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Industry news

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

Renault secures lithium-ion materials supply from traceable source

Vehicle OEM Renault Group and battery chemicals firm Terrafame have signed a non-exhaustive memorandum of understanding (MoU) for the supply of nickel sulphate for use in lithium-ion batteries. 

 

US team revises old mining technique to recycle lithium-ion battery cathode materials

Researchers at Michigan Technological University (MTU) have developed a method for separating lithium-ion cathode materials using a revised form of froth flotation.

 

SK IE Technology readies its EU lithium-ion battery separator plant for production

Korean materials firm SK IE Innovation has held an opening ceremony for it lithium-ion battery separator plant in Poland, the company's first European production base.

 

Nouveau Monde opens laboratory to drive lithium-ion R&D

“Green” lithium-ion battery anode material firm Nouveau Monde Graphite is set to add a state-of-the-art laboratory to its existing quality testing facilities.

 

MoU sets out goal to decarbonise Japan’s lithium-ion battery chain

A “Green Electric Vehicle Ecosystem” will be created following a deal between mining firm BHP, battery maker Prime Planet Energy & Solutions (PPES) and Toyota Tsusho Corporation— the trading arm of vehicle maker Toyota Group.

 

StromVolt to build Canada’s first lithium-ion cell factory

StromVolt Americas has signed agreements with Taiwan-based Delta Electronics to build the first lithium-ion cell factory in Canada. 

 

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.

 

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