European gigafactory group FREYR’s new technology resources campus and business unit in Japan could see it partner with companies in addition to existing technology provider 24M, CEO Tom Jensen told Energy-Storage.news.
A new joint venture (JV) is evaluating building battery cell gigafactories in the US, based on advanced lithium-ion technologies, formed by investor Koch Strategic Platforms and manufacturer FREYR Battery.
An agreement has been signed which could lead to a multi-gigawatt lithium-ion battery cell manufacturing facility being built near Chennai, India, using 24M’s advanced ‘SemiSolid’ electrode technology.
Kyocera has officially launched a residential energy storage system using an advanced manufacturing process that supplier 24M claims can reduce some of the key costs of lithium battery making by as much as 50%.
24M, a start-up angling to disrupt the already-disruptive lithium-ion battery industry with the design and production of semi-solid lithium cells, has raised US$21.8 million in a Series D funding round.