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Roger Schreffler

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

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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.

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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.

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Global EV Battery Demand Surging

Swedish industry analyst Viktor Irie projects Europe will pass China as the world’s leading market for electrified vehicles in 2030 or slightly before.

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DuPont Focused on Turning Down the EV Battery Heat

DuPont’s Frank Billotto says the supplier’s thermal-management solutions include thermal interface materials, such as thermally conductive adhesives, that can be used to transfer heat into and out of the battery system while helping manage the system’s thermal environment.

Electrification Batteries

Consultancy Reports Global Li-ion Battery Output Rising

Caspar Rawles, head of price assessments at consultancy Benchmark, reports the number of megaplants due to come onstream by 2030 has risen to 174, from 91 in operation in 2019, with combined capacity of 2.97 TWh. Capacity in 2019 stood at 494 GWh.

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