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24M hails semi-solid technology ‘milestone’

US-based 24M has reached a “significant milestone” towards scaling up development of its novel semi-solid lithium-ion technology.

Johnson Matthey inks LFP cathode deal with Lithium Werks

UK-based chemicals company Johnson Matthey (JM) has signed a long-term agreement to supply battery cathode material to Dutch lithium-ion producer, Lithium Werks (LW).

US tightens lithium-ion battery transportation rules

The US is tightening transportation regulations with new measures for carrying lithium-ion cells and batteries on cargo planes “to address an immediate safety hazard”.

UK battery tech firm added to Shell collection

Fossil-fuel giant Shell has further extended its reach into the energy storage sector with the acquisition of virtual battery systems operating firm, Limejump.

Veolia to manage operations at Aqua Metals’ Nevada facility

Steve Cotton

The US arm of France’s transnational Veolia group is to operate and manage the Nevada facility of US lead-acid battery recycling company Aqua Metals.

Monbat eyes expansion to make bipolar batteries in Bulgaria

Alan Bobokov

Bulgarian lead-acid company Monbat has confirmed proposals for a major expansion of its manufacturing operations in the country to produce bipolar batteries under licence from US-based Advanced Battery Concepts (ABC).

Cadenza strikes deal for Australia LIB project

Cadenza 'Renaissance One' facility

‘Supercell’ technology designed by US battery platform provider Cadenza Innovation is to be deployed in Australia under a deal with the country’s Energy Renaissance (ER).

AVZ hails 'significant' lithium find in quest to fuel China EV batteries

Australia-listed mining firm AVZ Minerals has announced a “potentially massive” new lithium deposit discovery in the Democratic Republic of Congo to shore up moves to supply electric vehicle battery makers in China.

US-Korean partnership for novel lithium technologies

PolyPlus and SK Innovation are to jointly develop “the first rechargeable lithium metal battery with a conductive glass separator”.

Enersys extends reach into lithium with new motive power battery

US-based lead-acid battery maker Enersys has continued its push into the lithium sector by expanding its range of ‘NexSys’ motive power batteries.