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China lithium-ion battery maker reveals plans for 5GWh plant in the country

Chinese battery producer Jiangsu Pylontech has announced plans for a 5GWh a year lithium-ion battery production plant in China’s southeast Jiangsu province.

 

Materials firm closes Series C funding as it prepares to expand graphene lithium-ion battery production

Graphene materials supplier Nanotech Energy has closed its Series C preferred round of funding at $27.5 million.

 

LG Chem halts plans for India lithium-ion battery factory

Korean battery giant LG Chem has halted its lithium-ion battery project in India as the Covid-19 pandemic continues to hit the automotive market, according to reports.

 

UK scientists develop new supercapacitor based on PANI material

Researchers at a UK university have published a paper outlining their super-capacitor technology based on a material called Polyaniline (PANI).

 

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.

 

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