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Industry news

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

DOE research to improve EV batteries

The US Department of Energy’s National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) is teaming up with research partners to improve the performance, life and lower cost of lithium-ion batteries for electric-drive vehicles.

US state New Jersey launches new fuel cell support programme

The New Jersey Economic Development Authority (EDA) and the New Jersey Board of Public Utilities (BPU) has launched a new fuel cell programme to support standalone projects serving commercial, institutional and industrial customers in the U

India steps up power supply

Following widespread power outages in much of India last year, one region is taking matters into its own hands.  The state of Bihar in the north east is expecting to see vast improvements to its domestic power supply, which is currently at

Dreamliner fire: battery maker under investigation

Battery maker GS Yuasa is being investigated by the Japanese transport ministry seeking to understand the two incidents involving Boeing 787 Dreamliner planes.

UPS: Out with the old and in with the new

By now most people will have broken their New Year resolutions.

Viewpoint: Roger Lane-Nott

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Stan Ovshinsky 1922 - 2012

The inventor of nickel-metal hydride chemistry has died. Stanford Ovshinsky, a self-taught scientist, died of prostate cancer aged 89 on 17 October 2012.

New industrial mixer from Ross

Industrial mixer manufacturer Ross has brought out a new model for industrial pastes, gels, suspensions, slurries and other viscous dispersions. 

GS Battery USA launches HES

GS Battery USA Inc., a subsidiary of GS Yuasa Corporation, has launched its hybrid energy system, or HES, that can be used to store solar energy and charge electric vehicles.

East Penn expansion

East Penn Manufacturing Co. is planning to expand its battery-manufacturing site at Lyon Station, Pennsylvania, with a new US$80 million manufacturing plant.