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Chinese aqueous ion battery firm plans to begin mass production in 2017

Enpower Energy, a Chinese manufacturer of aqueous ion batteries plans to complete large-scale tests of its aqueous ion batteries by the end of this year and move to mass production in the middle of 2017, according to the Shanghai daily Newspaper.

New Anode Material is found to improve batteries performance

A Korean research team claimed they have developed a new type anode material that will greatly improving the performance of commercial lithium-ion batteries.

First Single Wall Carbon Nanotubes manufacturer obtains REACH Registration

An international manufacturer of single wall carbon nanotubes (SWCNT), OCSiAl has successfully achieved registration in the EU's Registration, Evaluation, Authorisation and Restriction of Chemicals (REACH) listings.

MIT develops non-carbon supercapacitor

An MIT research team has found a new class of materials for supercapacitors. The class is called Metal-organic frameworks (MOFs).

The largest battery-based ESS is installed in New England, US

US firm NEC Energy Solutions (NEC ES) is supplying a 2 MW, 3.9MWh GSS® grid energy storage solution for the Sterling Municipal Light Department (SMLD) of Sterling, Massachusetts.

Zero tolerance for zero resistance battery charging

Cometh the hour, cometh the man. Just when you’d heard enough about exploding phones and other devices, an American physicist has emerged with a solution that seems to break the laws of physics when it comes to lithium-ion batteries.

New US battery tech rises from the ashes that consumed Kodak film

We all remember Kodak— the global photographic film company that didn’t quite see digital photography coming.

Whistle-blowing JCI escapes EU lead price fixing fine

Johnson Controls is set to escape forthcoming European Union antitrust fines after owning up to price rigging with smaller rivals on the price of lead purchased from scrap dealer, according to Bloomberg newswire.

PV firm launches new energy storage division

US solar development company Borrego Solar has launched a new energy storage division to focus on MW-scale deployments across the US.

UK lithium-ion firm Nexeon steps into Asian market

UK lithium-ion battery materials company Nexeon has opened an office and development laboratory in Hakusan High-Tech Park, Japan.