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GS Yuasa to supply ground-breaking dual lead and lithium hybrid ESS in UK

Thu, 07/02/2020 - 13:02 -- Paul Crompton

Japanese battery maker GS Yuasa has announced it will be supplying a dual chemical— lead-acid and lithium-ion— hybrid energy storage system to a port in the UK.

As BEST reported at the beginning of June, the PESO (Port Energy Systems Optimisation) project will provide power for electric vehicle charging and localised grid support at Portsmouth International Port. 

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Vision Group announce lithium-ion gigafactory plans to meet NEV and telecoms demand

Thu, 06/25/2020 - 10:28 -- Paul Crompton

Chinese battery maker Vision Group, which makes lead-acid batteries through its subsidiary Shenzhen Center Power Tech, has announced plans to build a 30GWh lithium-ion battery plant in China's Hubei province.

The company says the plant will meet demand from the 5G telecom networks and new energy vehicle (NEV) power battery sectors, according to media organisation Argus Media.

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Microporous triples lead-acid battery separator capacity with state-of-the-art production line

Tue, 06/23/2020 - 12:41 -- Paul Crompton

Lead-acid battery separator firm Microporous has opened a ‘state-of-the-art’ production line that triples its polyethylene (PE) separator capacity in the US.

Commissioned in March, the advanced lead-acid battery separator manufacturing facility include innovative features and the latest technologies available in the industry

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Battery maker Systems Sunlight promotes CCO to top seat

Fri, 06/19/2020 - 10:20 -- Paul Crompton

Lead-acid and lithium-ion battery maker Systems Sunlight has welcomed its new chief executive officer Lampros Bisalas.

Bisalas was promoted from chief commercial officer to the head of the company, which is a subsidiary of the Greek lead-acid battery maker and recycling organisation Olympia Group. 

The US firm’s board of directors made the decision to promote Bisalas, who has been with Sunlight for almost 12 years, on 29 April.

Robby Bourlas, CEO of Olympia Group, will remain as chairman of the board of Sunlight.

Bourlas said: “Sunlight’s biggest asset is its own team and Lampros is a great example of our commitment to restlessly develop our people.”

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Monbat CEO resigns amid allegation of illegal trafficking of hazardous lead battery waste

Fri, 06/05/2020 - 11:27 -- Paul Crompton

Bulgarian lead-acid battery company Monbat has begun its search for a new CEO after the resignation of Atanas Bobokov to “preserve the stability of the company”.

Bobokov made the announcement on 3 June following allegations he had illegally imported and exported waste lead battery products.

A Monbat statement read: “Monbat is in possession of the necessary notification issued by the Ministry of the Environment and Waters which is a must for the transportation of this “paste”, and it is being transported predominantly with own transport vehicles.  Monbat has never been involved in transportation of refuse and/or trash and trucks, property of Monbat, have never been detained.” 

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Hybrid battery system to be piloted at UK international port

Thu, 06/04/2020 - 10:29 -- Paul Crompton

A UK ferry port is launching a project to decarbonise its energy operation by using a hybrid lithium-ion and lead-acid energy storage system GS Yuasa. 

Portsmouth International Port, on the south coast of the island, has launched the PESO (Port Energy Systems Optimisation) project to demonstrate how smart grid technology and management software can reduce atmospheric emissions.

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Indian firm latest to license silicon lead battery technology

Wed, 06/03/2020 - 10:54 -- Paul Crompton

Indian battery maker Amara Raja Batteries has announced a partnership with Gridtential Energy to collaborate on bipolar lead-acid batteries.

The two companies have entered into a formal technology evaluation agreement, with Amara and Gridtential assembling and testing the US-based firm’s Silicon Joule bipolar reference batteries. 

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EnerSys announces board room changes as long-standing members retire

Thu, 05/28/2020 - 12:14 -- Paul Crompton

Lead-acid and lithium-ion battery maker EnerSys announced on 27 May that its long-standing board members John Lehman and Dennis Marlo would retire from the EnerSys board of directors next month.

The pair are due to stand down at the annual stockholders meeting due on 30 July because the US firm’s corporate governance guidelines provide that no director may stand for re-election after they reach 75 years old.

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Clarios names full-time CEO

Fri, 05/22/2020 - 11:01 -- Paul Crompton

Lead-acid and lithium-ion battery maker Clarios has hired Mark Wallace, as the company’s new president and chief executive officer.

Wallace joined Clarios—  formerly Johnson Controls Power Solutions— on 18 May and succeeds interim CEO John Barkhouse, who will continue as chair of the board. 
 

 

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Exide files for Chapter 11 bankruptcy as it looks to value-maximise sale of its businesses

Tue, 05/19/2020 - 17:00 -- Paul Crompton

US lead-acid battery maker Exide Technologies has agreed to sell its EMEA and Asia Pacific business and plans to sell its North America interest as it faces down its third Chapter 11 crisis in two decades.

The announcements come as the company and some of its US subsidiaries filed voluntary Chapter 11 petition of the U.S. Bankruptcy Code in the United States Bankruptcy Court for the District of Delaware.

The Georgia-headquartered firm began voluntary Chapter 11 proceedings to facilitate the sale of its North American operations.

In a letter to its suppliers on 19 May, the firm said it had entered into an agreement to sell the EMEA and Asia Pacific business to an ad-hoc group of its noteholders.

The EMEA and South Pacific business is not included in the Chapter 11 proceedings and continues to operate as a stand-alone company independent from Exide Americas.

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