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Saft expands China Ni-Cd plant for rail projects

Saft expands China Ni-Cd plant for rail projects

Saft has expanded its Zuhai battery cells plant in China to ramp up production for rail projects in Asia.

 

Sonnen fends off Asian firms in battery storage ‘league table’

Sonnen fends off Asian firms in battery storage ‘league table’

Two Asian battery makers are challenging the dominance of Germany's Sonnen as the top provider of energy storage systems in the country, according to latest research.

 

Ganfeng Lithium in battery material cash boost for Bacanora

Ganfeng Lithium in battery material cash boost for Bacanora

Ganfeng Lithium, China's largest lithium compounds producer, is tightening its grip on the battery raw materials market by agreeing to buy a 30% stake in Mexico-focused Bacanora Lithium.

 

Honda drives new investment round in UK’s Moixa

Honda drives new investment round in UK’s Moixa

Japanese carmaker Honda has led an £8.6 million (US$10.9m) funding round to boost investment in UK battery tech firm Moixa.

Northvolt clinches gigafactory EU loan deal

Northvolt clinches gigafactory EU loan deal

The European Investment Bank (EIB) has confirmed its approval in principle of a €350 million (US$391m) loan for Swedish battery maker Northvolt to build a 16GWh capacity lithium-ion battery cell plant— as revealed by BEST Battery Briefing last week.

European partners launch German BESS

European partners launch German BESS

A 22MW lithium-ion battery energy storage system has been inaugurated in Germany by a European consortium.

 

Regulators in BESS safety review warning after US explosion

Regulators in BESS safety review warning after US explosion

Regulators in the US have warned a major shake-up of safety standards may be needed for home battery storage systems in the wake of an explosion at a lithium-ion grid-scale battery storage facility in Arizona.

 

UK pumps extra cash into national battery centre

UK pumps extra cash into national battery centre

The UK government is investing extra cash in the project to build a battery centre in the city of Coventry as a “stepping stone” towards launching a national gigafactory.

 

Vanadium redox batteries plan for Saudi Arabia

Vanadium redox batteries plan for Saudi Arabia

A German-Saudi partnership has been formed to develop and manufacture vanadium redox flow batteries (VRFB) in Saudi Arabia.

 

SK Innovation to expand battery production in China

SK Innovation to expand battery production in China

South Korea’s SK Innovation (SKI) is to build a second battery manufacturing plant in China in response to increasing global demand from the electric vehicle sector.

 

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