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

Firm emerges from stealth mode with industry leading solid-state battery

Battery technology company Factorial Energy has emerged from stealth mode with a 40Ah solid-state cell for electric vehicles and other applications. 


Honda to embrace solid-state lithium-ion batteries from this year

Vehicle OEM Honda aims to make solid-state lithium-in batteries for all its new models from H2 of this year, the Japanese firm has announced.


Umicore and BASF to pool cathode IP to progress lithium-ion battery development

Materials firm Umicore and chemicals company BASF have entered into a non-exclusive patent cross-license agreement covering a range of lithium-ion cathode materials and their precursors.


Iron flow energy storage system to combat diesel use in Chile

Energy storage manufacturer ESS Inc. is set to deploy its long-duration iron flow batteries following a deal with Chilean utility Edelaysen.


Sixteen companies form European association to drive flow battery deployment

An international not-for-profit association has been formed by 16 companies with the goal of accelerating the deployment of energy storage and flexibility solutions through flow battery technology.


BCI names lead battery firm East Penn's CEO as its new president.

Trade association Battery Council International has named Chris Pruitt (pictured) as its new president.


Firms partner to make reference 24V deep-cycle lead-acid batteries

Lead-acid battery firm East Penn Manufacturing has begun producing AGM reference batteries on a prototype line that uses silicon technolgy from fellow US firm Gridtential Energy.



UK firm secures funding to build Europe’s first large-scale lithium-ion battery refinery plant

Mineral processing company Green Lithium has secured a £631,000 ($878,000) grant to support its plan to build and operate Europe’s first large-scale lithium refinery in the UK.


LG Energy and GM joint venture announces plans for $2.3B US battery plant

Ultium Cells, a joint venture between LG Energy Solution and General Motors, will invest $2.3 billion to build its second battery lithium-ion cell manufacturing plant in the US. 


Start-up raises $20M to ramp up lithium-ion recycling and NMC cathode manufacturing

Vertically integrated lithium-ion battery company Battery Resourcers has completed a Series B equity round to support the development of a commercial-scale recycling processing facility.