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SES reveals large-scale EV lithium-metal battery and gigfactory plans

Battery firm SES (formerly known as SolidEnergy Systems) has launched a 107Ah lithium-metal battery for the automotive industry.


QuantumScape validates solid-state lithium-metal battery claims with third-party test results

Battery developer QuantumScape Corporation has released results from an independent third-party laboratory testing report on the performance of its solid-state lithium-metal battery cells.


ElevenEs secures EU funding to build Serbia’s first LFP gigafactory

Battery hopeful ElevenEs has secured funding to begin its plans of building a lithium iron phosphate (LFP) battery manufacturing gigafactory in Serbia.


Storedot plans US innovation hub as it prepares to mass produce fast charging technology

Fast battery charger firm Storedot is planning to build a US-based innovation hub to drive the development and mass production of solid-state battery technologies. 


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.