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

Sunlight investment to expand lead and lithium-ion battery production in Europe and US

Sunlight lead-acid lithium-ion battery manufacturing plant

Battery maker Sunlight will invest an additional €50 million ($59 million) into its US and European plants to increase lead-acid and lithium-ion battery manufacturing.


Faults found in lithium-ion battery packs but no remedy identified in billion dollar EV recall

A torn anode tab and a folded separator on cells used in Chevrolet Bolt electric vehicle battery module were to blame for the billion dollar recall of more than 140,000 vehicles amid fire concerns.


Entek completes NSG deal to open door to offer PE, AGM and lithium-in battery separators

Battery separator company Entek International completed the acquisition of a Japanese lead-acid battery separator firm.


UL and National Fire Service College partner in Indian lithium-ion fire safety project

A partnership to advance lithium-ion fire safety and standardisation in India begins this month with a training and knowledge-sharing virtual seminar on electric vehicles and energy storage systems.


Sakuú announces pilot facility as it scales up solid-state lithium-ion battery ambition

Construction of a US solid-state lithium-ion battery pilot line and learning center is being built by additive manufacturing company Sakuu Corporation.


ORNL’s robot tears down lithium-ion battery pack 8x quicker than by hand

ORNL’s robot lithium-ion battery pack

Researchers at the Department of Energy’s (DOE) Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) have developed a robotic disassembly system for used lithium-ion batteries from electric vehicles.


Britishvolt and Glencore sign strategic partnership for long-term supply of cobalt

Gigafactory firm Britishvolt has entered a cobalt supply agreement with Glencore as the UK company looks to secure a raw material supply chain for its lithium-ion ambitions.


VinFast partners with Gotion in Vietnam's first LFP battery gigafactory

Vietnam’s first lithium-ion gigafactory could be on its way after a memorandum of understanding (MoU) was signed by vehicle OEM VinFast and electric drive train firm Gotion High-Tech. 


Battery Resourcers to build new US facilities as it drives forward US and European plans

Battery Resourcers is set to build two facilities in the US to accelerate the growth of its lithium-ion battery recycling and manufacturing business model.