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Industry news

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

China attracts Finn battery maker

Finnish battery maker European Batteries Oy will build a production centre in north China's city of Tianjin, local officials have said.


Floating Production Storage and Offloading Vessel over 100MW

The first ship to use gas engines to produce more than 100MW of power will be in service in Brazil’s offshore oil fields.

Online seminar to focus on energy efficiency in data centres

The importance of energy efficiency in data centres will be discussed in a Frost & Sullivan’s web conference, taking place on Thursday 24 January at 2 pm GMT.

A123 - the saga continues

After filing for bankruptcy in October 2012 a number of bidders expressed an interest in the assets of the company, including Chinese automotive company Wanxiang Corporation and US battery maker Johnson Controls Incorporated.

EU move 'deeply regrettable' on REACH

Battery making in Europe still hangs in the balance as lead remains under scrutiny by the European Commission’s REACH division.

Exide gets a warning from ratings agency

Moody’s, the credit rating agency that gave Exide a tough time a decade ago is once again putting the company’s financial performance under the microscope.

Convion takes on Wärtsilä'’s fuel cell activities

Finnish firm Convion is to take over solid oxide fuel cell (SOFC) system development from gas engine maker Wärtsilä’s fuel cell unit.

Aggreko signs 100 MW gas-fuelled temporary power contract in Ivory Coast

Aggreko has signed a contract to provide 100MW of gas-fuelled temporary power in Côte d'Ivoire. The contract will run for two years, and is in addition to the 100 MW Aggreko installed in 2010.

Electric Racing for 2014

2014 will see the first Formula E Global Championship, the electric vehicle equivalent of the Grand Prix. The first of ten teams has been announced as Drayson Racing Technologies, of Oxfordshire UK