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

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.


Albemarle expands reach with Chinese lithium convertor firm buy out

Chemicals firm Albemarle Corporation has signed a definitive agreement to acquire all of the outstanding equity of lithium carbonate firm Guangxi Tianyuan New Energy Materials (Tianyan).


Results confirm firm’s 3-D battery printing can cut manufacturing costs

Blackstone Resources’ production of 3D printed battery cells has been verified following a “complex production simulation” conducted with the Bern University of Applied Sciences (BFH) in Switzerland.

Sovema welcomes Capuzzo's return as head of sales at lead battery technology company

Lead battery manufacturing technology firm Sovema Group as named Francesco Capuzzo as its sales and marketing director.


American Manganese produces 99.99% pure lithium sulfate from recycled lithium-ion batteries

American Manganese has successfully produced lithium sulfate (Li2SO4) with 99.99% purity using its lithium-ion battery recycling process.