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

Jaguar Land Rover to build UK battery plant despite job cuts gloom

Ralf Speth

Jaguar Land Rover (JLR) has said it will build “one of the UK’s largest battery assembly centres of its kind” in the English Midlands.

LG Chem expands battery investment in China

South Korean battery giant LG Chem has confirmed plans to invest the equivalent of more than US$1 billion to expand its battery manufacturing capacity in eastern China.

Scottish hotel plugs in to battery storage trial

Gyle Edinburgh Park Premier Inn

A lithium-ion battery storage system has been ‘booked in’ to a hotel in Scotland as part of an energy efficiency trial project.

Hoppecke and Vivarail deal for battery-powered UK trains

Hoppecke Industrial Batteries and Vivarail are working together to design and integrate batteries to power passenger trains in the UK.

Pilbara secures funding to expand Pilganoora lithium deposit

Pilganoora lithium-tantalum project

Australian mining company Pilbara Minerals has secured funding from two of its key customers, in order to expand its Pilganoora lithium ore deposit.

Cheaper BESS systems 'to rival fossil-fired peaking plants'

Cheaper battery storage systems are less than 20 years away from becoming a "competitive" alternative to oil and gas-fired peaking plants, according to a new International Energy Agency (IEA) study.

CATL Geely steers EV batteries joint venture

Lithium battery manufacturer Contemporary Amperex Technology Limited (CATL) has reached an agreement with Chinese peer Geely Auto, to form a joint venture company that will develop and produce batteries for electric vehicles.

Monbat signs bipolar tech licensing deal with ABC

Ed Shaffer

Bulgarian lead-acid battery manufacturer Monbat has signed a licensing rights agreement with US bipolar battery tech company Advanced Battery Concepts (ABC).

Green light for Nevada utility’s battery storage projects

NV Energy logo

The Public Utilities Commission of Nevada (PUCN) has given approval for six NV Energy projects in the state— collectively the “largest clean energy investment in Nevada History”— as the utility moves towards its long-term commitment to providing 100% of its energy through renewables.

Second Korean collaboration for BMZ Group

BMZ's Sven Bauer and Samsung SDI's Michael Son at the contract signing

Germany’s BMZ Group and South Korea’s Samsung SDI have entered a long-term cooperation agreement to jointly promote the expansion of electromobile applications in the European market.