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

German firms sign MoU to create European battery equipment supply company

German firms Bosch Group and Volkswagen Group have signed a memorandum of understanding to establish a European battery equipment solution provider. 


Clarios announces “smart” 12V AGM as it expands EV specific battery portfolio

Battery maker Clarios aims to launch an absorbent glass mat (AGM) 12V lead battery equipped with smart monitoring technology within three years.


ABTC receives contract to demonstrate its hydrometallurgical lithium-ion battery recycling process

Mineral extraction firm American Battery Technology Company (ABTC) has received a competitively bid $2 million contract to demonstrate its hydrometallurgy lithium-ion battery recycling process.


Cryo-EM imaging reveals path to better performing electrolytes for lithium-ion batteries

Researchers from the US have taken the first images of the formation of solid-electrolyte interphase (SEI) and with it potentially boosting the performance of lithium-ion batteries. 

Lithium-sulfur battery breakthrough could quintuple electric vehicle ranges

A team from University of Michigan has shown that recycled Kevlar can increase the cycle life of lithium-sulfur batteries to a thousand-plus cycles.


Joint venture to recapture lithium-ion battery materials supply chain from China

A strategic initiative to accelerate Australia’s lithium mineral production has been launched to move the reliance away from China’s battery materials industry.   


One dead and three injured in lithium-ion battery materials factory fire

A fire killed one person and caused three more to be injured at a lithium-ion battery materials plant in the central city of Cheongju, Korea.


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.