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Japan chems firm launches battery materials business in Shanghai

Japan chems firm launches battery materials business in Shanghai

Japan-based global chemicals conglomerate Showa Denko has launched a new business in Shanghai to expand its sales of advanced battery materials across China.

Attack on lead risks “derailing” EU’s green energy agenda, ILA warns

Attack on lead risks “derailing” EU’s green energy agenda, ILA warns

New safety proposals that risk killing off Europe’s lead battery industry could also “inadvertently derail” a host of green energy and recycling initiatives, EU leaders have been warned.

New Delhi plans ‘India first’ policy to protect battery industry

New Delhi plans ‘India first’ policy to protect battery industry

India’s government is planning a policy shake-up to “incentivise” battery manufacturing in the country, the country’s minister of state for power and new & renewable energy has told industry leaders. 

Renamed award honours Shep Wolsky

Renamed award honours Shep Wolsky

The Florida International Battery Seminar has honoured its founder, Dr Shep Wolsky, who died last year aged 91.

ABC captures US military battery R&D contract

ABC captures US military battery R&D contract

Advanced Battery Concepts (ABC) has secured a contract that paves the way for it to supply batteries based on its bipolar 'GreenSeal' lead-acid technology to the US Army.

 

Aqua Metals shake-up continues with new CFO

Aqua Metals shake-up continues with new CFO

US lead-acid battery-recycling start-up Aqua Metals has named Frank Knuettel as its next chief financial officer— the latest move in the firm’s leadership shake-up.

 

TBS boss hails ‘bright future for lead’

TBS boss hails ‘bright future for lead’

UK-based lead-acid battery machinery maker TBS Engineering has said a move into a new “global HQ” in Gloucestershire in June will spur its push to grow the batteries and energy storage sector.

 

BP tilts at storage with Tesla wind farm battery

BP tilts at storage with Tesla wind farm battery

BP Wind Energy, part of the BP oil and gas group, has signed a deal to launch its first lithium battery wind energy storage facility in the US later this year.

Investors back storage firm redT in cash raise

Investors back storage firm redT in cash raise

UK-based energy storage firm redT has raised GBP3.85 million ($5.5m) gross to boost the firm’s development through a cash placing.

 

Softbank to buy 10% stake in Canadian lithium company

Softbank to buy 10% stake in Canadian lithium company

Japanese holding company SoftBank has signed an agreement to acquire a stake of up to 9.9% in Canada’s Nemaska Lithium.

 

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