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

Renewables firm to deliver hybrid lead and lithium-ion ESS as a part of wider microgrid

Renewable energy company Infinite will deliver power directly to the UK’s Royal Mint using a hybrid lead-acid and lithium-ion energy storage system as part of a microgrid.


Crude oil firm hops on new energy bandwagon with investment in graphite producer Novonix

novonix battery cells

Crude oil Refiner Phillips 66 is eyeing the new energy markets with a $150 million investment in synthetic graphite producer Novonix.


Mining firm joins cobalt association as it reveals plans to double output in DRC

Metals mining firm China Molybdenum is set to double production of copper and cobalt at its mine in the Democratic Republic of the Congo.


Lead battery recycler Ecobat buys into European lithium-ion battery recycling market

Lead-battery recycler Ecobat has bought lithium-ion battery recycler Promesa as it looks to expand its hold in the European market.


'Made in Europe' goal sees Renault and Vulcan sign lithium-ion battery material deal

French vehicle OEM Renault Group has signed a five-year deal to receive up to 17,000 metric tonnes of battery grade lithium hydroxide monohydrate materials a year from Vulcan Energy Resources.


Pilot plant opens to produce lithium-ion battery anode materials from trees

Lignose powder

Renewable materials company Stora Enso has started producing wood-based carbon for lithium-ion batteries at its pilot facility in Finland.


Bench tests show First Cobalt can recover key lithium-ion battery materials from black mass

first cobalt refinery plant

First Cobalt Corp has extracted key lithium-ion materials from black mass collected from recycled batteries.


US lithium-ion battery recycler ABTC names new COO

Andrés Meza ABC new chief operating officer

American-owned lithium-ion battery recycler American Battery Metals Corporation has named Andrés Meza as its new chief operating officer.


Lithium-ion battery giant CATL unveils its first generation of sodium-ion batteries

CATL believes sodium-ion batteries will “provide a new solution for the use of clean energy and transportation electrification”.


LG Chem begins billion-dollar plan to be world’s biggest battery materials firm

LG CHem office building

LG Chem has bought the battery materials manufacturing arm of its subsidiary LG Electronics in a bid to become the “world’s largest general battery materials company”.