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Industry news

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

India begins its ESS journey as spectre of coal shortage haunts power supplies

India’s government has begun proceedings to deploy 1GWh of battery energy storage system capacity— in the week a coal shortage could disrupt 70% of the country’s power mix. 


Europe and the US closes gap on China in global lithium-ion battery supply ranking

Europe and the US are set to challenge China’s lithium-ion battery supply chain dominance in the next decade, according to industry analysts BloombergNEF.


Battery maker Systems Sunlight hires new CEO and president for US subsidiary

Greek lead-acid and lithium-ion battery maker Systems Sunlight has appointed Todd Sechrist as CEO and president of the Greek firm’s US business. 


Battery-grade lithium hydroxide produced from zero carbon lithium project pilot

Zero carbon lithium producer Vulcan Energy Resources has produced its first battery quality lithium hydroxide monohydrate (LHM) from its piloting operations.


Albemarle expands reach with Chinese lithium convertor firm buy out

Chemicals firm Albemarle Corporation has signed a definitive agreement to acquire all of the outstanding equity of lithium carbonate firm Guangxi Tianyuan New Energy Materials (Tianyan).


Results confirm firm’s 3-D battery printing can cut manufacturing costs

Blackstone Resources’ production of 3D printed battery cells has been verified following a “complex production simulation” conducted with the Bern University of Applied Sciences (BFH) in Switzerland.

Sovema welcomes Capuzzo's return as head of sales at lead battery technology company

Lead battery manufacturing technology firm Sovema Group as named Francesco Capuzzo as its sales and marketing director.


Æsir set to build nickel-zinc gigafactory to serve back-up power markets

Battery manufacturer Æsir Technologies is set to build its nickel-zinc gigafactory in South Dakota, US, to service the backup power markets. 


GM honours ex-director with facility to develop next-generation batteries

Vehicle OEM General Motors has revealed plans to accelerate electric vehicle battery technology with a facility dedicated to developing and commercialising better and cheaper next-generation batteries.


US lead-acid battery recycler accused of exposing workers to lead hazards

Lead battery recycling firm Gopher Resources has been accused of failing to prevent its workers from being exposured to “lead inhalation hazards”, a US federal workplace safety investigation found.