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Exide Industries-Leclanché in Li joint venture for India

Exide Industries-Leclanché in Li joint venture for India

India lead-acid manufacturer Exide Industries is teaming up with Swiss battery storage firm Leclanché in a new lithium joint venture targeting the Indian market.

BYD builds giga dream with ‘world’s largest’ auto battery plant

BYD builds giga dream with ‘world’s largest’ auto battery plant

China’s BYD has opened the “world’s biggest auto batteries plant”— as part of a reported multi-billion dollar investment to expand its domestic battery-making capacity to 60 gigawatt-hours within three years.

 

TBS looks to next half-century with new HQ

TBS looks to next half-century with new HQ

Lead-acid battery machinery maker TBS Engineering has opened the doors of its new UK headquarters in Gloucestershire.

Is Treofan holding key to lithium cells safety?

Is Treofan holding key to lithium cells safety?

German Battery separator company Treofan is developing a “thermally stable separator film” for lithium-ion battery cells as part of a government-funded research project.

Germany turns on ‘Europe’s biggest BESS’

Germany turns on ‘Europe’s biggest BESS’

A 48-megawatt BESS claimed to be Europe’s biggest battery storage facility has been switched on in Germany.

Study backs Finnish lithium bid to mine batteries market

Study backs Finnish lithium bid to mine batteries market

There is a “profitable business case” for developing a lithium project in Finland to supply high-quality battery materials for Europe’s “fast-developing lithium markets”, according to the firm behind the project.

US training boost for next lead-acid generation

US training boost for next lead-acid generation

A pioneering programme to nurture tomorrow’s generation of professionals for the expanding US lead-acid sector is under way in Missouri backed by lead recycling firm Doe Run.

Sri Lanka firm advances on lead and edges into lithium

Sri Lanka firm advances on lead and edges into lithium

Sri Lanka lead-acid firm Associated Battery Manufacturers Ceylon (ABM) is reportedly set to launch a new start-stop battery onto the market— and make its first foray into lithium with a Korean partner.

France backs Saft in advanced battery R&D

France backs Saft in advanced battery R&D

France’s government is throwing its weight behind a French-led consortium spearheading development of “third and fourth generation” lithium-ion battery technology.

Chile competition probe into China lithium deal

Chile competition probe into China lithium deal

Competition chiefs in Chile have launched a probe into a deal that would see China’s Tianqi Lithium become a key shareholder of the world’s second largest producer of lithium.

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