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EU splashes cash for e-batteries as ‘political priority’

Mon, 11/13/2017 - 10:14 -- John Shepherd
EU splashes cash for e-batteries as ‘political priority’

The European Commission has pledged to pump EUR200 million ($232.5m) of fresh funding into developing “next generation electric batteries” in the EU over the next three years.

The announcement took industry insiders by surprise— coming three months before the Commission is due to finalise a “comprehensive roadmap” to fund an EU ‘batteries alliance’.

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EU ‘aware of lead’s value’ to batteries industry

Mon, 10/23/2017 - 11:03 -- John Shepherd
EU ‘aware of lead’s value’ to batteries industry

European Commission chiefs have not ruled out the participation of the lead-acid industry in a proposed ‘batteries alliance’ for Europe— BBB has learned.

Lead producers called on the Commission to urgently rethink its proposals last week, after EU energy chief Maroš Šefčovič used an industry summit in Brussels to float proposals to invest in large-scale battery cells production— but failed to outline support for Europe’s powerhouse lead-acid battery industry.

 

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New levels of protection for lead battery workers

Tue, 06/20/2017 - 11:03 -- Paul Crompton
New levels of protection for lead battery workers

The lead battery industry is aiming to reduce worker blood lead levels to below 20mcg/dL (microgrammes per deciliter).

Two trade associations, representing battery manufacturers in North America, Europe, Africa and the Middle East, have set the new target after completing a three-year voluntary programme to reduce levels to below 30mcg/dL.

 

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Batteries are key to EU’s new transport policy

Wed, 06/14/2017 - 11:33 -- Xuan Zhong
Batteries are key to EU’s new transport policy

EUROBAT, the Association of European Automotive and Industrial Battery Manufacturers, has welcomed the strong focus on battery manufacturing in the EU’s new ‘Europe on the Move' policy package.

The European Commission launched the policies to make Europe’s transport sector, which employs more than 11 million people, more competitive, better connected and cleaner. The policy document says it wants to “ensure that the best clean, connected and automated mobility solutions, transport equipment and vehicles will be developed, offered and manufactured in Europe.”

 

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