Johnson Controls International (JCI), the biggest western player in the global battery market has fuelled speculation that it could be preparing to sell its Power Solutions division— essentially all of its lead-acid and lithium business.
A backdoor attempt to “choke off” supplies of key raw materials for Europe’s lead-acid battery industry could face a legal battle, BBB can reveal.
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The value of the US battery storage market could grow from $300 million a year to as much as $3 billion by 2020— adding up to rich pickings for electricity distribution cooperatives, according to a new report.
One of the first investor-owned grid-scale lithium-ion battery storage projects in the UK has been pre-qualified to supply backup power to the national grid following a capacity market auction, BBB can reveal.
Sungrow, a Chinese photovoltaic inverter system solution supplier, is to supply a turnkey 30MWh battery energy storage system for installation in Japan.
Researchers in Australia have unveiled a working prototype of a “proton battery” that they say could eventually overtake lithium-ion as a more powerful and sustainable alternative.
German automotive manufacturer Continental has confirmed plans to launch a battery production joint venture with China’s Sichuan Chengfei Integration Technology (CITC).
Aqua Metals, the US lead-acid battery-recycling start-up, is ramping up its commercial fightback by completing its “first24-hour run of continuous operations” of lead production after months of production setbacks.
China’s lithium-ion automotive battery developer Tesson New Energy has started construction of a 4GWh battery assembly facility in the eastern city of Nanjing.