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Australia to host battery research centre

12 April 2019 - 15:54
Australia's Federal Minister for Industry, Science and Technology, Karen Andrews, announced the approval of a Future Battery Industries Cooperative Research Centre (CRC) at Curtin University in Perth. Andrews also said her office will commit A$25 million in funding.

Nickel shortage in view unless China-led projects in Indonesia succeed — analysts

12 April 2019 - 15:49
The global nickel market and its key growth sector, electric vehicle (EV) batteries, will face grave supply shortages unless key Chinese-led projects in Indonesia start up in a timely and cost-effective manner, analysts said on Thursday.

First Cobalt targets Canada plant restart within 2 years — CEO

11 April 2019 - 14:37
First Cobalt Corp aims to restart an idled cobalt refinery in Canada within two years and is in talks to supply the battery-grade product to four leading automakers, chief executive Trent Mell said on Wednesday.

First bikes, then cars, now diggers as batteries' reach spreads

9 April 2019 - 15:00
Komatsu Ltd. has developed its first battery-powered digger as it follows the auto industry in transitioning away from combustion engines.

Europe aims to take its place on the global EV battery production stage

30 March 2019 - 12:32
The European Commission is eyeing opportunities within the EU’s minerals and mining sector, and has put forward, in its Strategic Action Plan (SAP) on batteries, a comprehensive set of targeted measures to make Europe a global leader in sustainable battery production and use.

Scientists find new way to power electric cars using cobalt

25 March 2019 - 14:48
Researchers at the University of Massachusetts Lowell developed a technique that uses only water, carbon dioxide and cobalt metal particles that have surface nanostructures measuring billionths of a meter in size, to produce hydrogen on demand at relatively low temperature and pressure and to use to power the next generation of electric vehicles.

US automakers increase EV investments

23 March 2019 - 18:34
US automakers this week announced more than $1.1bn in investments into electric vehicle (EV) production plants, expanding on the recent trend.

Amnesty accuses electric vehicles makers of using unethically sourced minerals

21 March 2019 - 21:27
Human rights advocate Amnesty International has accused the electric vehicle (EV) industry of selling itself as environmentally friendly while most of the batteries they produce use polluting fossil fuels and unethically sourced minerals.

Chinese electric vehicle makers are gorging on nickel

21 March 2019 - 21:15
Battery metals tracker Adamas Intelligence says Chinese electric vehicle manufacturers deployed 253% more nickel in passenger EV batteries in January this year compared to 2018.

Indian Domestic HRC Trades Slow down; Automobile Sales Disappoint

18 March 2019 - 15:26
This week Indian HRC prices witnessed slight increase in traders market after announcement of sharp price hike by INR 1000-1500/MT by major Indian steel mills last week for March deliveries.However dull trades restricted surge in prices in trade segment this week.
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