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Battery makers sign up for BESS safety taskforce

Battery makers sign up for BESS safety taskforce

Manufacturers and users of battery storage systems have backed an industry-led initiative in the US to “prioritise safety” in the production and operation of equipment.

Researchers hail improved recycling process for LIB cathodes

Researchers hail improved recycling process for LIB cathodes

Researchers at the University of California San Diego say they have improved the safety of a recycling process that regenerates degraded cathodes from spent lithium-ion batteries. 

Flow battery consortium to target UK market

Flow battery consortium to target UK market

Canada-based vanadium redox flow battery (VRFB) producer Cellcube is to be part of a new consortium that will develop and build grid-scale storage and solar projects in the UK.

GS Yuasa expands lead-acid base in Turkey

GS Yuasa expands lead-acid base in Turkey

Japan-based GS Yuasa has launched operations at its new joint venture lead-acid battery manufacturing plant in Turkey.

Utility sells battery assets stake to boost investment

Utility sells battery assets stake to boost investment

US-based power company Duke Energy is selling a minority stake in its renewables business including battery storage assets to infrastructure investment firm John Hancock.

 

Saft wins starter batteries order for Brazil cargo trains

Saft wins starter batteries order for Brazil cargo trains

French battery company Saft has won an order to supply its SRX nickel-cadmium starter batteries to a freight rail company in Brazil.

China’s Envision pledges EV battery costs of $50/kWh by 2025

China’s Envision pledges EV battery costs of $50/kWh by 2025

The new Chinese owner of Nissan’s former international lithium-ion business has pledged to slash the cost of manufacturing electric vehicle battery cells to around US$50 per kWh by 2025.

 

Tianneng go-ahead for batteries spin-off

Tianneng go-ahead for batteries spin-off

Financial regulators in China have given Tianneng Energy Technology the green light to spin-off its batteries division to “expand and transform” its lead-acid and lithium-ion manufacturing operations.

 

BMW signs ‘transparent’ battery cobalt supply deals

BMW signs ‘transparent’ battery cobalt supply deals

BMW is to buy cobalt for its electric vehicle (EV) batteries directly from mines in Australia and Morocco to ensure “complete transparency” about the origin of the raw material.

 

Probe launched into Arizona BESS explosion

Probe launched into Arizona BESS explosion

An investigation is under way after an explosion at a lithium-ion grid-scale battery storage facility in the US operated by the Arizona Public Service (APS) utility.

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