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NEC ES to launch storage project first in Brazil

NEC ES to launch storage project first in Brazil

A battery storage system is being installed off the coast of Brazil as part of an environmental R&D project to boost the use of solar power and reduce reliance on diesel.

US auto battery pack firm to open European hub

US auto battery pack firm to open European hub

US-based advanced automotive battery pack ‘remanufacturer’ Spiers New Technologies (SNT) is opening a European ‘hub’ in the Netherlands.

Battery sector ‘needs outside help’

Battery sector ‘needs outside help’

Batteries are a defining component of electrified vehicles and will need to halve in cost and double in energy density in the next two decades without using unsustainable materials or manufacturing processes, says Dave Greenwood— professor of advanced propulsion of the Warwick Manufacturing Group. 

LG Chem powers battery supply with Nemaska Lithium deal

LG Chem powers battery supply with Nemaska Lithium deal

South Korean battery firm LG Chem has signed an initial five-year deal for the supply of battery-grade lithium hydroxide from Canada’s Nemaska Lithium.

Hitachi Chemical launches battery quality data probe

Hitachi Chemical launches battery quality data probe

Japanese lead-acid maker Hitachi Chemical Company is investigating a breach of quality control procedures concerning batteries supplied to customers for more than seven years.

Battery tech investors ‘face betting on wrong horse’, says report

Battery tech investors ‘face betting on wrong horse’, says report

Battery makers will need to work as part of “innovative ecosystems” to successfully launch new technologies onto the market, according to a new report.

Battery projects lined up to replace gas in California

Battery projects lined up to replace gas in California

Energy regulators in California are being asked to approve installation of four battery storage facilities to replace reliance on gas peaker plants for grid reliability.

Chinese firm invests in South Korea battery recycling partnership

Chinese firm invests in South Korea battery recycling partnership

A Chinese company is building a lithium-ion battery recycling joint venture in South Korea— in response to China’s ban on solid waste imports, BEST Battery Briefing can reveal.

Doosan follows Korean battery firms to Hungary with copper foil plant

Doosan follows Korean battery firms to Hungary with copper foil plant

The Doosan Corporation has become the latest Korean player beating a path to Hungary to compete for a slice of Europe’s electric vehicle battery components business.

Nissan battery unit sale off as Chinese ‘fail to raise funds'

Nissan battery unit sale off as Chinese ‘fail to raise funds'

Nissan has called off the sale of its batteries business to Chinese private equity firm GSR Capital, saying the buyer failed to raise the cash required.

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