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Samsung and EcoPro prepare to build $100 million lithium-ion cathode materials plant in South Korea

South Korean lithium-ion battery maker Samsung SDI has started investing capital into its joint venture EcoPro EM.


Promising research paves way for sodium-ion battery breakthrough

Researchers at Washington State University (WSU) and Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL) have created a sodium-ion technology they say works as well as a lithium-ion battery.


Indian firm latest to license silicon lead battery technology

Indian battery maker Amara Raja Batteries has announced a partnership with Gridtential Energy to collaborate on bipolar lead-acid batteries.


BYD secures first deal with major global OEM as Ford aims to secure lithium-ion battery supply

Ford is set to source batteries for its electric vehicles through the China lithium-ion and nickel-metal hydride battery maker BYD.


Plans to build lithium-ion and lithium-sulfur gigafactory in Norway are underway

Battery maker Morrow Batteries— a joint venture between Graphene Batteries and Agder Energy Ventures— has announced plans to establish a gigafactory in Norway. 


Space battery market to see strong growth as firms like SpaceX exploit the final frontier

As Elon Musk’s SpaceX company was preparing to send its first manned flight to the International Space Station (ISS), Japan was sending its final shipment of lithium-ion batteries to the low orbit station.


Daimler battery IPO mystery as it earmarks $1billion for battery production

German vehicle OEM conglomerate Daimler is planning to invest in nickel-cobalt-manganese battery maker Farasis Energy's IPO, according to reports.


US scientists develop cheap, environmentally friendly redox flow battery

Scientists from the University of Southern California claim to have built a redox flow battery based on low-cost and readily available materials.


New ESS projects implemented in Russia as firm eyes 50MWh goal

Energy storage system (ESS) developer Russian Energy Storage Systems, a subsidiary of the Russian nano monopoly Rusnano, is planning to begin commercial production of lithium-ion systems.

EnerSys announces board room changes as long-standing members retire

Lead-acid and lithium-ion battery maker EnerSys announced on 27 May that its long-standing board members John Lehman and Dennis Marlo would retire from the EnerSys board of directors next month.