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The VW Group increases stake in US solid-state battery start-up QuantumScape to $300M

The Volkswagen Group is increasing its stake in US solid-state battery start-up QuantumScape by up to $200 million as the German OEM looks to future of electric vehicle drivetrains.


Tesla effect attracts lithium-ion battery recycling firm to set up shop in north Nevada

Mineral extraction and battery recycling company American Battery Metals Corporation— which is changing its name to American Battery Technology Company— has chosen northern Nevada, US, for its lithium-ion battery recycling facility.


Zinc ESS firm Eos Energy Storage bolsters management team to prepare for future growth

Zinc energy storage sytem maker Eos Energy Storage has strengthened its leadership to help drive the future of firm.


Umicore secures EIB funding to develop European lithium-ion battery cathode plant

Materials technology firm Umicore has finalised a €125 million ($141 million) loan agreement with the European Investment Bank (EIB) as it looks to develop a lithium-ion battery cathode plant in Europe.


Skoltech scientists use bespoke lithium-ion cell to view SEI formation

Researchers from Russia’s Skoltech Center for Energy Science and Technology (CEST) have used a bespoke lithium-ion cell to visualise solid electrolyte interphrase (SEI) formation on battery-grade materials.


New NiMH batteries perform better when made from recycled old NiMH batteries

Researchers at Stockholm University have developed a method for making better performing and cheaper nickel metal hydride (NiMH) batteries by recycling old ones.


Indian state of Kerela set to build lithium-ion batteries

Titanium dioxide anatase miner Travancore Titanium Products (TTP) is set to manufacture lithium-ion batteries for electric vehicles (EV) in India, according to reports.


Hyundai signs MoU to reuse old EV lithium-ion batteries in second-life ESSs

South Korea's vehicle OEM Hyundai Motor Group has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with PV manufacturer Hanwha Q Cells to recycle old EV batteries into second-life energy storage applications.


Standard Lithium begins commissioning stage of industrial-scale lithium carbonate crystallisation plant

Battery material development company Standard Lithium has begun the commissioning phase of its industrial-scale lithium carbonate crystallisation pilot plant in Canada. 


Sodium-ion battery firm Faradion forges partnership to develop commercial vehicles in India

UK sodium-ion battery maker Faradion has announced plans to target India’s commercial vehicles market through a partnership with Infraprime Logistics Technologies.