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

17ELBC is moving online: September 22-24

This year’s European Lead Battery Conference is going online due to the disruption caused by the global coronavirus outbreak.

COVID-19 fails to interrupt European Battery Alliance goals

A virtual meeting of The European Battery Alliance (EBA) has said its ambitions in terms of jobs and growth in a green and circular economy can be reached earlier than expected despite the COVID-19 pandemic.


Clarios names full-time CEO

Lead-acid and lithium-ion battery maker Clarios has hired Mark Wallace, as the company’s new president and chief executive officer.


Amte Power and Britishvolt sign MoU for UK’s landmark battery gigafactories

UK battery maker Amte Power and Britishvolt announce plans on 20 May to build the UK’s first lithium-ion battery cell gigafactories servicing the automotive and energy storage markets.


SVOLT officially launches two cobalt-free batteries

Chinese automotive battery company called SVOLT officially announced two cobalt-free batteries 20 May.


COVID-19 forces lead battery recycler Recylex’s German subsidiaries to file for insolvency

The German operating units of French lead battery recycler Recylex have been forced by German law to request the opening of insolvency proceedings.


ORNL‘s polymer and ceramic composite promises better solid-state electrolyte for lithium metal batteries

Researchers at Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) have developed a thin film, highly conductive solid-state electrolyte made of a polymer and ceramic-based composite for lithium metal batteries. 

Exide files for Chapter 11 bankruptcy as it looks to value-maximise sale of its businesses

US lead-acid battery maker Exide Technologies has agreed to sell its EMEA and Asia Pacific business and plans to sell its North America interest as it faces down its third Chapter 11 crisis in two decades.


Scientist develop ‘spreadable’ interlayer that makes solid-sate lithium-ion batteries better and safer

Scientists from two universities have developed an interlayer, made of a spreadable, ‘butter-like’ material to improve the performance capabilities of solid-state lithium-ion batteries.


Lithium-sulfur battery developer Oxis hires cell production manager for UK plant

Lithium-sulfur battery technology company Oxis Energy has hired Scott Davis to manage cell production at its new manufacturing plant in Wales.