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All the news and views from the world of energy storage and associated industries.

India to make its own lithium-ion batteries

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Commercial production of a "home grown" lithium-ion battery is to begin in India. The technology, developed by scientists at CSIR-Central Electro Chemical Research Institute in Karaikudi is being put into production by Bengaluru-based Raasi Solar. 


Exide India believes in bipolar from ABC

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India’s largest automotive battery maker Exide Industries Ltd said last week it is planning to reduce dependence on lead—by introducing the bipolar technology of US-based Advanced Battery Concepts.


Thai batteries to go Giga

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Thai renewable power technology company Energy Absolute is planning to invest US$3 billion in a gigafactory project, betting on the prospect that electric vehicles and smart grids will soon catch on in Southeast Asia.


Daimler gears up new battery plant

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Battery production at the Mercedes-Benz factory in Untertuerkheim, near Stuttgart, will begin at the end of the decade.

JCI battery buy-out imminent

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The long awaited news of a buy-out of Johnson Control battery business from the parent company could take place this summer, according to Reuters.


Novel African utilities reject lead for Microgrid backup

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A novel African utility company, which sports actor Leonardo Di Caprio as one of its board members, is actively rejecting lead aid technology for storage back up as it rolls out microgrid technology across the continent.


US urged to end ‘uncertainty’ over battery storage tax breaks

US urged to end ‘uncertainty’ over battery storage tax breaks

Treasury chiefs in the US have been urged to “end the uncertainty” over proposed tax breaks for companies rolling out energy storage projects.


Firms to expand energy storage in Ontario

Firms to expand energy storage in Ontario

Canadian and US firms are to develop eight behind-the-meter lithium-ion battery storage facilities in Canada’s Ontario province.


Natron Energy to evaluate sodium-ion storage tech with EDF

Natron Energy to evaluate sodium-ion storage tech with EDF

California battery tech firm Natron Energy is to evaluate its ‘Prussian blue electrode sodium-ion’ chemistry for grid storage under an agreement with French power multinational EDF.


Indian lead giant Gravita joins ILA

Indian lead giant Gravita joins ILA

The Jaipur arm of Indian lead producer and exporter Gravita has become the first Indian business to join the International Lead Association (ILA).