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Lead batteries best on environmental footprint

Lead batteries best on environmental footprint

The use of lead batteries in advanced hybrid and electric vehicles is likely to contribute significantly to carbon foot print reduction, according to Alistair Davidson of the International Lead Association (ILA).

Only third of global firms ‘embrace advanced energy management’— Schneider

Only third of global firms ‘embrace advanced energy management’— Schneider

A new study released by Schneider Electric has indicated that while most organisations feel prepared for a decentralised, decarbonised and digitised future, few are taking the necessary steps to integrate and advance their energy and sustainability programmes.

First grid scale storage system in India

First grid scale storage system in India

AES and Mitsubishi Corporation are to build India’s first utility-scale energy storage system, a 10MW solution that will serve the electric grid operated by Tata Power.

Capital boost for Oregon NiZn battery firm

Capital boost for Oregon NiZn battery firm

US nickel-zinc technology company ZincFive has secured a further $11 million in funding to expand its battery storage business.

‘Lead-acid recycling plant bid gets green light’

‘Lead-acid recycling plant bid gets green light’

Proposals to build a multi-million-dollar lead-acid battery recycling plant in eastern Australia have reportedly been given the go-ahead.

 

Primary battery firm Energizer snaps up Spectrum

Primary battery firm Energizer snaps up Spectrum

Energizer Holdings, the US manufacturer of global primary battery brands Energizer and Eveready, has agreed a $2 billion cash deal to acquire Spectrum Brands' batteries business.

 

Northern Territory call for battery storage

Illustration of Energy Renaissance gigafactory

Australia’s Northern Territory state government is calling for expressions of interest to build a large-scale energy storage system of 25-45MW.

 

IndianOil in aluminium-air battery tech tie-up

IndianOil in aluminium-air battery tech tie-up

India’s state-owned IndianOil Corporation has signed energy technology tie-up deals with Israeli companies— including one developing aluminium-air battery systems.

Masdar and Statoil plan energy storage R&D project

Masdar and Statoil plan energy storage R&D project

Abu Dhabi-based green energy firm Masdar has signed an agreement to work with Norwegian multinational oil and gas company Statoil on expanding the development of energy storage systems for business and other applications.

Samsung showcases new EV battery tech in Detroit

Samsung showcases new EV battery tech in Detroit

New battery technology designed to increase the range of electric vehicles has been showcased by Samsung SDI in the US.

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