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

Exide Technologies deploys its lead-acid batteries in solar+storage system

Exide Technologies and energy provider EDP go live with a solar-plus lead-acid battery installation at its Portuguese battery production facility.


German lead battery maker Moll finds buyer after year-long insolvency battle

German lead-acid battery maker Moll Batterien has been bought by an investor consortium led by Jan IJspeert, managing director of BAE Holding and fellow lead battery firm BAE batteries. 


Japanese OEMs agree to standard to share electric motorcycle batteries between brands

A consortium of Japanese vehicle OEMs will make batteries and replacement systems that can be swapped between all four of the member’s electric motorcycles.

LiNa Energy makes third appointment of year in sodium battery commercialisation drive

Battery developer LiNa Energy has appointed auto industry expert Richard Dauch as a special adviser. 


Indonesia takes a step closer to domestic end-to-end battery industry

The latest move in the Indonesian government’s intention to develop domestic manufacture of electric vehicle batteries has seen a shareholders agreement for the Indonesian Battery Corporation (IBC).

Faraday Institution commits $31M on refocused battery research to deliver on UK energy goal

Battery research organisation The Faraday Institution has committed £22.6million ($31 million) toward a two-year goal of driving development of electrochemical energy at UK universities.


American Manganese produces lithium-ion cathode material and secures Korean patent

Lithium-ion battery recycler American Manganese and metallurgical laboratory and R&D contractor Kemetco Research has produced cathode precursor material.


India commissions its first grid-connected lithium-ion ESS on its renewable energy journey

Nexcharge, a joint venture between Exide technologies and Leclanché, has inaugurated India’s first grid connected lithium-ion energy storage system to deliver better levels of stability, reliability, quality and control.

Simple tools reveal high-fidelity truth in lithium-ion batteries

Researchers from Washington University in St. Louis have determined how to build a safer battery by studying a lithium-ion battery electrode particle by particle.

Swedish Energy Agency awards grant to develop Sweden’s battery industry

The Swedish Energy Agency has issued a grant of SEK3.8 million ($437,699) to drive a research project in zinc-ion technology as Sweden aims to strengthen its competitiveness in the battery industry.