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Lead battery recovery campaign rolls out in Alaska

Lead battery recovery campaign rolls out in Alaska

An initiative to recover and recycle more than 42,000 pounds (19,050kgs) of lead-acid batteries from remote communities in Alaska has been launched by the US-based Responsible Battery Coalition (RBC).

 

Experts warn on ‘raw material cost’ of powering EVs

Experts warn on ‘raw material cost’ of powering EVs

Experts have warned that producing a new generation of electric vehicles— and supplying the electricity to keep their batteries charged— will add up to costly and “huge implications” for the world’s natural resources.

 

Microporous partners China’s Zisun for AGM separators

Microporous partners China’s Zisun for AGM separators

US-based lead-acid separator firm Microporous has agreed a global partnership deal with Chinese micro-glass fibre firm Zisun Technology to manufacture, develop and distribute AGM battery separators.

 

Wireless, en route charging plan for BYD battery buses in US

Wireless, en route charging plan for BYD battery buses in US

Electric buses built by Chinese batteries and automotive manufacturer BYD are to be powered en route along roads in the US city of Indianapolis by inductive charging.

 

Thai investor backs Enevate’s fast-charge tech

Thai investor backs Enevate’s fast-charge tech

Thailand-based energy company Bangchak has made a “significant” undisclosed investment in US-based advanced lithium-ion battery tech developer Enevate.

 

NeoVolta surfs California wave of energy storage investment

NeoVolta surfs California wave of energy storage investment

Californian residential battery storage start-up NeoVolta said it is set for a “300% increase in manufacturing capacity” as the state embraces investment in renewable energy systems.

 

'Major lithium find' boost for Chinese battery makers

'Major lithium find' boost for Chinese battery makers

Chinese scientists have reportedly found in excess of five million tons of lithium at a deposit in the country’s southwest Yunnan Province that could boost self-reliance for a key material needed by China’s battery makers.

Saft replaces icebreaker batteries after 30 years of service

Saft replaces icebreaker batteries after 30 years of service

French battery maker Saft has installed replacement nickel technology batteries on board eight Russian icebreakers— 30 years after the company supplied the vessels’ original nickel iron (NiFE) batteries.

 

Recycling key to cutting battery storage cost, Argonne chief says

Recycling key to cutting battery storage cost, Argonne chief says

The US should take urgent action to cut battery costs and reduce dependency on other nations for raw materials in order to expand the use of energy storage systems, legislators have been told.

 

IEA hails ‘bumper year’ for energy storage

IEA hails ‘bumper year’ for energy storage

Global energy storage deployment reached a record 8GWh in 2018— nearly double that of the previous year, according to a new International Energy Agency (IEA) report.

 

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