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Event organisers announce rescheduled flagship lead battery conference 19ABC

As the world confronts the challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic, organisers of the 19th Asian Battery Conference and Exhibition (19ABC) has announced the event will now be held between 2 –5 November 2021 from its original publicised date. 


GS Yuasa gains accreditation to test its VRLA lead-acid batteries in-house

Lead-acid battery maker GS Yuasa has gained permission to independently test their batteries in-house after achieving IS17025 United Kingdom Accreditation Service (UKAS) accreditation.


United Nations agrees to safe lithium-ion battery transport regulations

A number of recommendations filed by US-based The Rechargeable Battery Association (PRBA) and its European counterpart RECHARGE to ensure the safe transport of lithium-ion batteries have been agreed. 

Carbon additive research aims to push boundaries of lead batteries

An industry led project has been launched to understand how carbon additives could enhance the performance of hi-tech lead batteries commonly used in micro-hybrid and hybrid cars.


Lithium-ion battery milestone clears road to EVs costing same as ICE vehicles

Lithium-ion batteries costing under $100/kWh hit the market for the first time this year with industry analysts predicting the average price of the technology will be around the much vaunted milestone by 2023.

TES opens lithium-ion battery recycling facility in Singapore

TES has opened its battery recycling facility in Singapore just over a month after receiving $25 million to launch two TES B facilities— the other will be in France. 


Researchers go beyond lithium-ion battery charging guidelines— but at a cost

Researchers at WMG, University of Warwick have discovered a ‘window’ in which lithium-ion cells can be safely operated above the manufacturer limits.


Sustainable lithium-ion battery manufacturing at heart of raw materials MoU

Battery manufacturing hopeful Freyer has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with Glencore International for the ‘potential’ supply of ethically sourced and traceable raw materials for lithium-ion cells.


Private sector association launches with goal of establishing a ‘world-class’ battery industry in Europe

The first meeting of the Batteries European Partnership Association (BEPA) was held on 14 December as it prepares to help establish a world-class battery innovation ecosystem in Europe by 2030.


Lead-acid battery separator firm Microporous’ appoints new CEO.

Lead-acid battery separator firm Microporous’ board of directors has appointed John Reeves as the US firm’s new CEO.