James Sudworth Batteries International

James Sudworth

For almost half a century, Jim Sudworth of has been on a mission — often a bumpy one — to make a scientific and commercial success of the sodium battery.…

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Kathryn Bullock Batteries International

Kathryn Bullock

The conception, invention and development of the VRLA battery has been an almost exclusively male preserve but one woman has made a remarkable contribution to its evolution — and also…

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Of hybrids and hamburgers Batteries International

Of hybrids and hamburgers

Key to creating the electrification of transport in the future will be our ability to deliver an affordable battery pack. However, Larry Thomas, president of Primet Precision Materials, questions whether…

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Pacific Energy to promote Axion’s lead-carbon technology, products 150 150 Batteries International

Pacific Energy to promote Axion’s lead-carbon technology, products

Axion Power International, a developer of advanced lead-carbon batteries, has secured a strategic marketing, sales and reselling agreement with Pacific Energy Ventures, a technology and project development firm specialising in…

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Battery Solutions becomes first US recycler with automatic battery sorting Batteries International

Battery Solutions becomes first US recycler with automatic battery sorting

US battery recycler Battery Solutions has entered into an agreement to acquire state-of-the-art battery sorting technology from Sweden-based technology company Refind. The move makes Battery Solutions the first US company…

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Problems ahead for China’s lead-acid tax 150 150 Batteries International

Problems ahead for China’s lead-acid tax

China’s 4% consumption tax on lead-acid batteries — to be introduced on January 1 next year — may not be enough to slow production to the point that it aligns with…

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Lithium-ion market in India set to climb by 35% CAGR to 2020 150 150 Batteries International

Lithium-ion market in India set to climb by 35% CAGR to 2020

The market for lithium-ion batteries market in India is projected to witness double digit growth at over 35% CAGR during the next five years, according to a new research report…

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Sacred Sun moves towards new battery production Batteries International

Sacred Sun moves towards new battery production

Chinese lead-acid battery manufacturer Sacred Sun has started work on the phase II construction of its expansion of the Sacred Sun Industrial Park. The purpose of the project is to…

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Polypore sold in $3.2 billion two part deal but legal challenges to sale emerge 150 150 Batteries International

Polypore sold in $3.2 billion two part deal but legal challenges to sale emerge

Agreement was finalized in February for US battery separator firm Polypore International, to be split into two and sold for $3.2 billion. Asahi Kasei Corporation is to acquire its energy…

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Maxwell advances ESM as lead acid truck battery substitute 150 150 Batteries International

Maxwell advances ESM as lead acid truck battery substitute

Maxwell Technologies, the ultracapacitor firm announced in March that its ultracapacitor-based Engine Start Module (ESM) will be offered as a factory-installed option on new Kenworth T680 and T880 trucks. The…

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