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Flow battery firm name utility expert as new board member

Fri, 08/26/2016 - 11:33 -- Paul Crompton
Flow battery firm name utility expert as new board member

North American all-iron redox flow battery firm Energy Storage Systems has appointed a utility specialist to its board of directors.

Portland, Oregon-based ESS named former San Diego Gas & Electric President Michael R. Niggli as its latest board of directors member.

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Negotiations target North American cathode market

Thu, 08/18/2016 - 15:20 -- Paul Crompton
Negotiations target North American cathode market

Two heavy weight chemical firms are in negotiations to collaborate on cathode active materials (CAM) for lithium-ion batteries in the North America market.

Japan’s TODA KOGYO CORP and Germany’s BASF have entered into exclusive negotiations with the goal of manufacturing a range of CAM for the automotive, consumer electronics and stationary storage markets.

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Johnson Controls $780m investment in global AGM output

Mon, 06/20/2016 - 14:26 -- Paul Crompton
Johnson Controls $780m investment in global AGM output

US battery giant Johnson Controls is doubling its North American absorbent glass matt production capacity to meet the needs of the stop-start vehicle industry.

The company is investing $245 million between 2016 and 2020 in the move, but it is not known whether the spending will be made in the existing Toledo, Ohio, plant or if a new plant will be built.

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A123 to double Li-ion output as it forecasts 50% growth

Fri, 06/12/2015 - 10:25 -- Paul Crompton
A123 to double Li-ion output as it forecasts 50% growth

North American lithium-ion firm A123 Systems is set to double its global manufacturing capacity to 1.5 GWh to meet demand.

An additional $200+million of investment is planned over the next three years, with further investments anticipated as target markets develop.

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