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

Britishvolt and Glencore sign strategic partnership for long-term supply of cobalt

Gigafactory firm Britishvolt has entered a cobalt supply agreement with Glencore as the UK company looks to secure a raw material supply chain for its lithium-ion ambitions.


VinFast partners with Gotion in Vietnam's first LFP battery gigafactory

Vietnam’s first lithium-ion gigafactory could be on its way after a memorandum of understanding (MoU) was signed by vehicle OEM VinFast and electric drive train firm Gotion High-Tech. 


Battery Resourcers to build new US facilities as it drives forward US and European plans

Battery Resourcers is set to build two facilities in the US to accelerate the growth of its lithium-ion battery recycling and manufacturing business model.


Battery recycler Li-Cycle Corp appoints new VP of Asia and board of advisors

Li-Cycle Corp has appointed Dawei Li

Battery materials recycler Li-Cycle Corp has appointed Dawei Li to the role of vice-president of the company’s Asia business and its board of advisors to deliver management advisory services to the Canadian firm’s senior management team.


Paper-waste shows potential for bringing sodium batteries to commercialisation

Zhen Xu, a research postgraduate at the Faculty of Engineering, Department of Chemical Engineering.

A team at Imperial College London have created a battery material they believe could enable the transition from lithium-ion to sodium-ion batteries. 


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

freer factory image

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

ganging lithium office

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