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Battery Streak and CBMM unite to push niobium technology for lithium-ion batteries

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Brazilian niobium producer CBMM (Companhia Brasileira de Metalurgia e Mineração) has acquired 20% of US-based start-up Battery Streak (BSI) to drive development of fast charging lithium-ion batteries.

Lead-acid battery replacement market growth spurs lithium-ion firm ABS to triple in size

Lithium-ion battery maker American Battery Solutions is tripling the size of its Innovation Center in Michigan, US, and adding to its team of battery professionals. 

 

Korean cell maker partners with research institute to make safer lithium-ion batteries

SK On, the battery unit split-off from SK Innovations, and Korea Electrotechnology Research Institute (KERI) will partner to create safer lithium-ion batteries related safety standards.

 

DOE launches $209M fund to develop lithium-ion batteries and fast charging technologies

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) has announced $209 million in funding for 26 laboratory projects focusing on electric vehicles, advanced batteries and connected vehicles. 

 

AVL deals to deploy vanadium redox flow batteries and manufacturer materials in Australia

Australian Vanadium, in conjunction with its 100% owned subsidiary VSUN Energy, has signed a non-binding sales and materials memorandum of understanding (MOU) with Spanish vanadium redox flow battery (VRFB) manufacturer E22. 

 

Recycled battery material firm American Manganese appoints litigation expert as a director

Recycled battery materials firm American Manganese has appointed lawyer Paul Hildebrand as a director of the company— eight years after he first worked at the firm. 

 

Tesla opens Canadian factory as it ups plans for commercial use of its 4680 lithium-ion cells

Electric vehicle pioneer Tesla has opened a factory in Canada to produce battery manufacturing equipment.

 

Honda to begin battery-swapping service for electric tricycle taxis in India

Vehicle OEM Honda Motor has announced plans for a battery sharing service for electric tricycle taxis in India using its swappable lithium-ion batteries.

 

Gelion MoU to supply 100MWh of zinc-bromide ESS to Papua New Guinea

Energy storage firm Gelion has signed a five-year memorandum of understanding with Mayur Renewables to supply 100MWh of zinc-bromide non-flow battery technology.

 

ABC promotes COO to president to drive growth in its bipolar lead battery

Bipolar lead battery developer Advanced Battery Concepts has promoted its chief operating officer (COO) Michael Everett to president of the US firm.

 

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