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Carbon recovery trials puts EcoGraf a step closer to entering the lithium-ion battery supply chain

Australian battery materials firm Ecograf has announced it can recover 99% of the carbon from used battery feedstock following trials of its lithium-ion anode recycling process.


STC to supply European lead battery market from revamped Serbian plan

Italian company STC is revamping a lead-acid battery recycling plant in Serbia so it is more environmentally friendly.  


Firms sign MoU to develop vanadium redox flow batteries to MW and GW scale

Energy storage system maker VanadiumCorp has signed a deal with green energy project firm Ecosource to jointly manufacture vanadium redox flow batteries (VRFB).


ESA members report energy storage delays as Covid-19 pandemic sweeps across North America

Delayed or cancelled shipments of project components, travel restrictions on personnel and ceasing direct customer contact are causing energy storage projects to be delayed, according to a survey by Energy Storage Association (ESA).


Anode material opens path to fast charging lithium-ion batteries

US scientists could provide insights into battery materials that allow the rapid charging of electric vehicles after making observations on how ions move in lithium titanate electrode material.


CATL inks joint venture to develop EV charging infrastructure across China

Battery maker Contemporary Amperex Technology (CATL) formed a joint venture with wind farm developer Baicheng New Energy on 6 March with the goal of bringing electric vehicle charging posts to market across China.


American Manganese appoints its CTO and lithium-ion battery recycling expert onto its board

Battery materials and recycling firm American Manganese has appointed its chief technical officer Zarko Meseldzija to the company’s board of directors. 


Enevate unveils lithium-ion silicon anode that gives fast charging EV batteries 400km driving range

A US firm is claiming to have developed a lithium-ion silicon anode that will give electric vehicles 30% more range in a single charge.


Japanese firm to build new pouch cell packaging plant to deliver larger product for EV market

Japan’s Showa Denko Packaging, a consolidated subsidiary of Showa Denko K.K, is set to open a new plant to manufacture its SPALF line of aluminium laminate films for packaging lithium-ion pouch cells.


German project aims to boost EV lithium-ion battery size and manufacturing abilities

Researchers at the Center for Solar Energy and Hydrogen Research Baden-Württemberg (ZSW) in Germany to bridge the gap from prototype demonstration to industrial mass production of large-format lithium-ion cells.