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BASF and SVOLT partner to advance materials development and battery recycling

German chemicals firm BASF and lithium-ion battery maker SVOLT— a spin out from China’s vehicle OEM Great Wall Motors— have formed a cradle-to-grave partnership.


FBE calls for more flow battery investment in Europe

Energy storage organisation Flow Batteries Europe (FBE) is calling for an annual $100 million investment into the development and deployment of long-duration storage technologies in Europe.


Iron flow battery firm ESS Inc welcomes new board member days after listing on stock market

Long-duration battery manufacturer ESS Tech Inc has welcomed Alexi Wellman to the company’s board of directors, and chair of its Board Audit Committee.


Race quickens to develop UK’s lithium-ion manufacturing capacity

Plans to develop lithium-ion gigafactories in the UK are progressing this week with news from two companies aiming to deliver a combined 95GWh of capacity in the next decade.


NGK and BASF launch sodium-sulfur battery ESS test project in Belgium

Operations using sodium-sulfur (NaS) batteries have begun in Belgium three years after a NGK Insulators and BASF New Business (BNB) entered into a sales partnership agreement to develop the technology.


GMG launches pilot plant as it eyes graphene aluminium-ion battery future

Graphene Manufacturing Group expects to commission its graphene aluminium-ion (G+AI) battery pilot production and testing plant this month.


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.