Electricity regulators in the US have scrapped measures that prevented energy storage from competing in the country’s wholesale power markets.
Japanese car giant Toyota has confirmed plans to acquire a 15% stake in Australian-based lithium mining company Orocobre with an estimated investment of AUD292 million ($229m).
Arizona-based Sion Power is to launch production of its patented Licerion Ion rechargeable lithium metal batteries by the end of this year from a facility at its base in Tuscson.
A subsidiary of Finland’s Wärtsilä Corporation is to install an “advanced energy storage system” to support grid power delivery in the US state of Massachusetts.
Australian graphite producer Magnis Resources has inked a deal with lithium-ion separator firm Celgard for the supply of advanced separators to battery plants being built by Magnis and its development partners.
Battery industry leaders in Germany say there is currently “no business case” for “politically-inspired” plans by the European Union to build at least 10 Gigafactories across the bloc for lithium-based batteries.
Two Chinese companies have signed an international raw materials supply chain deal aimed at creating “one of the most technologically-advanced lithium battery cathode material manufacturers” in the country.
Proposals that pave the way for a battery storage facility of up to 20MWh to be built alongside a solar farm in Western Australia have taken a step forward.
Germany’s BMW Group is set to sign 10-year contracts to secure supplies of cobalt and lithium for production of electric vehicle batteries, the auto giant has told BBB.
US lead-acid battery-recycling start-up Aqua Metals has successfully modified equipment to resolve a “sticky lead” condition that had hampered production at its facility in Nevada.