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

UK ‘battery metals hub’ closer to realisation as Europe begins move to lithium dependence

The UK government is supporting a project by Cornish Lithium and Geothermal Engineering to construct a geothermal lithium recovery pilot plant— as Europe begins to move its battery material focus away from China.


Fiamm launches BMS equipped lead-acid battery to prevent theft from remote locations

A battery has been launched by lead-acid firm Fiamm Energy Technology and remote management innovator Galooli to prevent theft and increase battery llife.


Dutch firm produce 100% silicon anode for lithium-ion batteries

LeydenJar Technologies is ready to start producing new lithium-ion anode that can be made from 100% silicon while offering higher energy density.


C4V developing game changing six-minute charge lithium-ion battery

Test results for US-based intellectual property firm Charge CCV’s (C4V) lithium-ion batteries suggest they can recharge in around six minutes.


AMGC backs Australian firm to build country’s first lithium-ion gigafactory

Australia’s place on the global battery map was given another boost this week after a co-funding grant was awarded to the country’s first utility-scale lithium-ion manufacturer Energy Renaissance.


Work begins on the world’s biggest utility-owned lithium-ion ESS

Construction has begun on the world’s biggest utility-owned lithium-ion energy storage systems by California, US, -based Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E) and Tesla.


COVID pandemic hits bottom line for Indian lead-acid battery maker

Indian lead-acid battery maker Exide Industries is focusing on ‘cost control’ and ‘technology upgradation’ to improve the bottom-line after COVID-19 caused a distribution in the supply chain.


Enerox now 90% owned by investment consortium championing VRFB deployment

Vertically integrated primary vanadium producer Bushveld Minerals has increased its share capital of vanadium redox flow battery (VRFB) maker Enerox  by 65.1% through investment firm Enerox Holdings.

Probe into lithium-ion ESS explosion that injured fireman concludes with safety recommendations

A 15-month investigation into an explosion at a lithium-ion battery storage facility operated by the Arizona Public Service (APS) utility in the US has found the cause was a cascading thermal runaway.


European lithium-ion battery recycling JV key link in materials supply chain

Project developer Neometals will create a 50:50 lithium-ion battery recycling joint venture (JV) with German metallurgical plant supplier SMS group