Former JCI and Exide director takes new role at Flow-Rite Controls Batteries International

Former JCI and Exide director takes new role at Flow-Rite Controls

July 6, 2017: Flow-Rite Controls, the US-based designer and manufacturer of fluid control devices for lead-acid batteries, announced the appointment of Michael Leonard as sales and marketing director on June…

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German utility announces plans for world’s biggest battery Batteries International

German utility announces plans for world’s biggest battery

July 6, 2017: German utility Ewe Gasspeicher announced plans on June 27 to build what it says could be the biggest battery in the world, to be housed in underground…

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Midac snaps up Swedish traction battery marketing firm Batteries International

Midac snaps up Swedish traction battery marketing firm

July 6, 2017: Midac, the Italian automotive, motive and stationary battery manufacturer, bought the traction battery marketing and sales company Batteriunion i Järfälla on June 12. Batteriunion is part of…

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Lead industry calls on EU to implement lower blood level limits for workers Batteries International

Lead industry calls on EU to implement lower blood level limits for workers

July 6, 2017: The ILA and EUROBAT have called on the European Union to decrease the allowable lead levels permitted in blood for workers in the lead industry. In a…

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First UltraBattery installed in Thailand to begin operating next month Batteries International

First UltraBattery installed in Thailand to begin operating next month

June 22, 2017: Thailand’s first project to use the lead/supercapacitor technology of the UltraBattery from Furukawa Battery will begin operating in July, the LABAT conference in Bulgaria was told last…

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High-purity metals firm opens three production lines for 99.98% pure nickel Batteries International

High-purity metals firm opens three production lines for 99.98% pure nickel

June 22, 2017: Three production lines for manufacturing high-purity nickel plate, strip and wire for use in batteries and supercapacitors were opened by Hpulcas GmbH, a new producer of high-purity…

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Saltwater battery firm Aquion snapped up by Chinese Titans at auction Batteries International

Saltwater battery firm Aquion snapped up by Chinese Titans at auction

June 22, 2017: The bankrupt saltwater battery firm Aquion Energy was bought for $9.8 million by Juline-Titans, an investment holding company affiliated to the China Titans Energy Technology Group (pictured),…

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Aqua Metals wins patent for lead battery recycling Batteries International

Aqua Metals wins patent for lead battery recycling

June 22, 2017: Aqua Metals, the lead battery recycling company, announced it had won its first patent for its AquaRefining technology on June 1. The Devices and Method for Smelterless…

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India fuel retailer announces a step into battery technology Batteries International

India fuel retailer announces a step into battery technology

June 22, 2017: India’s largest fuel retailer, the Indian Oil Corporation, is planning to develop its own batteries, the company confirmed to BESB on June 20. The firm is looking…

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Furukuwa, Papazov win Gaston Planté award at LABAT 2017 Batteries International

Furukuwa, Papazov win Gaston Planté award at LABAT 2017

June 22, 2017: Jun Furukawa and Geno Papazov were jointly given the Gaston Planté award for contributions to lead-acid battery science and technology at this year’s LABAT conference, which was held…

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