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Friday Five

A weekly dive into five industry stories from the current week.


Aug 05, 2020

  1. Chipmakers battle for slice of US government support

  2. Global supply chain chaos to continue for months, warns shipping giant

  3. Volvo Group initiates cell production plant in Sweden

  4. bp to invest up to £50M in new global battery R&D centre in Britain

  5. Britishvolt selects BTR as synthetic graphite supplier


July 15, 2020

  1. German renewable electricity targets

  2. Enel Green Power & Vulcan Energy agreement

  3. 2021 sales data for 106 markets

  4. Eurozone banks underestimate climate hit warns ECB

  5. Panasonic build battery plant in Kansas to meet Tesla demand


July 29, 2020

  1. Resilience for the future: The UK’s critical minerals strategy

  2. Systemiq Capital backs climate tech entrepreneurs 

  3. Congress passes $280bn Chips act

  4. Britishvolt,  Autocar article

  5. Lithium May Be Obtainable From New Sources Thanks to Emerging Technology


July 08, 2020

  1. EU changes sustainability reporting

  2. UK launches data centre for critical minerals

  3. Polestar flotation

  4. Environment agency hits out at greenwashing

  5. World's first sand battery


July 22, 2020

  1. PNNL develops sodium-ion battery

  2. Yellen takes Friend-Shoring Pitch to Asia

  3. UK High Court demands net zero plan details

  4. CATL plans two factories in Mexico

  5. ioneer Ltd signs lithium agreement with Ford Motors