Dutch energy management company Lithium Werks has announced that it is to merge with fellow lithium-ion battery developer Super B to form the joint company Lithium Werks BV.
World-beating battery-testing knowhow was on show in Vienna last week courtesy of the technical editor of Batteries & Energy Storage Technology (BEST) Magazine, Dr Mike McDonagh.
The lead industry must work harder in the face of increasing competition from lithium-ion to power energy storage projects, according to the head of lead-acid company Enersys.
Lead-acid battery makers and suppliers have been warned they face “the very real possibility of regulatory restrictions that could ultimately jeopardise” the entire industry.
Mercedes-Benz has announced investments of more than €1 billion (US$1.1bn) in “global battery production” in concert with the launch of its first fully-electric vehicle— the ‘EQC’.
US-based lead-acid separator company Daramic is expanding its facility in France, president Bryan Moorehead has revealed.
Europe must step up recycling efforts to generate “sufficient raw materials” to produce new lithium-ion batteries, the head of the European Battery Recycling Association (EBRA) has said.
Sheffield based energy storage manufacturer Powerstar has invested £500,000 (US$651,000) in a new laboratory and ‘grid scale emulator’ (GSE) to test battery storage systems.
The UK is joining international investors in pledging cash to boost the development of battery storage technology in South Africa.
Dyson has taken a step forward in its plans to start selling a “radical” electric car from 2020— but is keeping quiet about the battery technology involved.