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Blackstone Resources forms solid-state team

Blackstone Resources forms solid-state team

Swiss battery metals investor Blackstone Resources said it is forming an international research team that will develop and test “new solid-state battery technologies”.

Germany selects national battery research factory site

Germany selects national battery research factory site

The German city of Münster has been chosen to host a new national battery production research factory, in the country’s quest to increase its “competitive edge” in the global electrochemical storage technology market.

 

Chinese battery group invests in billion-dollar expansion

Chinese battery group invests in billion-dollar expansion

The Aviation Industry Corporation of China (AVIC) is to invest CNY10 billion (US$1.5bn) in building a new lithium battery plant in the country.

 

Germany could back three battery cells consortia, says minister

Germany could back three battery cells consortia, says minister

Germany could help finance three separate corporate alliances for the domestic production of battery cells for Europe’s growing electric vehicle market, according to the country’s economy minister.

 

Exide Technologies eyes growth after recapitalisation

Exide Technologies eyes growth after recapitalisation

US battery manufacturer Exide Technologies has expansion in its sights after completing “comprehensive” new financing and recapitalisation of the business.

 

Anesco builds on BESS portfolio in UK

Anesco builds on BESS portfolio in UK

UK energy storage developer Anesco has completed work on a 20MW BESS near Manchester, taking the company’s storage portfolio to 147MW.

 

Milestone for pilot lithium-ion recycling project

Milestone for pilot lithium-ion recycling project

American Manganese (AM) said it has produced high purity material from a pilot lithium-ion plant recycling project in Canada.

 

IQ Power picks up Pb investment boost

IQ Power picks up Pb investment boost

German SLI battery producer IQ Power Licensing has welcomed a US$2 million investment boost as the company writes “a new chapter” for lead-acid batteries.

 

CATL plans cash boost for German EV gigafactory project

CATL plans cash boost for German EV gigafactory project

Chinese lithium giant Contemporary Amperex Technology (CATL) has revealed it is set to pour a total of up to €1.8 billion (US$2.1bn) of cash into its planned electric vehicle (EV) battery plant in Germany.

 

New EU forum to support Batteries Alliance

New EU forum to support Batteries Alliance

A new batteries research and innovation forum— the Batteries Europe Platform— has been launched by European Union energy chief Maroš Šefčovič.

 

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