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Sustainable lithium-ion battery manufacturing at heart of raw materials MoU

Battery manufacturing hopeful Freyer has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with Glencore International for the ‘potential’ supply of ethically sourced and traceable raw materials for lithium-ion cells.


Private sector association launches with goal of establishing a ‘world-class’ battery industry in Europe

The first meeting of the Batteries European Partnership Association (BEPA) was held on 14 December as it prepares to help establish a world-class battery innovation ecosystem in Europe by 2030.


Lead-acid battery separator firm Microporous’ appoints new CEO.

Lead-acid battery separator firm Microporous’ board of directors has appointed John Reeves as the US firm’s new CEO. 


UK firm wins government grant to accelerate R&D into industrial lead-acid battery management system

UK-based tech start-up Enee.io has been awarded a £170,000 ($229,000) grant to further develop its remote lead-acid battery monitoring technology.


Britishvolt pulls out of Wales MoU to announce new site for its UK lithium-ion gigaplant

UK lithium-ion gigafactory hopeful Britishvolt has announced it now plans to build its plant in the North East of England— five months after signing a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with the Welsh government.


Revised directive sets out goals for Europe's battery industry

The European Commission has launched its revised Batteries Directive that sets out its goals of modernising legislative framework supporting the transition to electro-mobility, carbon-neutral energy storage, and a sustainable battery value chain.

MAC Engineering appoints new VP of sales and marketing

Lead-acid battery making equipment firm MAC Engineering welcomes industry expert Jimmy Stewart as vice president of sales and marketing.


UK solid-state battery developer signs agreement to scale-up pouch cell development

UK battery developer Ilika has signed a framework agreement with the UK Battery Industrialisation Centre (UKBIC) to support the scale-up of the former’s Goliath solid-state pouch cells.


Tests of graphite enhanced lithium-ion cells show EV pack boosting promise

Cycling test results of complete prototype-type lithium-ion batteries using graphite producer Mason Graphite’s coated spherical graphite show promising results for electric vehicle applications.


Lead-acid battery separator firm Daramic celebrates 90 years in the industry

As 2020 sets to close, a piece of good news comes from Daramic which celebrated its 90th year of operating as a global leader in lead-acid battery separators.