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The science ministry funds come on top of 1 billion euros earmarked by Economy Minister Peter Altmaier to support company alliances that are ready to invest in a large-scale production of electric car battery cells in Germany.

Announced at the KLiB Batterieforum Deutschland - 23-25 January 2019
Germany launches R&D facility for industrial-scale Li-ion cell manufacturing; €500M in funding
25 January 2019
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The German Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) has launched the Battery Cell Research Production Center, a new R&D and large-scale industrial manufacturing plant for lithium-ion cells; the center will receive an investment of €500 million.

The location of the new facility is to be selected by mid-2019, after which the construction phase will begin. Six German cell manufacturers have already pledged their support for the establishment and operation of research production: Leclanché, BMZ Group/ Terra E, Customcells, EAS and Liacon.

The center is part of a strategic drive to develop a German-based mass production of lithium-ion cells necessary to meet the demands of the electrification of transport and storage systems.

The objective of the facility is to act as an enabler for the development of mass industrial production based on state-of-the-art cell chemistry and cell design. The ultimate goal is building a European-based industry capable of minimizing dependence on Asian battery manufacturers.

The new center unites all previous promotion measures and programs for battery research under one roof and builds on existing competencies. The funding is bundled, realigned and coordinated in three modules: material; cells and processes; and battery cell production.

As the largest cell manufacturer within the Consortium, Leclanché will be playing a leading role by bringing industrial-scale cell manufacturing know-how.

read more - https://www.greencarcongress.com/2019/01/20190125-bmbf.html



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Looks like BHEL called for EOI re this LIB manufacturing facility - would image quite a few applied LIBCOIN seem to have "won" them over
Expression of Interest (EoI) for Setting up GWh Lithium Ion based Cell Manufacturing Facility through JV route
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3.4 SCOPE OF ASSOCIATION:
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3.4.1. BHEL is seeking response from companies willing to invest and form equity joint venture company with BHEL to enter into business of Li-ion Cell manufacturing.
3.4.2. Prospective JV partner shall have majority stake in the JV company.
3.4.3. The purpose of JV company formed with party selected through this EoI shall be setting up and operating GWh scale Li-ion based Cell Manufacturing facility in India.
3.4.4. Duly registered companies (in the country of their existing operations) or consortium of companies can participate in the EoI. In case of consortium, clarity on roles and responsibilities of the consortium members shall be provided.
3.4.5. The prospective JV partner must possess necessary knowledge of setting up of GWh scale Li-ion Cell manufacturing facility.
3.4.6. The prospective JV partner must possess technology for R&D, Design, Engineering,Manufacturing, Disposal of Li-ion Cells for various prevalent chemistries like LFP,Lithium Polymer, LTO, NMC etc.
3.4.7. The technology possessed by prospective JV partner must be non-infringing while delivering the desired performance and it must be clear from third-party IPinfringement claims.
3.4.8. Prospective JV partner must be technically competent to keep pace with advancement in Li-ion Cell technology to be able to suitably adapt and upgrade to latest Cell technologies.
3.4.9. It is envisaged to build the manufacturing facility in phased manner with a target of 1-1.5 GWh in initial phase with a provision of future scaling upto 25-30 GWh as market demand accelerates.
3.4.10. It should be feasible to manufacture cells of different Li-ion chemistries as per market/ customer/ application requirements in the Cell manufacturing line with minor adjustments.
3.4.11. The prospective JV partner must have long term access/ tie-up for critical raw material required for manufacturing Li-ion Cells.
3.4.12. The prospective JV partner should be willing to source indigenous raw materials at a later stage after stabilization.
3.4.13. The facility set up by JV shall cater to various requirements in Indian and Global market of various fields like E-mobility, Grid Energy Storage, Telecom etc.
3.4.14. Manufacturing facility and the Li-ion cells that shall be produced should meet all the relevant national/ international quality standards and cells should be cost competitive as per market levels.

Interested companies meeting the Pre-Qualification Requirements (PQR) as given in Section-4 and ready to associate with BHEL as per broad scope/ expectations given above are invited to submit their offer in response to this EoI.

Upon receipt of responses against this EoI, BHEL will review the responses to ascertain suitability of the offer and shortlist prospective JV partner for further discussions.

Detailed discussions on commercial and other terms and conditions to finalize the Agreement shall be held with shortlisted prospective JV partner. The detailed terms and conditions for agreement shall be mutually agreed upon.


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PRE-QUALIFICATION CRITERIA
The determination of eligibility will take into account the technical and experience capabilities and past performance of the prospective JV partner; it will be based upon an examination of documentary evidence of the prospective JV partner qualifications submitted by the prospective JV partner as well as such other information, as the BHEL deems necessary and appropriate. The prospective JV partner willing to associate with BHEL for JV formation should meet the following Pre-Qualification Criteria:
Sl. Requirement
1. The prospective JV partner must have manufacturing facility (with a majority stake) for Li-ion based Cell of a minimum 1 GWh capacity which should be operational as on date of submission of EoI.
2. The prospective JV partner must possess proven technology for R&D, Design, Engineering, Manufacturing for multiple Li-ion chemistries.
3. The prospective JV partner must have a long term access/ tie-up for critical raw material required for manufacturing Li-ion Cells.
4. The prospective JV partner should be willing to provide exclusive market access to the JV Company at least for markets in territories of India, other member countries of SAARC, China, Malaysia and Indonesia.
5. The prospective JV partner should be able to provide non-infringing technology solutions to the JV Company.
6. Prospective JV partner should be ready to invest as a majority stake holder in the JV company

http://www.bhel.com/pdf/EOI-JV-for-LI-Ion-...ng-Facility.pdf

From ASIC files shows LIBCOIN registered in January 2018

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Company Summary

Name: LIBCOIN PTY LTD
ACN: 623 874 751
ABN: 85 623 874 751(External Link)

Registration date: 17/01/2018
Next review date: 17/01/2020
Former name(s): ASF RESOURCES GLOBAL PTY LTD

Status: Registered
Type: Australian Proprietary Company, Limited By Shares
Locality of registered office: MELBOURNE VIC 3000
Regulator: Australian Securities & Investments Commission




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https://www.energy-storage.news/news/bhel-a...ery-gigafactory

 
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an election year in India... IMO, this will move forward quickly...probably a piece of the puzzle to un-lock a few doors in NY/Nachu




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India GF has been in on the drawing board for some time, details of proposed jv partners now released - "LIBCOIN is a consortium made up of Magnis, Duggal Family Trust and Charge CCCV (“C4V”) "
http://libcoinbatteries.com/

Early days, but Govt involvement a positive. Tata's recent announcement advising they are looking to invest not only in EV manufacturing but also in LIB manufacturing - https://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/auto/mi...ow/67586256.cms?
The Government of India announces interest in building India’s first Lithiumion Battery Gigafactory
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Announcement made by The Central Government of India’s Ministry of Heavy
Industries and Public Enterprises
• Bharat Heavy Electricals Limited (BHEL) and LIBCOIN in talks to build India’s first lithium-ion battery (LIB) gigafactory
• Magnis has a 20% non-dilutive ownership in LIBCOIN
• BHEL is a global energy powerhouse with its equipment accounting for 60% of India’s power generation
• Discussions being conducted with binding agreements expected to be signed in the near future
• Project to be part of Prime Minister Modi’s “Make in India, for India” program

http://bhel.com/
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About BHEL
BHEL is a leading state-owned company with more than 50 years of experience, wherein The
Government of India is holding 63.06% of its equity
. BHEL is an integrated power plant equipment
manufacturer and one of the largest engineering and manufacturing organisation in India, catering to
the core infrastructure sectors of the Indian economy. The annual turnover of BHEL for the year 2017-
18 was approximately US$4.1 Billion with over US$8 Billion in assets. BHEL’s highly skilled and
committed employees amount to 37,500 in number.

BHEL has technology tie-ups with leading providers that include General Electric, Siemens, Metso
Automation Inc and Kawasaki Heavy Industries Ltd.


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PLEASE FIND THE CENTRAL GOVERNMENT OF INDIA PRESS RELEASE BELOW
http://pib.nic.in/PressReleseDetail.aspx?PRID=1560513
Press Information Bureau
Government of India
Ministry of Heavy Industries & Public Enterprises
18-January-2019 17:19 IST
BHEL and LIBCOIN to Build India’s First Lithium Ion Giga Factory
Bharat Heavy Electricals Limited (BHEL) and Libcoin are in dialogue to form a world class
consortium to initially build 1GWh lithium ion battery plant in India. Its capacity will be scaled
up to 30GWh in due course. With this, India has finally taken steps into its energy security and
clean energy commitment to the world.

BHEL will be sending a team of senior officers for study of the facilities, R&D infrastructure
and other techno-commercial issues soon. Based upon the evaluation and recommendations of
the team, further process towards formation of Joint Venture will be carried forward.
This project will bring energy independence by replacing oil imports with abundant renewable.
This project also includes “Made by India, for India”, with focus on core-cost components
manufactured domestically. It will also create integrated manufacturing ecosystem resulting in
self-reliance and lower cost.

A holistic view of the supply chain in combination with cutting edge digital technologies to
replace high CAPEX and high OPEX processes will be the highlight of this project in India.
Various Indian cities including Delhi have been struggling to cut down their pollution level for
last several years and electric transportation has been considered as one of the viable approaches
to cut down emission. The number of electric cars in the world already hit million-mark last year
and the International Energy Agency has projected almost 140 million electric cars globally by
2030, if countries meet Paris climate accord targets, in which India has already committed to
actively participate.


SP up 6.25% - has created a gap @ 33c and last week also @ 31c
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Translated German article = https://www.elektroniknet.de/elektronik/pow...sen-161031.html

Lithium-ion cells on the heels of Asians
20/12/2018

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After long dominance of Japan, South Korea and China in the cells, German companies are now starting to catch up. Several gigafactories are being planned, and in the foreseeable future large-scale production is to start. This could significantly reduce dependence on imports.

Finally, there is movement in the battery scene. Until now, Germany has been very cautious about large-scale investments in cell production. The motto was: Yes, take no chances - secure to the utmost. The preparations for an entry into a local cell production have therefore been endlessly long.

But own cell production is the last missing link in the otherwise well closed value chain. Research, raw material procurement, systems engineering and applications have been well represented for a long time. It would be pointless to start small in cell production. To become competitive with East Asia, the scale must be very large.

After long discussions between (too) many partners, the Terra E project was developed in Germany. Electronics reported on it [1]. In the meantime, the company has been taken over 100% by the BMZ Group, a global producer of battery systems of all kinds, who wants to build a German cell production with Terra E by 2020.

In addition, other projects are starting, initiated in other continents. Because in America, Asia and also Australia you think differently - far more risk-averse. So Terra E suddenly got strong competition from LiStrom , a previously completely unknown company. Behind this is the Australian large-scale company Magnis Resources, which was previously purely focused on raw materials exploration and has been using them for a few years.

The company is one of the world's largest suppliers of graphite, an indispensable material for the anode of lithium-ion batteries. To produce them, the company acquired the necessary know-how from two renowned US researchers with many patents: Prof. Stanley Whittingham and Shailesh Upreti. LiStrom is planning three gigafactories:

In Townsville, Australia, with a capacity of 15 GWh per year;

In the US in the state of New York, also 15 GWh;

In Germany with 32 GWh, there under the name LiStrom.

The location of the German Fab will be located in North Rhine-Westphalia in the Lippe-Emscher region, embedded in a suitable industrial environment in order to exploit synergy effects. The construction should begin in 2019, the production in 2020. Because in the current cell technologies such as NMC (nickel manganese cobalt) and NCA (nickel cobalt aluminum), the Asians already have a difficult to catch up lead, LiStrom does not want to get into this, but puts on one new technology - on battery cells with solid electrolyte.


In addition, other large-scale production facilities are being built in Europe: The Chinese company CATL is building in Saxony, Northvolt in Sweden, Samsung in Hungary, LG in Poland. Liacon and Custom Cells, both spin-offs from the Fraunhofer ISiT in Itzehoe, run smaller production lines specializing in niche applications.

There will be no shortage of customers for the cells. There are already countless companies that buy cells and put battery systems together, tailor-made for each customer. Demand is growing enormously, the fastest in the solar home storage sector, with nearly double the annual increase, and household and garden small appliances, growing at 30 to 35% per year. Then follow e-bikes and wheelchairs. The demand for cells for electric cars has so far only increased by 21% per year.

If local production then begins massively, it will have a tremendous impact on much of the economy. A large number of suppliers and customers profit from this - many small and medium-sized companies, which in future will be able to get cells much easier, even in small quantities. The German engineering and plant construction companies also see this as very positive.

They are exporting a lot to the Far East, but they also want more customers in the domestic market to get feedback on improvements in a shorter time. The previously difficult to bridge spatial and cultural differences between East and West would then lose weight. Instead, uncomplicated ways of communication could open up that promote close networking between many partners.




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Germany Bets a Billion on Batteries
BERLIN, December 19, 2018 /PRNewswire/ --

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A Franco-German agreement on battery cell production, signed off by Federal Minister for Economics and Energy Peter Altmaier and his French counterpart Bruno Le Maire on Tuesday, could pave the way for €1bn of EU funding for large-scale battery cell production in Germany.

Germany's government has, according to the declaration, already reserved the amount for supporting the development of battery cell production in Germany, but it is hoping that project proposals within the sector qualify as an Important Project of Common European Interest (IPCEI), which would see them gain access to the €1bn IPCEI fund.


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Further to my post re Maros Sefcovic's meeting 14/12/2018

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That is why this Friday (14 December) – under the European Battery Alliance – I am meeting CEOs of main raw materials organisations as well as the European Investment Bank to step up our game.


The following is a tweet from Andrew McDowell, VP of the European Investment Bank (the ‘EU Bank’), for economics, energy, the bioeconomy, evaluation and mandates

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Great initiative from @MarosSefcovic Today, I offered @EIB support for bankable projects consistent with #EU environmental and labour standards that secure raw materials for EU #battery production

https://twitter.com/AMcDowell/status/1073628758773587968





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In Reply To: jacsar's post @ Dec 14 2018, 10:16 PM

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why build 3000 kms away from where raw materials are in WA


Does MNS need to build their manufacturing plant in close proximity to lithium - or other battery raw materials?

Most of the LIB manufacturing plants are located in Asia - more than twice the distance from WA and probably more expensive in terms of transportation costs

I think the location was decided on pure economic factors. They would have engaged with a number of different federal/state/local governments and their various bodies (NAIF, CEFC, etc) to see who could offer them the best deal - grants, tax incentives, financial incentives and even making available the land on which to build - clearly Qld was deemed the most attractive on all those fronts.



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methinks Magnis is dreaming a bit...why build 3000 kms away from where raw materials are in WA and none commercialy found in QLD ...doesn't make sense...transport must come into the equation

 
 


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