China is to crack down on illegal lead recycling and launch a “traceability system” to promote advances in lead battery development as a “backbone” national industry.
Chemicals group SABIC has taken a majority stake in nanotechnology company Black Diamond Structures (BDS).
Apple has appointed a former top executive of Korean battery giant Samsung SDI as its global head of battery development.
The US Department of Energy (DoE) has launched a Lithium-ion Battery Recycling Prize and an associated Battery Recycling R&D Centre, in a bid to reduce “America’s dependence on foreign sources of critical (battery) materials”.
Canadian lithium battery cathode materials producer Nano One has signed a joint development agreement with Chinese cathode company Pulead Technology Industry.
Within the next 18 months, Malaysia is set to become the first country in the Association of SouthEast Asian Nations (ASEAN) to produce lithium-ion batteries, according to the CEO of Malaysia Automotive Robots and IoT Institute (MARII).
A three-year supply agreement for “no less than 19 million lithium batteries” has been signed between SimpliPhi Power and CBAK Energy Technology.
Japanese compatriots Panasonic and Toshiba have concluded contracts toward setting up a joint venture (JV) company related to the automotive prismatic battery business.
Electric vehicle penetration of the global car fleet will be at less than 10% by 2025, industry guru Menahem Anderman has told BEST Battery Briefing.
UK-based ‘carbon-ion’ developer Zap&Go is to build a new R&D facility in Oxford as it moves toward taking its next generation fast-charge technology to market.