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

Lithium-ion battery recycler Li-cycle hires SVP to lead its financial relations

North American lithium-ion battery recycling firm Li-Cycle Holdings has appointed Nahla Azmy to the role of senior vice president (SVP), investor relations and financial communications. 


Daramic doubles lead-acid battery separator production capacity at its India plant

Lead battery separator firm Daramic is set to double the capacity of its polyethylene (PE) separator manufacturing plant in India— just four years after opening the facility.


Money talks as study finds DRC is a “favourable” place to build lithium-ion materials plants

A study has identified the Democratic Republic of the Congo as a “favorable destination” for the supply of lithium-ion battery materials— despite ongoing humanitarian concerns about the mining practices in the African country. 


Mercedes announces plans for an EV lithium-ion battery recycling plant in Germany

Vehicle OEM Mercedes-Benz, a subsidiary of Daimler, is planning the construction of a battery recycling factory in Kuppenheim, Germany.


Queensland positioning itself as a major player in global vanadium supply chain

The Queensland government is preparing to build a vanadium processing plant in the Australian state as part of wider plans to become a leading producer and exporter of “new-economy minerals”. 


Excellent slurries and electrode dry mixes for lithium-ion battery manufacturing

German mixer firm Eirich will be showcasing its flexible, efficient and sustainable lithium-ion electrode mix processing technologies during this week’s Battery Show Europe. 


A $100/kWh lithium-ion battery pack is just around the corner— maybe— says BNEF

Lithium-ion battery pack costs have fallen 89% in the past decade but rising commodity and materials prices are putting pressure back on the industry, according to a new report by analysts BloombergNEF.


MIT study lays out real reason behind lithium-ion batteries’ rapid cost decline

Research and development on lithium-ion batteries is the number one reason for price declines of the technology, according to a study by Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).


Global patent activity shows growing interest in solid-state lithium-ion batteries

Japan is leading the world in solid-state lithium-ion battery development, at least according to the latest figures regarding patent filing from intellectual property firm Appleyard Lees.


New ion-exchange membrane to improve VRFB performance

new ion-exchange membrane

Researchers in China have developed a hybrid membrane based on two-dimensional nanohybrid materials to improve the performance of vanadium redox flow batteries (VRFBs).