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JCI, Aqua Metals extend supply agreement

JCI, Aqua Metals extend supply agreement

Johnson Controls International (JCI) and US lead-acid battery-recycling start-up Aqua Metals have agreed a one-year extension to an equipment supply agreement.

11 year-old scientist steals BCI show

11 year-old scientist steals BCI show

If there were an award for ‘showstopper performance’ at BCI’s annual convention in Arizona last week 11 year-old Gitanjali Rao would have won hands down.

ILA call to “change perceptions” of policymakers on lead

ILA call to “change perceptions” of policymakers on lead

The International Lead Association (ILA) is calling on battery makers in Europe and the US to challenge and change misconceptions by some policymakers who think of lead-acid as “out-dated technology”.

‘Trump backlash could hit lead-acid’, BCI told

‘Trump backlash could hit lead-acid’, BCI told

Upcoming midterm elections in the US could trigger a fresh assault on the country’s lead-acid battery sector, battery chiefs have been warned.

Lithium might dominate ‘transportation batteries’ by 2022

Lithium might dominate ‘transportation batteries’ by 2022.

Lead industry chiefs have been given their strongest warning yet that lithium is eating into the worldwide market for transportation batteries— and with a voracious appetite.

South Korea graphite ‘could bring battery independence’ from China

South Korea graphite ‘could bring battery independence’ from China

Graphite being produced from two deposits in South Korea could be used to ease the country’s dependence on battery materials from neighbouring China, according to a report by Australia-listed Peninsula Mines.

Orsted to build 20MW BESS in UK

Orsted to build 20MW BESS in UK

Danish wind power firm Orsted is to build a 20MW battery storage project in the UK as it takes its “first steps” into commercial battery storage.

German, Korean firms top home battery storage ‘league table’

German, Korean firms top home battery storage ‘league table’

German battery storage firm Sonnen has topped a ‘league table’ of home energy storage system providers on the European continent.

Li batteries focus of new German research pact

Li batteries focus of new German research pact

The German Aerospace Center (DLR) is to work with the Technical University of Braunschweig, in northern Germany, on a joint research programme into applications for batteries in the automotive and aviation sectors.

Primus Power flow batteries plant for South Africa?

Primus Power flow batteries plant for South Africa?

Silicon Valley-based energy storage firm Primus Power could see its zinc bromide flow batteries also produced in South Africa— with the backing of one of the world’s biggest mining firms.

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