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

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.


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.