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EV maker Kandi establishes battery exchange technology in China

Battery and electric vehicle firm Kandi Technologies Group has formed a wholly-owned subsidiary to commercialise its battery swap system.  


Lead recycler Aqua Metals completes second phase of improvement program

Lead recycling firm Aqua Metals has successfully performed test runs on the second iteration of its program to create the Aquarefining electrolyzer package for its equipment supply and licensing offerings.


Key lithium-ion, lead-acid and VRFB materials placed on EU Critical Raw Materials list

Key lithium-ion, lead-acid and vanadium redox flow battery materials have been placed on the 2020 Battery Critical Raw Materials list by the European Commission.


Recycling veteran wins ICBR honorary award for three decades advocating circular economy

Dr Jean-Pol Wiaux, the director of RECHARGE (the European Association for Advanced Rechargeable Battery Technologies) and 30-year veteran of the battery collection, sorting and recycling industries has won this year’s International Battery Recycling Award.


From European regulations to Asia’s technical solutions: meeting the demands of the global lead battery industry

Since its inception in 1988, ELBC has pioneered the way lead and lead battery executives and technical specialists meet and share knowledge— this year however will be a little different.


CAM explains how to cut CO2 emissions for lead oxide production within city limits:

As questions about how to tackle the global issue of industrial emissions of CO2are asked, Italian battery technology innovator CAM has an answer.


China dominates the lithium-ion battery supply chain, but can Europe and the US catch up?

China will continue to dominate the lithium-ion battery materials supply chain for the forseeable future, according to a report by Bloomberg New Energy Finance (BNEF).


Total and Groupe PSA create JV to develop 48GWh lithium-ion production capacity by 2030

Car maker Groupe PSA and fossil fuel giant Total are forming a joint venture called Automotive Cells Company (ACC) to build lithium-ion batteries.


Circular-economy consortium aims to make Europe a regenerated battery materials hub

Battery materials firm Solvay and energy management firm Veolia are partnering on a circular-economy consortium to manage critical metals used in lithium-ion electric vehicle (EV) batteries.


MOU paves way for sodium-sulfur battery use in green hydrogen projects in Korea

A subsidiary of German chemical company BASF will supply sodium-sulfur batteries to Korean power-to-gas (P2G) company G-Philos after the pair signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) on 10 September.