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Plug Power joins probe into fuel cell forklift fatality

Plug Power joins probe into fuel cell forklift fatality

An investigation has been launched into the reported explosion of a Plug Power fuel cell-powered forklift in the US that led to the death of the machine’s operator.

Exide acquires Aker Wade to forge motive powerhouse

Exide acquires Aker Wade to forge motive powerhouse

US-based lead-acid giant Exide Technologies has moved to tighten its grip on the motive power market by acquiring fast-charge tech pioneer Aker Wade Power Technologies.

BCI honours Digatron founder Beckers

BCI honours Digatron founder Beckers

Digatron Power Electronics founder and owner Rolf Beckers has been honoured for his work in the battery industry by Battery Council International (BCI).

Siemens Gamesa tests redox flow ‘BESS hybrid’ in Spain

Siemens Gamesa tests redox flow ‘BESS hybrid’ in Spain

A vanadium redox energy storage system is being tested in Spain by Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy (SGRE) as part of a hybrid renewables project.

BYD powers up BESS presence in UK

BYD powers up BESS presence in UK

China’s BYD is to supply its lithium-ion battery tech for a new 25-megawatt energy storage project for a local authority in the UK.

Fossil-fuel giants invest in battery storage

Fossil-fuel giants invest in battery storage

Germany-based battery storage firm Sonnen and Israeli fast-charge developer StoreDot have secured cash boosts from the investment arms of two fossil fuel multinationals in separate deals.

Gravita signs ‘sustainable’ lead deal with Amara Raja

Gravita signs ‘sustainable’ lead deal with Amara Raja

Indian lead producer and exporter Gravita has signed a recycling agreement with the country’s industrial and automotive battery producer Amara Raja Batteries.

 

California move on lead-acid risks ‘hindering’ energy policy

California move on lead-acid risks ‘hindering’ energy policy

Regulators in California have been warned that new moves to increase pressure on producers of lead-acid batteries risk “hindering” state energy goals.

 

Seoul presses Beijing on ‘fair deal’ for battery makers

Seoul presses Beijing on ‘fair deal’ for battery makers

South Korea has called on China to ensure “a fair business environment” for battery manufacturers to compete for business across the two countries. 

 

Australia urged to take on Asia in battery hub bid

Australia urged to take on Asia in battery hub bid

Mining firms have unveiled a blueprint they say could transform Australia into a global battery development hub— and grab a multi-billion-dollar slice of the “lithium value chain”.

 

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