The venture capital arm of Belgium-based battery materials firm Solvay has made an equity investment in US-headquartered next-generation solid-state batteries developer Solid Power.
Japanese chemicals company Mitsui has expanded production of its “ultra-high molecular weight polyethylene” for lithium-ion battery separators in response to growing demand from the automotive and industrial sectors.
Scientists at Germany’s Jülich Institute for Energy and Climate Research say they have created a solid-state lithium-ion battery that allows currents when charging and discharging up to 10 times greater than previously seen.
Germany has welcomed the “milestone” installation of the country’s 100,000th grid-connected residential battery energy storage system.
San Francisco-based lithium-ion tech company Farasis Energy is pushing ahead with plans to open a “large-scale” European lithium-ion cell production facility after securing financing “exceeding US$1 billion”.
Shanghai-based energy group Envision has unveiled plans to build an electric vehicle battery plant in China and upgrade production facilities it has acquired following its takeover of Nissan’s international lithium-ion business.
Total industry-wide investments in battery production facilities will need to reach US$220 billion up to 2035 to meet increasing demand for battery electric vehicles, according to a new forecast.
Indian lead-acid battery maker Amara Raja reportedly plans to build a lithium-ion battery pack assembly plant in Andhra Pradesh in the south-east of India.
US industrial power supply company Mesa Technical Associates is to acquire Alcad’s lead-acid business in North America for an undisclosed sum.
Chinese battery maker Narada’s launch of its first large-scale battery storage project outside of China in Germany should spur both countries to expand technical and economic cooperation, a top Chinese diplomat has said.