the tariffs, and… Read more »

Chinese team uses paired electrolysis to recover spent electrode materials

A team of Chinese researchers have presented a study proposing a paired electrolysis approach to recover spent lithium cobalt oxide (LiCoO2) and lithium iron phosphate (LiFePO4) electrode materials more efficiently. They published an open-access paper in the RSC journal Green Chemistry. The researchers vacuum-pyrolyzed spent LCO and LFP cathodes to extract active components from aluminum… Read more »

Chalmers University: battery development will reduce electric aircraft life cycle impact

Researchers at Chalmers University of Technology, located in Göteborg, Sweden, have performed the first life-cycle assessment of a commercially available two-seater all-electric aircraft—the Pipistrel Alpha Electro, manufactured in Slovenia—directly comparing it to the fossil fuel-powered version of the same plane.   The research, much of which was informed by records and data from the manufacturer, studied… Read more »

DuPont’s new glycol-purification solution can extend the lifetime of EV coolants

Chemical giant DuPont has launched a new glycol-purification solution for e-mobility. DuPont AmberLite EV2X resin is designed to extend the lifetime of EV coolants while reducing glycol maintenance requirements. Unlike ICE vehicles, EVs have to manage conductivity within their systems. The degradation of the glycol coolant and other components within the thermal management system releases… Read more »

Altilium, Synetiq and LV= collaborate to facilitate EV battery recycling in the UK

UK-based clean technology group Altilium is collaborating with vehicle salvage and recycling specialist Synetiq to recycle the growing number of EV batteries from damaged cars. Synetiq processes thousands of cars each year, and currently has an inventory of damaged EVs at its UK facilities. The company has invested heavily in equipment to remove the batteries… Read more »

Westwater Resources to supply natural graphite from Alabama to battery maker SK On

Global EV battery manufacturer SK On has signed a conditional offtake agreement with US graphite supplier Westwater Resources in a move to secure battery-grade natural graphite in North America. Under the terms of the agreement, SK On can source a total of 34,000 tons of natural graphite anode products processed at Westwater’s Kellyton Graphite Plant… Read more »

Li-Metal completes concept study for commercial-scale lithium metal plant

Li-Metal, a Canada-based developer of lithium metal technologies, has completed a concept study for a commercial North American lithium metal production facility with an annual capacity of up to 1,000 tonnes. Li-Metal expects its plant to require approximately 5,600 tonnes of lithium carbonate per year. The plant will use Li-Metal’s patented carbonate-to-metal (C2M) lithium metal… Read more »

Saint-Gobain invests in solid-state battery firm ION Storage Systems 

NOVA, the partnership and venture capital branch of building materials company Saint-Gobain, has invested in solid-state lithium metal battery company ION Storage Systems to expand their battery technology collaboration. The companies are working to establish US manufacturing of ceramic material for large-scale solid-state battery electrolyte manufacturing. In September, ION announced a multi-year supply arrangement with… Read more »