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Central Europe becomes the EU’s e-car battery supplier

Central Europe becomes the EU’s e-car battery supplier

15/02/2021

In late 2020, the value of export of lithium-ion batteries reached some €400M a month, and they now account for as much as 2 percent of all Poland’s exports. That amounts to almost a third of European demand for electric vehicle batteries. “Poland is very high up in the supply chain for the electric car sector. It […]

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Commission approves €2.9 billion public support by twelve Member States for a second pan-European research and innovation project along the entire battery value chain

Commission approves €2.9 billion public support by twelve Member States for a second pan-European research and innovation project along the entire battery value chain

15/02/2021

The Commission has approved, under EU State aid rules, a second Important Project of Common European Interest (“IPCEI”) to support research and innovation in the battery value chain. The project, called “European Battery Innovation” was jointly prepared and notified by Austria, Belgium, Croatia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Italy, Poland, Slovakia, Spain and Sweden. The twelve Member States […]

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Advanced technologies for industry. Product watch : solid-state-lithium-ion-batteries for electric vehicles

Advanced technologies for industry. Product watch : solid-state-lithium-ion-batteries for electric vehicles

18/01/2021

Since the global demand for high-energy and high-power energy storage devices increased, lithium-ion (li-ion) batteries have emerged as the dominating energy storage solution for portable electronics and electric vehicles. With the objective of realising the green mobility transition and overcoming concerns about electric vehicles, e.g. with regards to their range, new technologies for lithium-ion-batteries are developed. […]

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Research & innovation for sustainable batteries

Research & innovation for sustainable batteries

18/01/2021

Sustainability in its three dimensions (economic, social, environmental) will be a hallmark of EU battery technologies at global scale. Research and innovation must be able to deliver concrete technical solutions across the whole value chain to ensure the transformation of the EU into a more sustainable and competitive economy by 2050. The new Commission proposal […]

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Fast-growing grid scale stationary battery storage

Fast-growing grid scale stationary battery storage

13/01/2021

Stationary grid connected batteries are growing. There is an increasing number of them, serving an increasing number of functions. And they grow in size measured in power output or energy stored. When this is written, the world’s largest battery system appears to be the 300 MW/1 200 MWh lithium-ion battery storage system inside a former turbine […]

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Umicore cathode materials at the core of rechargeable Li-ion batteries

Umicore cathode materials at the core of rechargeable Li-ion batteries

27/11/2020

Rechargeable Li-ion batteries are everywhere in our daily life. They store energy and power our smartphones and laptops, our cordless drills, children’s hoverboards, steps or E-bikes. Not to mention the hundreds of electric car models available today. Umicore is part of this energy transformation and proud to take an active role in this transition towards […]

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