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

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. 


UK firm wins government grant to accelerate R&D into industrial lead-acid battery management system

UK-based tech start-up Enee.io has been awarded a £170,000 ($229,000) grant to further develop its remote lead-acid battery monitoring technology.


Britishvolt pulls out of Wales MoU to announce new site for its UK lithium-ion gigaplant

UK lithium-ion gigafactory hopeful Britishvolt has announced it now plans to build its plant in the North East of England— five months after signing a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with the Welsh government.


Revised directive sets out goals for Europe's battery industry

The European Commission has launched its revised Batteries Directive that sets out its goals of modernising legislative framework supporting the transition to electro-mobility, carbon-neutral energy storage, and a sustainable battery value chain.

MAC Engineering appoints new VP of sales and marketing

Lead-acid battery making equipment firm MAC Engineering welcomes industry expert Jimmy Stewart as vice president of sales and marketing.