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'Lebanon eyes solar projects' with BESS

'Lebanon eyes solar projects' with BESS

Lebanon is reportedly issued a call for developers to build a series of battery energy storage systems in the country as part of a solar power project.

 

FDG ‘starts work’ on first phase of China batteries and EV project

FDG ‘starts work’ on first phase of China batteries and EV project

Hong Kong-listed FDG Electric Vehicles has reportedly started the first-phase of construction of its EVs and batteries production facilities in Jianyang, in China’s Sichuan Province, according to the state Xinhua News Agency.

 

Tech firm claims solid-state fast-charge breakthrough

Tech firm claims solid-state fast-charge breakthrough

Belgian nanoelectronics and digital tech firm Imec says it has made “an innovative type of solid-state lithium-ion battery” that is set to be a “contender” to power future fast-charging, long-haul vehicles. 

 

KULR to market NREL lithium safety tool

KULR to market NREL lithium safety tool

KULR technology, a major player in thermal management from everything from semi conductors to datacentres announced at the Florida International Battery Seminar and Exhibit that it would be commercialising a key tool developed by American state-owned labs for the investigation of lithium battery fires.

 

Narada books 30% sales rise on back of batteries, recycling

Narada books 30% sales rise on back of batteries, recycling

Chinese battery maker Narada Power has posted a 30% sales rise for 2017— which boosted net by profit by 16% over the previous year.

 

US-Korea LIB recycling joint venture launch

US-Korea LIB recycling joint venture launch

A new US-Korean joint venture has announced plans to launch a major lithium-ion batteries recycling operation in the US.

 

Lithium creep into forklifts grows

Lithium creep into forklifts grows

The growing impact of lithium-ion power in the traditional lead acid traction market could be seen last week at Modex in Atlanta— a major US supply chain trade fair.

 

Huayou partners with LG Chem as China-South Korea ‘battery wars’ thaw continues

Huayou partners with LG Chem as China-South Korea ‘battery wars’ thaw continues

Another Chinese-South Korea investment deal has been done to produce lithium battery materials in China— in the latest sign of a thaw in economic tensions between the countries.

 

Report says China ‘well ahead’ of Europe on battery recycling— urges EU to learn from lead-acid industry

Report says China ‘well ahead’ of Europe on battery recycling— urges EU to learn from lead-acid industry

An independent report by Germany’s independent and non-profit Oeko-Institut has urged the European Union that, when it comes to lithium batteries, to follow the example set by the lead-acid industry in recycling batteries to create a “sustainable” system for conserving raw materials and reusing EV batteries for energy storage.

Armenia ‘talking to Tesla’ to launch national battery storage plan

Armenia ‘talking to Tesla’ to launch national battery storage plan

Armenia is reportedly in talks with Tesla over plans to kickstart a national energy storage plan.

 

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