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LG Chem Leads Light-Duty EV Li-ion Battery Market

LG Chem Leads Light-Duty EV Li-ion Battery Market

LG Chem, Panasonic and Samsung SDI are leading the light-duty electric vehicle lithium ion (Li-ion) battery market, according to a new Leaderboard report from Navigant Research. All three companies performed exceedingly well in strategy and execution. With the exception of Toyota’s continued use of nickel-metal hydride batteries for strong hybrid … Read more »

Environmental Executive Moves: Dupont, LG Chem Power, Kurion, AECOM Waste Management

Here’s the latest news on hirings, promotions and departures among environmental leaders. Dupont: The chemical company has appointed Edward Breen (pictured), a current member of the DuPont board of directors and chairman of Tyco International, as interim chair and CEO. Ellen Kullman, chair and CEO of DuPont, is retiring on Oct. … Read more »

LG Water Solutions

LG NanoH2O Is Now LG Water Solutions

LG NanoH2O, a manufacturer of reverse osmosis (RO) membranes for desalination, is now part of the newly launched LG Water Solutions business unit created by its parent company, LG Chem. Since the acquisition of NanoH2O in 2014, LG Chem has furthered its innovative nanocomposite membrane technology and expanded its sales … Read more »

Panasonic Leads EV Batteries Market, LG Chem Guns for the Crown

Panasonic Leads EV Batteries Market, LG Chem Guns for the Crown

Panasonic is currently the runaway leader in the nascent battery market for electric vehicles, but LG Chem has the potential to overtake it in what will be a $30 billion market in 2020, according to Lux Research. Panasonic’s 39 percent share of the battery market for plug-in vehicles makes it … Read more »

Li-ion Batteries to Dominate EV Market Until 2020

Demand for lithium-ion batteries by the electric vehicles market will increase dramatically in the next seven years, moving from market earned revenues of $381.9 million to an estimated $7.60 billion in 2020, according to an analysis by Frost & Sullivan. The analysis echoes findings by Pike Research last year that … Read more »

LG Chem Buys NanoH2O

LG Chem has acquired NanoH2O, a manufacturer of reverse osmosis (RO) membranes for seawater desalination. The sale was finalized April 30. NanoH2O took its thin-film nanocomposite QuantumFlux RO membranes to market in early 2011. Three years later, the company has more than 150 desalination plants operating its seawater RO membranes. … Read more »

Tesla Model S (2)

Green Fleet Roundup: Tesla, MetLife, Freightliner, LG Chem

Tesla Motors will work on penetrating China’s auto market with its all-electric Model S sedan, strengthened by its success in the US and in Europe, reports the San Jose Mercury News. It will open its first showroom in Beijing. MetLife, a partner of the Department of Energy’s Workplace Charging Challenge, has installed 32 … Read more »

LG Chem, Johnson Controls, AESC Lead Li-ion Battery Market

LG Chem, Johnson Controls, AESC Lead Li-ion Battery Market

LG Chem and Johnson Controls currently lead the lithium ion (li-ion) batteries for electric vehicles market in terms of both strategy and execution, according to a leaderboard report by Navigant Research. Only three companies — LG Chem, Johnson Controls and AESC — are ranked as “leaders” in the report’s leaderboard … Read more »