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Northern Graphite acquires graphite mines in Canada and Namibia

Graphite mining and processing company Northern Graphite has completed the acquisition of two graphite mines. Northern Graphite acquired the Lac des lles (LDI) mine in Quebec from a subsidiary of Imerys. The mine has been operating for over 20 years, and the company says it will produce up to 15,000 tons per year of graphite… Read more »

Arteco to release new coolant for EVs

Arteco, an automotive and industrial coolant and heat transfer fluid company, has launched a new coolant for EVs, which is designed for indirect cooling. Freecor EV Milli 10 is composed of inhibitors and stabilizers that give it a low electrical conductivity of less than 100 µS/cm. It is based on Organic Additive Technology (OAT) and… Read more »

Marelli launches a wireless BMS for EVs

Global automotive supplier Marelli has introduced a wireless battery management system for EVs that will be available beginning in the second quarter of 2022. The Wireless Battery Management System (wBMS) offers wireless communication between the batteries and the control unit. The company says, “Compared to previous wired distributed solutions, the new wBMS reduces the wiring… Read more »

Modine launches new thermal management system for commercial EVs

Thermal management system and component firm Modine Manufacturing has launched a new thermal management system product line designed for commercial EVs. The line includes the EVantage Battery Thermal Management System (BTMS) and the EVantage Electronics Cooling Package (ECP). The BTMS has a multi-stage cooling and heating system the company says “optimizes the temperature range for… Read more »

Omni Powertrain’s new electrohydraulic pump drive for low-voltage systems

Omni Powertrain Technologies has released information about its new electrohydraulic pump combination.  The unit was developed for low-voltage mobile applications, and is designed to meet the needs of hybrid equipment builders facing spatial constraints.  The system includes a Flo-Torq gear pump packaged with an axial flux motor and controller from Omni’s Magelec subsidiary.  The overall… Read more »

Li-Cycle partners with LG to recycle battery manufacturing scrap

Li-Cycle, LG Chem (LGC) and LG Energy Solution (LGES) have agreed to cooperate on battery recycling and sales. Li-Cycle has agreed to recycle LGES’s battery manufacturing scrap and other lithium-ion battery material from its North American manufacturing sites over a 10-year period. Also, Li-Cycle has agreed to sell 20,000 tons of recycled nickel sulphate to… Read more »

Heraeus’s new copper ribbon for battery terminal laser bonding

Heraeus Electronics has introduced a new copper ribbon designed for high-current power devices and battery packages. The company says much of the equipment for ultrasonic wedge and wedge wire bonding can be adjusted to work with ribbons. PowerCu Soft Laser Ribbons are intended for the laser bonding of bonding wire onto battery terminals and DCB… Read more »

Delta-Q ships its four-millionth charger, wins grant for on-board chargers

EV and industrial battery charger company Delta-Q Technologies says it has shipped four million chargers. “With each charger representing the potential to save one metric ton of emissions, this significant milestone equates to four million metric tons of carbon emissions saved since the company’s founding,” says the company. In April, Delta-Q received a $300,000 grant… Read more »

GM will use NI’s SystemLink software in battery engineering process

GM is planning to use software from battery testing specialist NI to reach its Vision Zero goals: zero crashes, zero emissions and zero congestion. At the opening keynote of the NI Connect 2022 conference in Austin, GM Director of Battery Cell Engineering Steve Tarnowsky talked about how the company is planning to reach the goals,… Read more »