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China is firmly ensconced in the lithium-ion battery supply chain

The development of local battery supply chains is a high priority in both North America and Europe, but as an infographic from Benchmark Mineral Intelligence demonstrates, removing China from the equation will be a difficult task, as the country currently dominates the processing of battery minerals. Most of the world’s lithium, nickel, cobalt, and manganese… Read more »

AMP’s EV charging solutions use Wolfspeed’s E-Series silicon carbide MOSFETs

Battery management specialist AMP has integrated Wolfspeed’s E-Series silicon carbide MOSFETs into its Energy Management Unit. AMP’s market-ready energy management solution integrates DC charging, DC-DC conversion and bidirectional onboard AC charging into a single platform. Wolfspeed’s E-Series MOSFETs are optimized for use in automotive applications such as traction inverters, onboard chargers and high-voltage DC-DC converters…. Read more »

Euro Manganese’s metal validated for Nano One’s cathode production process

Battery materials company Euro Manganese has announced that pilot plant samples of its HPEMM manganese metal have been validated as feedstock for battery cathode specialist Nano One’s One-Pot and M2CAM cathode production technologies. The samples were produced at the Chvaletice Manganese Project in the Czech Republic. “Euro Manganese’s production process, which has the flexibility to… Read more »

New DC-DC converter features GaN Systems power transistor

A new DC-DC converter from Renesas Electronics includes a GaN-on-silicon power transistor made by GaN Systems. The GS61008P is a 100 V enhancement-mode power transistor that provides a 46% reduction in system size, according to GaN Systems. Renesas’s new DC-DC bidirectional converter is designed for 48 V mild hybrid vehicles and electric motorcycles, and includes an… Read more »

Electric bus using Equipmake’s ZED powertrain unveiled in Buenos Aires

A new electric bus, developed by electrification specialist Equipmake in collaboration with Argentine-Brazilian bus manufacturer Agrale, was launched at the recent C40 World Mayors Conference in Buenos Aires. Working with Agrale and Argentine coachbuilder Todo Bus, Equipmake developed an electric version of the single-deck Agrale MT17.0 LE, installing its own Zero-Emission Drivetrain (ZED). The Agrale… Read more »

Orion Energy Systems expands into EV charging with acquisition of Voltrek

Orion Energy Systems, a provider of LED lighting, controls and electrical services, is moving into the EV charging market through the acquisition of Voltrek. Voltrek will continue to operate with its existing employees as an independent brand. Voltrek provides turnkey EV charging solutions, from planning and installation to maintenance and management services. It works as… Read more »

Quantron unveils new battery-electric and hydrogen trucks

The German firm Quantron offers conversions of diesel vehicles to battery and hydrogen-electric drives as well its own zero-emission vehicles. At this September’s IAA Transportation World trade show in Hanover, the company presented a number of zero-emission commercial vehicles based on two self-developed hydrogen and battery-electric platforms. The Quantron QHM BEV is the company’s battery-electric… Read more »

Koch invests $252 million in Compass Minerals to develop Utah lithium project

Koch Minerals and Trading, a subsidiary of Koch Industries, has made a $252-million investment in Compass Minerals to support phase-one development of Compass’s Great Salt Lake resource, which is estimated to contain 2.4 mMT of lithium carbonate equivalent (LCE). Compass will use $200 million of the proceeds to advance the first phase of its lithium… Read more »

6K and ONE enter joint development agreement for battery material

Battery materials producer 6K has signed a joint development agreement with Michigan-based energy storage company Our Next Energy (ONE) to develop and produce a battery material that ONE will use in its dual-chemistry Gemini battery and LFP Aries battery pack. The companies will develop two chemistries that include iron phosphate and manganese. “Early collaboration will… Read more »