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Industry news

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

Lead batteries blamed for increased blood lead levels in 632M children from LMIC countries

Informal lead-acid battery recycling and manufacturing remains a contributory factor for children’s elevated blood lead levels in emerging countries around the world.


LGES and Siemens partner to develop better battery manufacturing processes

Battery maker LG Energy Solution will collaborate with German technology company Siemens on battery manufacturing— particularly the digitisation of production process.


Freyr sign 31GWh lithium-ion battery offtake agreement with unnamed ESS maker

Freyr Battery has completed an inaugural offtake agreement for at least 31GWh of low-carbon battery cells with an undisclosed, publicly listed manufacturer and provider of energy storage systems (ESS). 


Redflow completes installation of its biggest zinc bromine flow battery to date

Flow battery firm Redflow has completed installation of a 2MWh energy storage system for Anaergia in California, US— the Australian firm’s largest single sale of zinc bromide batteries to date.


Project plans revealed to deploy electro-thermal energy storage

Energy storage developer Malta has teamed up with project management company Bechtel Corporation to deploy electro-thermal energy storage systems.


Li Cycle to increase recycling capacity and sign 10-year battery materials offtake deal with LG Chem

Lithium-ion battery recycler Li-Cycle Holdings Corp. will increase the capacity of the facility its developed in New York, US by more than 40%.


EUROBAT boosts presence in southern Europe as gigafactory developer Italvolt becomes a member

Italian battery firm Italvolt has become a member of EUROBAT, the association of European automotive and industrial battery manufacturers.

Galp and Northvolt JV ‘Aurora’ to develop 35,000 ton lithium conversion facility in Europe

Energy company Galp and gigafactory developer Northvolt have set up a joint company to develop an integrated lithium-battery material value-chain in Europe.


Ecograf wins patent for its lithium-ion battery anode technology

EcoGraf has received a patent for its purification technology that relates to the manufacture of battery anode material and high purity graphite products, together with the recycling of lithium-ion battery anodes.


Amprius announces six-minute breakthrough in fast charging lithium-ion batteries

Battery developer Amprius Technologies has reported that its silicon anode lithium-ion battery cells can charge to 80% from zero state of charge in under six minutes.