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Start-stop drives record sales for Banner

Start-stop drives record sales for Banner

Austria-based lead batteries veteran Banner has booked record sales of more than EUR300 million ($348m) for the first time in the firm’s 80-year history.

Hyundai EV batteries to get second life in Wärtsilä ESS deal

Hyundai EV batteries to get second life in Wärtsilä ESS deal

South Korean car giant Hyundai is making inroads into the global power storage market under a second-life electric vehicle (EV) batteries deal with Finnish energy tech firm Wärtsilä.

EU lead ban ‘backward step for batteries revolution’

EU lead ban ‘backward step for batteries revolution’

Battery industry chiefs have warned that a fresh assault on lead by European regulators risks “short-circuiting” proposals for an EU batteries revolution.

Exide Industries-Leclanché in Li joint venture for India

Exide Industries-Leclanché in Li joint venture for India

India lead-acid manufacturer Exide Industries is teaming up with Swiss battery storage firm Leclanché in a new lithium joint venture targeting the Indian market.

BYD builds giga dream with ‘world’s largest’ auto battery plant

BYD builds giga dream with ‘world’s largest’ auto battery plant

China’s BYD has opened the “world’s biggest auto batteries plant”— as part of a reported multi-billion dollar investment to expand its domestic battery-making capacity to 60 gigawatt-hours within three years.

 

TBS looks to next half-century with new HQ

TBS looks to next half-century with new HQ

Lead-acid battery machinery maker TBS Engineering has opened the doors of its new UK headquarters in Gloucestershire.

Is Treofan holding key to lithium cells safety?

Is Treofan holding key to lithium cells safety?

German Battery separator company Treofan is developing a “thermally stable separator film” for lithium-ion battery cells as part of a government-funded research project.

Germany turns on ‘Europe’s biggest BESS’

Germany turns on ‘Europe’s biggest BESS’

A 48-megawatt BESS claimed to be Europe’s biggest battery storage facility has been switched on in Germany.

Study backs Finnish lithium bid to mine batteries market

Study backs Finnish lithium bid to mine batteries market

There is a “profitable business case” for developing a lithium project in Finland to supply high-quality battery materials for Europe’s “fast-developing lithium markets”, according to the firm behind the project.

US training boost for next lead-acid generation

US training boost for next lead-acid generation

A pioneering programme to nurture tomorrow’s generation of professionals for the expanding US lead-acid sector is under way in Missouri backed by lead recycling firm Doe Run.

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