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Johnson Matthey ramps up ‘high-energy’ material investment

Johnson Matthey ramps up ‘high-energy’ material investment

UK-based Johnson Matthey (JM) is ramping up investment in developing its “ultra-high energy” battery cathode material and plans to open customer application testing centres in the UK and Japan.

 

BMZ opens expanded US headquarters

BMZ opens expanded US headquarters

German lithium-ion manufacturer BMZ has opened the new headquarters of its US subsidiary in Virginia.

Gravita launches lead production in Tanzania

Gravita launches lead production in Tanzania

Indian lead producer and recycler Gravita has started commercial production of lead from its new battery scrap recycling plant in Tanzania, East Africa.

 

US trade probe into Korean battery secrets theft claims

US trade probe into Korean battery secrets theft claims

The US’ international trade watchdog is investigating allegations that Korean battery maker SK Innovation was involved in the theft of trade secrets from manufacturing rival LG Chem.

 

Innolith expands team for US, China sales push

Innolith expands team for US, China sales push

Swiss battery technology company Innolith has announced two key appointments as part of its push into the North American and Chinese markets.

 

African battery makers in trademark tussle

African battery makers in trademark tussle

A court has slapped a temporary ban on the sale and production of lead-acid batteries by a new manufacturer in Uganda amid a trademark spat.

 

Audi unveils second-life BESS in Berlin

Audi unveils second-life BESS in Berlin

German car giant Audi has opened a 1.9MWh second-life battery energy storage system (BESS) in Berlin as part of a research project.

 

Umicore tightens cobalt supply grip with Glencore deal

Umicore tightens cobalt supply grip with Glencore deal

Swiss mining company Glencore has signed a deal to supply cobalt hydroxide for Umicore’s battery materials operations.

 

Study opens path to ‘safer batteries’

Study opens path to ‘safer batteries’

Researchers backed by the US Army say they have demonstrated a “transformative step” in battery technology with the identification of a new cathode chemistry.

 

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