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US decision to halve tariffs on Chinese lithium-ion batteries is applauded by ESA

A decision to halve import tariffs of China made lithium-ion batteries into the US only goes some of the way to ensuring growth in the country’s energy storage markets, the U.S. Energy Storage Association (ESA) has said.


Waste management firm buys into lead-acid and lithium-ion battery recycling industry

Waste management firm Enva has bought lead-acid and lithium-ion battery recycler Sar Recyling for a reported €20 million.


Oxis Energy marches toward 600Wh/kg lithium-sulfur goal after hitting another milestone

Lithium-sulfur company Oxis Energy continues to go from strength to strength with news this week its prototype cells have reached 471Wh/kg.


New York Power Authority chooses zinc-air for energy storage project

Energy storage firm Zinc8 Energy Solutions announced plans on 17 January to deploy a 100kW/1MWh zinc-air battery energy storage system in New York state.


IESA calls for lithium-ion battery tax cuts to match those of EVs and renewables

India Energy Storage Alliance (IESA) has called for tax deductions on lithium-ion batteries to help the country’s growing electric vehicle and renewable energy storage markets.


Fortum strengthens hold on materials supply chain with lithium-ion battery recycler buy-out

State-owned energy company Fortum is set to buy out fellow Finnish company Crisolteq as it looks to tighten its grip on the lithium-ion battery recycling market. 


Indian firm partners with China lithium-ion cell maker to manufacture EV battery packs

Vehicle components maker Pinnacle Industries has completed a lithium-ion battery assembly plant in India following a partnership with China’s Phylion Battery Company.


Eguana contract with 'secret' firm aims to develop ESS for VPP applications

Residential lithium-ion energy storage system maker Eguana Technologies is in the final stages of a development contract with an unnamed renewable energy company to develop a system for the virtual power plant (VPP) market.


Battery associations launch initiative to ensure lead-battery industry’s positive global impact

Lead and lead-battery industry groups have adopted seven guiding principles designed to serve as a best practice in the protection of workers and the industry’s wider environmental impact. 


Sonnen supplies its residential lithium-ion ESSs as two VPP projects are launched in the UK

Sonnen’s lithium-ion residential energy storage systems have been used in two virtual power plant (VPP) projects in the UK.