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

Blackstone Resources gets nod to scale up 3D printed lithium-ion battery plant

Blackstone Resources  lithium-ion battery plant mock image

Blackstone Resources has received an official operating-permit to begin production of 3D printed lithium-ion battery-cells in Germany.

 

Research collaboration aims to extend lead battery cycle life using lignosulfates

A cohort of US battery companies will collaborate with the U.S. Department of Energy’s Argonne National Laboratory and The University of Toledo (UToledo) to improve lead-battery cycling efficiency. 

 

Ford confirms Michigan as location of its new global battery centre

Vehicle OEM Ford has confirmed its global battery centre— Ford Ion Park— will be in Michigan, US. 

 

AVL awarded Australian federal government grant to drive growth of VRFB in the region

flow battery units

Australian Vanadium Limited (AVL) has secured grant funding to design, build and operate a vanadium battery electrolyte plant and develop vanadium redox flow battery (VRFB) prototypes in Australia.

 

Johnson Matthey steps up to buy assets and IP of lithium-sulfur firm Oxis

Oxis lithium-sulfur battery

Johnson Matthey has bought the intellectual property and assets of fellow UK firm and lithium-sulfur pioneer Oxis Energy.

 

Arcimoto and Redivivus launch battery recycling partnership

Arcimoto electric vehicle

Electric vehicle maker Arcimoto has launched a battery recycling program with lithium-ion battery recycling company Redivivus.

 

New lithium-ion materials supply identified in Argentina

Galan Lithium's Hombre Muerto West project

Galan Lithium has announced proof of concept test work results for the precipitation of battery grade lithium carbonate.

UCAP Power acquires Maxwell Technologies

UCAP Power

US-based UCAP Power has completed the purchase of fellow developer of ultracapacitor-based power solutions Maxwell Technologies Korea and other related assets including the Maxwell brand. 

 

 

Lithium-metal failure mechanism identified

Lithium metal failure mechanism identified

Scientists at in the US have found evidence of an internal mechanism that causes lithium-metal battery failure.

 

Form Energy to pilot iron-air battery in Minnesota

Iron air battery charge discharge cycle

Form Energy has announced it is ready to commercialise a new class of cost-effective, multi-day energy storage systems, using iron-air batteries.

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