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Ambri inks deal to deploy its liquid metal battery at a US ESS project

Liquid metal battery firm Ambri is set to deploy its energy storage technology in a US data centre following an agreement with TerraScale.


New code of practice for handling lithium-ion batteries lays foundation for electric vehicles in the UK

The first standard in a far-reaching code of practice has been published by the UK’s British Standards Institute (BSI) to ensure the safe and environmentally-friendly manufacture, use and disposal of lithium-ion batteries.


Commercial and research organisations to create a closed-loop EV battery scheme in the UK

A consortium of vehicle OEMs, research institutes and organisations is aiming to develop the UK’s first commercial-scale recycling supply chain for automotive lithium-ion battery packs.


Solid-state lithium-ion battery developer appoints to head of marketing

Solid-state battery lithium-ion developer QuantumScape has named Asim Hussain as its chief marketing officer.


World’s first test bench using CT surveillance on lithium-ion batteries is opened in Europe

Climatic chamber maker Weiss Technik has developed a test bench for lithium-ion batteries that aims to improve the safety, durability and performance of batteries as well as inform the development of EU-standards.


Small-scale VRFB serves as energy storage system for residential hybrid microgrid in Australia

VSUN Energy, a subsidiary of Australian Vanadium, has announced the sale of a residential vanadium-flow battery to a customer based in regional Western Australia.  


TU Graz opens dedicated solid-state lithium-ion battery research facility

A specially designated laboratory for researching solid-state lithium-ion batteries has opened at the Graz University of Technology (TU Graz) in Austria.


SK Innovation’s EV battery material subsidiary opens new separator factory in China

Battery maker SK Innovations has begun operations at its separator factory in Changzhou, China, via its wholly owned electric vehicle battery material subsidiary SK IE Technology (SKIET).


JV sets goal of establishing commercial lithium-ion battery recycling in Europe

Battery recycling firm Primobius, the German company owned by Neometals and SMS group, has signed a non-binding memorandum of understanding (MoU) with Slovakian lithium-ion cell maker InoBat. 


UK firm wins grant to produce lead oxides for advanced lead-acid batteries

UK-based recycling development firm Ever Resource has been awarded £237,425 ($315,500) grant funding to produce lead oxides for enhanced lead-acid technologies from old batteries.