critical materials

October 20, 2022
US government grants worth US$2.8 billion to support domestic manufacturing of batteries for electric vehicles (EVs) and the grid announced.
August 30, 2022
The US government Department of Energy has begun implementation of a programme to support battery recycling.
August 10, 2022
The US government Department of Energy is looking for public input into how US$675 million of funding for R&D into Critical Materials should be best directed.
June 14, 2022
Actions taken this month by the US government to support solar industry unlikely to come at the expense of support for energy storage.
June 1, 2022
Piotr Grudzień, innovation consultant at Bax & Company, proposes a plan to improve the efficiency of Li-ion battery reverse logistics in Europe.
October 12, 2021
A six-year lithium off-take contract signed by LG Energy Solution and supplier Sigma Lithium “signals the importance of securing lithium supply and the importance of ESG,” an industry supply chain expert has said.
October 8, 2021
China has once again been ranked top for involvement in the global lithium-ion battery supply chain by BloombergNEF, but for the first time the US has come in second amid a policy rush to support the domestic industry. 
July 30, 2021
Former Tesla battery guru JB Straubel’s materials recycling company Redwood Materials has attracted more than US$700 million in investment.
June 21, 2021
The stationary energy storage system (ESS) industry will be a significant source of lithium-ion batteries that can be recycled and reused, the head of Finnish state-owned energy company Fortum’s battery business line has said.
June 16, 2021
Lack of industrial policy and strategy and vulnerability to supply chain disruption are among the key things holding back the US’ position in global battery manufacturing.

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