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German lithium-ion battery market grows in 2019 while lead battery sales slump

Germany’s secondary lead battery production fell for the second year in a row, according to the German Electrical and Electronic Manufacturers' Association (ZVEI).


ABC begins bipolar lead battery tests to verify DCA capabilities in hybrid vehicles

US lead battery developer Advanced Battery Concepts (ABC) is set to begin a nine-month investigation into the performance capabilities of bipolar lead batteries in micro and mild-hybrid applications. 


EV battery swap station launched in India

Government-owned fossil fuel firm Indian Oil has partnered with transport power infrastructure company Sun Mobility to set up electric vehicle battery-swapping stations at select fuel stations in cities across India.


Report outlines Tesla’s ‘secret’ Roadrunner lithium-ion battery plans for California

Tesla is planning to expand manufacturing capacity at its Freemont, California, facility to develop more ‘effective’ lithium-ion batteries and more efficient manufacturing technology.


Eos aims to drive development of its Zinc ESS technology with LOI

Privately held zinc battery developer Eos Energy Storage signed a letter of intent (LOI) on 24 June with the goal of opening a $225 million finance opportunity by becoming a publicly listed company.


Chemical free graphite process could lead to cheaper lithium-ion anode material

Graphite from Magnis Energy Technologies’ mine in Tanzania could allow the firm to produce some of the lowest cost graphite anode material for the lithium-ion battery market .


CATL begins work on laboratory to develop next-generation batteries and energy conversion systems

Lithium-ion battery maker Contemporary Amperex Technology (CATL) has broken ground on an innovation laboratory at its headquarters in Ningde, east China's Fujian Province.


Novonix teams with Canada university to manufacture advanced lithium-ion battery cathode material

Novonix has manufactured single crystal NMC lithium-ion battery cathode material in partnership with the Obrovac Research Group at Dalhousie University, Canada.


EES firm NEC Energy Solutions to wind down operations as it sets to close

Lithium-ion energy storage system provider NEC Energy Solutions— the US subsidiary of Japan’s NEC Corp— is set to wind down operations.


Gridtential and LOLC partner to develop bipolar lead battery technology

US firm Gridtential Energy has entered into a technology evaluation agreement with LOLC Advanced Technologies to develop bipolar lead batteries using technology from both firms.