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Daramic chief reveals French facility expansion

Bryan Moorehead

US-based lead-acid separator company Daramic is expanding its facility in France, president Bryan Moorehead has revealed.


BEST turns spotlight on battery recycling

The upcoming autumn issue of Batteries & Energy Storage Technology (BEST) Magazine will include a significant supplement on battery recycling— and we want to hear about the challenges and opportunities your company faces...


LG Chem hails “massive” deal with China’s Ganfeng for batteries

LG Chem logo

South Korean battery firm LG Chem has agreed a deal to acquire a “massive volume” of a key material from China's largest lithium compounds producer, to spur production of batteries for electric vehicles.


UK's Camborne Energy Storage crashes into administration

Camborne Energy Storage, a large scale developer of energy storage projects in the UK, has crashed out of the market and gone into administration.

SK Innovation ‘building first China battery plant’

SK Innovation has reportedly started building its first battery cells giga plant in China – with the goal of establishing a production “triangle” encompassing China, Korea and Europe.

Funding booster for NiZn start-up ZAF Energy Systems

ZAF Energy Systems

Montana-based nickel-zinc battery start-up ZAF Energy Systems has secured a US$600,000 investment to boost production and recruitment.


‘Liquid battery targets flexible energy storage’

Prof Lee Cronin. Photo: University of Glasgow

Chemists at the University of Glasgow have developed a flow battery system they say could reduce the charging time of electric cars “from hours to seconds”.


E3-Comstock deal eyes petro-lithium for battery metal bonanza

Alberta Lithium Project. Photo: E3 Metals

Canada-based petro-lithium company E3 Metals and exploration group Comstock Metals have formed a joint venture to cash in on “exponential growth” in the battery metal sector.


BYD gets Georgia battery buses nod despite Trump’s trade feud

Chinese batteries and buses maker BYD been pre-selected as a potential supplier of battery-electric buses to the state of Georgia— despite an escalating trade tariffs feud between the US and China.