If you need to know about batteries; you’ve come to the right place Chinese flag 点击这里访问我们的中文网站 Chinese flag

lead-acid

Lithium creep into forklifts grows

Mon, 04/16/2018 - 10:25 -- gerry@bestmag.co.uk
Lithium creep into forklifts grows

The growing impact of lithium-ion power in the traditional lead acid traction market could be seen last week at Modex in Atlanta— a major US supply chain trade fair.

Exide, one of the USA’s big four and predominantly lead-acid makes, launched a lithium-ion battery aimed the forklift  and autonomous guided vehicle market while Navitas announced a lithium-ion deal with Hyster— one of the largest global players in materials handling equipment.

 

The full story is only available in our FREE weekly industry newsletter, so sign-up to get it delivered to your inbox every Monday.

Report says China ‘well ahead’ of Europe on battery recycling— urges EU to learn from lead-acid industry

Mon, 04/16/2018 - 10:16 -- John Shepherd
Report says China ‘well ahead’ of Europe on battery recycling— urges EU to learn from lead-acid industry

An independent report by Germany’s independent and non-profit Oeko-Institut has urged the European Union that, when it comes to lithium batteries, to follow the example set by the lead-acid industry in recycling batteries to create a “sustainable” system for conserving raw materials and reusing EV batteries for energy storage.

But the report— ‘Ensuring a Sustainable Supply of Raw Materials for Electric Vehicles’— shows EU leaders that China is already “well ahead” in having a “transparent” structure that efficiently regulates the use of materials in the electro-mobility sector, the Institute said.

 

The full story is only available in our FREE weekly industry newsletter, so sign-up to get it delivered to your inbox every Monday.

Daramic hails top honour for Li-battery pioneer

Mon, 03/19/2018 - 12:02 -- John Shepherd
Daramic hails top honour for Li-battery pioneer

The prestigious Japan Prize for science and technology has been awarded to Dr Akira Yoshino for his “significant contributions” to development of the lithium-ion battery, US-based separator firm Daramic has announced.

Dr Yoshino is a fellow of Japan’s Asahi Kasei, of which Daramic is a subsidiary.

 

The full story is only available in our FREE weekly industry newsletter, so sign-up to get it delivered to your inbox every Monday.

JCI to sell battery business to Chinese suitor?

Mon, 03/19/2018 - 11:13 -- John Shepherd
JCI to sell battery business to Chinese suitor?

Johnson Controls International (JCI), the biggest western player in the global battery market has fuelled speculation that it could be preparing to sell its Power Solutions division— essentially all of its lead-acid and lithium business.

And sources have told BBB the most likely buyer will be a Chinese player— perhaps Camel or Chilwee (also known as Chaowei) who both have the financial muscle to pull off such a deal.

 

The full story is only available in our FREE weekly industry newsletter, so sign-up to get it delivered to your inbox every Monday.

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.

The full story is only available in our FREE weekly industry newsletter, so sign-up to get it delivered to your inbox every Monday.

German battery chiefs warn EU over Giga cash dash for lithium

Mon, 02/19/2018 - 11:21 -- John Shepherd
German battery chiefs warn EU over Giga cash dash for lithium

Battery industry leaders in Germany say there is currently “no business case” for “politically-inspired” plans by the European Union to build at least 10 Gigafactories across the bloc for lithium-based batteries.

EU energy chief Maroš Šefčovič said last week the Gigafactories would be needed to produce “green European batteries” for new electric vehicles produced in Europe— and to combat Asia’s increasing dominance in the EV batteries sector.

The full story is only available in our FREE weekly industry newsletter, so sign-up to get it delivered to your inbox every Monday.

Taiwan launches energy storage “alliance”

Mon, 02/05/2018 - 12:15 -- Xuan Zhong
Taiwan launches energy storage “alliance”

Industry leaders in Taiwan have reported launched an “alliance” to promote the development of the domestic energy storage market— and boost the take-up of lithium-ion systems.

The Taiwan Electrical and Electronic Manufacturers’ Association (TEEMA) launched the initiative on 31 January with founding members including the Taiwan Power Company, ITRI and Taiwan Institute of Economic Research, according to state media channel CNA.

 

The full story is only available in our FREE weekly industry newsletter, so sign-up to get it delivered to your inbox every Monday.

Younicos swaps lead for lithium storage in Hawaii

Mon, 02/05/2018 - 12:13 -- Xuan Zhong
Younicos swaps lead for lithium storage in Hawaii

Younicos is to replace a lead-acid battery storage system at one of the largest wind farms in Hawaii with Samsung SDI lithium-ion technology.

Younicos, a subsidiary of Scotland-based Aggreko, said it has signed a deal with US renewable power operator, TerraForm Power, to install a 10MW lithium battery system that marries with its Y.Q Younicos control software, to upgrade energy storage at the Kaheawa wind farm, on the island of Maui.

 

The full story is only available in our FREE weekly industry newsletter, so sign-up to get it delivered to your inbox every Monday.

‘Lead-acid recycling plant bid gets green light’

Mon, 01/22/2018 - 12:31 -- John Shepherd
‘Lead-acid recycling plant bid gets green light’

Proposals to build a multi-million-dollar lead-acid battery recycling plant in eastern Australia have reportedly been given the go-ahead.

An application by Pymore Recyclers International (PRI) to invest AUD39.8 million ($31.9m) in the project, in an industrial zone at Kurri Kurri, in the state of New South Wales, has been granted by the state’s planning and environment department, the Maitland Mercury said.

 

The full story is only available in our FREE weekly industry newsletter, so sign-up to get it delivered to your inbox every Monday.

Aqua Metals ‘to fight law suit claims’

Mon, 01/22/2018 - 11:23 -- John Shepherd
Aqua Metals ‘to fight law suit claims’

US lead-acid battery-recycling start-up Aqua Metals has pledged to “vigorously” defend itself against allegations that it has been “misleading” investors about its technology.

Aqua Metals has previously declined to comment on class action complaints made towards the end of 2017— after the company admitted it was “significantly behind schedule” with production and was “retrofitting” equipment to tackle production problems.

 

The full story is only available in our FREE weekly industry newsletter, so sign-up to get it delivered to your inbox every Monday.

Pages

Subscribe to lead-acid