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US backs studies of ‘breakthrough electrolytes’

US backs studies of ‘breakthrough electrolytes’

 Energy chiefs in the US are backing the launch of an ‘Energy Frontier Research Center’ (EFRC) as part of research into “breakthrough electrolytes for energy storage”.

Australia considers batteries ‘performance standard’

Australia considers batteries ‘performance standard’

A government-backed project has been launched in Australia to define a “performance standard” for home battery storage systems connected to solar power systems.

Redflow’s Thai battery plant fulfills ‘biggest order to date’

Redflow’s Thai battery plant fulfills ‘biggest order to date’

Australian flow battery maker has delivered $1.2 million worth of batteries made at its new factory in Thailand to support an emergency broadcasting service for a television network on the island nation of Fiji.

Hyundai backs solid-state with Ionic investment

Hyundai backs solid-state with Ionic investment

South Korean car giant Hyundai has made an undisclosed investment in US-based Ionic Materials’ development of solid-state battery tech for electric vehicles (EV).

Chinese lithium player signs Indonesia raw materials deal

Chinese lithium player signs Indonesia raw materials deal

China’s Beijing Easpring Material Technology has moved to increase its grip on battery raw material supplies under a preliminary long-term deal with a Canadian project in Indonesia. 

GS Yuasa backs Thai lead-acid boost

GS Yuasa backs Thai lead-acid boost

 Thailand’s Siam GS Battery is reportedly preparing to ramp up lead-acid battery production to meet increasing demand at home and across Southeast Asia.

BYD joins auto rival to make batteries in China

BYD joins auto rival to make batteries in China

Chinese car and battery maker BYD is teaming up with a rival car-maker to build a battery giga factory in China— hot on the heels of opening what it said was the “world’s biggest” auto batteries plant in the country.

 

Germany coughs up cash to host CATL gigafactory

Germany coughs up cash to host CATL gigafactory

Germany is dipping into an economic aid fund to support the construction of a battery cells factory in the country by Chinese lithium giant Contemporary Amperex Technology (CATL), BEST Battery Briefing can reveal.

 

‘Irrational Trump will hurt US’ with battery tariffs plan— China

‘Irrational Trump will hurt US’ with battery tariffs plan— China

Lead-acid batteries and lithium raw materials have been dragged into the now highly-charged trade tariffs bust-up between the US and China.

 

New lithium-ion battery storage facility online in UK

New lithium-ion battery storage facility online in UK

One of the UK’s biggest battery energy storage facilities to date has gone into operation in southeast England.

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