Siemens has opened a battery module factory in Norway to assemble its BlueVault lithium-ion maritime battery systems.
Plans for four major energy storage projects in California could be under threat after the Pacific Gas & Electric (PG&E) filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy.
Mercedes-Benz is to build a new battery factory in Jawor, Poland, creating 300 jobs and expanding the global battery production network of Mercedes to nine factories across three continents.
“Key sources” of new lithium-ion for the battery materials market in 2019 will again come from Australia, say market analysts.
US-based start-up Forge Nano has received a US$10 million investment from German car maker Volkswagen— funds the company will use to continue investigating and developing “a material coating technology that could further improve the performance of battery materials”.
Norwegian Electric Systems (NES) has selected Corvus Energy to supply lithium-ion energy storage systems (ESS) for five new all-electric ferries.
The Evergrande Health Industry Group is to reportedly pay CNY1.06 billion (US$156m) to to secure a majority stake in Shanghai-based automotive battery maker Shanghai CENAT New Energy.
The UK’s Department of Business has launched a competition offering up to £20 million (US$26.2m) for “innovative, replicable solutions that could provide a market competitive alternative to conventional commercial large scale energy storage technologies.”
US deep-cycle lead firm Crown Battery Manufacturing has acquired licensing rights to Advanced Battery Concepts’ (ABC) bipolar lead-acid technology— strengthening its support for the company.
The Cleantech Group has unveiled its Global Cleantech 100 list for 2019— the 10th iteration of the list— which includes more than 10 energy storage companies.