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UK team launches second life EV battery project

UK team launches second life EV battery project

A second life vehicle battery project has been launched in the UK to study the viability of developing applications worldwide.

10MW battery boost for Czech solar firm

10MW battery boost for Czech solar firm

Czech solar PV company the Solar Global group is to build a 10MWh battery storage facility in the southeast of the country.

Johnson Matthey plans “substantial” investment for 2018

Johnson Matthey plans “substantial” investment for 2018

UK-based speciality chemicals company Johnson Matthey (JM) plans a “substantial” cash injection to boost battery tech manufacturing in 2018, CEO Robert MacLeod has said.

JCI tandem cold mills order set to roll

JCI tandem cold mills order set to roll

Germany’s SMS engineering group has won an order from US-based Johnson Controls (JCI) for three tandem cold mills to roll lead for automotive batteries.

India ‘poised for $3bn energy storage investment’

India ‘poised for $3bn energy storage investment’

India’s expanding energy storage market is poised to attract more than $3 billion in new investments over the next three years, according to a new study by the India Energy Storage Alliance (IESA).

Global energy storage ‘set to soar’

Global energy storage ‘set to soar’

The global energy storage market is projected to soar to more than 300GWh by the end of 2030 from “a meagre starting point” of less than 5GWh last year, according to a new report.

FDG unveils new China Gigafactory plans

Hong Kong-listed FDG Electric Vehicles Limited has confirmed plans to build a new battery Gigafactory and separate EV production facility in China’s Sichuan province.

China chemicals player seeks CNY1.7bn for EV battery projects

China chemicals player seeks CNY1.7bn for EV battery projects

Chinese firm Do-Fluoride Chemicals Co., Ltd plans to raise around CNY1.7 billion ($258 million) to produce materials for automotive lithium batteries and battery pack manufacturing.

US investors boost UK energy storage firm

US investors boost UK energy storage firm

US private equity group Tiger Infrastructure Partners has led a GBP50 million ($66.5m) investment in UK firm Battery Energy Storage Solutions (BESS).

IEA to review ‘lithium only’ battery storage analysis

IEA to review ‘lithium only’ battery storage analysis

An international study into the potential of batteries to power energy storage systems and electric vehicles of the future is to be reviewed, after it was admitted that research focused purely on lithium-ion.

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