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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

Alliance Ventures, the strategic venture capital arm of Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi, has announced its investment in Enevate Corporation, an advanced lithium-ion (Li-ion) battery technology company based in Irvine, California. Read more

BASF has chosen Harjavalta, Finland, as its production base to serve the European EV battery materials market. The plant will be constructed adjacent to the nickel and cobalt refinery owned by Norilsk Nickel (Nornickel). Read more

The Battery Alliance between industry giants Saft, Siemens, Solvay and Manz, announced in February, is set to enter serial production of a new generation of lithium-ion batteries in early 2020. Read more

There is more news from the European electric vehicle market, as Audi has announced it has launched serial production of electric engines at its Hungarian plant in Gyor. Read more

As the growth of emobility continues apace, Europe is looking to develop its own green car industry – but to do this it will have to considerably scale-up its production of lithium-ion batteries. Read more

The B2B events organiser UBM has acquired The Battery Show Europe and co-located Electric & Hybrid Vehicle Technology Expo Europe from UK-based Smarter Shows. Read more

Elon Musk’s US electric carmaker Tesla appears to be looking at Germany as the location for its first European Gigafactory – this according to its chief executive. Read more

Batteryuniversity Gmbh (BU) has introduced its new website with an entirely different ‘look and feel’. Read more

BYD, the Chinese electric vehicle giant, is putting up a challenge to the burgeoning European EV industry by launching battery production in Europe. Read more

Following its announcement earlier this year of its planned investment in a first production plant to manufacture cathode materials for the European automotive market, Umicore has now selected a site in Nysa, Poland. Read more

Dangerous goods packaging expert, ZARGES, is expanding its portfolio with the launch of the K470 Battery Box aluminium case, specially designed for transporting and safekeeping lithium-ion batteries. Read more

Vattenfall’s @pyc battery, the largest co-located battery installation in the UK, has now been installed and will store renewable wind power from Vattenfall’s Welsh onshore wind farm Pen y Cymoedd. Read more

  • Corvus acquires Grenland

  • LG Chem Dolnoślaskie

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