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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.


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.