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All the news and views from the world of energy storage and associated industries.

Judge allows securities lawsuit against solid-state battery maker QuantumScape

Solid-state battery firm QuantumScape must face a securities lawsuit by investors who feel they were misled over the viability of the company’s technology.


Lead battery stalwart joins advisory board of bipolar firm Gridential

Bipolar battery firm Gridtential Energy has welcomed lead battery technology scientist and expert Tim Ellis to its technical advisory board. 


Tesla inks US domestic lithium-ion battery materials supply deals

A key, but volatile, link in the lithium-ion battery chain has seen electric vehicle OEM Tesla sign two supply deals in just a few weeks.


Vietnam’s EV maker announces global plans with US battery pack plant and German facility

Vietnam's electric vehicle maker VinFast plans to build an electric vehicle battery cell and pack facility in the US and an EV plant in Germany as it launches phase three of its plan for reaching the global market

Rogue lithium-ion battery blamed for fire at a US recycling centre.

A fire at a US recycling centre is thought to have been started by an improperly discarded lithium-ion battery.


Investment in African mining and recycling could deliver stable supply of lithium-ion battery materials

Materials firm BHP has made an initial $40 million investment in mining firm Kabanga Nickel— part of Glencore— and recycling technology company Lifezone, with further investments to be agreed. 


Firms open UK laboratory to increase the nation's lead and lithium-ion battery recycling industry

Technology Minerals has opened its first laboratory suite to test lead and lithium-ion battery recycling processes in the UK as it positions itself to develop a sustainable circular economy for battery metals.


Lead and lithium-ion cell firm Sunlight Group takes majority stake in battery mould maker

Lead-acid and lithium-ion battery maker Sunlight Group Energy Storage Systems has acquired 70% of Technoform, a Greek battery moulds and components designer and manufacturer.  


LG Chem breaks ground on world’s biggest single lithium-ion battery cathode material plant

Battery giant LG Chem has broken ground on a 60,000 tons per year lithium-ion battery cathode manufacturing plant in South Korea.


Sungrow sign agreement to supply 430MWh liquid cooled ESS for Israel project

Energy storage solution supplier Sungrow and Enlight Renewable Energy, an Israeli traded Developer, have signed a joint agreement to develop a 430MWh installation of its flagship liquid cooled energy storage system (ESS).