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

Former EPA chief to chair electrolyte tech advisory board for Tydrolyte

Stephen Johnson

The former head of the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Stephen Johnson is to chair the advisory board of novel electrolyte technology company Tydrolyte.

Auto partners commit to battery-tech investments as chief is sacked

Carlos Ghosn

The Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi Alliance has pledged to continue its activities including development of next-generation batteries following the sacking of the alliance’s chief.

Infinity Lithium eyes battery supply market with Spanish project

Australia-listed lithium developer Infinity Lithium has unveiled a scoping study for its San Jose project in Spain’s Extremadura region, including the production of battery grade lithium hydroxide.

Mine waste powers battery business

Adrian Griffin

VSPC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Lithium Australia (LA), has successfully manufactured lithium-ion cathode material and lithium-ion batteries themselves from lithium mining waste.

NEC Energy Solutions awarded UK storage contracts

Tilbury Power Station

US-based NEC Energy Solutions has been awarded two contracts by the Gore Street Energy Storage Fund to provide UK energy storage projects.

Webasto and Wanxiang ink Shanghai battery partnership

Automotive component manufacturers Webasto and Wanxiang A123 are to cooperate on a Shanghai-based battery development partnership targeting commercial vehicles for the Chinese market.

Kokam deploys ‘high energy’ BESS systems in South Korea

South Korean battery company Kokam has been selected to provide photovoltaic-connected battery energy storage systems for two projects in the country.

Study ponders lithium industry future for Quebec

Sarah Houde

A study has been launched into the development of Canada’s Quebec province as a manufacturing and commercial hub for the lithium-ion battery industry.

Investment boost for Massachusetts battery start-ups

24M Technologies manufacturing process

Two battery technology start-ups in Massachusetts have filed paperwork indicating that they have each raised more than US$20 million in new investment.

Arsenal gunning for battery storage

Ribbon-cutting ceremony for BESS at Emirates Stadium

London-based Arsenal Football Club has become the first UK football club to install significant energy storage, after unveiling a lithium-ion battery system that will store enough energy to power Emirates Stadium for the duration of a match.