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China urged to ‘scrap substandard secondary lead plants’

Wed, 06/06/2018 - 11:16 -- John Shepherd
China urged to ‘scrap substandard secondary lead plants’

Authorities in China are being urged to shut down “substandard” secondary lead production facilities as part of moves to boost the recycling of lead-acid batteries.

China’s lead consumption largely depends on the use of secondary lead, the chairman of the China Industrial Alliance of Renewable Energy, Li Shilong, told the Shanghai Metals Market Lead Zinc Summit in Guangxi Province.

 

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Gravita signs ‘sustainable’ lead deal with Amara Raja

Wed, 05/30/2018 - 09:25 -- John Shepherd
Gravita signs ‘sustainable’ lead deal with Amara Raja

Indian lead producer and exporter Gravita has signed a recycling agreement with the country’s industrial and automotive battery producer Amara Raja Batteries.

The contract for lead-acid battery scrap collection and recycling was part of a “joint initiative toward environmental protection and sustainability”, Gravita said in a National Stock Exchange of India announcement.

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East Penn signs electrode tech deal with ArcActive

Fri, 05/25/2018 - 09:08 -- John Shepherd
East Penn signs electrode tech deal with ArcActive

East Penn Manufacturing has signed a commercial arrangement with New Zealand-based ArcActive to further develop carbon fibre electrode technology for lead batteries.

East Penn chief operations officer Bob Flicker (pictured) said the move will allow the lead-acid producer to “scale up the manufacture and testing of batteries” using ArcActive’s electrodes.

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German research to ‘safeguard future’ of lead-acid

Tue, 05/22/2018 - 08:57 -- John Shepherd
German research to ‘safeguard future’ of lead-acid

The German government is backing research in the country designed to help “safeguard the future of lead-acid batteries”.

Goals of the AddESun project include helping the lead industry to achieve “more sustainable production, improved charging behaviour, longer service life and higher power density”.

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Lead batteries recycling plan for Azerbaijan

Fri, 05/18/2018 - 10:50 -- Xuan Zhong
Lead batteries recycling plan for Azerbaijan

The Republic of Azerbaijan is reportedly set to build a lead-acid battery recycling plant on the campus of the country’s National Academy of Sciences.

The plant, to be built in the Academy’s Hi Tech Park in Baku, on the Caspian Sea coast, is needed to tackle the “urgent” problem of waste batteries disposal, the regional Trend News Agency reported.

 

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Lithium might dominate ‘transportation batteries’ by 2022

Wed, 05/09/2018 - 09:30 -- Xuan Zhong
Lithium might dominate ‘transportation batteries’ by 2022.

Lead industry chiefs have been given their strongest warning yet that lithium is eating into the worldwide market for transportation batteries— and with a voracious appetite.

In an unprecedented move in Battery Council International’s five-year Starter lighting and Ignition (SLI ) batteries forecast, industry veteran Ray Kubis (pictured) last week included an impact assessment of lithium-ion  on the former 100% lead-acid market.

 

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TBS boss hails ‘bright future for lead’

Mon, 04/16/2018 - 10:57 -- John Shepherd
TBS boss hails ‘bright future for lead’

UK-based lead-acid battery machinery maker TBS Engineering has said a move into a new “global HQ” in Gloucestershire in June will spur its push to grow the batteries and energy storage sector.

TBS group MD David Longney said: “There’s a bright future for lead-acid batteries, there is no doubt about that and we’re fully committed to it.

 

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Lead ‘not disappearing any time soon’, battery experts told

Mon, 03/05/2018 - 11:39 -- John Shepherd
Lead ‘not disappearing any time soon’, battery experts told

Lead-acid batteries will continue to be a mainstay of the automotive market into the next decade— despite increasing focus on lithium-powered electric vehicles, a battery and raw materials expert has said.

Christophe Pillot (pictured), a partner and director of French consultancy firm Avicenne Energy, said lead-acid “will not disappear” as carmakers increase development of EVs.

 

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India’s Gravita gets Luminous lead order

Mon, 01/29/2018 - 11:20 -- John Shepherd
India’s Gravita gets Luminous lead order

Indian lead battery recycling group Gravita has won an order worth around $46 million from lead-acid manufacturer Luminous Power Technologies.

Gravita, which is also one of the country’s largest lead producers, did not respond to BBB’s request for details of the order to India-based Luminous— part of the Schneider Electric group.

 

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Octogenarian Banner invests to stay in lead-acid fast lane

Tue, 01/16/2018 - 10:08 -- Xuan Zhong
Octogenarian Banner invests to stay in lead-acid fast lane

Austrian lead-acid veteran Banner is marking 80 years in the business with plans to expand its workforce and production capacity.

The company said it has already invested more than EUR50 million ($60.6m) in its Leonding manufacturing plant over the past six years— and has committed a further EUR15m to expand production capacity.

 

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