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

Canadian VRB flow battery maker promotes CTO to top seat

Vanadium redox battery developer VRB Energy has promoted its chief technology officer and architect of the firm’s Gen3 cell stack design to CEO. 


New chapter for 132-year-old lead-acid battery maker Exide as new firm rises from ashes of bankruptcy

The US arm of lead-acid battery maker Exide Technologies has been renamed Stryten Manufacturing following the completion of a $179 million buy out by an investment firm.


Exide launches App to simplify testing and replacement of its lead batteries

Exide Technologies in Europe has launched a free battery-testing app to make it easier for workshops to test and replace 12V lead-acid batteries.


BYD to build 48 LiFePO modules a day at new battery factory in Brazil

Chinese battery maker BYD has commissioned its latest battery plant in Brazil to produce lithium iron phosphate battery modules to supply the country’s electric bus market.


Zinc hybrid ESS firm secures 1.5GWh of orders as US states tackle security of supply concerns

Energy storage system maker Eos Energy Storage has received 1.5GWh of orders for its zinc hybrid cathode battery systems in two US states.


US lithium-ion battery manufacturer adds technical expert to its team

US lithium-ion battery maker Ultralife Corporation has appointed Eric Lind as vice president of commercial operations and business development at its battery and energy group. 


Lead battery association calls on DOE to recognise the technology and support the US industry

Trade association Battery Council International (BCI) is lobbying the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) to recognise the benefits of lead batteries and invest in the technology to the same degree it does lithium-ion.

Singapore scientists devise ‘fruity’ approach to lithium-ion battery circular economy

Scientists in Singapore have come up with a 'fruity' way of finding an environmentally-friendly method of recycling lithium-ion batteries.


Joint industry initiative to make transportation of batteries including lead-acid and lithium-ion safer

Associations from Europe and the US have launched an information platform for the safe transportation, testing and packaging of cells, batteries, vehicles and equipment containing batteries.


Gigafactory firm Britishvolt appoints lithium-ion battery expert as CTO

Britishvolt has appointed Dr Allan Paterson as its chief technical officer as the company continues its bid to build a lithium-ion gigafactory in the UK.