中国石化新闻网--电池技术投资在2020年爆发式增长

发表时间:2021-02-25

中国石化新闻网讯 据今日油价网站2月22日消息 去年秋天,瑞典锂离子电池制造商Northvolt宣告,其已经筹措了6亿美元的股本,用作投资于生产能力扩张、研发和大规模重复使用。 此次融资包括机构投资者吉福德、Baron资本集团、Bridford 投资有限公司、Norrsken VC & PCS Holding以及私人投资者Cristina Stenbeck和Daniel Ek。目前Northvol

    中国石化新闻网讯 据今日油价网站2月22日消息 去年秋天,瑞典锂离子电池制造商Northvolt宣告,其已经筹措了6亿美元的股本,用作投资于生产能力扩张、研发和大规模重复使用。

    此次融资包括机构投资者吉福德、Baron资本集团、Bridford 投资有限公司、Norrsken VC & PCS Holding以及私人投资者Cristina Stenbeck和Daniel Ek。目前Northvolt股东高盛、伊玛斯基金会、斯堪尼亚和大众汽车公司也重新加入了这一行列。

    这6亿美元对一家在美国并非家喻户晓的公司来说是一笔相当可观的融资,但Norrsken 首席执行官彼得卡尔森此前曾明确表示,公司无意颠覆中国在欧洲市场的主导地位,他说道:“废旧电池有相当大的出口流向中国,最重要的是维持这些资金在欧洲境内流动。”

    2020年,Northvolt在电池领域达成协议了仅次于的交易,但对于快速增长的电池行业来说,2020年是增长较慢的一年。专注于洗手技术的全球通信、研究和咨询公司美世资本集团最近公布了第四季度和2020年年度电池存储、智能电网和能效领域的融资和并购报告。

    报告的一些主要结论包括:

    电池存储、智能电网和能效公司在2020年带给了81亿美元的企业融资,2019年为38亿美元;

    公司在电池存储领域的资金增长了136%,在2020年的54宗交易中超过66亿美元;

    2020年,全球对电池存储、智能电网和能效公司的风险投资减少了12%,达到26亿美元。相比之下,2019年融资23亿美元;

    报告认为,锂离子电池技术公司在2020年取得的风险投资最多,为6.49亿美元。但其他存储类别也取得了资金,包括固态电池、下游储能、储能系统和流动电池。

    王磊 摘译自 今日油价

    原文如下:

    Investment In Battery Tech Exploded In 2020

    Last fall Swedish lithium-ion battery maker Northvolt announced that it had raised $600 million in equity to invest in capacity expansion, research and development, and large-scale recycling.

    The capital raise included institutional investors Baillie Gifford, Baron Capital Group, Bridford Investments Limited, Norrsken VC & PCS Holding together with private investors Cristina Stenbeck and Daniel Ek. It was joined by current Northvolt shareholders Goldman Sachs, IMAS Foundation, Scania, and Volkswagen AG.

    The $600 million represented a substantial capital raise for a company that isn’t exactly a household name in the U.S., but Northvolt CEO Peter Carlsson had previously made clear the company’s intent to upend Chinese domination of the European market: “There’s a pretty significant export flow of used batteries to China, and that’s stupid. It’s important to keep these flows within Europe.”

    Northvolt made the biggest deal in the battery space in 2020, but it was a huge year overall for the rapidly-growing sector. Mercom Capital Group, a global communications and research and consulting firm focused on cleantech, recently released its Q4 and Annual 2020 Funding and M&A report for the battery storage, smart grid and energy efficiency sectors.

    Some of the key findings from the report include:

    ?Battery storage, smart grid and energy efficiency companies brought in $8.1 billion in corporate funding in 2020, compared to $3.8 billion in 2019.

    ?Corporate funding in battery storage was up 136% with $6.6 billion in 54 deals in 2020.

    ?Global VC [venture capital] funding for battery storage, smart grid and efficiency companies in 2020 was 12% higher with $2.6 billion. compared to $2.3 billion raised in 2019.

    The report noted that lithium-ion based battery technology companies received the most VC funding in 2020, with $649 million. But other storage categories also received funding, including solid-state batteries, energy storage downstream, energy storage systems, and flow batteries.