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

Lithium-ion

Industry calls for LIB deposit return scheme in Germany

Fri, 08/23/2019 - 10:23 -- Paul Crompton

A series of major fires at waste recycling facilities has led Germany’s lawmakers to investigate the introduction of a compulsory deposit return scheme for lithium-ion batteries.

The proposal, by Germany’s federal association for disposal, water and raw materials management (BDE), is initially focused on halting the disposal of batteries in discarded toys and electronic devices— but could include electric bikes and cars, BEST Battery Briefing(BBB) understands.

 

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 firm Enersys hedges its bets with targeting of LIB markets

Thu, 08/22/2019 - 14:03 -- John Shepherd
David Shaffer Lead-acid firm Enersys hedges its bets with targeting of LIB markets

US-based lead-acid battery maker Enersys plans to target the defence and aerospace sectors as it pushes deeper into the lithium-ion battery storage market, the company’s CEO has said.

David Shaffer said Enersys had “added some talent in the aerospace and defence sector specifically to go after some of the thermal battery business, and that's primarily lithium”

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

East Penn buys into lithium-ion market in bid to expand motive power offering

Fri, 08/16/2019 - 12:00 -- Paul Crompton
East Penn buys into lithium-ion market in bid to expand motive power offering

North American lead-acid giant East Penn Manufacturing has reaffirmed its intention of moving into the lithium-ion market with the purchase of a majority interest in Navitas Systems.

The move allows East Penn to expand its motive power battery offering and  ‘strategic integration’ into other market segments in a bid to provide a wider range of energy storage system solutions.

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 operator Metair selects Romania for first LIB line

Thu, 08/15/2019 - 14:14 -- Paul Crompton
South Africa, Metair Investments, Europe, lead–acid, lithium-ion, battery, Romania.

South Africa-based Metair Investments, whose group includes European lead–acid operations, is to commission its first lithium-ion battery production line in Romania.

Managing director of the automotive and energy storage group, Theo Loock, said the facility would be commissioned at the end of November, but he gave no details of the line’s production capacity or exact location.

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

OEM supplier Valmet Automotive to build battery packs in Finland

Wed, 08/14/2019 - 14:22 -- Paul Crompton
OEM supplier Valmet Automotive to build battery packs in Finland

Tier 1 supplier Valmet Automotive is launching its first lithium-ion battery pack production facility in Finland within months to supply the electric vehicle market.

The facility, in a former Nokia plant, is scheduled to start commercialisation around October-November in the municipality of Salo— where it will produce around 600,000 battery packs per year.

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

‘Frustration’ leads team to solid-state Li breakthough

Wed, 08/14/2019 - 14:17 -- Paul Crompton
Student solid state batteries © Lunghammer - TU Graz

European scientists have made a breakthrough in developing a solid-state electrolyte they claim has the same conductivity levels as liquid.

The team from Graz University of Technology, the Technical University of Munich and Belgian university UCLouvain, have developed a crystalline ionic conductor, which exhibits high lithium-ion mobility.

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

Lithium Australia to test cathodes using LFP recycled from lithium-ion batteries

Tue, 08/13/2019 - 11:59 -- Paul Crompton
Lithium Australia to test cathodes using LFP recycled from lithium-ion batteries

Battery materials firm Lithium Australia is to test the performance capabilities of coin cell cathodes using recycled lithium phosphate (LP) after recovering the material from old lithium-ion batteries for the first time.

The material, recovered from mixed metal dust, will be made into lithium-iron-phosphate (LFP) cathode powder at the company’s wholly-owned subsidiary VSPC’s cathode powder pilot plant, in Brisbane, Australia.

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

Softbank ‘to invest $3bn in LIB pilot plant’ for Indonesia

Tue, 08/13/2019 - 11:53 -- Paul Crompton
Softbank ‘to invest $3bn in LIB pilot plant’ for Indonesia

Japan’s Softbank Group is set to invest up to US$3 billion in launching a pilot lithium-ion batteries production facility in Indonesia as part of an “ecosystem” project.

Softbank CEO Masayoshi Son confirmed the move after talks with Indonesian president Joko Widodo and senior ministers, the president’s office announced.

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

Leclanché Li-ion BESS to power islands with Caribbean sunshine

Fri, 08/09/2019 - 11:32 -- John Shepherd
Leclanché Li-ion BESS to power islands with Caribbean sunshine

Leclanché is to build a combined solar power and lithium-ion battery storage facility for the two-island country of St Kitts and Nevis in the Caribbean.

The project, said to be the biggest of its kind in the Caribbean, will see a 35.6MW solar plant and 44MWh battery storage facility built adjacent to the City of Basseterre on St Kitts.

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 firm shows intent with Li-ion ESS deployment on Greek island

Fri, 08/09/2019 - 10:34 -- Paul Crompton
Lead-acid firm shows intent with Li-ion ESS deployment on Greek island

A project deploying five lithium-ion residential energy storage systems in Greece is further proof that even a lead-acid battery brand with more than 130 years of history must move with the times.

German firm Varta proved that even a brand with a rich history in the lead-acid market is willing to adapt with the deployment last month of its ‘Pulse’ lithium–ion ESSs as part of the European project WiseGRID.

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 Lithium-ion