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EUROBAT calls for raw materials czar to defend European battery industry 1000 463 Batteries International

EUROBAT calls for raw materials czar to defend European battery industry

February 22, 2024: EUROBAT is calling for the appointment of an EU commissioner with specific responsibility for safeguarding the bloc’s battery materials supply chain. The  association of European automotive and…

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European MEP says lead can thrive in EU after ‘problematic’ Timmermans years 960 816 Batteries International

European MEP says lead can thrive in EU after ‘problematic’ Timmermans years

February 22, 2024: The lead battery industry can breathe a sigh of relief and help energize Europe’s clean energy transition now one of the industry’s bogeymen — former EU Green…

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StarSun to invest in lead battery recycling plant in Oman 404 244 Batteries International

StarSun to invest in lead battery recycling plant in Oman

February 22, 2024: India-based StarSun Sohar said on February 18 it had signed a land lease deal to set up a lead battery recycling plant in Oman’s Sohar Freezone. StarSun…

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EU legislator confirms REACH delays 1024 995 Batteries International

EU legislator confirms REACH delays

February 22, 2024: A European MEP has confirmed that a decision on further plans for advancing a ban on lead usage in the REACH proposals will be shelved until the…

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Refined lead metal supply exceeded demand in 2023 944 692 Batteries International

Refined lead metal supply exceeded demand in 2023

February 22, 2024: The global supply of refined lead metal exceeded demand by 92 kilo-tonnes in 2023, according to the latest provisional data released by the International Lead and Zinc…

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Trent Capital takes full control of Microporous 773 455 Batteries International

Trent Capital takes full control of Microporous

February 22, 2024: Private equity firm Trent Capital Partners said on February 12 it had acquired full control of separator company Microporous. Trent has been a minority owner of Microporous…

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Exide Technologies boosts green credentials with climate targets 1024 724 Batteries International

Exide Technologies boosts green credentials with climate targets

February 15, 2024: European lead acid battery manufacturer Exide Technologies has unveiled plans to achieve a binding target of a 30% reduction in emissions by 2030. Exide said on February…

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Sunlight to acquire full control of Ubatt 482 580 Batteries International

Sunlight to acquire full control of Ubatt

February 15, 2024: The Sunlight Group said on February 7 it had signed a binding agreement to acquire the remaining 50% stake in its German lead battery recycling subsidiary Ubatt.…

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Sustainability certification for Birla Carbon plants in US, Korea 1000 592 Batteries International

Sustainability certification for Birla Carbon plants in US, Korea

February 15, 2024: Carbon additives company Birla Carbon said on February 8 it had received sustainability certification ISCC PLUS for its manufacturing plants in the US and South Korea. The…

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EnerSys picks South Carolina for $500m lithium cells gigafactory project 427 299 Batteries International

EnerSys picks South Carolina for $500m lithium cells gigafactory project

February 15, 2024: EnerSys said yesterday it had chosen South Carolina as the site to build its planned $500 million lithium ion battery cell gigafactory. The lead and lithium battery…

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