Alternative energy
  • STL Technology
    Lithium-ion battery pack maker STL Technology will begin listing on Taipei Exchange, the over-the-counter (OTC) bourse, in mid-September 2019, according company chairman and CEO Chang Chung-chiu.
  • CAAM has downward adjusted sales of new energy vehicles in 2019
    China-based makers produced 84,000 new energy vehicles and sold 80,000 units in July, decreasing 6.9% and 4.7% respectively on year, according to China Association of Automobile Manufacturers (CAAM).
  • Darfon chairman Andy Su
    Keyboard and passive component maker Darfon Electronics saw green energy products' sales proportion rise to 10-15% in second-quarter 2019 and expects the proportion to climb to 16-20% in second-half 2019 and 25% in 2020, according to company chairman Andy Su.
  • Jesper Holst (third from left), CIP's Taiwan project CEO
    Teco Electric & Machinery, an electric machinery and home appliance maker, has disclosed it has struck a deal to undertake EPC (engineering, procurement, construction) of a land-based power transformer station for two offshore wind farms to be developed by Denmark-based Copenhagen Infrastructure...
  • Solid-state lithium ceramic battery (LCB) maker PorLogium Technology has signed MoUs with four battery and electric vehicle (EV) makers giving them licenses to use its battery manufacturing technology since year-end 2018, according to company chairman Vincent Yang.
  • Professor Chen Hao-ming (second from right)
    A Taiwan professor has discovered a new catalyst, single-atom iron ions in a +3 (valence) oxidation state, that can be used to electrochemically convert carbon dioxide into carbon monoxide at conversion efficiency of over 90% and low power consumption, according to Ministry of Science and Technology...
  • China has announced new technical standards for electric bicycles (e-bikes), including a maximum speed of 25km/hour, a maximum weight of 55kg with a battery pack, maximum power output of 400W for eletric motors, and maximum voltage of 48V for batteries, according to media reports.
  • China-based makers produced 134,000 new energy vehicles and sold 152,000 in June, increasing 56.3% and 80.0% respectively on year, according to China Association of Automobile Manufacturers (CAAM).
  • Electric vehicle (EV) power battery prices have been decreasing in line with fast growing demand for EVs worldwide, and are expected to drop to US$100/kWh in 2022, declining 45.7% from 2018, according to Digitimes Research.
  • Gogoro e-scooters
    Electric scooter (e-scooter) vendor Gogoro will launch GoShare, e-scooters offered for sharing on a rental basis, in Taoyuan City, northern Taiwan, in mid-August 2019, according to company CEO Horace Luke.
  • Researchers at Nokia Bell Labs and AMBER, the SFI Center for Advanced Materials and BioEngineering Research hosted at Trinity College Dublin, have announced they have created a new formula for battery composition that makes batteries more powerful by packing 2.5 times the battery life than anything...
  • About 70% of retired lead-acid batteries have been illegally recycled by smelters in China, resulting in pollution, according to China-based media reports.
  • Spain-based Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy (SGRE) has disclosed it has obtained a conditional order for 47 8MW offshore wind turbines from a project in Taiwan.
  • Teco moves production from China for exports to US
    Teco Electric & Machinery, to cope with possible impacts from the US-China trade disputes, has moved production form China for US-bound products, according to company chairwoman Sophia Chiu.
  • A total of 104,000 new new-energy cars were sold in China in May 2019, increasing 1.8% on year, according to China Association of Automobile Manufacturers (CAAM).
  • China Tower has established a wholly-owned subsidiary with registered capital of CNY5.0 billion (US$725 million) to recycle retired electric vehicle (EV) batteries for use in energy storage systems, according to media reports.
  • CATL
    China-based Contemporary Amperex Technology (CATL) has been expanding production capacities for lithium-ion batteries used in electric vehicles and energy storage systems at its own factories and joint-venture ones as well, with its overall annual capacity expected to reach 136.6GWh in 2022.
  • Suppliers of energy storage systems in the US market are seeking battery supplies outside China to avoid the 25% tariff hike that started in June 2019, according to industry sources.
  • ProLogium Technology chairman Vincent Yang
    ProLogium Technology is setting up a solid-state lithium ceramic battery (LCB) factory with annual production capacity of 1-2GWh in northern Taiwan, with the factory to start trial production in June-July 2020 and volume production at the end of the year, representing the company's ambition of playing...
  • wpd
    Germany-based WPD has obtained a NT$74.2 billion (US$2.36 billion) loan for developing an offshore wind farm 8km off Taiwan's central county of Yunlin, according to wpd Taiwan Energy.
  • Changs Ascending Enterprise president Donny Chang
    Changs Ascending Enterprise (CAE) has obtained certification from US-based Eaton for LFPO (lithium ferrous phosphorous oxide) battery modules used in UPS, and aims to become a supplier for all of the other three globally top-4 UPS vendors, US-based Vertiv, France-based Schneider Electric and Germany-based...
  • Industrial Technology Research Institute (ITRI) has signed an agreement to license to All Cosmos Bio-Tech, a Malaysia-based composite fertilizer maker established by Taiwanese investors, its technology of depolymerizing lignocellulose into carbohydrates.
  • Copenhagen Infrastructure Partners (CIP) has signed an EPC (engineering, procurement, construction) contract with Taiwan-based CSBC-DEME Wind Engineering for the latter to install wind turbines at two offshore wind farms to be developed by the former, according to CIP Taiwan.
  • Giant Manufacturing expects to ship 600,000 electric bicycles in 2019, growing nearly 20% on year, according to the company.
  • wind
    Formosa 1 offshore wind farm with installation capacity of 128MW will be completed by year-end 2019, becoming the first of its kind in Asia, according to Ministry of Economic Affairs (MOEA).

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