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Industry news

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

Ford confirms Michigan as location of its new global battery centre

Vehicle OEM Ford has confirmed its global battery centre— Ford Ion Park— will be in Michigan, US. 


AVL awarded Australian federal government grant to drive growth of VRFB in the region

flow battery units

Australian Vanadium Limited (AVL) has secured grant funding to design, build and operate a vanadium battery electrolyte plant and develop vanadium redox flow battery (VRFB) prototypes in Australia.


Johnson Matthey steps up to buy assets and IP of lithium-sulfur firm Oxis

Oxis lithium-sulfur battery

Johnson Matthey has bought the intellectual property and assets of fellow UK firm and lithium-sulfur pioneer Oxis Energy.


Arcimoto and Redivivus launch battery recycling partnership

Arcimoto electric vehicle

Electric vehicle maker Arcimoto has launched a battery recycling program with lithium-ion battery recycling company Redivivus.


New lithium-ion materials supply identified in Argentina

Galan Lithium's Hombre Muerto West project

Galan Lithium has announced proof of concept test work results for the precipitation of battery grade lithium carbonate.

UCAP Power acquires Maxwell Technologies

UCAP Power

US-based UCAP Power has completed the purchase of fellow developer of ultracapacitor-based power solutions Maxwell Technologies Korea and other related assets including the Maxwell brand. 



Lithium-metal failure mechanism identified

Lithium metal failure mechanism identified

Scientists at in the US have found evidence of an internal mechanism that causes lithium-metal battery failure.


Form Energy to pilot iron-air battery in Minnesota

Iron air battery charge discharge cycle

Form Energy has announced it is ready to commercialise a new class of cost-effective, multi-day energy storage systems, using iron-air batteries.

GM secures domestic lithium supply in multi-million dollar deal with CTR

Controlled Thermal Resources renewable cycle

Vehicle OEM GM Motors is hoping to secure a domestic supply of lithium after signing a deal with US headquartered Controlled Thermal Resources (CTR).

Low temperature molten sodium battery demonstrated

Low temperature molten sodium battery

Researchers at Sandia National Laboratories have designed a new class of molten sodium batteries, operating at much cooler temperatures, for grid-scale energy storage.