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

UMC buys lithium-ion battery materials firm Pred Materials International

Lithium-ion battery raw materials firm Pred Materials International has been bought by US company United Mineral & Chemical Corporation (UMC). 


Solid-state lithium-ion maker QuantumScape secures $100M funding after hitting VW’s technical tests

Volkswagen Group of America Investments will invest a further $100 million into QuantumScape after the solid-state lithium-ion battery developer successfully met a key technical milestone.

Alternative energy storage technologies to challenge electrochemistry

A raft of alternative energy storage technologies is making headway in the long-duration energy storage system (ESS) market.

Li-Cycle expands annual lithium-ion battery recycling capacity to 20,000 tonnes with third North American facility

Lithium-ion battery recycler Li-Cycle will build its third commercial lithium-ion battery recycling facility in North America.

Power Edison to supply world’s largest mobile BESS

Utility-scale mobile energy storage solutions provider Power Edison is to supply a US utility with a 3MW/12MWh battery energy storage system (BESS) this year— it will be the world’s largest mobile BESS.

Second SK Innovation lithium-ion separator production line as it nears 1.8billion sqm goal

Korean battery material firm SK IE Technology— a subsidiary of SK Innovation— has started production at its second battery separator factory in China. 

NIO teams up with Sinopec on battery swapping

China fossil fuel company Sinopec has signed a strategic agreement with NIO to fit one sixth of its filling stations with the car maker's battery swap facility by 2025.


Mapped: the main reason lithium-metal batteries fail

Scientists at Brookhaven National Laboratory have identified the primary cause of failure in a state-of-the-art lithium-metal battery.

SVOLT Energy Technology and Soteria Battery Innovation Group first to produce safer lithium-ion batteries

SVOLT Energy Technology Company (SVOLT) and Soteria Battery Innovation Group (Soteria BIG) have partnered to produce lithium-ion batteries using safety technology that eliminates the cause of thermal runaway.

Electro-extraction firm Nth Cycle secures funding to help execute its recycling roadmap

Battery recycling firm Nth Cycle has secured $3.2 million in funding to push its electro-extraction technology.