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Exide up for sale as North American business enters third Chapter 11 150 150 Batteries International

Exide up for sale as North American business enters third Chapter 11

May 21, 2020: Exide Technologies announced on May 19 that it is to be split up and sold. The North American business will be separated from its EMEA/Asia-Pacific operation and…

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Slump in metals prices due to Covid-19 leads to split in Recylex 150 150 Batteries International

Slump in metals prices due to Covid-19 leads to split in Recylex

May 21, 2020: A German sub-group of the French lead battery recycler Recylex has applied for so-called protective shield measures — similar to the US Chapter 11 bankruptcy law —…

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Quemetco to pay $600,000 fine for emissions violations 150 150 Batteries International

Quemetco to pay $600,000 fine for emissions violations

May 21, 2020: Quemetco, the lead battery recycling company based near the City of Industry in California, US, has agreed to pay a $600,000 fine for violating emissions regulations, the…

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EnerSys launches range of TPPL batteries for ‘hazardous environments’ 150 150 Batteries International

EnerSys launches range of TPPL batteries for ‘hazardous environments’

May 21, 2020: International battery manufacturer EnerSys has launched another range of TPPL batteries for materials handling applications, the NexSys ATEX range, the firm said on May 20. The range…

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Remy Battery to be back up and running by winter after fire destroyed HQ 150 150 Batteries International

Remy Battery to be back up and running by winter after fire destroyed HQ

May 21, 2020: Remy Battery, the family-owned battery and battery accessories retailer in Milwaukee, US, said on May 18 it expects to be back up and running after a fire…

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Clarios to close battery assembly plant in part due to Covid-19 150 150 Batteries International

Clarios to close battery assembly plant in part due to Covid-19

May 7, 2020: Clarios, the world’s biggest lead battery maker, on May 7 confirmed it would be closing its lead battery assembly plant in Middletown, Delaware in November 2020, partly…

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ZAF Energy raises $22 million to expand in face of growing demand 150 150 Batteries International

ZAF Energy raises $22 million to expand in face of growing demand

May 7, 2020: ZAF Energy Systems, the Missouri-US-based nickel zinc and zinc air battery developer, said on April 30 it had raised $22 million from ‘key, strategic investors’ to meet…

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Aqua Metals ‘optimistic’ over funding despite Covid-19 and fire setbacks 150 150 Batteries International

Aqua Metals ‘optimistic’ over funding despite Covid-19 and fire setbacks

May 7, 2020: As US lead battery recycling firm Aqua Metals announced a 96% reduction in revenue in Q1 of 2020 compared with last year’s, CEO Steve Cotton remained upbeat…

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Leoch buys 100% of UK partner DBS Leoch 150 150 Batteries International

Leoch buys 100% of UK partner DBS Leoch

May 7, 2020: Chinese lead battery manufacturer Leoch has bought the UK battery distribution firm DBS Leoch in its entirety, the firm announced in March. The companies already had a…

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EAI launches study to improve battery performance for ESSs 150 150 Batteries International

EAI launches study to improve battery performance for ESSs

May 7, 2020: Research by Arizona-based Electric Applications into optimizing lead acid batteries for energy storage systems with the use of an intelligent BMS has won backing from the Consortium…

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