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Indian Exide plans foray into lithium

Tue, 08/01/2017 - 09:33 -- News Editor
Indian Exide plans foray into lithium

Exide Industries, the Indian lead-acid battery maker, is gearing up to ride the next wave of growth with a foray in lithium-ion batteries.

"We are in a very disruptive stage as far as the battery industry is concerned. There is so much talk about e-buses, e-cars, etc. Elon Musk is creating such a hype. We are keeping our plans flexible currently.

 

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China’s Camel expands lead recycling business

Tue, 07/11/2017 - 09:21 -- News Editor
China’s Camel expands lead recycling business

Camel Group Co., Ltd., a China-based lead-acid battery manufacturer, has announced plans to invest CNY35 million ($5.2 million) to form a waste battery recycling joint venture (JV) business with a domestic investor.

Camel has signed a cooperation and investment agreement for the JV with Lei Jia, an investor from China’s Anhui Province, who will invest CNY15 million ($2.2 million) in the project. The new business, tentatively named Camel Group Anhui Renewable Resources Co., Ltd., would have a total registered capital of CNY50 million ($7.4 million).

 

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Chinese province urges support for faster lead-acid growth

Tue, 07/11/2017 - 09:19 -- News Editor
Chinese province urges support for faster lead-acid growth

The Government of China’s Hunan Province has called for domestic policies to support a speeding-up of the industrial development of lead-acid batteries.

Hunan said in an official statement that this is a crucial period for lead-acid battery technology, as China’s national Government plans to reduce subsidies for new energy vehicles by 20% compared to 2016 levels – phasing out subsidies completely by 2020.

 

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Lead technology set to retain markets as innovation reassures carmakers

Mon, 06/26/2017 - 14:37 -- Paul Crompton
Lead technology set to retain markets as innovation reassures carmakers

Lead technology’s position in the automotive battery market got further enhanced last week according to specialists attending a car industry meeting in San Francisco.

Findings presented by the Advanced Lead Acid Battery Consortium (ALABC) – the leading research group supporting automotive battery technology – showed lead well-placed to remain the dominant technology for years to come.

 

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Roche sale in China

Fri, 06/23/2017 - 10:59 -- Xuan Zhong
Roche sale in China

Chloride Technical & Trading has delivered an Atelier Roche punching system to an unnamed battery maker in China, senior project engineer Mike Dunn (pictured) told BBB.

Its a first for the company and an acceptance from Chinese lead acid manufacturers that punched grid is the way forward if you want to make excellent VRLA batteries, he said.

 

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Aqua Metals prepares for ‘explosive growth’

Mon, 05/22/2017 - 10:27 -- Xuan Zhong
Aqua Metals prepares for ‘explosive growth’

Aqua Metals, the US start-up which aims to commercialise a water-based process for recycling lead-acid batteries, is preparing for “explosive growth in 2018”.

But chairman and CEO Dr Stephen Clarke is already rethinking plans to roll out the company’s AquaRefineries and is retrofitting improvements to the first facility in Nevada before rolling out the technology.

 

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South African firm tackling lead-acid battery thefts

Wed, 03/08/2017 - 09:43 -- Xuan Zhong
South African firm tackling lead-acid battery thefts

A mechanical locking device called a ‘Battery Boot’ is helping reduce the theft of lead-acid batteries in South Africa.

Aztec, an authorised NorthStar Battery distributor in Southern Africa, came up with the device to reduce the number of batteries being stolen from telecoms sites.

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US battery manufacturer to breath LiFePO4 into medical sector

Thu, 02/16/2017 - 09:26 -- Xuan Zhong
US battery manufacturer to breath LiFePO4 into medical sector

North American battery maker Ultralife Corporation is due to launch its latest lead-acid battery replacement next week.

The company will launch its latest LiFePO4 battery aimed at applications such as carts, wheelchairs, scooters, robotics and motor bots or uninterrupted power supply (UPS) systems.

 
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Hitachi buys majority share of Italian lead-acid SLI firm

Wed, 12/07/2016 - 09:26 -- Xuan Zhong

Japanese firm Hitachi Chemicals has bought the majority share of lead-acid battery maker Fiamm.

The Italian company’s board of directors chose to sign an agreement allowing Hitachi to obtain 51% of the shares of FIAMM Energy Technology.

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Rocketing Chinese lead price, bad news or good news?

Mon, 12/05/2016 - 10:12 -- Xuan Zhong

Chinese battery producers have begun raising battery prices due to the rocketing cost of lead, which has climbed above ¥21,000 ($3,051)/ tonne, according to Shanghai Metal Market data.

Lead values jumped ¥5,600 ($814)/ tonne in November— with prices hitting the highest since April 28, 2008.

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