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EU misguided on battery thinking

EU misguided on battery thinking

A fresh call for the European Commission to rethink its ideas on battery regulation with regard to REACH and ELV was made last week by Chis Herron, of the lobby group Eurometeaux, which represent the non-ferrous metals industry.

 

Grid-scale hybrid liquid air storage system online in UK

Grid-scale hybrid liquid air storage system online in UK

The UK company pioneering a hybrid Liquid Air Energy Storage (LAES) system has launched operations at a demonstration facility in northwest England.

Australia trial for V-KOR vanadium battery

Australia trial for V-KOR vanadium battery

A 25kW (100kWh) V-KOR vanadium battery has been installed in Western Australia as part of a trial micro grid energy storage project backed by a South Korean-Australian partnership.

US states ramp up battery storage

US states ramp up battery storage

Nevada and California have announced moves to expand battery energy storage facilities across the two states.

Leclanché ‘set for India joint venture’

Leclanché ‘set for India joint venture’

Swiss battery maker Leclanché said it is close to announcing a joint venture agreement that would give it a “strong foothold” in India.

US lab team ‘develops new compound for redox flow batteries’

US lab team ‘develops new compound for redox flow batteries’

Research published by scientists in the US indicates an organic molecule used in dyes and antibiotics “may be the key to less expensive, more efficient redox flow batteries”.

Kiwi Power BESS bears fruit for Plessey

Kiwi Power BESS bears fruit for Plessey

UK-based technology firm Plessey has installed a two-megawatt Tesla battery for behind-the-meter (BTM) battery storage at its flagship manufacturing and R&D site in Plymouth, England.

Umicore selects Poland for cathode material plant

Umicore selects Poland for cathode material plant

Belgium-based materials technology giant Umicore is to build a cathode materials production plant in Poland.

Akasol IPO to expand battery investments

Akasol IPO to expand battery investments

German battery manufacturer Akasol is preparing for an initial public offering (IPO)— and has its sights set on acquisitions buoyed by “strong growth” in the electric vehicle (EV) market. 

 

Musk confirms Tesla Gigafactory plans for China and Europe

Musk confirms Tesla Gigafactory plans for China and Europe

Tesla has given the green light to launch its first Gigafactory for batteries production outside the US in China, company chief Elon Musk has confirmed.

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