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New GS Yuasa Europe chief eyes lead storage

New GS Yuasa Europe chief eyes lead storage

The new head of European operations for Japan-based GS Yuasa has told BBB the battery maker is looking at opportunities to expand the role of lead-acid in the energy storage business.

 

Electrovoya picks up new forklift batteries order

Electrovoya picks up new forklift batteries order

Canadian battery maker Electrovaya said it has won a further lithium-ion ceramic forklift battery purchase order worth CAD214,000 ($167,000) from a leading company.

 

Nemaska Lithium hails development milestone

Nemaska Lithium hails development milestone

Canadian development firm Nemaska Lithium has announced the production of 1.5 tonnes of battery grade lithium hydroxide produced from its Wabouchi spodumene mine in Quebec.

 

Hawaii flywheel storage system “first”

Hawaii flywheel storage system “first”

Installation has begun of what is said to the world’s “first commercially available” four-hour flywheel energy storage system in Hawaii.

 

PG&E seeks 165MW California Li-ion storage go-ahead

PG&E seeks 165MW California Li-ion storage go-ahead

US electric utility Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E) is asking regulators in California to approve proposed deals for six new lithium-ion battery storage projects.

Tesla forms battery R&D firm in China

Tesla forms battery R&D firm in China

Tesla has formed a new company in China for the research and development of batteries and energy storage devices, according to authorities in Beijing.

Oman launches first lead recycling plant

Oman launches first lead recycling plant

The Arab Lead Company (ALC) has launched operations at the first lead-acid battery recycling plant in Oman.

Aqua Metals faces probe amid "retrofit" setback

Aqua Metals faces probe amid "retrofit" setback

US lead-acid battery recycling start-up Aqua Metals is facing a probe into “possible securities fraud violations” as it launches a “retrofit” of equipment to tackle new production problems.

UK reforms “will limit battery innovation”

UK reforms “will limit battery innovation”

Just weeks after the UK’s battery sector was promised cash to become a global leader in R&D, ministers have been warned new electricity market reforms could make it harder for battery storage firms to compete.

Bank mulls first battery storage investments plan

Bank mulls first battery storage investments plan

The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development is reviewing how it invests in the energy sector— which could see it financing battery storage projects for the first time, BBB can reveal.

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