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CATL begins work on laboratory to develop next-generation batteries and energy conversion systems

Lithium-ion battery maker Contemporary Amperex Technology (CATL) has broken ground on an innovation laboratory at its headquarters in Ningde, east China's Fujian Province.


Novonix teams with Canada university to manufacture advanced lithium-ion battery cathode material

Novonix has manufactured single crystal NMC lithium-ion battery cathode material in partnership with the Obrovac Research Group at Dalhousie University, Canada.


EES firm NEC Energy Solutions to wind down operations as it sets to close

Lithium-ion energy storage system provider NEC Energy Solutions— the US subsidiary of Japan’s NEC Corp— is set to wind down operations.


Gridtential and LOLC partner to develop bipolar lead battery technology

US firm Gridtential Energy has entered into a technology evaluation agreement with LOLC Advanced Technologies to develop bipolar lead batteries using technology from both firms.


Vision Group announce lithium-ion gigafactory plans to meet NEV and telecoms demand

Chinese battery maker Vision Group, which makes lead-acid batteries through its subsidiary Shenzhen Center Power Tech, has announced plans to build a 30GWh lithium-ion battery plant in China's Hubei province.


Tesla signs three-year pricing and purchase volume deal with battery cell maker Panasonic

Tesla has signed a three-year pricing deal with Japan’s Panasonic Corp relating to the manufacture and supply of 2170 lithium-ion battery cells manufactured at its gigafactory in Nevada, US.


China lithium-ion battery maker partners with wireless charging firm Energous

Wireless battery charging firm Energous Corporation has entered into a partnership with China lithium-ion battery manufacturer Grepow Battery. 


Automotive and battery giants launch search for the industry’s best start-ups

Automotive OEMs Hyundai, Kia and lithium-ion battery giant LG Chem have sponsored a global competition to identify promising start-ups in the e-mobility industry. 


Electrolyte breakthrough suggests superior solid-state lithium-ion batteries are around the corner

A team of Brown University researchers has found a way to double the toughness of a ceramic material used to make solid-state lithium-ion batteries


New electrolyte developed at Stanford may boost lithium metal batteries

Scientists at Stanford University have revealed a novel electrolyte design they claim will boost the performance of lithium metal batteries.