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Hydrogen firm to deploy fuelling stations across the UK

Hydrogen fuel firm ITM Power has established a wholly owned subsidiary to manage the delivery of vehicle refuelling stations across the UK.


Lead-acid battery recycler Quemetco fined $600,000 and forced to reduce operations following for emissions violations

Lead-acid battery recycler Quemetco has been fined $600,000 and forced to temporarily reduce operations due to emissions violations at its facility in the City of Industry, California, US.


Asia Pacific’s lead-acid industry to lead growth in the battery recycling market

The lead-acid industry is set to continue to claim the lion's share of the battery recycling sector in terms of value as the market grows at a projected CAGR of 6.1% from 2020 to 2025.


Samsung in talks with Hyundai to supply its lithium-ion pouch cells for EV applications

Representatives from battery giant Samsung and vehicle OEM Hyundai Motor Group have met in Korea to discuss use of a lithium-ion solid-state cell in next-generation electric vehicles.


Saudi and German firms sign JV to build one of world’s biggest VRFB facilities

Saudi Arabia owned Nusaned Investment and German firm Schmid Group have formed a joint venture to establish a 3GWh vanadium redox flow battery (VRFB) manufacturing facility in the Western Asia kingdom.


UK firm secures funding as it pushes to launch prototype compressed and thermal ESS

Thermal and compressed air storage firm Cheesecake Energy Limited (CEL) has received investment from the University of Nottingham to support UK-wide pilot programmes of its energy storage solution.


Battery giant Leoch buys out UK lead battery distributor DBS Leoch

UK-based lead battery distributer DBS Leoch has been bought by its existing parent company, the China multi-national lead battery maker Leoch International Holding.


FEV to open development and test centre for modules and high voltage EV batteries

Vehicle and powertrain engineering company FEV Group is set to finalise the commissioning of a state-of-the-art battery development and test centre (eDLP) in Germany.


Oxis Energy and Codemge sign lease agreement to build world's first Li-S manufacturing plant

Oxis Energy and the Minas Gerais Development Company Codemge aim to have a 200MWh lithium-sulfur cell manufacturing plant operating in Brazil within three years after leasing a plant from Mercedes Benz Brazil (MBB).


Asahi Kasai wins lithium-ion patent case against two Chinese firms

Japanese firm Asahi Kasei has won a two-year lithium-ion separator patent infringement case against firms Shenzhen Xu Ran (旭冉) Electronic and Shenzhen Xu Ran (旭然) Electronic.