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Primary battery firm Energizer snaps up Spectrum

Primary battery firm Energizer snaps up Spectrum

Energizer Holdings, the US manufacturer of global primary battery brands Energizer and Eveready, has agreed a $2 billion cash deal to acquire Spectrum Brands' batteries business.

 

Northern Territory call for battery storage

Illustration of Energy Renaissance gigafactory

Australia’s Northern Territory state government is calling for expressions of interest to build a large-scale energy storage system of 25-45MW.

 

IndianOil in aluminium-air battery tech tie-up

IndianOil in aluminium-air battery tech tie-up

India’s state-owned IndianOil Corporation has signed energy technology tie-up deals with Israeli companies— including one developing aluminium-air battery systems.

Masdar and Statoil plan energy storage R&D project

Masdar and Statoil plan energy storage R&D project

Abu Dhabi-based green energy firm Masdar has signed an agreement to work with Norwegian multinational oil and gas company Statoil on expanding the development of energy storage systems for business and other applications.

Samsung showcases new EV battery tech in Detroit

Samsung showcases new EV battery tech in Detroit

New battery technology designed to increase the range of electric vehicles has been showcased by Samsung SDI in the US.

Canada-Australia graphite deal to feed Korean battery firms

Canada-Australia graphite deal to feed Korean battery firms

Canadian and Australian firms have signed a deal to supply 24,000 tonnes of flake graphite annually to South Korea’s expanding lithium battery industry.

New fund ‘to target EV battery investments’

New fund ‘to target EV battery investments’

A new equities fund targeting investments in batteries and raw materials to support the development of electric vehicles is reportedly set for launch next month.

Investment boost for UK second-life EV BESS firm

Investment boost for UK second-life EV BESS firm

UK firm Connected Energy (CE) has secured a GBP3 million ($4.1m) investment boost for the development of its E-STOR energy storage system that uses 'second-life' lithium-ion electric vehicle batteries.

Lithium Australia green light for exploration in Germany

Lithium Australia green light for exploration in Germany

Lithium Australia (LIT) has said a newly-awarded licence to search for lithium in eastern Germany will be a spur to creating a “central processing hub in Europe” to support electric vehicle battery production.

Aqua Metals ‘to fight law suit claims’

Aqua Metals ‘to fight law suit claims’

US lead-acid battery-recycling start-up Aqua Metals has pledged to “vigorously” defend itself against allegations that it has been “misleading” investors about its technology.

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