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JM to stop lithium-ion cathode plans and chief exec steps down as it reveals £1 billion hydrogen plan

UK technology firm Johnson Matthey has announced a major u-turn in its lithium-ion battery goals and will abandon plans to commercialise its high nickel cathode (eLNO) materials.


Orbia acquires battery technology company Silatronix as it eyes lithium-on battery goals

Battery technology start-up Silatronix has signed a definitive agreement to be bought by Koura, a fluoroproducts and technologies development, manufacture, and supply firm that is part of Orbia. 


Power company to test flow battery’s ability to manage grid services

US technology conglomerate Honeywell’s flow battery will be tested by Duke Energy to determine its capabilities of storing renewable generated power.


SK and Solid Power partner to build solid-state batteries for EV market

Solid-state cell developer Solid Power has confirmed it will partner with SK Innovation to manufacture automotive-scale all-solid-state batteries under a memorandum of understanding (MoU) and joint development agreement (JDA).


Toray and LG Chem to form lithium-ion battery separator firm in Hungary

Korean firms Toray Industries and LG Chem have concluded a joint venture agreement to create a lithium-ion battery separator firm in Hungary.


CATL breaks ground on 50GWh battery plant in China

Battery giant Contemporary Amperex Technology (CATL) has broken ground on a 50GWh lithium-ion battery production base in Yichun, east China’s Jiangxi Province. 


Connection, collaboration, and discovery as PNNL opens Energy Sciences Center

The Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL) is set to open a new US facility on its Richland campus to accelerate scientific discovery in chemistry, materials science, and computing.


Amprius adds business development VP to its lithium battery team

Lithium-ion battery developer Amprius has appointed Ronnie Tao as its vice president of business development.


New CEO-led organisation calls for $trillion investment to drive long-duration energy storage deployment

A council has been formed by 25 technology companies, users and investors to push the deployment of long-duration energy storage systems to aid the transition to a grid net-zero by 2040.


BCI launches webinar series exploring the role of lead batteries in the global market

Not for profit association Battery Council International (BCI) has launched a series of webinars that will address the role of lead batteries in supporting the transition to electric vehicles.