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

Will Europe be a leader or a follower? Dissatisfaction with lithium-ion raises its voice

Dissatisfaction with lithium-ion battery technology is gaining traction among the industry, with the issues of safety, energy density and cost cited as significant factors.

 

Greek battery firm launches US subsidiary to target industrial lead-acid and lithium-ion EV market

Greek battery firm Systems Sunlight has established a US subsidiary as it prepares to build a lead-acid and lithium-ion manufacturing plant in North Carolina.

 

Encouraging tests as EEStor plans to usurp lead-acid with bipolar supercapacitors

Bipolar technology firm EEStor Corp. and FWG have revealed independent test results demonstrating the energy density of its doped-carbon supercapacitors is on average of 53.31Wh/kg.

 

CBI takes inspiration from lithium-ion to study cycling reactions in lead batteries

The Consortium for Battery Innovation (CBI) is investigating ways to understand the charge/discharge reactions that occur in lead batteries with its members Exide Technologies and ICMA (the Aragon Materials Science Institute). 

 

World’s first V2G website aims to encourage global industry collaboration on the technology

A website dedicated to vehicle-to-grid (V2G) projects has been launched by distribution network operator UK Power Networks to help foster industry collaboration in the technology.

 

Umicore secures latest deals to ensure access to battery materials market

Belgium multinational Umicore’s path to securing a raw and recycled lithium-ion battery materials supply chain saw two deals struck in as many weeks.

 

EV maker signs MoU with state government to build lithium-ion battery plant in India

Indian electric scooter maker Ather Energy has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) to build a 400,000 sq ft vehicle and lithium-ion battery manufacturing plant in Hosur, near Bengaluru.

 

China’s recycling agenda drives forward despite analysts predicting big financial losses for LFP recyclers

A second province in China has announced plans to capitalise on the lead-acid and lithium-ion battery recycling sector in as many weeks as the country positions itself to become a world leader through a series of government led regulations.

 

Aqua Metals forced to halt operations after fire at lead-acid recycling plant

Lead-acid battery recycler Aqua Metals is counting the cost of a fire this week that caused ‘significant’ damage to its Aquarefinery area of its Nevada, US, plant.

 

Abuse tests confirm freezing lithium-ion batteries puts transportation safety concerns on ice

Using liquid nitrogen to freeze lithium-ion batteries could enable them to be transported safely researchers from the UK’s WMG at the University of Warwick in collaboration with Jaguar Land Rover have found.

 

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