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More cash to keep 'lithium dream' afloat as lead is left to tread water

Mon, 10/15/2018 - 00:00 -- John Shepherd

It’s been a year this week since the EU launched its Batteries Alliance to challenge Asia’s dominance of the European lithium battery market. But after months of talking and little concrete action— other than conspiring to kill off lead-acid— the EU’s energy chief now wants to splash more taxpayers’ cash to 'make' things happen. Nothing of course to do with his bid to take over as European Commission president.

Meanwhile, as reported in the latest edition of BEST Battery Briefing (BBB), it’s encouraging to see the wind at the backs of ABC in their deal with Fengfan. Breaking into the Chinese market is a challenge for any industry, let alone batteries. What’s more, the deal involves advanced lead technology. Take note, Brussels!

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