EU refuses to confirm reprieve for JCI on cartel malpractice 150 150 Batteries International

EU refuses to confirm reprieve for JCI on cartel malpractice

November 2, 2016: Despite a Bloomberg report that batteries giant Johnson Controls will avoid having to pay a potentially massive fine by the EU for scheming with other parties to…

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Battery veteran Michael Mayer passes away 150 150 Batteries International

Battery veteran Michael Mayer passes away

November 2, 2016: Michael Mayer — known to almost three generations of lead battery veterans — died suddenly in the early morning of Tuesday November 1. He was 82. He…

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GE and US utility join to install world’s first gas and battery storage system 150 150 Batteries International

GE and US utility join to install world’s first gas and battery storage system

November 2, 2016: The world’s largest gas and battery hybrid grid storage system will be installed by the end of the year, utility Southern California Edison announced in mid-October. SCE…

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Panasonic launches series of lead acid batteries 150 150 Batteries International

Panasonic launches series of lead acid batteries

November 2, 2016: Panasonic will launch a range of valve-regulated 12V lead-acid batteries, the Japanese electronics maker announced on October 18. This will replace its LC-R range of 26 models…

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JCI plans further AGM expansion in China 150 150 Batteries International

JCI plans further AGM expansion in China

November 2, 2016: US giant Johnson Controls confirmed in October another expansion of its AGM battery production, this time in China, where its existing plant at Changxing, Zhejiang Province, will…

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Puerto Rico lead recycling site identified as most hazardous 150 150 Batteries International

Puerto Rico lead recycling site identified as most hazardous

November 2, 2016: A former lead battery recycling site shut down in 2014 could be added to Puerto Rico’s list of most hazardous sites, the US Environmental Protection Agency confirmed…

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EUROBAT sets out its position on the EC Roadmap on the Batteries Directive 150 150 Batteries International

EUROBAT sets out its position on the EC Roadmap on the Batteries Directive

  November 2, 2016: The release of the latest thinking in October by the European Commission on the 2006 Battery Directive — a so-called Evaluation Roadmap — has prompted a lively…

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NorthStar unveils Bluetooth remote wireless battery monitoring system 150 150 Batteries International

NorthStar unveils Bluetooth remote wireless battery monitoring system

  November 2, 2016: NorthStar, the US-Swedish lead-acid battery maker, released on October 25 a remote battery monitoring system called ACE which uses wireless Bluetooth connectivity. The company says the…

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Kubis made Gridtential chairman as battery start-up nears production 150 150 Batteries International

Kubis made Gridtential chairman as battery start-up nears production

October 12, 2016: Lead battery veteran Ray Kubis has been made chairman of start-up firm Gridtential, the bipolar lead battery company. Kubis joined the Gridtential board in October last year…

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Redflow wins $60k order for zinc-bromide batteries 150 150 Batteries International

Redflow wins $60k order for zinc-bromide batteries

October 12, 2016: Australian flow battery designer Redflow on October 4 announced orders worth US$600,000 for its ZCell batteries from installation partner Standard Solar, which said half of those 48…

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