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Spanish lithium project ‘cornerstone’ for EU battery plans

Fri, 07/05/2019 - 12:28 -- John Shepherd
Spanish lithium project ‘cornerstone’ for EU battery plans

Australia-listed lithium developer Infinity Lithium has said its San José project in Spain has been tipped to become a “cornerstone” of the European Battery Alliance (EBA).

Infinity has revealed it has held talks with “senior institutional representatives” from key players in the Spanish and wider European lithium-ion battery chain in Madrid.

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Batteries in ‘golden period’, but vigilance needed for lead

Sun, 06/23/2019 - 17:06 -- John Shepherd
Batteries in ‘golden period’, but vigilance needed for lead

Battery technology is in a “golden period”, but lead-acid in particular still faces potential regulatory obstacles in Europe, manufacturers have been warned.

Dr Steve Binks (pictured), regulatory affairs director of the International Lead Association, told the Pb2019 conference in Madrid there had “never been a period where battery technology was so recognised as being critical” to e-mobility, energy storage and combating climate change.

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EU ‘lagging behind competitors’ on battery cells

Tue, 04/02/2019 - 14:23 -- John Shepherd
Photo: EU's Robert Meerding

The EU is “lagging behind international competitors” in its quest to build a world-beating battery cells production industry, a report has warned.

The briefing paper by the European Court of Auditors— the EU’s independent external auditor— said Europe needs to “ensure a coherent strategy” for developing energy storage technologies and “reduce the complexity of EU research funding”.

Without a change in policies, ambitious manufacturing, energy saving and climate goals set by the European Battery Alliance could fail to materialise, the paper warned.

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