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Honda to begin battery-swapping service for electric tricycle taxis in India

Vehicle OEM Honda Motor has announced plans for a battery sharing service for electric tricycle taxis in India using its swappable lithium-ion batteries.


Gelion MoU to supply 100MWh of zinc-bromide ESS to Papua New Guinea

Energy storage firm Gelion has signed a five-year memorandum of understanding with Mayur Renewables to supply 100MWh of zinc-bromide non-flow battery technology.


ABC promotes COO to president to drive growth in its bipolar lead battery

Bipolar lead battery developer Advanced Battery Concepts has promoted its chief operating officer (COO) Michael Everett to president of the US firm.


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.