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Umicore secures EIB funding to develop European lithium-ion battery cathode plant

Materials technology firm Umicore has finalised a €125 million ($141 million) loan agreement with the European Investment Bank (EIB) as it looks to develop a lithium-ion battery cathode plant in Europe.


Skoltech scientists use bespoke lithium-ion cell to view SEI formation

Researchers from Russia’s Skoltech Center for Energy Science and Technology (CEST) have used a bespoke lithium-ion cell to visualise solid electrolyte interphrase (SEI) formation on battery-grade materials.


New NiMH batteries perform better when made from recycled old NiMH batteries

Researchers at Stockholm University have developed a method for making better performing and cheaper nickel metal hydride (NiMH) batteries by recycling old ones.


Indian state of Kerela set to build lithium-ion batteries

Titanium dioxide anatase miner Travancore Titanium Products (TTP) is set to manufacture lithium-ion batteries for electric vehicles (EV) in India, according to reports.


Hyundai signs MoU to reuse old EV lithium-ion batteries in second-life ESSs

South Korea's vehicle OEM Hyundai Motor Group has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with PV manufacturer Hanwha Q Cells to recycle old EV batteries into second-life energy storage applications.


Standard Lithium begins commissioning stage of industrial-scale lithium carbonate crystallisation plant

Battery material development company Standard Lithium has begun the commissioning phase of its industrial-scale lithium carbonate crystallisation pilot plant in Canada. 


Sodium-ion battery firm Faradion forges partnership to develop commercial vehicles in India

UK sodium-ion battery maker Faradion has announced plans to target India’s commercial vehicles market through a partnership with Infraprime Logistics Technologies.


Engineering upgrades helps boost lithium-ion cathode recycling plant capacity by 150%

Metals firm American Manganese has more than doubled the capacity of its pilot lithium-ion battery cathode recycling plant in the US through engineering upgrades. 


Ceylon Graphite eyes battery materials market with first sales from Sri Lanka mine

Canadian headquartered mining firm Ceylon Graphite is preparing to ship graphite to Singapore and Korea after securing its first sales since launching commercial production at its K1 site in Sri Lanka last December.


Kore Power begin shipping its lithium-ion ESS for customer testing

Stationary energy storage system developer Kore Power has shipped its first lithium-ion modules for integration testing by customers.