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Ecobat buys battery distributor Emrol as it strengthens hold within EU market

Lead producer and battery recycler Ecobat has bolstered its position in Europe with the buyout of Belgium-based industrial battery distributor Emrol.


Abertax announces new chairman as it pushes development of lead battery accessories

Lead-battery ancillary firm Abertax has appointed professor Joseph Cilia as the chairman of the Abertax Foundation.


Renault secures lithium-ion materials supply from traceable source

Vehicle OEM Renault Group and battery chemicals firm Terrafame have signed a non-exhaustive memorandum of understanding (MoU) for the supply of nickel sulphate for use in lithium-ion batteries. 


US team revises old mining technique to recycle lithium-ion battery cathode materials

Researchers at Michigan Technological University (MTU) have developed a method for separating lithium-ion cathode materials using a revised form of froth flotation.


SK IE Technology readies its EU lithium-ion battery separator plant for production

Korean materials firm SK IE Innovation has held an opening ceremony for it lithium-ion battery separator plant in Poland, the company's first European production base.


Nouveau Monde opens laboratory to drive lithium-ion R&D

“Green” lithium-ion battery anode material firm Nouveau Monde Graphite is set to add a state-of-the-art laboratory to its existing quality testing facilities.


MoU sets out goal to decarbonise Japan’s lithium-ion battery chain

A “Green Electric Vehicle Ecosystem” will be created following a deal between mining firm BHP, battery maker Prime Planet Energy & Solutions (PPES) and Toyota Tsusho Corporation— the trading arm of vehicle maker Toyota Group.


StromVolt to build Canada’s first lithium-ion cell factory

StromVolt Americas has signed agreements with Taiwan-based Delta Electronics to build the first lithium-ion cell factory in Canada. 


India begins its ESS journey as spectre of coal shortage haunts power supplies

India’s government has begun proceedings to deploy 1GWh of battery energy storage system capacity— in the week a coal shortage could disrupt 70% of the country’s power mix. 


Europe and the US closes gap on China in global lithium-ion battery supply ranking

Europe and the US are set to challenge China’s lithium-ion battery supply chain dominance in the next decade, according to industry analysts BloombergNEF.