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Shep Wolsky dies

Shep Wolsky dies

Dr Shep Wolsky, the founder of the Florida International Battery Seminar, died last week. He was 91.

South Australia gets more battery storage with wind farm deal

South Australia gets more battery storage with wind farm deal

Singapore-based power company Nexif Energy has reached financial close for the first stage of construction of a wind farm with utility scale battery storage in South Australia.

 

Storage start-up Romeo Power completes battery pack plant

Storage start-up Romeo Power completes battery pack plant

California energy storage start-up Romeo Power has completed construction of a 113,000 square-foot lithium-ion battery pack manufacturing facility in Los Angeles.

Toyota-Suzuki map out Li battery plans for India

Toyota-Suzuki map out Li battery plans for India

Japanese auto giants Toyota and Suzuki have agreed the next steps to launching a range of electric vehicles in India by “around 2020” using locally made lithium-ion batteries.

SiNode joins EV battery tech partnership

SiNode joins EV battery tech partnership

Chicago-based lithium-ion battery developer SiNode Systems has teamed up with Pittsburgh firm PPG to “accelerate the commercialisation” of high-energy anode materials for advanced battery applications in electric vehicles.

Akasol launches Li battery systems plant for buses

Akasol launches Li battery systems plant for buses

German battery manufacturer Akasol has launched production of its high-performance lithium-ion systems for commercial vehicles at its new EUR10 million ($11.7m) plant in Langen, near Frankfurt.

Continental ‘mulling solid-state batteries’ move

Continental ‘mulling solid-state batteries’ move

German automotive supplier Continental is reportedly mulling investments in solid-state battery production in a bid to compete with electric vehicle battery manufacturers in the US and Asia.

 

Amara Raja deals “mitigate” impact of new lead price rises

Amara Raja deals “mitigate” impact of new lead price rises

The CEO of India’s Amara Raja Batteries said the firm is braced for further hikes in the price of lead into 2018— but that it has “mitigated” the impact through existing contracts.

CATL plans $1.98bn IPO for domestic battery sites

CATL plans $1.98bn IPO for domestic battery sites

Chinese lithium battery giant Contemporary Amperex Technology Co Ltd (CATL) is planning a CNY13.12 billion ($1.98bn) initial public offering to expand its automotive battery business.

Aqua Metals admits ‘significant’ delay as losses mount

Aqua Metals admits ‘significant’ delay as losses mount

The head of US lead-acid battery recycling start-up Aqua Metals has admitted the firm is “significantly behind schedule” in its production plans.

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