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US-Israel lithium-ion R&D program receives funding to develop next generation cell technology

Energy storage start-up 3DBattery Company and lithium-ion developer NEI Corporation are set to progress work on an advanced anode material with a water-based electrode deposition process after receiving a $900,000 grant.


Firms sign agreement to develop zinc-air ESS market in India

Zinc8 Energy Solutions has signed an agreement in principle with Vijai Electricals from India to explore joint-venture projects concerning the deployment of its zinc-air energy storage system.


Coronavirus to hit global battery market by $10 billion as industry counts cost of shutdowns

The coronavirus will impact the growth of the battery market by around $10 billion this year, according to Ray Kubis who was forced ro reconsider his previous forecast following the global pandemic.


BMW Group to open lithium-ion battery module plant in Germany to meet future EV demand

Vehicle OEM BMW Group will expand its battery manufacturing capacity from 2021 with a plant in Leipzig, Germany, to build modules for electrified vehicles. 


Alumina firm moves to next stage of commercialising its lithium-ion battery boosting material

Battery materials firm Altech Chemicals is in the final development stage of its high purity alumina (HPA) grade material designed to increase performance of lithium-ion battery anodes. 


Li-Cycle reveals plans for $175 million lithium-ion battery recycling hub in New York

Canadian firm Li-Cycle is set to invest more than $175 million in its first commercial lithium-ion battery-recycling facility in New York.


Tesla pins hopes on new tab-less lithium-ion cell technology to deliver cheaper and better EV battery packs

In Tesla’s bombastic modus operandi it was billed as Battery Day, and the company didn’t fail to raise eyebrows with a number of announcements aimed to revolutionise the battery industry.


Researchers unlock decade-old mystery to identify battery-boosting metal-oxides

An international research team, co-led by The University of Texas at Austin, has found a number of transition-metal oxides with up to three times the energy storage capability of materials in commercially available lithium-ion batteries


Digatron and DSA partner to launch end-of-line tester for lithium-ion battery production

Battery testing equipment firm Digatron has partnered with automotive electronics communication company DSA on an end-of-line testing system for lithium-ion battery production

UK gigafactory CSO says Europe must regain leadership in lithium-ion battery industry

The UK and Europe must develop a robust battery manufacturing industry so it doesn’t fall behind the rest of the world, says lithium-ion gigafactory developer Britishvolt’s chief strategy officer Isobel Sheldon.