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Capchem joins Asia’s battery march on EU with Poland plant

Artist's impression of Capchem Poland. Image: Capchem

Chinese lithium-ion group Capchem is set to become the latest Asian battery manufacturer to expand operations to Poland— building a low-cost European base to supply the lucrative electric-vehicle market.

UK’s redT to supply German grid-scale storage

redT energy system

UK-based energy storage firm redT has signed a deal to supply more than 700 megawatt-hours (MWh) of grid-scale systems to support the German grid.

Nissan tests Leaf EV battery storage in Brazil

Nissan Brazil agreement signing. Photo: Nissan

Nissan is partnering with a university in Brazil to study the potential for used electric vehicle (EV) batteries to power energy storage systems in the country.

Battery storage rises on German energy market ‘barometer’

Energy storage

Battery storage systems in Germany will scale new heights over the next decade as renewable energy developers become increasingly reliant on the technology, says a new study.

BP invests in batteries for China’s ‘new energy’ market

Oil multinational BP is investing US$10 million in a fund aimed at powering the expansion of battery production and R&D for China’s new energy vehicle (NEV) industry.


China review ‘aims to expand power battery recycling’

A review of China’s approach to recycling lead and lithium-ion batteries has been launched aimed at proposing “a complete and efficient” nationwide power battery system.


Aqua Metals not yet at ‘steady state’ operation

Aqua Metals lead ingot

Newly-appointed Aqua Metals president Steve Cotton, who left the novel lead-acid battery recycling firm just over a year ago, has admitted the company is still working on getting its process modules to “steady state” operation— and will probably be operating as little as four of them in the coming months to get things right as the company moves to scale.


Nissan selling batteries unit to China’s Envision

Lei Zhang

Shanghai-based energy group Envision has agreed a deal to become the majority owner of Nissan’s international lithium-ion batteries business.


Exide India ‘collaborating with Furukawa on Bengal battery plants’

Guatam Chatterjee

India’s Exide Industries is set to expand a production plant in West Bengal in collaboration with Japanese manufacturer Furukawa Battery to supply batteries for bullet trains.


Amara Raja targets Middle East from new UAE batteries base

Ramachandra Galla. Photo: Amara Raja

Indian lead-acid battery maker Amara Raja Batteries has opened a new trading base in the United Arab Emirates to expand sales across the Middle East.