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

US lithium-ion battery recycler promotes CTO to head of company

Ryan Melsert will become its new CEO

Lithium-ion battery recycling firm American Battery Metals Corporation has announced that its company chief technology officer (CTO) Ryan Melsert will become its new CEO. 


Lithium-ion battery recycler secures Japanese patent

Critical minerals company American Manganese (AMY) has secured a Japanese patent for its closed-loop lithium-ion battery recycling process.


Companies chosen to test lithium extraction methods in Bolivia

Nine companies have been selected to conduct pilot lithium extraction projects by the Bolivian government as the country looks to develop large-scale production of the key lithium-ion battery material.


Chinese battery manufacturing giant CATL joins EU battery association Eurobat

Chinese battery manufacturing giant CATL cells

China lithium-ion battery giant Contemporary Amperex Technology Limited (CATL) has joined Eurobat— the association for European automotive and industrial battery manufacturers.


LG Chem’s lithium-ion batteries at centre of latest fire at 300MW ESS

Preliminary assessment of a fault that caused Vistra’s flag ship 300MW/1.2GWh energy storage system (ESS) to overheat and go offline has begun in the US state of California.



Stanford researchers make rechargeable metal-chlorine battery six times better than lithium-ion

An international team of researchers led by Stanford University has developed rechargeable alkali metal-chlorine cell that can store up to six times more charge than commercially available secondary lithium-ion batteries.


UK-US partnership to scale-up direct lithium-ion battery cathode recycling

UK and US firms have partnered to improve the sustainability of lithium-ion battery manufacturing by using direct cathode recycling methods. 


American Manganese success in black mass trials and wins support from Canadian government

American Manganese has reported the successful recycling of lithium-ion battery black mass into NMC-622 (nickel-manganese-cobalt oxide) cathode precursor.


Recylus reveals optimistic plans to recycle 80,000 tonnes of lead a year from used batteries

Recyclus Group, a subsidiary of Technology Minerals, aims to process 12 tonnes of lead-acid batteries per-hour, in a total of five plants in UK within ten years.


Svolt closes $1.5B funding round two months after cobalt-free lithium-ion battery announcement

China cobalt-free lithium-ion battery firm Svolt Energy Technology has closed a B-financing round of 10.28 billion Yuan ($1.5 billion) as it moves to its goal of 200GWh production capacity by 2025.