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Innolith expands team for US, China sales push

Innolith expands team for US, China sales push

Swiss battery technology company Innolith has announced two key appointments as part of its push into the North American and Chinese markets.

 

African battery makers in trademark tussle

African battery makers in trademark tussle

A court has slapped a temporary ban on the sale and production of lead-acid batteries by a new manufacturer in Uganda amid a trademark spat.

 

Audi unveils second-life BESS in Berlin

Audi unveils second-life BESS in Berlin

German car giant Audi has opened a 1.9MWh second-life battery energy storage system (BESS) in Berlin as part of a research project.

 

Umicore tightens cobalt supply grip with Glencore deal

Umicore tightens cobalt supply grip with Glencore deal

Swiss mining company Glencore has signed a deal to supply cobalt hydroxide for Umicore’s battery materials operations.

 

Study opens path to ‘safer batteries’

Study opens path to ‘safer batteries’

Researchers backed by the US Army say they have demonstrated a “transformative step” in battery technology with the identification of a new cathode chemistry.

 

Umicore expands battery materials business with cobalt deal

Umicore expands battery materials business with cobalt deal

Belgium’s Umicore is to acquire Freeport Cobalt’s cobalt refining and cathode precursor activities in Finland as an “important step” toward expanding the company’s battery materials business.

 

Redflow expands flow batteries reach in South Africa

Redflow expands flow batteries reach in South Africa

Australia-based Redflow is to deploy its ZBM2 zinc-bromine flow batteries at several telecom tower sites in South Africa as part of a six-month test project with mobile network provider Mobax.

 

Senators in $300m bid to boost US grid-scale energy storage

Senators in $300m bid to boost US grid-scale energy storage

US legislators have unveiled a bipartisan draft law to authorise US$300 million over five years to speed up the development of next-generation energy storage technologies.

 

US seeks experts for new LIB transportation safety body

US seeks experts for new LIB transportation safety body

The US has issued a call for experts to join a new committee being set up to advise the federal government on lithium-ion battery transportation safety.

 

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