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Fast-charge pioneers StoreDot release commercially viable sample lithium-ion cells

Fast-charge battery developer StoreDot has released the first production batch of its sample lithium-ion cells produced in China by its strategic partner EVE Energy. 


Nexeon appoints senior battery technology executive as CTO

Silicon anode maker Nexeon has appointed Dr Liya Wang as its chief technology officer as the company continues to develop advanced materials for next generation lithium-ion batteries.


JAC Motors partners with CBAK to design lithium-ion batteries for China’s EV market

China-based lithium-ion battery manufacturer  CBAK Energy Technology has signed a three-year strategic agreement with state-owned vehicle OEM Anhui Jianghuai Automobile Group (JAC Motors).


Batek adds lead-acid battery formation and testing services to portfolio with Bertola buy-out

Battery assembly firm Batek has bought Italian lead-acid battery formation and testing company Bertola. 


UK battery research facility appoints new commercial director

The UK Battery Industrialisation Centre (UKBIC) has appointed Ian Whiting to the post of commercial director.


Norwegian gigafactory firm signs lithium-ion battery technology deal

Norwegian gigafactory firm Freyr has signed a definitive license and services agreement to use 24M’s SemiSolid lithium-ion battery platform technology at its planned facilities in Mo i Rana, Norway.


Research begins to develop VRFB systems for marine industry applications

VanadiumCorp, the German subsidiary of VanadiumCorp Resource, has begun plans to target zero-emission shipping markets with next generation redox flow batteries specially designed for the marine industry.

Australia’s ambitious lithium-ion ESS goals continue with plans to replace coal power plant

Integrated energy firm Origin has issued an expression of interest to companies to supply and install a 700MW battery to replace its coal-fired plant in Australia.


Morrow Batteries announces site for 32GWh lithium-ion battery plant in Norway

Norwegian company Morrow Batteries has announced the location of its planned 32GWh lithium-ion battery cell factory will be Eyde Energipark in Arendal in the country’s southern region of Agder.


Innovative battery chemistry revolutionises zinc-air battery

Scientists at a German university have developed a new battery chemistry for zinc-air batteries based on an innovative, non-alkaline, aqueous electrolyte.