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China backs Taiwan firm to ramp up production of its solid-state lithium ceramic batteries

Taiwanese solid-state lithium ceramic battery developer ProLogium Technology has raised around $100 million in Series D financing from Chinese investors, reports China Money Network.


The US energy storage industry expects COVID-19 to cause a deep revenue downturn

A quarter of US energy storage system firms will reduce employee numbers and a third expect a fall in revenue during Q2 of this year because of the COVID-19 pandemic, a new study by the U.S. Energy Storage Association (ESA) has revealed.


SungEel gains permit as its plans for New York lithium-ion recycling facility moves forward

SungEel MCC Americas has been issued a state permit for its planned lithium-ion battery recycling facility in Endicott, New York.


Monbat launches plans to build a bipolar lead battery making facility in Bulgaria

Battery maker Monbat NBP EOOD— a 100% subsidiary of Monbat AD— has submitted an intent to invest in the construction of a new lead-acid bipolar battery plant in Vratsa, Bulgeria.                             


Manganese imbalance worse than cobalt in the lithium-ion battery materials supply chain

While the battery industry’s attention has been on cobalt, supplies of manganese— that other key raw material for lithium-ion manufacturing— is facing a potential shortfall.


European ESS markets witness a 30% slow down as it pays price for bumper 2018

Despite deploying 1GWh of energy storage system last year the European market showed a marked slow down compared to 2018.


APB to make bi-polar lithium-ion batteries in Japan after securing IP from Nissan

Battery maker APB Corporation is preparing to mass-produce lithium-ion batteries in Japan after licensing technology know-how from vehicle OEM Nissan.


Mining and battery recycling firm AMBC hires former Tesla chemical engineer

Mining and lithium-ion battery recycling technology firm American Battery Metals Corporation (ABMC) has hired former Tesla engineer August Meng as its principal chemical engineer.


Malaysian and Australian governments partner to stop illegal shipment of used lead-acid batteries

The Malaysian government foiled an attempt to illegally ship five containers of used lead-acid batteries through the country’s largest port on March 30.


Firms sign MOU to develop lithium-ion battery recycling process in the US

American Manganese signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) on 14 April with e-mobility battery developer Voltabox of Texas— a subsidiary of Volabox AG— outlining a partnership to recycle lithium-ion batteries.