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All the news and views from the world of energy storage and associated industries.

UK lithium-ion gigafactory a step closer with MOU and new strategy officer

The site of the UK’s first lithium-ion gigafactory is rumoured to be in Wales as AMTE Power and Britishvolt commit to exploring the development of the facility.

 

Battery maker Systems Sunlight promotes CCO to top seat

Lead-acid and lithium-ion battery maker Systems Sunlight has welcomed its new chief executive officer Lampros Bisalas.

 

Award winning US Harvard University scientist charged over links with China

An award winning US Harvard University scientist who reportedly worked on nano-wire-based lithium-ion batteries for electric vehicles has been indicted on charges of making false statements to federal authorities regarding his participation in China’s Thousand Talents Program. 

 

German lead battery maker Moll opens talks with investors following insolvency proceedings

German lead battery manufacturer, Akkumulatorenfabrik Moll has entered exploratory discussions with potential investors after the COVID-19 pandemic caused a fall in sales that led to the 75-year-old firm opening insolvency proceedings.

 

UK Government awards $12M grant for first commercial liquid air ESS facility

Long duration energy storage developer Highview Power has partnered with power station firm Carlton Power to build a liquid air energy storage facility in the UK with a minimum of 50MW/250MWh capacity.

 

Australia to double installed energy storage capacity as ESS costs set to fall

Energy storage analyst Wood Mackenzie forecasts that despite COVID-19 Australia is set to more than double its year-on-year installed energy storage capacity in 2020. 

 

The VW Group increases stake in US solid-state battery start-up QuantumScape to $300M

The Volkswagen Group is increasing its stake in US solid-state battery start-up QuantumScape by up to $200 million as the German OEM looks to future of electric vehicle drivetrains.

 

Tesla effect attracts lithium-ion battery recycling firm to set up shop in north Nevada

Mineral extraction and battery recycling company American Battery Metals Corporation— which is changing its name to American Battery Technology Company— has chosen northern Nevada, US, for its lithium-ion battery recycling facility.

 

Zinc ESS firm Eos Energy Storage bolsters management team to prepare for future growth

Zinc energy storage sytem maker Eos Energy Storage has strengthened its leadership to help drive the future of firm.

 

Umicore secures EIB funding to develop European lithium-ion battery cathode plant

Materials technology firm Umicore has finalised a €125 million ($141 million) loan agreement with the European Investment Bank (EIB) as it looks to develop a lithium-ion battery cathode plant in Europe.

 

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