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GS Yuasa targets motorcycle market with Pb-A production boost

Mon, 06/01/2015 - 10:25 -- Paul Crompton
GS Yuasa targets motorcycle market with Pb-A production boost

The smart money should be on the lead-acid motorcycle market if Japanese firm GS Yuasa’s latest tranche of investments is anything to go by.

The company is boosting its lead-acid battery output by 2.3 million units (to 30million) in Indonesia by 2016 as the Asian motorcycle market – especially China and India –expands.

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Chinese energy storage on show

Fri, 05/29/2015 - 11:14 -- Paul Crompton
Chinese energy storage on show

Sacred Sun Power, one of the leading lights in Chinese Energy Storage Systems, is set to display a full range of lead-acid and lithium-ion battery systems.

The systems will be available for both the domestic and smart grid power markets.

Meet them and see the range at Inter Solar Europe show in Munich on stand B1.291 from June 9.

Asahi Kasei shareholders agree deal

Fri, 05/29/2015 - 11:08 -- Paul Crompton
Asahi Kasei shareholders agree deal

Shareholders at Lithium-ion and lead-acid battery separator firm Polypore International have approved the sale of the firm for around $3.2billion.

Approval for the deal - first announced in February - was obtained during a meeting on May 12 and paves the way for the deal to go through.

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Capacitive methods spots failing standby cells months before they die

Wed, 05/27/2015 - 12:49 -- Paul Crompton
Capacitive methods spots failing standby cells months before they die

It took a long time, but ohmic methods are generally accepted as a means of determining whether a lead-acid battery is close to the end of its working life — sometimes just days.

Last week at Battcon, the industry’ premier stationary battery meeting, British engineer Nigel Scott showed the battery industry that it is now possible to determine a deteriorating lead-acid battery months before it fails by measuring a small change in the battery system’s capacitance— a first in testing innovation for many years.

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Manufacturing expansion at H&V’s Pb-A facility

Wed, 05/27/2015 - 12:47 -- Paul Crompton
Manufacturing expansion at H&V’s Pb-A facility

U.S. firm Hollingsworth & Vose is expanding its lead-acid capabilities to meet growing demand for its AGM separators.

The expansion paves the way for the company to add Absorbed Glass Mat (AGM) battery separator production capabilities at its Massachusetts manufacturing facility.

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Trojan opens R&D centre in Ireland

Tue, 05/26/2015 - 09:18 -- Paul Crompton
Trojan opens R&D centre in Ireland

Californian deep-cycle lead-acid manufacturer Trojan Battery is building a research and development centre in Ireland.

The facility will be known as Trojan Battery Ireland and be located at the Innovation Centre on the campus of the Institute of Technology, Sligo.

Picture: Sligo Innovation Centre

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Exide ups AGM production in Poland

Fri, 05/22/2015 - 10:41 -- Paul Crompton
Exide ups AGM production in Poland

American battery manufacturer Exide Technologies has added additional capacity for production lead-acid batteries at its plant in Poznań, Poland

In the company’s biggest European investment project to date, it has added EIRICH machines to boost production of its Absorbent Glass Mat (AGM) batteries.

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Australia pits Li-ion against Pb-A in energy storage tests

Tue, 05/12/2015 - 11:20 -- Paul Crompton
Australia pits Li-ion against Pb-A in energy storage tests

Six major lithium-ion brands are to be tested against lead-acid battery technology in an Australian based energy storage trial.

IT Power (ITP) will carry out the trial examine whether lithium-ion batteries could enhance electricity grids and increase the use of renewable energy.

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BCI calls for Pb-A and Li-ion recycling system

Mon, 05/11/2015 - 10:33 -- Paul Crompton
BCI calls for Pb-A and Li-ion recycling system

A method for identifying recycled lithium-ion batteries must be introduced to stop fires and explosions at secondary lead smelters, Battery Council International members were told during its annual conference.

With more than 99% of lead-acid batteries recycled the danger comes when they are mixed with lithium-ion batteries and put through the plant’s crushers.

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