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

CATL breaks ground on 50GWh battery plant in China

Battery giant Contemporary Amperex Technology (CATL) has broken ground on a 50GWh lithium-ion battery production base in Yichun, east China’s Jiangxi Province. 


Connection, collaboration, and discovery as PNNL opens Energy Sciences Center

The Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL) is set to open a new US facility on its Richland campus to accelerate scientific discovery in chemistry, materials science, and computing.


Amprius adds business development VP to its lithium battery team

Lithium-ion battery developer Amprius has appointed Ronnie Tao as its vice president of business development.


New CEO-led organisation calls for $trillion investment to drive long-duration energy storage deployment

A council has been formed by 25 technology companies, users and investors to push the deployment of long-duration energy storage systems to aid the transition to a grid net-zero by 2040.


BCI launches webinar series exploring the role of lead batteries in the global market

Not for profit association Battery Council International (BCI) has launched a series of webinars that will address the role of lead batteries in supporting the transition to electric vehicles.


SES reveals large-scale EV lithium-metal battery and gigfactory plans

Battery firm SES (formerly known as SolidEnergy Systems) has launched a 107Ah lithium-metal battery for the automotive industry.


QuantumScape validates solid-state lithium-metal battery claims with third-party test results

Battery developer QuantumScape Corporation has released results from an independent third-party laboratory testing report on the performance of its solid-state lithium-metal battery cells.


ElevenEs secures EU funding to build Serbia’s first LFP gigafactory

Battery hopeful ElevenEs has secured funding to begin its plans of building a lithium iron phosphate (LFP) battery manufacturing gigafactory in Serbia.


Storedot plans US innovation hub as it prepares to mass produce fast charging technology

Fast battery charger firm Storedot is planning to build a US-based innovation hub to drive the development and mass production of solid-state battery technologies. 


BASF and SVOLT partner to advance materials development and battery recycling

German chemicals firm BASF and lithium-ion battery maker SVOLT— a spin out from China’s vehicle OEM Great Wall Motors— have formed a cradle-to-grave partnership.