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State owned firm to build lithium-ion gigafactory in Russia

Renera, a subsidiary of TVEL Fuel Company Rosatom, has revealed plans to build up to 12GWh of lithium-ion battery production capability in Russia. 

 

ABTC partners with GEMC to develop new lithium-ion battery materials manufacturing method

American Battery Metals Corporation has entered a collaborative agreement to develop methods to manufacture nickel and cobalt in the US with fellow lithium battery materials firm Global Energy Metals Corporation (GEMC).

 

Thermal runaway root cause of Tesla megapack fires that shut down Australian ESS

Thermal runaway in a Tesla megapack was the likely cause of a three-day fire that halted testing at Neoen’s 300MW/450MWh energy storage system (ESS) in Australia.

 

Polypore and SEMCORP establish JV in China for dry-process lithium-ion battery separators

A joint venture to produce up to 1 billion m2/year of dry-process lithium-ion battery separators in China by 2028 has been established by a joint Japanese and Chinese partnership.

Hammond wins BCI innovation award for its lead battery-boosting additive

Lead-acid additives firm Hammond Group has been awarded the 2021 BCI Innovation Award— the second time the US company has scooped the industry. 

 

Asian firms partner to increase China’s lithium-ion separator output to 1Bsqm

Two Asian firms will partner to build a billion square meters of lithium-ion battery separator capacity in China by the close of the decade.

 

Highview Power names new CEO as company chief moves to “outside organisation”

Highview Power appoints Adrian Katzew, next CEO

Liquid air energy storage developer Highview Power has appointed Adrian Katzew, as the next CEO of the global group of companies.

 

Oilfield services firm and start-up partner to deploy nickel-hydrogen across the globe

Next generation storage firm Schlumberger New Energy— part of the oilfield services firm Schlumberger— will partner with start-up EnerVenue to deliver nickel-hydrogen stationary energy storage systems (ESS).

CBI updates roadmap to drive progress in motive and ESS lead batteries

Plans to develop next-generation lead batteries have been revised and extended by the Consortium for Battery Innovation (CBI).

 

LGES restarts lithium-ion battery production after GM’s billion-dollar EV fire recall

Vehicle OEM General Motors (GM) has revealed an action plan for resuming battery production that includes both hardware and software remedies following a series of fires in electric vehicle packs.

 

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