Alternative energy
  • Demand for EV batteries is growing
    Taiwan-based makers of battery materials including cathode and anode materials, electrolytes and separation membranes, are likely to benefit from increasing demand for electric vehicle (EV)-use battery packs, according to industry sources.
  • Ibase Gaming chairman Ben Liao (center)
    Taiwan-based IPC maker Ibase Gaming has announced it will partner with US-based Powin Energy and Japan-based Murata Manufacturing to develop energy storage solutions.
  • Taiwan's manufacturing sector has seen three consecutive quarters of on-year declines in production
    Production of Taiwan's manufacturing industry totaled NT$3.37 trillion in the third quarter of 2019, down 7.01% on year, making the third consecutive quarter of on-year declines due mainly to the US-China trade tensions, according to figures from Taiwan's Ministry of Economic Affairs (MOEA).
  • China-based makers produced 95,000 new energy vehicles and sold 75,000 units in October 2019
    China-based makers produced 95,000 new energy vehicles and sold 75,000 units in October 2019, decreasing 35.4% and 45.6% respectively on year, according to China Association of Automobile Manufacturers (CAAM).
  • Sumitomo will invest JPY450 million for a 6.7% stake in RAC Electric Vehicles
    Japan-based trading firm Sumitomo will invest JPY450 million (US$4.12 million) for a 6.7% stake in Taiwan-based electric bus maker RAC Electric Vehicles via private placement of new shares, according to RAC.
  • Darfon has become the largest vendor of high-end electric bicycles in Japan
    Keyboard and passive component maker Darfon Electronics has become the largest vendor of high-end electric bicycles in Japan with a market share of 20% for models priced at above JPY200,000 (US$1,852), according to company chairman Andy Su.
  • New PV installations totaled 15.99GWp in China during January-September 2019
    New PV installation capacity totaled 15.99GWp in China during January-September 2019, the lowest level for the 9-month period since 2016, according to the National Energy Administration (NEA).
  • Xing battery packs are stacked and configured into different sizes and shapes
    Xing Mobility, a Taiwanese supplier of immersion-cooled modular lithium-ion battery packs and integrated electric propulsion solutions, has fomed a strategic partnership with Netherlands-based EST-Floattech, which supplies energy storage systems for electric vehicles and industrial equipment, to tap...
  • Yuen Foong Yu's biogas-based power-generating facility in Taiwan
    A paper company has started using two biogas-based power generators with total installation capacity of 2,400KW at its factory in northern Taiwan - the largest such power-generating facility in Taiwan.
  • Chen Yen-sen, chairman for Taiwan Hydrogen Energy Industry Development Association
    To promote development of its hydrogen energy industry, Taiwan must formulate a full set of regulations with which licenses can be granted to the supply chain, according to Chen Yen-sen, chairman for Taiwan Hydrogen Energy Industry Development Association (THEIDA).
  • Gogoro Viva for GoShare services in Taipei
    Own-brand electric scooter maker Gogoro has launched GoShare services for sharing e-scooters on a rental basis in Taipei, according to GoShare director Henry Chiang.
  • URE has unveiled an electric scooter powered by hydrogen fuel cells
    Solar cell and PV module maker United Renewable Energy (URE) has unveiled a 125cc electric scooter powered by hydrogen fuel cells, claimed to be the world's first one of its kind, according to the company.
  • China makers produced 89,000 new energy vehicles in September 2019
    China-based makers produced 89,000 new energy vehicles and sold 80,000 units in September 2019, decreasing 29.9% and 34.2% respectively on year, according to China Association of Automobile Manufacturers (CAAM).
  • Taipower has built a clean energy center in central Taiwan
    State-run Taiwan Power Company (Taipower) has built a clean energy center in Changhua Coastal Industrial Park, central Taiwan, with the center consisting of a PV power-generating station with installation capacity of 100MWp, an onshore (land-based) wind farm with installation capacity of 71.2MW, a...
  • The availability of charging stations is crucial to the electric car market
    The establishment of a charging station standard is necessary for a market to see broader adoption of electric cars, according to Jacques Borremans, head of Charging Interface Initiative (CharIN) Asia.
  • The proportion of electric ships with LFP batteries in China will rise
    The proportion of electric ships equipped with LFP (lithium iron phosphate) batteries in China will rise from 0.035% in 2019, 0.55% in 2022 and 18.5% in 2025, according to China-based Gaogong Industry Research Institute (GGII).
  • CATL is showcasing technology that directly assembles battery cells into battery packs
    China-based Contemporary Amperex Technology (CATL) is showcasing CTP technology that directly assembles battery cells into battery packs at the ongoing International Motor Show 2019 taking place in Frankfurt, Germany, during September 12-22.
  • China makers produced 87,000 new energy vehicles in August
    China-based makers produced 87,000 new energy vehicles and sold 85,000 units in August, decreasing 12.1% and 15.8% respectively on year, according to China Association of Automobile Manufacturers (CAAM).
  • Orsted has begun trial runs of six turbines at Formosa 1
    Denmark-based offshore wind farm developer Orsted has begun trial runs of six offshore wind turbines at Formosa 1 offshore wind farm 2-6km off the west coast of central Taiwan, according to Swancor Renewable Energy.
  • A ribbon-cutting ceremony for SDMS-produced transition piece mock-up
    Sing Da Marine Structure (SDMS) has completed a transition piece mock-up in trial production of transition pieces, highlighting its preparatory capability of manufacturing jacket undersea foundations for Orsted, according to the Denmark-based offshore wind farm developer.
  • CATL to set up a joint-venture for making cathode materials used in lithium ion batteries
    China-based power battery maker Contemporary Amperex Technology (CATL) and its subsidiary Guangdong Brunp Recycling Technology will set up a joint-venture for making cathode materials used in lithium ion batteries, according to industry sources.
  • Aleees chairman and president Chang Sheng-shih
    Taiwan-based Advanced Lithium Electrochemistry (Aleees) has obtained 3-year orders for cathode materials from China-based battery maker Contemporary Amperex Technology (CATL), according to company chairman and president Chang Sheng-shih.
  • WeMo founder Jeffrey Wu
    Rental electric scooter service operator WeMo has deployed over 3,000 electric scooters in the Taipei metropolitan area, according to company founder Jeffrey Wu.
  • GoShare director Henry Chiang
    Own-brand electric scooter maker Gogoro on August 29 launched GoShare services for sharing electric scooters on a rental basis, in Taoyuan City, northern Taiwan, according to GoShare director Henry Chiang.
  • Shihlin has been tapping new markets
    Electric component and equipment maker Shihlin Electric and Engineering has seen achievement in tapping the ASEAN (Association of Southeast Asian Nations) market and will strengthen marketing through competing for orders from Vietnam-based vendors of electric vehicles (EVs) and building construction...

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