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US researchers open door for magnesium batteries to disrupt the ESS market

Researchers from the University of Houston and the Toyota Research Institute of North America (TRINA) have developed a new cathode and electrolyte that could help magnesium batteries compete with lithium-ion.


Dew point hypothesis reveals ultimate conditions for making NMC 811 lithium-ion batteries

Researchers from the UK’s WMG, University of Warwick, have found that dew points of around -45oC are the best for storing and processing the materials for making high-nickel batteries such as NMC 811.


ABB and Talga sign MoU to build Europe’s biggest lithium-ion battery anode plant

Australian battery anode company Talga Group and Switzerland technology firm ABB are set to develop and construct a lithium-ion battery anode production facility in Sweden.


UK government grants permission to build the world’s largest lithium-ion battery ESS

Energy Firm InterGen has been granted planning consent to build the UK’s largest battery storage project—a 320MW/640MWh system with the potential to expand to 1.3GWh.


Nano One posts positive results on its cobalt-free lithium-ion battery

Test results for Canadian cathode powder maker Nano One have shown its high-voltage cobalt-free lithium-ion battery is stable at the elevated operating temperatures required for automotive, power tool and energy storage applications.


German JV starts production of lithium-ion batteries for industrial truck market

KION Battery Systems (KBS), the joint venture between industrial truck maker KION Group and battery manufacturer BMZ Holding, has started production of lithium-ion batteries in Germany. 


UAE firm opens its first US lead-acid battery plant to serve motive power market.

United Arab Emirates lead-acid battery maker Eternity Technologies has opened its first plant in the US to make batteries for the forklift market.


Lead battery maker Exide Industries increases stake in Leclanché JV

India’s biggest lead-acid battery maker Exide Industries has increased its stake in Nexcharge— the lithium-ion joint venture (JV) it formed with Leclanché in 2018.


Europe to meet its goal of an independent lithium-ion battery supply by 2025

The European Union could produce enough batteries by 2025 to power its electric vehicle market without relying on imported cells, especially from China which hosts around 80% of the world’s lithium-ion cell production.


Mining firm buys rights to patented vanadium recovery process

Mining firm VanadiumCorp Resource has become the sole owner of a vanadium recovery process following a patent purchase agreement (PPA) with fellow Canada based Electrochem Technologies and Materials.