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Posts Tagged: LG Chem

Li-Cycle unveils plans for Hub facility, announces recycling agreement with LG

Li-Cycle has announced plans to build its first Hub facility near Rochester, New York. The company expects to process equivalent battery material to power approximately 225,000 EVs per year.  Li-Cycle (profiled in our July/August 2020 issue) uses a hub-and-spoke model for its recycling process. The New York Hub will be integrated with Li-Cycle’s existing network… Read more »

Toray and LG Chem create battery separator joint venture

Toray Industries has concluded a joint venture agreement with LG Chem under which LG Chem will invest $375 million in Toray Industries Hungary (THU), establishing LG Toray Hungary Battery Separator (LTHS), in which Toray and LG Chem will each hold a 50% interest. The new joint venture will use existing THU facilities to manufacture battery… Read more »

Hyundai and LG to build battery plant in Indonesia

Hyundai Motor Group and LG Energy Solution have announced a Memorandum of Understanding with the Government of Indonesia to manufacture battery cells for EVs.  Hyundai and LG will invest a total of $1.1 billion to build a jointly-owned battery cell plant in Karawang, Indonesia. Plant construction is scheduled to begin in the fourth quarter of… Read more »

LG Chem to invest $5.3 billion in battery materials by 2025, aims to rule anode market

LG Chem plans to invest 6 trillion South Korean won ($5.3 billion) in battery materials by 2025, including efforts in anode materials, separation membranes, cathode binders, radiant adhesives and carbon nanotubes. LG Chem’s goal is to grow into the world’s largest comprehensive battery materials company, and to become the world’s number-one supplier of anodes. A… Read more »

Tesla to use LG’s new NCMA cathode materials in Chinese Model Y

Over the last few years, Tesla has been diversifying its battery supply chain, working with new suppliers and trying out new chemistries in its cells. Gigafactory Shanghai, which is geographically close to the Asian firms that currently supply most of the world’s Li-ion cells, has been the center of the automaker’s brave new battery biz…. Read more »

Does Tesla plan to acquire a stake in LG’s battery business?

A recent report that Tesla is aiming to acquire a stake in LG’s soon-to-be-separate battery business sent shares in the Korean electronics giant soaring. However, it appears to be too early to tell if and how such an acquisition will take place. LG Chem announced in mid-September that it plans to spin off its battery… Read more »

LG Chem deployed more battery capacity than Panasonic in Q1 2020

In the first quarter of 2020, EV battery suppliers deployed 20.5 GWh of capacity globally, down from 26.5 GWh in the fourth quarter, and 20.9 GWh during the first quarter of 2019, according to data from Adamas Intelligence’s EV Battery Capacity and Battery Metals Tracker. After losing the top spot to LG Chem in January… Read more »

Majority of demand for nickel and cobalt coming from 5 battery suppliers

In 2019, over 59,000 tons of nickel and 14,400 tons of cobalt were deployed globally in passenger EV batteries, a one-year increase of 39% and 34%, respectively, according to data from Adamas Intelligence’s EV Battery Capacity and Battery Metals Tracker. Panasonic used  51% of the global market share of nickel (down from 56% in 2018),… Read more »