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Former JCI business relaunched as Clarios

Thu, 05/02/2019 - 14:49 -- John Shepherd
Former JCI business relaunched as Clarios

The US-based batteries business formerly known as Johnson Controls Power Solutions has been relaunched as Clarios— with a pledge to further invest in its lead-acid and lithium products.

Power Solutions was acquired by US and Canadian investment firms Brookfield Business Partners and CDPQ last year.

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GS Yuasa expands lead-acid base in Turkey

Thu, 04/25/2019 - 15:49 -- John Shepherd
GS Yuasa expands lead-acid base in Turkey

Japan-based GS Yuasa has launched operations at its new joint venture lead-acid battery manufacturing plant in Turkey.

The 100 million Turkish lira (US$17m) plant (pictured) in Manisa, is operated by Inci GS Yuasa, a subsidiary of Inci Holding and GS Yuasa.

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Tianneng go-ahead for batteries spin-off

Wed, 04/24/2019 - 16:51 -- John Shepherd
Tianneng go-ahead for batteries spin-off

Financial regulators in China have given Tianneng Energy Technology the green light to spin-off its batteries division to “expand and transform” its lead-acid and lithium-ion manufacturing operations.

Tianneng said the spin-off would focus on R&D, manufacture, sales and “ancillary services” for lead-acid, lithium-ion and other “new energy batteries”.

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Veolia to manage operations at Aqua Metals’ Nevada facility

Mon, 03/04/2019 - 00:00 -- John Shepherd
Steve Cotton

The US arm of France’s transnational Veolia group is to operate and manage the Nevada facility of US lead-acid battery recycling company Aqua Metals.

Aqua Metals said Boston-based Veolia North America Regeneration Services would provide operations, maintenance and management services at the AquaRefining plant in McCarran under a partnership agreement.

Veolia “will contribute operational and technological expertise and organisational capabilities in aqueous-based process chemistries and electrolysis, along with taking on responsibility for operations, supply chain, off take and management of the plant”, Aqua Metals said.

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GS Yuasa unveils lead-lithium energy storage platform

Mon, 02/18/2019 - 00:00 -- John Shepherd

Japan-based lead and lithium group GS Yuasa has unveiled a dual chemistry energy storage system that “combines the fast response of lithium-ion with the endurance of lead-acid”.

GS Yuasa said the container-based system is the “world’s first energy storage platform where lead acid and lithium-ion batteries are combined to feed a power conversion system”.

The battery giant partnered with Infinite Group, the University of Sheffield and Innovate UK to develop the ‘Adept’ (advanced multi-energy management and optimisation time shifting platform) system.

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Canada Rolls out expansion funding for lead-acid

Mon, 02/11/2019 - 00:00 -- Hugh Finzel
James Surrette (right) with local MP Bill Casey

Canadian deep cycle lead-acid battery maker Surrette is expanding its production facility in Nova Scotia, to “boost its global competitiveness and spur business growth”.

The 25,000 sq. ft. expansion to the Surrette Battery Company’s Springhill plant will be accompanied by the incorporation of “advanced robotics and automation” at its production facility.

Contrary to many wider fears of the undesirable effects of automation, Surrette’s actions will cause them to hire an additional 18 “highly-skilled workers”, taking their total roll-call to 100.

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GS Yuasa expands in Germany for sales push

Mon, 01/14/2019 - 00:00 -- Hugh Finzel
Osamu Murao

Japan-based battery giant GS Yuasa is leasing new premises in Germany to expand its business.

The lead-acid and lithium-ion battery manufacturer has leased around 7,300 square metres of logistics space at Krefeld, in North Rhine-Westphalia, northwest of Düsseldorf.

The lease at the new Segro Logistics Center Krefeld II has a term of more than 10 years and starts in April 2019.

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Enersys completes Alpha Technologies acquisition

Mon, 12/17/2018 - 00:00 -- John Shepherd

Lead-acid battery maker Enersys has completed a US$750 million deal to acquire Canadian firm Alpha Technologies.

Enersys president and CEO David Shaffer said the finalisation of the deal, unveiled last month, creates the only fully-integrated DC power and energy storage solution provider for broadband, telecom and energy storage systems.

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Study slams EU on lithium recycling and praises 'climate-friendly' lead

Mon, 11/12/2018 - 00:00 -- John Shepherd

More than half of Europe’s used batteries “disappear” without proper treatment because of “outdated” recycling rules and inadequate targets for collecting lithium-ion batteries, according to a damning report.

The study criticises the European Union’s Batteries Directive for lacking “a target or provisions for a monitoring system” to keep track of uncollected batteries— which are said to be fuelling health and safety fears by being dumped with household waste.

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C&D Technologies to acquire Trojan

Mon, 11/12/2018 - 00:00 -- John Shepherd

US-based lead-acid battery maker C&D Technologies has agreed to acquire Californian deep-cycle lead manufacturer Trojan Battery in a deal that will create a combined company with more than US$1 billion of revenue.

Pennsylvania-based C&D, a portfolio company of KPC Capital Partners, will acquire Trojan from owners Charlesbank Capital Partners and other shareholders.

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