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Tesla’s milestone Shanghai ‘megafactory’ officially opens 1024 430 Batteries International

Tesla’s milestone Shanghai ‘megafactory’ officially opens

May 31, 2024: Tesla broke ground on its new ‘megafactory’ last Thursday in eastern Shanghai’s Lingang — it is the first time the carmaker-cum-utility storage developer has opened a facility…

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Solnet Group VPP for solar in grid operations 528 95 Batteries International

Solnet Group VPP for solar in grid operations

May 24, 2024: Solnet Group, a European project planner of commercial & industrial solar installations, is launching virtual power plant services called Solnet Manager where customers earn revenue by maintaining…

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Sustainability certification for Birla Carbon plants in India 724 424 Batteries International

Sustainability certification for Birla Carbon plants in India

May 24, 2024: Carbon additives company, Birla Carbon, said on May 13 its three manufacturing plants in India had become the latest to be awarded sustainability certification ISCC PLUS. The…

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Clarios partners Altris to develop Na ion battery systems 1024 497 Batteries International

Clarios partners Altris to develop Na ion battery systems

May 17, 2024: Battery giant, Clarios, this week announced an exclusive joint development agreement with Altris, a Swedish developer and prototype manufacturer of sodium-ion batteries. Under the JDA, Altris will…

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Aftrak $1m innovation award for lead battery project 988 586 Batteries International

Aftrak $1m innovation award for lead battery project

May 10, 2024: As with all the best ideas, it started over a Kuche-Kuche beer in a Malawi bar 18 months ago. This week that lightbulb moment culminated in a…

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Sunlight Group: revenues top $1bn, earnings up 141% 1024 768 Batteries International

Sunlight Group: revenues top $1bn, earnings up 141%

May 10, 2024: Sunlight Group, the Greece-based international battery manufacturer, announced on May 1 its annual financial results for the year end of December 31, 2023. They show a third…

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Varta appoints new CEO to “navigate challenges ahead…” 1024 731 Batteries International

Varta appoints new CEO to “navigate challenges ahead…”

May 10, 2024: German battery manufacturer, Varta, has hired Michael Ostermann as chief executive, citing his restructuring experience as the company struggles with a return to profitable growth. Ostermann, 58,…

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EnerSys acquires Bren-Tronics for $208 million 1024 296 Batteries International

EnerSys acquires Bren-Tronics for $208 million

May 10, 2024: International battery company, EnerSys, this week announced that it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Bren-Tronics, a manufacturer of portable power products for defense customers,…

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ESS announces two new projects in Africa, Amsterdam 894 598 Batteries International

ESS announces two new projects in Africa, Amsterdam

May 10, 2024: It’s been a big week for ESS, the iron flow battery company. The firm confirmed a partnership with Nigerian energy company, Sapele Power, for its first project…

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CATL, Beijing Hyundai sign agreement on EV batteries 1024 675 Batteries International

CATL, Beijing Hyundai sign agreement on EV batteries

May 10, 2024: CATL and Beijing Hyundai have signed a strategic partnership agreement to cooperate on Beijing Hyundai’s EV projects and to power future Beijing Hyundai electric models with CATL…

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