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New GS Yuasa Europe chief eyes lead storage

Fri, 12/15/2017 - 09:16 -- John Shepherd
New GS Yuasa Europe chief eyes lead storage

The new head of European operations for Japan-based GS Yuasa has told BBB the battery maker is looking at opportunities to expand the role of lead-acid in the energy storage business.

Andrew Taylor (pictured), who has been promoted to MD and CEO of GS Yuasa Battery Europe, said: “We are looking at some of the applications for energy storage, especially for new lead-acid technology that we believe can play a part. We’re already seeing some of the benefits of this with new products coming out of Japan.”

 

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GS Yuasa production boost marks centenary

Thu, 11/16/2017 - 10:27 -- Xuan Zhong
GS Yuasa production boost marks centenary

Japan-based lead-acid battery manufacturer GS Yuasa has told investors it is on track to expand production in at least three other countries as it marks 100 years of operations.

GS Yuasa said new production facilities will come on line in Turkey, China and India in 2018— and the group plans to make inroads into the lucrative electric vehicles (EV) battery market.

 

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Exide India ‘plans new smelter investment’

Tue, 11/07/2017 - 10:00 -- News Editor
Exide India ‘plans new smelter investment’

Indian lead-acid battery maker Exide Industries has reportedly submitted plans to set up a third lead smelter at its plant in Haldia, West Bengal.

Exide is asking India’s national government for permission to install the smelter amid soaring lead prices, the Mumbai-based English language daily DNA reported.

 

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Battery makers take safety case for lead to regulators

Mon, 11/06/2017 - 11:09 -- Xuan Zhong
Battery makers take safety case for lead to regulators

Lead industry leaders in California are to hold talks with regulators as part of a review of lead-acid batteries under the state’s ‘safer consumer products’ (SCP) initiative.

State governor Jerry Brown (pictured) ordered the review last year in the wake of the closure of Exide Technologies’ troubled Vernon lead-acid battery recycling plant.

 

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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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EU urged to include lead in ‘batteries alliance’

Mon, 10/16/2017 - 12:59 -- John Shepherd
EU urged to include lead in ‘batteries alliance’

Lead producers are urging EU leaders to urgently rethink proposals to invest in setting up a Europe-wide ‘batteries alliance’ that would fail to include the region’s powerhouse lead-acid battery industry.

The call came after EU energy chief Maroš Šefčovič (pictured) told an industry summit he hosted in Brussels that a blueprint for the ‘EU Battery Alliance’ was needed to “strongly support the establishment of a full value chain of batteries in Europe, with large-scale battery cells production and the circular economy at the core”.

 

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Giess receives International Lead Award

Wed, 09/27/2017 - 09:53 -- News Editor
Giess receives International Lead Award

Chief scientist of Chinese battery maker Narada Power, Dr Herbert Giess, has received the International Lead Award for his contributions to the lead and lead-acid battery industries.

The award from the International Lead Association (ILA) was presented by ILA associate, David Rand, at last week’s Asian Battery Conference in Kuala Lumpur.

 

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Pavlov dies aged 86

Tue, 08/29/2017 - 12:23 -- News Editor
Pavlov dies aged 86

Professor Detchko Pavlov, the Bulgarian academician who dedicated practically his whole life to research and development of lead-acid batteries, died last Friday. He was 86. Pavlov’s almost legendary 65-year-long career in battery research began in 1953.

A graduate of the University of Chemical Technology and Metallurgy in Sofia, for the next seven years he worked as assistant to the Chair of Physical Chemistry of the same university with Prof. St. Hristov.

 

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Lead-acid ‘sustainable as toilet paper’

Mon, 08/21/2017 - 10:40 -- News Editor
Lead-acid ‘sustainable as toilet paper’

Lead-acid batteries are among the top five rated consumer products for sustainability – second only to toilet tissue, according to a new report.

The Sustainability Consortium’s (TSC) 2017 Impact Report – ‘The Call for Collective Action Across Supply Chains’, said lead-acid batteries share an average high level of sustainability along with household paper products, leafy vegetables, computers and diapers.

 

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Sustained growth predicted for lead-acid battery market

Wed, 05/24/2017 - 12:48 -- Xuan Zhong
Sustained growth predicted for lead-acid battery market

A raft of reports into the lead-acid battery market has floated into the BBB offices. Although they cover different timespans and regions, the conclusions are clear: the lead-acid battery market is heading for a period of sustained growth. 

Persistence Market Research (PMR), based in New York, expects the lead-acid battery market to be worth $58.55 (£45) billion by 2020 with an estimated compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 4.6% between 2014 and 2020.

 

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