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Lithium anodes born in the USA?

Lithium anodes born in the USA?

The founder of a lithium battery component testing laboratory believes graphitic anode manufacture could be brought to the USA, obviating the need to buy the material from China and bolstering US battery manufacturing industry.

Hitachi is to supply hybrid BESS to the Polish small grid demonstration project

Hitachi is to supply hybrid BESS to the Polish small grid demonstration project

Japanese technology giant Hitachi has announced it will work with other six organizations and firms to deliver a smart grid demonstration project using hybrid (lithium-ion and lead-acid) battery energy storage system (BESS) in Poland.

HALT HASS could save you from bankruptcy says De-Leon

HALT HASS could save you from bankruptcy says De-Leon

Battery manufacturers should employ “Halt Hass” testing to determine the weaknesses in their battery designs, according to self-styled battery guru, Shmuel De-Leon. As Samsung launches its S8 mobile phone this week, alongside its eight point battery check, De-Leon issued a prophetic warning.

Tesla could move into Nickel mining, pack inventor says

Tesla could move into Nickel mining, pack inventor says

Kurt Kelty winner of the Cambridge Enertech battery innovator of the year award and Senior Director, Cell Supply Chain and Business Development at Tesla Motors told BBB that the company did not rule out becoming a mining company as it consolidates its position into becoming the biggest user and manufacturer of lithium ion cells in the world.

 

€68M ($73M) fines to EU vehicles lead recycling cartel

€68M ($73M) fines to EU vehicles lead recycling cartel

Three European lead recycling firms have been fined a total of €68 million ($73 million) by the European Commission for fixing the purchasing price of scrap automotive batteries.

Lead-acid powers solar microgrid project in US University’s campus

The Advanced Lead Acid Battery Consortium (ALABC) is aiming to prove that lead-acid can compete with lithium-ion in a renewable energy microgrid application at a US university.

An ultracapacitor can operate under -40 °C to +65 °C

An ultracapacitor can operate under -40 °C to +65 °C

Ultracapacitor manufacturer Skeleton Technologies has launched what it claims is its most powerful graphene-based engine start module for heavy industry applications to date.

Co-founder of lithium battery develops the first all-solid-state battery cells

Co-founder of lithium battery develops the first all-solid-state battery cells

A US research team led by Professor John Goodenough has developed the first all-solid-state battery cell, which they claim has three times the energy density as conventional lithium-ion batteries.

Canadian mining firm to enter growing VRFB materials market

Canadian mining firm to enter growing VRFB materials market

A Canadian junior mining firm is set to move into the vanadium redox flow battery materials market after it successfully produced vanadium electrolyte during trials.

Lithium-ion residential ESS trials start ahead of full rollout

Lithium-ion residential ESS trials start ahead of full rollout

German firm Solarwatt has begun trials of a residential lithium-ion (nickel manganese cobalt) energy storage system in the UK and Ireland.

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