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Swedish battery start-up, Northvolt has confirmed that it has raised €350-million from the European Investment Bank and is awaiting further funding from Ikea. Founded by two former Tesla executives, Northvolt seeks to raise €1.5-billion to build a... Read more

A multibillion dollar deal has been signed between Swedish car maker Volvo and two Asian electric car battery producers, LG Chem and Contemporary Amperex Technology Co Ltd (CATL), to supply the firm until 2028... Read more

German battery and energy storage systems maker Tesvolt GmbH is to build what it claims will be the first battery storage factory in Europe with a capacity of over 1 GWh annually. The gigafactory is being constructed in Lutherstadt Wittenberg, in... Read more

The European Battery Alliance met in Brussels this week to discuss such issues as sustainable production and the processing of raw materials, ways of financing new investments and the creation of new policies to push forward projects in Europe. Read more

German automotive supplier Bosch has announced its entry into the mobile fuel cell market through and alliance with PowerCell Sweden AB. Read more

Europe's biggest battery technology conference, the Battery Experts Forum, took place from the 10th to 12th April 2019 in Frankfurt am Main, Germany, and saw record numbers of attendees - doubling since the previous year. Read more

Vattenfall AB and Boliden AB have signed a partnership agreement relating to technical development in the field of the electrification of mines and smelters, the circular economy and a fossil-free future. The agreement, which covers a four-year... Read more

The Jungheinrich ETV 216i reach truck has received the iF Design Award 2019. It is the world's first reach truck in which the battery has been permanently integrated into the truck design. Jungheinrich has utilised the advantages of space-saving... Read more

Amada Miyachi Europe, manufacturer of equipment and systems for laser welding, has announced the release of the new TR-T0016A Touch Retract Welding Torch. Read more

The Canadian-based mining company European Electric Metals is continuing its metallurgical testing of mineralised materials at the Skroska nickel-cobalt laterite mine in the Elbasan region of eastern Albania and has extended due diligence and... Read more

Powerstar, UK manufacturer of smart energy solutions, has been selected to partner with Good Energy on its battery storage framework, helping to strengthen the clean power sharing company’s commercial and industrial (C&I) energy storage offering... Read more

Warsaw's target of having 1 million EVs on the road by 2025 has been given a boost with the announcement that the country's energy firms are to joint forces for the project with the aim of creating a homegrown electric vehicle. Read more

Canadian supplier of marine propulsion and Energy Storage Systems (ESS) Corvus Energy has signed an acquisition agreement to buy all shares in Grenland Energy. Based in Skien, Norway, Grenland develop and produce lightweight lithium-ion batteries. Read more

The European Commission announced €36 million in investment aid for Korean chemical manufacturers LG Chem in Poland. The cash boost for a new electric vehicle battery factory in the country’s Dolnoślaskie region, was found to be in line with EU rules Read more

Mercedes-Benz Cars is set to begin production of electric batteries in Jawor, Poland, the Polish Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki announced at a press conference as the Daimler-owned company ramps up investments into electric vehicle components. Read more

Corvus Energy, a supplier of energy storage systems for marine applications, has been chosen by Norwegian Electric Systems (NES) to supply lithium ion battery-based energy storage systems (ESS) for five new all-electric ferries. Read more

The BMZ Group, a global player in the manufacture of lithium-ion battery systems in Europe, is launching a long-term electromobility cooperation with Samsung SDI from Korea. Read more

LG Chem, one of the world's largest chemical companies with headquarters in South Korea, has chosen ABB to provide a substation for Europe’s biggest electric car battery factory in Poland. Read more

Epiroc, a Sweden-based productivity partner for the mining, infrastructure and natural resources industries, has introduced its second generation of battery-operated machines that it says will lower mining customers’ costs. Read more

The German government has announced a €1bn investment to support local battery cell production, with the aim of reducing its auto industry’s reliance on cells from Asia. Read more

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  • Corvus acquires Grenland

  • LG Chem Dolnoślaskie