NorthStar wins Sally Mikseiwicz Innovation award at BCI 2017 Batteries International

NorthStar wins Sally Mikseiwicz Innovation award at BCI 2017

May 11, 2017: NorthStar, the Swedish-American energy storage provider owned by private equity firm Altor, was awarded the Sally Miksiewicz Innovation award at the BCI conference in Florida on May…

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Daramic announces grand opening of separator plant in India 150 150 Batteries International

Daramic announces grand opening of separator plant in India

May 11, 2017: Daramic, the lead-acid battery separator manufacturer, on April 26 announced the grand opening of the first major polyethylene battery separator manufacturing facility in India, in Gujarat. The…

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‘Déjà vu, all over again’ in the battery industry Batteries International

‘Déjà vu, all over again’ in the battery industry

April 27, 2017: Ray Kubis, long-time battery veteran and chairman of Gridtential Energy, says we need to bear in mind some of the mistakes of the past as they are…

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ABC endorsed by Crown Battery, chooses Wirtz for pasting lines Batteries International

ABC endorsed by Crown Battery, chooses Wirtz for pasting lines

April 27, 2017: Bipolar lead acid battery firm Advanced Battery Concepts received further endorsement of its Greenseal bipolar battery technology on April 7 with an undisclosed investment from Hal Hawk,…

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Australian Vanadium announces residential battery storage design Batteries International

Australian Vanadium announces residential battery storage design

April 27, 2017: VSun Energy, the wholly-owned subsidiary of mining company Australian Vanadium, announced on April 12 it was in negotiations with the designer of a residential vanadium redox flow…

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Exide withdraws plan to re-open lead battery formation plant Batteries International

Exide withdraws plan to re-open lead battery formation plant

April 27, 2017: A controversial application by Exide Technologies to re-open a lead battery formation operations site in Bristol, Tennessee has been withdrawn. A spokeswoman for the Tennessee Department of…

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Aqua Metals acquires Ebonex IPR for $2.3 million Batteries International

Aqua Metals acquires Ebonex IPR for $2.3 million

April 27, 2017: Aqua Metals, a firm that recycles lead acid batteries via an electrolytic process rather than smelting, announced at the end of April that it had acquired UK-based…

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NorthStar signs pilot project for Blue+ thin plate lead batteries Batteries International

NorthStar signs pilot project for Blue+ thin plate lead batteries

April 27, 2017: Lead battery developer NorthStar announced on April 25 that it will partner City Utilities of Springfield, Missouri, US, in a pilot project to install its Blue+ thin…

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Crown Battery hits the acquisition trail Batteries International

Crown Battery hits the acquisition trail

April 6, 2017: Crown Battery, the lead acid battery manufacturer, announced at the end of March it had made two acquisitions: distributor and servicer of industrial batteries Industrial Powersource and…

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BCI legislative triumph after lead battery law kicks off in California Batteries International

BCI legislative triumph after lead battery law kicks off in California

April 6, 2017: Lead battery manufacturers and consumers have to pay a $1 fee for each battery they make or buy following the implementation on April 1 of the Lead-Acid…

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