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

Fiamm launches BMS equipped lead-acid battery to prevent theft from remote locations

An anti-theft battery has been launched by lead-acid firm Fiamm Energy Technology and remote management innovator Galooli to prevent theft and increase battery llife.


Dutch firm produce 100% silicon anode for lithium-ion batteries

LeydenJar Technologies is ready to start producing new lithium-ion anode that can be made from 100% silicon while offering higher energy density.


C4V developing game changing six-minute charge lithium-ion battery

Test results for US-based intellectual property firm Charge CCV’s (C4V) lithium-ion batteries suggest they can recharge in around six minutes.


Work begins on the world’s biggest utility-owned lithium-ion ESS

Construction has begun on the world’s biggest utility-owned lithium-ion energy storage systems by California, US, -based Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E) and Tesla.


COVID pandemic hits bottom line for Indian lead-acid battery maker

Indian lead-acid battery maker Exide Industries is focusing on ‘cost control’ and ‘technology upgradation’ to improve the bottom-line after COVID-19 caused a distribution in the supply chain.


Enerox now 90% owned by investment consortium championing VRFB deployment

Vertically integrated primary vanadium producer Bushveld Minerals has increased its share capital of vanadium redox flow battery (VRFB) maker Enerox  by 65.1% through investment firm Enerox Holdings.

Probe into lithium-ion ESS explosion that injured fireman concludes with safety recommendations

A 15-month investigation into an explosion at a lithium-ion battery storage facility operated by the Arizona Public Service (APS) utility in the US has found the cause was a cascading thermal runaway.


European lithium-ion battery recycling JV key link in materials supply chain

Project developer Neometals will create a 50:50 lithium-ion battery recycling joint venture (JV) with German metallurgical plant supplier SMS group 


VW Group signs $1.4B battery deal with Wanxinag Group to ensure security of supply in China

China battery maker Wanxinag Group has secured a $1.4 billion deal to supply German vehicle OEM Volkswagen Group with lithium-ion batteries.


Faraday Institution announces six Industry Fellowships to foster relationships between industry and academic researchers

A new programme to strengthen ties between battery researchers working in industry and academia has been launched by the UK’s Faraday Institution.