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

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.


CATL backed firm announces plans to manufacturer 480,000 t/yr of lithium-ion battery materials

Chinese battery materials firm Guangdong Brunp Recycling Technology has begun building a lithium-ion battery cathode active material (CAM) plant in central China's Hubei province.


Toyota confirms rumours it will build its billion-dollar battery plant in North Carolina

Sometimes the battery industry can feel like it's standing still, other times a week can be a long time— and so within a few days of rumours Toyota was to build a battery plant in North Carolina, US surfacing, the vehicle OEM had confirmed they were true.


Gridtential’s latest deal will see its bipolar lead batteries made in India

Bipolar lead battery developer Gridtential Energy has signed a formal evaluation agreement with Luminous Power Technologies — a subsidiary of Schneider Electric.


BCI backs bill to remove lead battery chemicals from US Superfund tax

Legislation has been introduced to remove elements of the US infrastructure bill (passed last month) that reinstituted Superfund excise taxes on three chemicals important to the lead battery industry: lead oxide, sulfuric acid and antimony.


Whistle-blower report ignites Porsche investigation over its lithium-ion battery packs

Porsche is investigating allegations that lithium-ion battery packs in its electric vehicles are faulty and could catch alight.


Volkswagen deals to secure European EV lithium-ion battery materials and cheaper cell manufacturing

Volkswagen’s battery strategy is gathering pace with the vehicle OEM securing materials deals to supply its European lithium-ion cell production and investing in a US battery manufacturing process firm.

SES and Entek sign separator materials supply deal

US-headquartered firms SES Holdings and Entek Membranes have entered into an exclusive supply agreement for separator materials in the development and production of high-energy lithium-metal secondary batteries. 


Stena breaks ground on lithium-ion battery recycling plant in Sweden

Stena Recycling, part of Swedish-based Stena Metall Group, has begun construction of its lithium-ion battery recycling plant in Halmstad, Sweden.


Could ESSs allay range anxiety as EV adoption ramps up

Britain’s government-owned organisation National Highways has revealed plans to end electric vehicle owners’ range anxiety by installing 6,000 energy storage systems at service stations across the country by 2035.