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UK source of battery grade lithium points at domestic materials supply

A government-funded project has successfully produced lithium-ion battery grade materials from two UK sources.

 

Factory explosion is second incident in plants owned by the lithium-ion battery maker CATL

An explosion at a lithium iron phosphate (LFP) factory owned by a subsidiary of battery maker Contemporary Amperex Technology (CATL) has injured 12 people in Qujing city in southwest China's Yunnan province

 

VRFB firm bolsters board with geochemical expert

Vertically integrated vanadium redox flow battery firm VanadiumCorp Resource has confirmed Paul McGuigan has joined its board of directors in the new role of vice president of business development.

 

Aqua Metals and BASF partner to push sales of lead recycling technology

US firm Aqua Metals has signed an electrolyte supply and technical improvement partnership deal with BASF to drive growth of its lead recycling AquaRefining technology.

 

Salient Energy picks up CEC grant to support development of zinc-based battery storage

Salient Energy has received a grant from the California Energy Commission (CEC) to support the design and assembly of its zinc-ion residential energy storage systems.

 

Report highlights safety concerns of using lithium-ion batteries in EVs

A spate of fires and product recalls in the past six months involving high-voltage, lithium-ion batteries in electric vehicles has led the US National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) to issue safety recommendations for OEMs.

 

Researchers identify method for improving lithium battery electrolytes

Scientists at Berkley Lab have used a novel technique to view the inner workings of the solid-electrolyte interphase (SEI) layer in an attempt to better understand how to improve lithium-ion battery electrolytes.

 

ESA chief tasked with championing energy storage in new Biden-Harris administration

The head of the U.S. Energy Storage Association (ESA) has been given a key role to help the Biden-Harris Administration push the US’ clean energy future mandate.

 

Recycler signs deal to produce black mass from used lithium-ion e-bus batteries

Lithium-ion battery recycling company Li-Cycle Corp has completed its battery recycling pilot plant where the Canadian produced black mass— a mixture of lithium, nickel, cobalt and copper— from used lithium-ion batteries.

 

Leoch supply lead carbon batteries for narrowboat hybrid drivetrain

Leoch Battery UK, a subsidiary of Leoch International, has supplied its LC2 series of lead-carbon batteries to power an electric serial hybrid narrowboat. 

 

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