The lead battery industry must redouble its efforts to show investors and utility operators that lead batteries are a perfectly usable and cost effective means of providing grid-scale energy storage, a seminar in London heard last month.
A partnership between academe, the city of Coventry and other local partners was announced last week with £80 million ($108m) government funding. The National Battery Manufacturing Development Facility (NBMDF), was announced by The Rt Hon Greg Clark, Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, while attending an energy conference on the University of Warwick campus.
A second life vehicle battery project has been launched in the UK to study the viability of developing applications worldwide.
Czech solar PV company the Solar Global group is to build a 10MWh battery storage facility in the southeast of the country.
UK-based speciality chemicals company Johnson Matthey (JM) plans a “substantial” cash injection to boost battery tech manufacturing in 2018, CEO Robert MacLeod has said.
Germany’s SMS engineering group has won an order from US-based Johnson Controls (JCI) for three tandem cold mills to roll lead for automotive batteries.
India’s expanding energy storage market is poised to attract more than $3 billion in new investments over the next three years, according to a new study by the India Energy Storage Alliance (IESA).
The global energy storage market is projected to soar to more than 300GWh by the end of 2030 from “a meagre starting point” of less than 5GWh last year, according to a new report.
Hong Kong-listed FDG Electric Vehicles Limited has confirmed plans to build a new battery Gigafactory and separate EV production facility in China’s Sichuan province.
Chinese firm Do-Fluoride Chemicals Co., Ltd plans to raise around CNY1.7 billion ($258 million) to produce materials for automotive lithium batteries and battery pack manufacturing.