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

Zinc hybrid ESS firm secures 1.5GWh of orders as US states tackle security of supply concerns

Energy storage system maker Eos Energy Storage has received 1.5GWh of orders for its zinc hybrid cathode battery systems in two US states.


US lithium-ion battery manufacturer adds technical expert to its team

US lithium-ion battery maker Ultralife Corporation has appointed Eric Lind as vice president of commercial operations and business development at its battery and energy group. 


Lead battery association calls on DOE to recognise the technology and support the US industry

Trade association Battery Council International (BCI) is lobbying the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) to recognise the benefits of lead batteries and invest in the technology to the same degree it does lithium-ion.

Singapore scientists devise ‘fruity’ approach to lithium-ion battery circular economy

Scientists in Singapore have come up with a 'fruity' way of finding an environmentally-friendly method of recycling lithium-ion batteries.


Joint industry initiative to make transportation of batteries including lead-acid and lithium-ion safer

Associations from Europe and the US have launched an information platform for the safe transportation, testing and packaging of cells, batteries, vehicles and equipment containing batteries.


Gigafactory firm Britishvolt appoints lithium-ion battery expert as CTO

Britishvolt has appointed Dr Allan Paterson as its chief technical officer as the company continues its bid to build a lithium-ion gigafactory in the UK.


Battery materials manufacturer to idle portions of its US lithium production

Battery materials firm Albemarle is due to idle portions of its lithium mine and production facility in the US due to short-term supply-demand imbalances and an excess stockpile of battery-grade lithium.


Asia continues to dominate lithium-ion EV battery sales

Asia’s lithium-ion cell manufacturers dominated the electric vehicle battery market with Korea, Japan and China claiming a 94% share of the market by shipments.


Second product recall for Ecoult’s lead-based battery technology

The Australian safety commission has announced a recall of Ecoult’s Ultraflex lead-acid/ultra-capacitor hybrid battery technology due to “risk of fire and electrocution, which may lead to serious injury or death”.


Indian firm announces plans for 50,000t/pa graphite anode manufacturing plant

Coal tar derivatives company Epsilon Carbon is planning to invest up to Rs 500 crore ($67 million) over the next five years to manufacture graphite anode materials for lithium-ion batteries in India.