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BP tilts at storage with Tesla wind farm battery

BP tilts at storage with Tesla wind farm battery

BP Wind Energy, part of the BP oil and gas group, has signed a deal to launch its first lithium battery wind energy storage facility in the US later this year.

Investors back storage firm redT in cash raise

Investors back storage firm redT in cash raise

UK-based energy storage firm redT has raised GBP3.85 million ($5.5m) gross to boost the firm’s development through a cash placing.

 

Softbank to buy 10% stake in Canadian lithium company

Softbank to buy 10% stake in Canadian lithium company

Japanese holding company SoftBank has signed an agreement to acquire a stake of up to 9.9% in Canada’s Nemaska Lithium.

 

'Lebanon eyes solar projects' with BESS

'Lebanon eyes solar projects' with BESS

Lebanon is reportedly issued a call for developers to build a series of battery energy storage systems in the country as part of a solar power project.

 

FDG ‘starts work’ on first phase of China batteries and EV project

FDG ‘starts work’ on first phase of China batteries and EV project

Hong Kong-listed FDG Electric Vehicles has reportedly started the first-phase of construction of its EVs and batteries production facilities in Jianyang, in China’s Sichuan Province, according to the state Xinhua News Agency.

 

Tech firm claims solid-state fast-charge breakthrough

Tech firm claims solid-state fast-charge breakthrough

Belgian nanoelectronics and digital tech firm Imec says it has made “an innovative type of solid-state lithium-ion battery” that is set to be a “contender” to power future fast-charging, long-haul vehicles. 

 

KULR to market NREL lithium safety tool

KULR to market NREL lithium safety tool

KULR technology, a major player in thermal management from everything from semi conductors to datacentres announced at the Florida International Battery Seminar and Exhibit that it would be commercialising a key tool developed by American state-owned labs for the investigation of lithium battery fires.

 

Narada books 30% sales rise on back of batteries, recycling

Narada books 30% sales rise on back of batteries, recycling

Chinese battery maker Narada Power has posted a 30% sales rise for 2017— which boosted net by profit by 16% over the previous year.

 

US-Korea LIB recycling joint venture launch

US-Korea LIB recycling joint venture launch

A new US-Korean joint venture has announced plans to launch a major lithium-ion batteries recycling operation in the US.

 

Lithium creep into forklifts grows

Lithium creep into forklifts grows

The growing impact of lithium-ion power in the traditional lead acid traction market could be seen last week at Modex in Atlanta— a major US supply chain trade fair.

 

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