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

BCI presents its Distinguished Service Award for support to the lead battery industry

David Weinberg (pictured), a partner at law firm Wiley

Battery Council International (BCI) presented its Distinguished Service Award to two people at its annual conference, held last week. 


Black-start ESS commercialisation is as simple as ABC for bipolar lead battery firm

Advanced Battery Concepts (ABC) has launched a residential storage system using lead batteries to address the growing need for emergency power in the US. 


ICBR Honorary award goes to nickel-cadmium battery recycling pioneer.

Jacques David, who has participated in every one of event organiser ICM’s 26 battery recycling conferences, has been awarded the International Congress for Battery Recycling’s (ICBR) Honorary Award.


UK to build its biggest lithium-ion ESS to date— a year after capacity limit was lifted

The UK is set to build its largest lithium-ion energy storage system using a Tesla Megapack.

Tesla co-founder reveals plans to produce 500GWh of lithium-ion battery materials from US recycled batteries.

Recycling start-up Redwood Materials has announced plans to produce anode copper foil and cathode active materials in the US for its battery cell-manufacturing partners. 


NEC sells its energy-related subsidiary to LG Energy Solutions

NEC Corporation has confirmed the transfer of all shares of its consolidated energy-related subsidiary NEC Energy Solutions to LG Energy Solution.


Discovery sweetens the opportunity for lithium-sulfur commercialisation

Scientists at an Australian university have stabilised lithium-sulfur batteries by using sugar on its positive electrode.


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.