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

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.


Gigafactory firm Northvolt to deploy lithium-ion ESS to charge electric vehicles

Swedish firms Northvolt and Mälarenergi have partnered to deploy a 220kW/320kWh lithium-ion energy storage system to power an electric vehicle charging station in their home country.


Solid-state battery breakthrough first stage in doubling energy density of lithium-ion cells

Researchers at Australia's Deakin University have reported a way of using common industrial polymers to create solid electrolytes for solid-state lithium-ion batteries.


Making a CAES for compressed air storage as Canada deploys first commercial system

The world’s first commercial compressed air energy storage (CAES) project has been completed in Canada by developers Hydrostor in partnership with NRStor Incorporated.


ABC secures seventh licensee of its bipolar lead-acid battery technology

Bipolar battery firm Advanced Battery Concepts has secured its seventh licensee of its lead-acid GreenSeal® technology.