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Battery separator firm Entek welcomes new business development manager in India

Battery separator firm Entek International has welcomed Rajneesh Singh to the firm’s sales group as business development manager in India.  


Plans for UK’s biggest lithium-ion battery ESS unveiled by Sembcorp

Plans for a 360MW lithium-ion energy storage system are underway in the UK by energy generation and battery storage firm Sembcorp Energy UK (SEUK).


Industry wide consortium to develop 500Wh/kg vehicle battery after $75 million DoE funding

The Battery500 Consortium— a collaboration of US laboratories and academia that includes Nobel Prize winners— has been awarded $75 million for the second phase of research on high-performing vehicle batteries. 


Researchers develop new anode to speed lithium-ion charging by 10 times

Researchers from the University of Twente (MESA+ Institute) in the Netherlands have developed an anode for lithium-ion batteries that they claim speeds up charging by ten times.


Latest South Korean firm reveals plans for 108,000 tpy European lithium-ion battery cathode plant

South Korean firm EcoPro BM— the battery material business unit of Ecopro— is set to build a 108,000 tonnes per year lithium-ion cathode factory in Hungary.


Battery separator firm Entek joins CBI to advance lead battery innovation

Battery separator firm Entek International has joined the Consortium for Battery Innovation (CBI) as a partner in its research of lead battery technologies.  


UTA researchers develop two new methods of making sodium-sulfur match lithium-ion

Researchers from the University of Texas at Austin (UTA) may have solved the issue of dendritic growth in sodium-sulfur batteries— paving the way to a commercially viable alternative to lithium-ion.


Tests continue to prove spherodized vein graphite’s benefits to lithium-ion battery capabilities

Tests on cells have shown that Canadian mining firm Ceylon Graphite Corp’s vein graphite anode material can increase the specific discharge capacity of lithium-ion batteries.


Nissan aiming for $65/kWh solid-state lithium-ion battery pack and cobalt free cells by 2028

Vehicle OEM Nissan is targeting a $75/kWh cobalt-free and solid-state lithium-ion battery for its electric vehicles by the close of the decade.


Recycled materials as good as virgin materials for making lithium-ion batteries

A team from the University in Nevada, US has found lithium-ion batteries using recycled materials operate “at least as well” as batteries made with virgin commercial materials.