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Action needed to keep lead's best story alive

Tue, 08/07/2018 - 14:16 -- John Shepherd

In these dog days of summer, when executives are enjoying time with their families, real news is hard to come by. Or is it?

One of BEST Battery Briefing's latest articles— 'Novel African utilities reject lead for Microgrid backup'— is worrying reading. The story of lead’s potential for close on 100% recyclability is only as good as the supply chain that serves it and where that does not exist, that story falls apart.

Lead scrap is best dealt with in Europe and the West— we have the technology and environmental policing. The industry must lobby to make this a reality, otherwise lead’s best story will go sour. Also this week, we report on something that will send shockwaves through the industry if the deal comes off… 'JCI getting shot of batteries?' The idea looks daft from our perspective, but we told you it was coming weeks ago.

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