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

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).


Japanese discovery may speed up lithium-ion solid-state battery commercialisation

Researchers in Japan have established a strategy for restoring the low interface resistance in all-solid-state batteries that could bring the next-generation lithium-ion technology to wider commercial adoption.


Commercial UK battery modelling capability to speed up battery development in UK

Two UK universities have formed a company to help commercialise battery modelling capability and give the organisations it works with a “competitive advantage”. 


LGES announces ambitions to usurp CATL as world’s leading lithium-ion battery maker

LG Energy Solution’s intellectual properties and diversity in the foreign client pool could push it ahead of its battery making rival Contemporary Amperex Technology (CATL), according to the South Korean company.


Battery separator firm Entek Manufacturing buys material equipment supplier

Lead and lithium-ion battery separator firm Entek Manufacturing has acquired material handling equipment supplier Adaptive Engineering & Fabrication 


Sodium-ion deal could see the technology’s global commercialisation centred in India

Reliance New Energy Solar (RNESL), a wholly owned subsidiary of Reliance Industries, has signed definitive agreements to acquire 100% shareholding in UK-based sodium-ion battery developer Faradion.