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

China R&D hints at better and cheaper solid-state cells using new electrolyte

USTC campus

Researchers from the University of Science and Technology of China (USTC) have designed a material to make solid-state lithium-ion batteries cheaper and more effective.


Sumitomo pilot project delivers high purity nickel and cobalt from used lithium-ion batteries

Sumitomo Metal Mining has recovered a high-purity nickel-cobalt mixture from used lithium-ion batteries.


EVE announces 30GWh of battery capacity plans as it forms lithium-ion separator JV

Chinese battery manufacturer EVE Energy plans to build two lithium-ion production facilities totalling 30GWh of capacity in the central province of Hubei.


‘Made-in-the US’ lithium-ion cell supply deal signed by Proterra and LGES

 lithium-ion battery by Proterra

Electric vehicle and charging firm Proterra has finalised a six-year lithium-ion deal with LG Energy Solution that represents plans for “multiple GWhs of dedicated battery cell capacity” in the US.


Renewable adoption to drive stationary lead-acid battery market growth

The global stationary market for lead-acid batteries is estimated to reach $11 billion by 2030, according to a new report by industry analysts Frost and Sullivan.


Battery Resourcers welcomes Toyota Research Institute’s CFO to its board

Kelly Kay

Vertically integrated lithium-ion battery recycler and manufacturer Battery Resourcers has named Kelly Kay as its newest board member.


China's Lomon Billions to enter lithium-ion battery market with new material plants

China materials firm Lomon Billions plans to enter the battery industry by building three lithium-ion cathode and anode material production facilities. 


LG Chem lithium-ion batteries force GM into fourth EV recall notice

fire damahged Chevrolet Bolt car

General Motors has issued a fourth recall notice for its electric vehicles following two fires in cars “ remedied” as part of the initial safety recall last November.


Green Cubes appoints power industry veteran as chief operating officer

Lithium-ion power systems firm Green Cubes Technology has appointed Ken Johnson as the company’s chief operating officer. 


Innovative battery and energy storage systems recognised at ees Award 2021

Germany dominated the annual ees Awards that honours innovation in the energy storage markets from lead and lithium batteries to fuel cells and battery chargers.