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Is Theresa touting for a Giga factory?

Is Theresa touting for a Giga factory?

The UK is seeking at the highest level a foreign investor to establish a lithium-ion giga factory in Britain, Tony Harper, head of the British Faraday Challenge has told BEST Battery Briefing.

 

VW ups Quantumscape investment for solid-state batteries

VW ups Quantumscape investment for solid-state batteries

Volkswagen is investing $100 million to increase its stake in US battery start-up Quantumscape and “accelerate” commercialisation of innovative solid-state battery technology.

 

GM and Honda drive ‘next-gen batteries’ project

GM and Honda drive ‘next-gen batteries’ project

General Motors and Honda have formed a new partnership— to develop next-generation batteries for pure electric vehicles (EVs).

German utility banks on Tesvolt for storage

German utility banks on Tesvolt for storage

German lithium BESS firm Tesvolt has been selected as the large commercial energy storage systems provider by north German utility Wemag.

120 MW BESS partnership deal for UK

120 MW BESS partnership deal for UK

US-based multinational Fluence is partnering with UK Power Reserve to commission the first phase of a 120-megawatt portfolio of battery storage facilities in the UK.

Chinese team develops 'green lithium extraction process’

Chinese team develops 'green lithium extraction process’

A new “green” method developed in China for extracting battery-grade lithium from minerals has reportedly won the backing of authorities— paving the way for potential commercialisation.

UltraCharge targets military with pouch cells joint venture

UltraCharge targets military with pouch cells joint venture

Israel-based lithium and flow battery developer UltraCharge is set to jointly manufacture its high voltage lithium-ion battery pouch cells in Indonesia with domestic lead-acid firm PT Garda Persada.

Aqua Metals share offering follows ‘pure lead milestone’

Aqua Metals share offering follows ‘pure lead milestone’

US lead-acid battery-recycling start-up Aqua Metals is raising cash to expand its business after producing its first commercial high-grade lead following months of setbacks.

Camel to expand lead recycling

Camel to expand lead recycling

Chinese battery maker the Camel Group has announced plans to boost investment in lead-acid recycling over the next three years.

Dürr acquires battery coating firm in B&W deal

Dürr acquires battery coating firm in B&W deal

Babcock & Wilcox Enterprises (B&W) is selling its Megtec and Universal businesses to the US arm of Germany-based engineering firm Dürr.

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