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

ARENA awards Ecoult A$4.1 million for UltraBattery commercialization

February 22, 2017: 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…

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Indian deal signals massive boost for Ecoult in Asia Batteries International

Indian deal signals massive boost for Ecoult in Asia

February 22, 2017: 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…

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Aqua Metals signs JCI as its first recycling licensee Batteries International

Aqua Metals signs JCI as its first recycling licensee

February 9, 2017: Aqua Metals, the inventor of a water-based lead battery recycling process, today (February 9) announced a licensing agreement with multi-industrial giant Johnson Controls, signalling a massive boost…

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EC fines lead cartel which used coded language to fix scrap prices Batteries International

EC fines lead cartel which used coded language to fix scrap prices

February 9, 2017: The European Commission yesterday (February 8) fined lead recycling firms Recyclex, Campine and Ecobat Technologies a total of €67.6 million ($72.4 million) for forming a cartel to…

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Entek partners Separindo to expand separator capacity in Asia Batteries International

Entek partners Separindo to expand separator capacity in Asia

February 9, 2017: Entek International, battery separator designer and producer, signed an agreement on January 31 with Separindo, the Indonesia-based polyethylene battery separator producer, to make and sell PE separators…

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Exide Technologies submits plan for final closure of Vernon site Batteries International

Exide Technologies submits plan for final closure of Vernon site

February 9, 2017: Exide Technologies, the US-based lead battery manufacturer and recycler, submitted an implementation plan on January 9 for the final closure of the battery recycling plant at Vernon,…

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Skeleton Technologies launches ultracapacitor for heavy machinery Batteries International

Skeleton Technologies launches ultracapacitor for heavy machinery

February 9, 2017: Ultracapacitor designer and manufacturer Skeleton Technologies on February 2 launched its latest product based on its curved graphene technology. The SkelStart Torque 24-volt engine start module is…

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Four major battery firms take $6 million stake in Gridtential Batteries International

Four major battery firms take $6 million stake in Gridtential

January 25, 2017: Lead battery start-up Gridtential announced on January 12 that four major battery companies — East Penn Manufacturing, Crown Battery Manufacturing, Power-Sonic and Leoch International — had invested…

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State regulators delay release of Quemetco pollution report Batteries International

State regulators delay release of Quemetco pollution report

January 25 2017: A report by the California Department of Toxic Substances Control revealing the results of soil tests nearby the lead battery recycling firm Quemetco at the City of…

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Exide Industries invests $100m in Haldia plant expansion Batteries International

Exide Industries invests $100m in Haldia plant expansion

January 25, 2017: Indian lead battery manufacturer Exide Industries opened a $100 million assembly facility at its Haldia plant in West Bengal on January 2. The company will also spend…

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