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Bleak report indicates India’s apathy toward rogue Pb-A recycling

Bleak report indicates India’s apathy toward rogue Pb-A recycling

Informal recyclers in India processed more than a million tonnes of scrap lead-acid batteries as they continue to flout environmental rules governing the disposal of used batteries, an India-based think tank has reported. 

Industry calls for LIB deposit return scheme in Germany

A series of major fires at waste recycling facilities has led Germany’s lawmakers to investigate the introduction of a compulsory deposit return scheme for lithium-ion batteries.

 

Oman to embrace storage with tender for 146MW hybrid system

Oman to embrace storage with tender for 146MW hybrid system

Tenders for solar and diesel power generation including 28MW of battery storage has been floated by Omani power company Rural Areas Electricity Company (Tanweer)— a first for the Arab nation.

Lead-acid firm Enersys hedges its bets with targeting of LIB markets

David Shaffer Lead-acid firm Enersys hedges its bets with targeting of LIB markets

US-based lead-acid battery maker Enersys plans to also the defence and aerospace sectors as it pushes deeper into the lithium-ion battery storage market, the company’s CEO has said.

 

UL certification first for joint venture’s second-life ESS batteries

UL certification first for joint venture’s second-life ESS batteries

A Japanese company that reuses electric vehicle batteries in second-life energy storage systems has become the first to be certified to UL 1974— an evaluation standard for repurposing batteries.

 

Swiss researchers examine solid-state battery secrets

Swiss researchers examine solid-state battery secrets

Swiss researchers have lifted the lid on electromechanical processes that take place in solid-state batteries in a move they say could make the technology safer and more efficient for use in electric vehicles.

 

Auto firms asked for ideas to tackle India’s EV battery waste

Auto firms asked for ideas to tackle India’s EV battery waste

India has called on auto industry bosses to help tackle battery waste and come up with proposals to recycle more of the raw materials needed for electric vehicle (EV) batteries.

 

Summit takes a sustainable leaf out of Pb’s book

Dr Carole Mars from The Sustainability Consortium

Leading multinationals and financial institutions have been ‘learning the lessons of lead’ at a sustainability and circular economy summit in the US.

 

Ganfeng Lithium finalises Argentina mine partnership with Lithium Americas

China, Ganfeng Lithium, Argentina, Cauchari-Olaroz, lithium brine

China’s Ganfeng Lithium has finalised a US$160 million investment deal to raise its stake in Argentina’s Cauchari-Olaroz lithium brine project to 50%.

 

Sino-German partners plan Beijing’s ‘first second-life ESS plant’

Sino-German partners plan Beijing’s ‘first second-life ESS plant’

Global vehicle OEM brands Daimler and China’s state-owned BAIC Group have entered into a development partnership to establish Beijing’s first second-life energy storage system facility.

 

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