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Argonne and the NEMA to partner on lithium-ion battery recycling standards

A memorandum of understanding (MoU) to develop end-of-life standards for recycling lithium-ion electric vehicle packs based on the cell’s design has been signed by two US organisations.


SK Innovations to invest $1B in new China plant to meet forecast demand of lithium-ion batteries

South Korea's SK Innovation is set to invest 1.2 trillion won ($1 billion) in a new battery factory in China as it looks to ramp up lithium-ion battery production to 200GWh in the next four years.


Environmentally friendly manufacture of battery electrodes

Researchers from Fraunhofer Institute for Material and Beam Technology IWS have developed a new method of dry coating electrodes in a variety of batteries from lithium to sodium.


Janus graphene opens doors for sodium-ion batteries to usurp lithium-ion

Researchers at Chalmers University of Technology have pushed the performance of electrode material for sodium batteries so it matches lithium-ion batteries.


KraftPowercon licenses lead battery formation and testing business to new firm

KraftPowercon will no longer deal in VRLA and flooded lead battery formation rectifier and test equipment products under the KraftPowercon umbrella.


New electrolyte salts raise safety and performance bar for lithium ion batteries

Scientists at the Monash University School of Chemistry in Australia have developed an alternative to hexafluorophosphate salt for lithium-ion battery electrolytes.


US lithium-ion battery recycler promotes CTO to head of company

Ryan Melsert will become its new CEO

Lithium-ion battery recycling firm American Battery Metals Corporation has announced that its company chief technology officer (CTO) Ryan Melsert will become its new CEO. 


Lithium-ion battery recycler secures Japanese patent

Critical minerals company American Manganese (AMY) has secured a Japanese patent for its closed-loop lithium-ion battery recycling process.


Companies chosen to test lithium extraction methods in Bolivia

Nine companies have been selected to conduct pilot lithium extraction projects by the Bolivian government as the country looks to develop large-scale production of the key lithium-ion battery material.


Chinese battery manufacturing giant CATL joins EU battery association Eurobat

Chinese battery manufacturing giant CATL cells

China lithium-ion battery giant Contemporary Amperex Technology Limited (CATL) has joined Eurobat— the association for European automotive and industrial battery manufacturers.