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Roger Schreffler


Roger keeps tabs on the Japanese auto industry, specializing in coverage of manufacturing and advanced technology.

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DOE Official Sees Government-Industry Partnership Bolstering U.S. Stake in Battery Supply Chain

The agency expects to allocate about $6 billion – to be matched by industry – to developing infrastructure, from mining and processing core battery components to recycling.

Batteries Electrification

U.S. Losing EV Battery Race, Industry Advocate Warns

As the Biden Admin. advances into its second 100 days and already is running into roadblocks with its infrastructure plan, the U.S. finds itself so far behind China in batteries that anything which might disrupt trade between the two countries could slow if not derail the U.S. economic recovery.

Electrification Batteries

Renewable Energy Growing Globally, With China in Lead

John Moore, CEO of Bloomberg New Energy Finance, predicts renewables will comprise 69% of global power generation by 2050 and, to reach that level, will require nearly $29 trillion in investments in power generation, batteries and the power grid.

Electrification Batteries

China EV Uptake Reflected in Battery Recycling Rates

China and South Korea currently boast the largest shares of recycled batteries, estimated at slightly less than 70% and 20%, respectively, followed by Europe at slightly more than 10%.

Electrification Batteries

Researchers Working to Draw More Energy Out of EV Batteries

The Energy Dept.’s battery materials research activities comprise 56 projects covering seven themes including liquid polymers, solid-state electrolyte materials, metallic lithium, sulfur electrodes, air electrodes, sodium-ion batteries plus modeling and diagnostics.

Electrification Batteries

Fuel-Cell Maker Outlines Bright Future

Vancouver, Canada-based Ballard details robust plans for global expansion of its fuel-cell business in the coming 1-2 years.

Propulsion Electrification
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