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Support for battery storage ‘bridges US political divide’

Mon, 02/18/2019 - 00:00 -- John Shepherd
Mark Takano

Energy storage and support for advanced batteries research such as lead-acid has emerged as a rare issue to unite US legislators across the current political divide.

A Capitol Hill briefing organised by Battery Council International saw Republican and Democrat representatives stress the need for research into energy storage was a key “area of alignment” for both main parties.

Representatives Mark Takano (Democrat) and Chris Collins (Republican), who serve as co-chairs of the Advanced Energy Storage Caucus, were among those attending the briefing.

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China promotes ‘eco’ lead batteries plan with illegal recycling crackdown

Mon, 02/04/2019 - 00:00 -- John Shepherd

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.

The environment ministry said the government wants to “promote the standardised and orderly development of lead storage battery production and lead recycling”.

The ministry’s ‘action plan’— which has been seen by BEST Battery Briefing— said lead battery manufacturers will be encouraged to develop “ecological designs” for new batteries and to “increase the proportion of recycled raw materials” used in production.

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Toshiba expands ‘ahead of demand’ for SCiB batteries

Mon, 10/22/2018 - 00:00 -- Hugh Finzel
Toshiba SCiB

The social infrastructure arm of the Toshiba Group is to invest JPY16.2 billion (US$144.5m) to ramp up production of its SCiB rechargeable lithium-ion batteries by building an additional production facility.

The three-storey 27,000 sq. m facility, to be built at Toshiba Infrastructure Systems and Solutions’ (TISS) Yokohama complex, will also serve as a ‘production technology development centre’.

Toshiba said this would allow the firm “to respond positively to potential future expansion of the lithium-ion battery unit”.

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EU pledges more cash to prop up lithium battery alliance

Mon, 10/15/2018 - 00:00 -- John Shepherd
Maroš Šefčovič

The European Union is pledging to throw additional cash at projects that support plans for an EU-wide battery cell manufacturing industry to compete with Asia.

The move comes one-year after the launch of the EU Batteries Alliance initiative— which has been heavily criticised for favouring investments in lithium-based technologies for future electric vehicles while attacking the bloc’s lead-acid industry.

Now EU energy chief and European Commission vice-president, Maroš Šefčovič, has said around €1 million of new funding could be made available under a newly-launched ‘Interregional Partnership for Batteries’ (IPB)— “to promote European cooperation across public authorities, research, and industry” in support of the Batteries Alliance.

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ILA call to “change perceptions” of policymakers on lead

Wed, 05/09/2018 - 09:33 -- Xuan Zhong
ILA call to “change perceptions” of policymakers on lead

The International Lead Association (ILA) is calling on battery makers in Europe and the US to challenge and change misconceptions by some policymakers who think of lead-acid as “out-dated technology”.

The ILA’s director of products and sustainability, Alistair Davidson (pictured), told the annual Battery Council International Convention (BCI) and Power Mart Expo in Arizona, research showed some policymakers do not see lead acid “as a technology of the future”.

 

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Legal battle looms over bid to “choke” EU lead-acid supplies

Mon, 03/19/2018 - 11:08 -- John Shepherd
Legal battle looms over bid to “choke” EU lead-acid supplies

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.

The move was sparked by proposals from the Swedish Chemicals Agency to have lead metal classified as “substances of very high concern” (SVHC) under EU health and environmental rules.

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Lead batteries best on environmental footprint

Mon, 01/29/2018 - 10:54 -- News Editor
Lead batteries best on environmental footprint

The use of lead batteries in advanced hybrid and electric vehicles is likely to contribute significantly to carbon foot print reduction, according to Alistair Davidson of the International Lead Association (ILA).

Speaking at the Advanced Automotive Battery Conference in Mainz Germany this week, Dr Davidson, director of products and sustainability at ILA, explained that life cycle assessment of the use of lead batteries gave a doubled benefit to the environment in terms of 99% collection and recycling rate, coupled with reduced emissions from automobiles from technologies such as start-stop and micro-hybrid applications.

 

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ILA to manage ALABC as lead industry aims to unite under single ‘programme of action’

Mon, 02/15/2016 - 15:39 -- Paul Crompton
ILA to manage ALABC as lead industry aims to unite under single ‘programme of action’

The International Lead Association has taken responsibility for the management of the Advanced Lead Acid Battery Consortium as part of a reorganisation of associations supporting the global lead industry.

The new partnership forms part of ILA’s wider strategic goals to unite the entire lead industry under a single, clear and focused global programme of action on lead and lead batteries.

The every day work of the ALABC will carry on as it has done previously through the office in North Carolina, with the ILAproviding management support for ALABC’s three year programme, which is currently in the early stages of development.

 

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ILA campaign to tackle lead-acid recycling concerns

Mon, 01/25/2016 - 15:41 -- Paul Crompton
ILA campaign to tackle lead-acid recycling concerns

The lead-acid industry has launched a campaign to educate battery collectors, handlers and sorters across Europe and North America of the threat posed when lithium-ion batteries are mixed with lead-acid in the smelting process.

Mixing the two chemistries during the recycling process, especially when going through the crusher, increases the risk of fire and has been known to cause explosions in plants.

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ILA regulations to protect lead workers

Wed, 04/29/2015 - 11:16 -- Paul Crompton
ILA regulations to protect lead workers

A programme to protect lead mining, smelting, refining and recycling employees from exposure was a success, claim the International Lead Association (ILA).

ILA member companies in Europe, North America and Australia have now agreed to hit voluntary employee lead blood level targets of below 30 microgrammes per deciliter (µg/dl) by 2017.

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