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Chinese battery firms join ALABC workshop in technological renaissance Batteries International

Chinese battery firms join ALABC workshop in technological renaissance

Chinese battery makers are leading a renaissance in lead acid battery science, delegates learned in February at a technical workshop organized by the Advanced Lead Acid Battery Consortium and Narada…

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Chinese recycler announces new $52 million lead battery recycling plant Batteries International

Chinese recycler announces new $52 million lead battery recycling plant

Chinese lead recycling company Tianjin Toho on March 3 announced plans to begin building a $52 million battery recycling plant in Tianjin, a port city of 15.5 million people on…

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Chaowei Power develops graphene technology to improve lead battery performance Batteries International

Chaowei Power develops graphene technology to improve lead battery performance

Chinese battery manufacturer Chaowei Power launched a new version of its Black Gold battery for electric bikes at the end of February — a lead-acid battery that uses the nanomaterial…

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Lithium battery inventor Goodenough develops solid-state batteries Batteries International

Lithium battery inventor Goodenough develops solid-state batteries

John Goodenough, the 94-year-old co-inventor of the lithium ion battery, and his research team at the University of Texas’ Cockrell School of Engineering have developed the first solid-state lithium battery.…

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Aquion Energy installs saltwater battery in largest Japanese project to date Batteries International

Aquion Energy installs saltwater battery in largest Japanese project to date

Aquion Energy, the US saltwater battery designer, struck a deal on February 27 with one of Japan’s largest electric power companies, Kyushu Electric, to provide storage for solar power in…

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Primus Power launches second-generation zinc bromine flow battery Batteries International

Primus Power launches second-generation zinc bromine flow battery

Zinc bromine flow battery producer Primus Power has launched its second-generation battery, the EnergyPod 2, the US firm announced on February 21. Paul Ferrera, a business development official at Primus…

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UK firm to increase lead and lithium home storage devices 50-fold by 2020 Batteries International

UK firm to increase lead and lithium home storage devices 50-fold by 2020

Powervault, a UK energy storage company which makes home energy storage devices that are suitable for both lead and lithium batteries, announced this week that it was preparing to increase…

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BCI innovation award attracts submissions from industry leaders Batteries International

BCI innovation award attracts submissions from industry leaders

Seven firms — Advanced Battery Concepts, Aqua Metals, Daramic, Gridtential, Hammond, Northstar Battery and Remy Battery — had submitted entries for Battery Council International’s innovation award when the submission deadline closed…

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ARENA awards Ecoult A$4.1 million for UltraBattery commercialization Batteries International

ARENA awards Ecoult A$4.1 million for UltraBattery commercialization

Just days after signing the deal with Exide Industries, on February 14 Ecoult secured another boost with a funding pledge from the Australian Renewable Energy Agency, which has pledged A$4.1…

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Indian deal signals massive boost for Ecoult in Asia Batteries International

Indian deal signals massive boost for Ecoult in Asia

In early February, India’s Exide Industries announced an agreement with Ecoult, owned by East Penn, to manufacture UltraBattery for the Asian market. It’s a landmark agreement. BESB spoke to John…

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