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Demand for electric vehicles and energy storage systems will create a shortage of lithium-ion batteries within a few years, according to a report by IDTechEX.
Single-wall carbon nanotubes (SWCNT) that can increase the cycle life of lead-acid batteries by four times were showcased at the world’s largest battery show in China last week.
China’s largest battery maker Chaowei has admitted the domestic lead-acid E bike battery market has stopped growing and will only remain stable for the next five years.
Grid-scale lithium-ion energy storage firm Alevo has appointed Per Dybwad as chief executive offier to serve alongside founder and executive chairman Jostein Eikeland.
Flywheel energy storage company Amber Kinetics has named Daniel Bakholdin as its new chief technology officer.
New-energy vehicle firm China Dynamics is aiming to research and develop graphene lead-acid batteries, according to reports.
With 400,000 pre-orders of its model 3, Tesla is looking beyond the Japanese lithium-ion battery maker Panasonic for its supply to ensure it can meet demand, reports the Korea Times.
Researchers at the US Missouri University of Science and Technology have used a thin-film coating technique to make lithium-ion batteries more reliable and longer lasting.
The lead-acid battery industry likes to push the PR line that it is one of the most recycled products on the planet at around 96%— but the battery’s reusable material currently sits at around 65%.
Electrochemical lead recycling firm Aqua Metals was named the winner of the Rising Star category in the 2016 Platts Global Metals Awards program.