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Amazon guilty of violating lithium-ion shipment rules

Mon, 09/26/2016 - 10:56 -- Paul Crompton

A jury has found online shopping company Amazon guilty of shipping potentially dangerous lithium-ion batteries on planes.

The jury at London's Southwark Crown Court found the company guilty of offences under the Air Navigation (Dangerous Goods) Regulations 2002.

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Lead-acid Energy storage system-company breaks into transport market

Wed, 09/21/2016 - 14:02 -- Paul Crompton
Lead-acid Energy storage system-company breaks into transport market

Swedish-American energy storage system company Northstar will supply its Ultra High Performance pure lead AGM batteries to a major truck maker.

The batteries will be fitted into the next-generation Freightliner Cascadia Truck following a collaborative deal with Daimler Trucks North America (DTNA).

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Chinese firm looks to secure lithium stocks

Fri, 09/16/2016 - 10:03 -- Paul Crompton

When it comes to the rapidly growing electric vehicle and energy storage markets the question is not how many lithium-ion batteries can companies make, but how to source the raw materials.

That’s why Chinese lithium-ion battery materials maker Ningbo Shanshan is in advanced talks to buy a stake in Chile's Sociedad Quimica Y Minera (SQM), at least according to news outlet Reuters.

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Lead-acid and Ni-Cd battery use falls in UK

Thu, 09/15/2016 - 14:33 -- Paul Crompton

The use of lead-acid and nickel-cadmium batteries in the UK is declining year-on-year, if figures by the Environment Agency are to be believed.

The amount of lead-acid batteries placed on the market fell by 128 tonnes in 2015 from 2,338 tonnes in 2014.

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Sony to start making lithium-ion electric vehicle batteries

Wed, 09/14/2016 - 07:47 -- Paul Crompton

Battery giant Sony is set to start manufacturing lithium-ion batteries for electric vehicles, according to reports.

The Japanese firm is set to release a 3.000 mAh 18650 cylindrical cell onto the market, according to pushEV website.

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Amazon in dock over alleged battery safety breaches

Wed, 09/14/2016 - 07:26 -- Paul Crompton

The trial of online shopping giant Amazon has begun in London as it faces charges of breaching safety regulations as it prepared to transport lithium-ion batteries by air.

A court in the UK has heard how the retailer allegedly readied loose lithium-ion batteries—for consumer products—for transport across Europe without the correct markings.

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Electrodes hold key to doubling EV lithium battery performance

Mon, 09/05/2016 - 14:40 -- Paul Crompton
Electrodes hold key to doubling EV lithium battery performance

A consortium of US companies will receive $50million in federal funding to develop the next generation lithium-metal batteries.

The Battery500 consortium will receive up to $10 million a year over five years from the Department of Energy's Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy.

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Lithium NMC batteries power record-breaking flight

Wed, 08/31/2016 - 11:50 -- Paul Crompton
Lithium NMC batteries power record-breaking flight

South Korean firm Kokam’s lithium nickel manganese cobalt batteries were at the heart of record-breaking journey around the world.

Battery powered Solar Impulse 2 was the first plane to circumnavigate the globe using just solar power when it completed its journey last month.

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Flow battery firm name utility expert as new board member

Fri, 08/26/2016 - 11:33 -- Paul Crompton
Flow battery firm name utility expert as new board member

North American all-iron redox flow battery firm Energy Storage Systems has appointed a utility specialist to its board of directors.

Portland, Oregon-based ESS named former San Diego Gas & Electric President Michael R. Niggli as its latest board of directors member.

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Mining firm develops method for cheaper lithium-ion anode material

Fri, 08/26/2016 - 09:17 -- Paul Crompton
Mining firm develops method for cheaper lithium-ion anode material

Industry experts are currently testing a proprietary technology that could make the production of graphite for lithium-ion anodes cheaper and easier.

Canadian minerals firm Elcora Advanced Materials claims to have developed a method of graphite manufacturing that reduces or eliminates the need for spheronisation, purification and coatings.

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