Lithium Australia and Novonix both announce battery material progress

Lithium processing technology group Lithium Australia (ASX: LIT) and battery materials group Novonix (ASX: NVX) have announced separate advances in battery materials and lithium ion battery manufacture. Novonix announced it has sold 500 tonnes of lithium-ion battery anode material to Samsung, while Lithium Australia announced a new battery venture to evaluate local manufacture. Novonix will…

Envirostream lithium ion battery recycling plant up and running

Vertically integrated lithium ion battery metals and component manufacturing and recycling company Lithium Australia (ASX: LIT) has announced that its Envirostream subsidiary has produced its first metals from a new Melbourne recycling plant. The plant is capable of recycling 3,000 tonnes of battery waste a year with first production of nickle, cobalt, lithium and carbon…

Brisbane releases video footage of planned Volgren electric bus

Brisbane City Council plans to introduce a new fleet of 60 high-capacity electric Metro buses manufactured in the Queensland capital. The contract is with vehicle manufacturer HESS in partnership with Volgren, which makes buses in Queensland, and electric infrastructure provider ABB. Initially the partners will build a prototype rdeady for testing in 2020, with the…