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

SK and Tesla call for US to end tariff on graphite from China to help domestic lithium-ion battery manufacturing

Vehicle giant Tesla and battery behemoth SK Innovations have both called for a waiver on tariffs for graphite imported into the US from China.

 

Solid-state battery maker Factorial secures two deals with EV makers months after leaving stealth mode

Solid-state battery firm Factorial Energy has signed deals with two vehicle makers to develop the lithium-ion technology for use in electric vehicles.

 

Silicon/graphite anode shows 30% higher energy density over traditional lithium-ion batteries

Specialty alumina technology and production company Altech Chemicals has announced a significant breakthrough in lithium-ion battery technology by cracking the “silicon barrier”.

 

MoU signals move toward anode supply for lithium-ion gigafactory in India

Battery anode materials start-up Epsilon Advanced Materials (EAMPL) has entered into a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with Charge CCCV (C4V) to supply material for an Indian lithium-ion battery gigafactory.

 

A $100/kWh lithium-ion battery pack is just around the corner— maybe— as battery prices begin to rise

Lithium-ion battery pack costs have fallen 89% in the past decade— but rising commodity and materials prices are putting pressure back on the industry, according to a new report by analysts BloombergNEF.

 

Lithium-ion battery recycler Li-cycle hires SVP to lead its financial relations

North American lithium-ion battery recycling firm Li-Cycle Holdings has appointed Nahla Azmy to the role of senior vice president (SVP), investor relations and financial communications. 

 

Daramic doubles lead-acid battery separator production capacity at its India plant

Lead battery separator firm Daramic is set to double the capacity of its polyethylene (PE) separator manufacturing plant in India— just four years after opening the facility.

 

Money talks as study finds DRC is a “favourable” place to build lithium-ion materials plants

A study has identified the Democratic Republic of the Congo as a “favorable destination” for the supply of lithium-ion battery materials— despite ongoing humanitarian concerns about the mining practices in the African country. 

 

Mercedes announces plans for an EV lithium-ion battery recycling plant in Germany

Vehicle OEM Mercedes-Benz, a subsidiary of Daimler, is planning the construction of a battery recycling factory in Kuppenheim, Germany.

 

Queensland positioning itself as a major player in global vanadium supply chain

The Queensland government is preparing to build a vanadium processing plant in the Australian state as part of wider plans to become a leading producer and exporter of “new-economy minerals”. 

 

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