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Works start on Jakarta lead-acid separator expansion

Works start on Jakarta lead-acid separator expansion

Construction works have begun on expanded production facilities in Indonesia for the PT ENTEK Separindo Asia joint venture (JV) producing polyethylene battery separators for flooded lead-acid batteries in Asia.

TBS Engineering to expand with new HQ

TBS Engineering to expand with new HQ

UK-based lead-acid battery machinery maker TBS Engineering has unveiled plans to open a new “global HQ” in Gloucestershire as part of expansion plans.

ViZn tops ‘non-lithium league table’ for grid storage

ViZn tops ‘non-lithium league table’ for grid storage

US firm ViZn Energy Systems has headed a ‘top 10 league table’ of alternative lithium-ion battery systems for grid storage drawn up by industry analysts Navigant Research.

Hackett steps down as Redflow CEO

Hackett steps down as Redflow CEO

Simon Hackett has stepped down as acting CEO of Australian flow battery maker Redflow— but will stay with the firm as a non-executive director “with special oversight for technology-related matters”.

Battery storage plant to power UK homes

Battery storage plant to power UK homes

UK energy supplier Centrica has unveiled a three-megawatt battery facility in northeast England as part of a local-authority scheme to power homes.

redT energy storage for “critical” systems in Botswana

redT energy storage for “critical” systems in Botswana

UK-based redT energy has sold 14 of its energy storage units to underpin “critical communications infrastructure” at sites across the African nation of Botswana.

Electrovaya swaps lead-acid for Li-on in Walmart forklifts

Electrovaya swaps lead-acid for Li-on in Walmart forklifts

Canadian battery maker Electrovaya has signed a CAD4.3 million ($3.5m) deal to supply its lithium-ion ceramic batteries to power forklifts for Walmart Canada.

Dyson sweeps into EV race with battery tech investment boost

Dyson sweeps into EV race with battery tech investment boost

UK entrepreneur and inventor of the Dyson vacuum cleaner, Sir James Dyson (pictured), has confirmed his company is accelerating its work on battery technology as part of a GBP2 billion ($2.7bn) programme to launch an electric vehicle (EV) by 2020.

Aquion Energy ‘leaving US for China’

Aquion Energy ‘leaving US for China’

Sodium-ion batteries manufacturer Aquion Energy, which recently emerged from Chapter 11 bankruptcy in the US, has declined to comment on reports that it is quitting its base in Pennsylvania and moving operations to China.

Next-gen redox-flow study launched

Next-gen redox-flow study launched

A European Union-backed research project to develop materials for next-generation redox-flow battery systems has been launched in Germany.

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