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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).

 

‘Power-hungry’ UK islands plug in to Moixa battery storage project

‘Power-hungry’ UK islands plug in to Moixa battery storage project

UK-based residential energy storage firm Moixa has begun installing on an archipelago off the Cornish coast in southwest England as part of a £10.8 million (US$14.1m) ‘smart energy’ project.

 

Novonix battery pilot line to ‘accelerate’ R&D

Novonix battery pilot line to ‘accelerate’ R&D

Australia-based Novonix Limited has said its new fully-commissioned lithium-ion battery cell pilot manufacturing line in Canada will “accelerate” R&D cycle time and reduce costs.

 

Equinor plans battery electricity trading from UK

Equinor plans battery electricity trading from UK

Norwegian energy firm Equinor is preparing to launch a pilot project for the trading of electricity using batteries alongside oil and gas.

 

Chinese firm takes first tranche of Namibia lithium

Chinese firm takes first tranche of Namibia lithium

China’s Jiangxi Jinhui Lithium has taken delivery of its first 30,000-tonne tranche of lithium concentrate for processing under an off-take deal with an African company.

 

Lithium Australia hails LFP cathode project milestone

Lithium Australia hails LFP cathode project milestone

Lithium Australia (LIT) has started producing lithium-iron-phosphate (LFP) battery cathode material from its re-commissioned pilot facility in Brisbane.

 

Fiamm 'in talks to expand markets'

Fiamm 'in talks to expand markets'

Italian lead-acid battery maker is reportedly in talks with majority owner Hitachi Chemicals to introduce new products and expand into new international markets.

 

India cuts lithium-ion tax ‘to boost battery investments’

India cuts lithium-ion tax ‘to boost battery investments’

The tax rate on lithium-ion batteries in India has been reduced from 28% to 18% in a bid to boost the country’s electric vehicle industry.

 

Voltabox to acquire Navitas in move on US lithium market

Voltabox to acquire Navitas in move on US lithium market

Germany-based lithium-ion battery manufacturer Voltabox is set to acquire US battery tech firm Navitas Systems for US$43 million.

 

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