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Industry news

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

Energy Assurance extends lithium-ion battery testing capabilities with new laboratory

Start-up Energy Assurance has expanded its battery analysis capabilities to include large-format cell testing for the electric/hybrid automotive and energy storage systems with the purchase of a laboratory.


Freyer signs MoUs as it ramps up plans for 83GWh lithium-ion battery production in Norway

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Battery developer Freyer has entered into two non-binding memoranda of understanding (MoU) for the potential development of industrial scale battery cell production in Finland. 


Trade associations to strengthen energy storage and renewables agenda with merger

energy storage and renewables

Trade associations the American Clean Power Association (ACP) and the U.S. Energy Storage Association (ESA) are set to combine their staff, programs, and members.


Vistra expansion makes project the world’s biggest lithium-ion ESS

Vistra lithium-ion ESS

Power generation firm Vistra has completed the second phase of its record-breaking lithium-ion energy storage systems in Monterey County, US.


Ganfeng Lithium reveals plans for 15GWh of lithium-ion battery production in China

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Jiangxi Ganfeng Lithium has announced plans to build lithium-ion battery making plants totalling 15GWh in China.


UK-based consortium established to develop prototype solid-state batteries

A consortium of seven UK-based organisations has signed a memorandum of understanding to develop prototype solid-state batteries for automotive applications. 


China R&D hints at better and cheaper solid-state cells using new electrolyte

USTC campus

Researchers from the University of Science and Technology of China (USTC) have designed a material to make solid-state lithium-ion batteries cheaper and more effective.


Sumitomo pilot project delivers high purity nickel and cobalt from used lithium-ion batteries

Sumitomo Metal Mining has recovered a high-purity nickel-cobalt mixture from used lithium-ion batteries.


EVE announces 30GWh of battery capacity plans as it forms lithium-ion separator JV

Chinese battery manufacturer EVE Energy plans to build two lithium-ion production facilities totalling 30GWh of capacity in the central province of Hubei.


‘Made-in-the US’ lithium-ion cell supply deal signed by Proterra and LGES

 lithium-ion battery by Proterra

Electric vehicle and charging firm Proterra has finalised a six-year lithium-ion deal with LG Energy Solution that represents plans for “multiple GWhs of dedicated battery cell capacity” in the US.