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Principal, NorthBridge Energy Partners, LLC

Peter Kelly-Detwiler has nearly 30 years of experience in the area of electric energy, retail power, and distributed energy assets. Mr. Kelly-Detwiler provides strategic expertise in the areas of...

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1) Chinese EV OEM NIO and Shell partnering to develop 100 charging/battery swap facilities in China & Europe. 
2) ABB orders $5.3 million worth of hydrogen fuel cell systems from AFC Energy to power 200 KW EV Fast Charging Stations in off-grid applications. 
3) Chinese EV OEM car Xpeng expanding from initial market in Norway into Sweden, Denmark, & Netherlands next year.
4) Mercedes-Benz and Stellantis invest in solid state battery cell developer Factorial Energy. 
5) BNEF says avg l-iion battery pack prices down from $1,200/kWh in 2010 to $132/kWh in 2021 (89% decline), w/ a drop of 6% last year. However, prices rebounding somewhat on commodity squeeze. BNEF also sees pronounced move away from expensive cobalt-based to lithium iron phosphate batteries (30% cheaper). 
6) IEA reports over 100 carbon capture and storage projects announced this year. Historically, < 3 mn tons of CO2 capture capacity added annually in recent years, w/total global capacity cumulatively at 40 mn tons. IEA says about 1.6 billion tons must be achieved by 2030 in its roadmap to net zero global emissions by 2050. #batteries #PKayDee #theenergyswitch#theenergytransition #sustainability #carboncapture #batteries #EVs

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Matt Chester on Dec 8, 2021

Mercedes-Benz and Stellantis invest in solid state battery cell developer Factorial Energy. 

I'm seeing a lot of headlines on different companies posturing for the lead in solid state batteries, seems like we're getting close to someone really reaching the pivot point and changing the storage landscape. Exciting times!

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Peter Kelly-Detwiler on Dec 10, 2021

I would agree.  A number of companies are chasing various approaches to solid state.  It will boil down to a) functional tech, at b) competitive prices.  At this point, it seems nearly inevitable that one or more companies will crack those nuts.  One company in Europe (BlackRock) starting to print 1st solid state batteries with 3-D printers.

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