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

VRFB electrolyte maker to up production with $2 million investment

US Vanadium is set to expand its production capacity for ultra-high-purity electrolyte for grid-level vanadium flow batteries (VRFB) following a $2.1 million investment.


Li-Cycle ups US lithium-ion battery recycling capacity to meet growing demand

Canadian firm Li-Cycle has confirmed it will build a fourth commercial lithium-ion battery recycling facility in North America.


Birla Carbon enters the storage market with carbon black for lithium-ion and lead batteries

Carbon black manufacturer Birla Carbon has announced its entry into the energy storage systems market with a portfolio of conductive carbons for the lithium-ion and lead-acid batteries.


Gelion partners with lead battery makers to build zinc-bromine ESSs for Australian market

Renewable-energy storage firm Gelion Technologies and lead-acid battery maker Battery Energy Power Solutions will partner to manufacture and commercialise non-flow zinc-bromide systems in Australia.


Argonne and the NEMA to partner on lithium-ion battery recycling standards

A memorandum of understanding (MoU) to develop end-of-life standards for recycling lithium-ion electric vehicle packs based on the cell’s design has been signed by two US organisations.


SK Innovations to invest $1B in new China plant to meet forecast demand of lithium-ion batteries

South Korea's SK Innovation is set to invest 1.2 trillion won ($1 billion) in a new battery factory in China as it looks to ramp up lithium-ion battery production to 200GWh in the next four years.


Environmentally friendly manufacture of battery electrodes

Researchers from Fraunhofer Institute for Material and Beam Technology IWS have developed a new method of dry coating electrodes in a variety of batteries from lithium to sodium.


Janus graphene opens doors for sodium-ion batteries to usurp lithium-ion

Researchers at Chalmers University of Technology have pushed the performance of electrode material for sodium batteries so it matches lithium-ion batteries.


KraftPowercon licenses lead battery formation and testing business to new firm

KraftPowercon will no longer deal in VRLA and flooded lead battery formation rectifier and test equipment products under the KraftPowercon umbrella.


New electrolyte salts raise safety and performance bar for lithium ion batteries

Scientists at the Monash University School of Chemistry in Australia have developed an alternative to hexafluorophosphate salt for lithium-ion battery electrolytes.