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Monbat snaps up Italian battery recycling business

Monbat snaps up Italian battery recycling business

Bulgarian lead-acid battery manufacturer Monbat is to acquire Italian battery recycling company Piombifera Italiana for an undisclosed sum.

Camel invests in Croatian battery tech start-up Rimac

Camel invests in Croatian battery tech start-up Rimac

Chinese battery maker the Camel Group is investing EUR30 million ($35.3m) in Croatian electric vehicle technology firm Rimac Automobil.

Crestchic loadbank’s Swan Lake debut in Alaska

Crestchic loadbank’s Swan Lake debut in Alaska

A loadbank from UK-based manufacturer Crestchic has been installed at a reservoir in Alaska as part of a $10 million hydroelectric plant expansion project.

Electrochemist David Boden dies

Electrochemist David Boden dies

David Boden, the British-born research electrochemist, died last week after a short illness.

redT energy storage wins Europe, Asia contracts

redT energy storage wins Europe, Asia contracts

UK-based energy storage firm redT said it has signed “initial” deals to supply 12 energy storage units using vanadium redox flow technology to firms in Europe and Southeast Asia.

Contract awarded for phase 4 of Dubai solar storage plant

Contract awarded for phase 4 of Dubai solar storage plant

Dubai's state energy utility has awarded a $3.9 billion contract to build the 700-megawatt fourth phase of a solar power plant with molten salt energy storage.

 

Giess receives International Lead Award

Giess receives International Lead Award

Chief scientist of Chinese battery maker Narada Power, Dr Herbert Giess, has received the International Lead Award for his contributions to the lead and lead-acid battery industries.

 

Leclanché batteries to power EV fast-charging partnership

Leclanché batteries to power EV fast-charging partnership

Switzerland-based energy storage firm Leclanché is teaming up with a Dutch company on a pilot batteries project aimed at creating a network of energy-efficient electric vehicle (EV) fast charging stations across Europe.

Redflow wins repeat flow batteries order

Redflow wins repeat flow batteries order

Australian flow battery maker Redflow has won a second US$600,000 (A$750,000) order for zinc-bromine batteries for a major energy storage project in the Pacific Islands.

 

‘EU needs Airbus-style consortium’ for batteries

‘EU needs Airbus-style consortium’ for batteries

The EU’s energy chief has called for the creation of a Europe-wide consortium to support the battery industry— to prevent the EU “falling behind” in the race with China and other nations to power electric vehicles (EVs).

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