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UK solid-state battery developer signs agreement to scale-up pouch cell development

UK battery developer Ilika has signed a framework agreement with the UK Battery Industrialisation Centre (UKBIC) to support the scale-up of the former’s Goliath solid-state pouch cells.


Tests of graphite enhanced lithium-ion cells show EV pack boosting promise

Cycling test results of complete prototype-type lithium-ion batteries using graphite producer Mason Graphite’s coated spherical graphite show promising results for electric vehicle applications.


Lead-acid battery separator firm Daramic celebrates 90 years in the industry

As 2020 sets to close, a piece of good news comes from Daramic which celebrated its 90th year of operating as a global leader in lead-acid battery separators.



Korean firm ups UHMW-PE production to meet demand of lead-acid and lithium-ion battery industry

Petrochemical firm Hanwha Total has increased its annual plastic production capacity to meet demand for separators from lithium-ion and lead-acid battery makers.


Lithium ions research shines light on path to precisely designed batteries for individual uses

An international team of researchers has developed a proof of concept technique for precisely tracking the movement of lithium ions moving through a polymer electrolyte within batteries.


LG Chem cell failures trigger recall notice for home lithium-ion ESS

Korean battery giant LG Chem is recalling models of its lithium-ion home energy storage system units amid overheating and fire concerns.


German-US research partnership makes breakthrough in dual-ion cells

A collaboration between US and German scientists has developed a dual-ion battery they claim is safer, cheaper and more sustainable than established energy storage systems.


South Korean firm eyes 20% market share of key lithium-ion battery materials with ten years

South Korea's steel group Posco aims to control 20% of the global lithium and nickel battery materials supply chain by the close of the decade.


MoU signals strong growth opportunities for the Australian VRFB market

Australian Vanadium has signed a non-binding memorandum of understanding (MoU) with Singapore based vanadium redox flow battery (VRFB) manufacturer, V-Flow Tech.


Lithium-ion battery recycler to produce black mass at second North America plant

Lithium-ion battery recycler facility Li-Cycle has opened a second plant to produce black mass for the battery industry in New York, US.