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ABMC joins US Critical Materials Institute to help navigate challenges of US recycling industry

Battery recycler American Battery Metals Corporation (ABMC) has been invited to join the advisory board of the Critical Materials Institute (CMI) as a representative of the lithium-ion battery recycling community.

Graphene coating firm secures funding to scale-up battery cathode technology

Battery materials firm Volexion has secured $1.1 million in funding as it moves toward commercialisation of its graphene coating for lithium-ion cathode


$1.8B settlement allows SK Innovations to restart its US lithium-ion battery operations

Battery makers LG Energy Solution and SK Innovation have reached a deal on an intellectual property dispute that would have seen the latter banned from importing lithium-ion batteries into the US for 10 years.

Chemicals firm joins the battery race with deal to produce lithium-ion electrolyte

Speciality chemicals firm Lanxess will begin producing electrolyte formulations for lithium-ion batteries following a cooperation deal with China’s Tinci Materials Technology.

European Bank delivers loan for Polish lithium-ion battery recycling centre

Poland is set to become the first facility in the European Union (EU) for recycling both motive lithium-ion batteries and other waste containing metals in a bid to cope up with the continent’s growing adoption of electric vehicles.


Flooded Pb-A batteries to account for half of global lead-acid battery sales

Flooded, and enhanced flooded lead-acid batteries are set to lead sales in the sector, according to research by market research and consulting firm Future Market Insights.


MoU shows Europe’s battery makers are embracing EU sustainability goals

Battery recycler American Manganese has signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) to develop a commercial recycling plant alongside Italvolt’s planned lithium-ion gigafactory in Scarmagno, Italy.

Vulcan boosts board as it races toward traceable lithium-ion battery materials supply

Vulcan Energy has bolstered its board of directors as it pushes forward with its goal of becoming a producer of zero carbon lithium-ion battery materials 


Battery maker sets out plans to make Anhui Province China’s new battery hub

Battery maker Guoxuan Hi-Tech has signed a series of deals to make China’s Anhui Province an “influential lithium battery new energy industry base”.


Scientists stop thermal runaway in 18650 lithium-ion cells

Scientists in the US and Europe and have developed a method to prevent short-circuits in 18650 lithium-ion batteries during nail penetration tests.