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

Lead battery maker Exide Industries once again announces plans to diversify into lithium-ion

Indian lead battery maker Exide Industries could be a step closer to building a “multi-gigawatt” lithium-ion cell manufacturing plant in the country.


Recycling company Gravita commissions Indian battery recycling unit

Indian recycling company Gravita has commissioned its new battery recycling unit at Mundra Port, Gujarat. 


Researchers develop new anode to speed to lithium-ion charging by 10 times

Researchers from the University of Twente (MESA+ Institute) in the Netherlands have developed an anode for lithium-ion batteries that they claim speeds up charging by ten times.


New VP to drive ABC’s goal of commercialisation of bipolar lead battery energy storage

Bipolar lead battery developer Advanced Battery Concepts (ABC) has appointed Michael Armstrong as its vice president, energy storage.


Feedstock concerns to stymie EV battery recycling goals— but China’s market remains appealing

Lithium-ion electric vehicle battery recycling is not expected to “take off” before 2030 despite a number of projects launching across the globe in the last two years. 


Enzinc brings mobility sector expert on board as it continues plans to scale-up its zinc battery

Zinc battery technology developer Enzinc has welcomed former president of Robert Bosch’s Powertrain Solutions division Stefan Seiberth to its board of senior advisors. 


China’s LFP and ternary lithium-ion battery output show healthy growth during 2021

China’s output of lithium iron phosphate (LFP) and ternary batteries rose 121% last month, according to the China Automotive Manufacturers Association (CAAM).


Battery separator firm Entek welcomes new business development manager in India

Battery separator firm Entek International has welcomed Rajneesh Singh to the firm’s sales group as business development manager in India.  


Plans for UK’s biggest lithium-ion battery ESS unveiled by Sembcorp

Plans for a 360MW lithium-ion energy storage system are underway in the UK by energy generation and battery storage firm Sembcorp Energy UK (SEUK).


Industry wide consortium to develop 500Wh/kg vehicle battery after $75 million DoE funding

The Battery500 Consortium— a collaboration of US laboratories and academia that includes Nobel Prize winners— has been awarded $75 million for the second phase of research on high-performing vehicle batteries.