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Hammond says global supply chain helping battery firms navigate trade turmoil 1000 562 Batteries International

Hammond says global supply chain helping battery firms navigate trade turmoil

January 25, 2024: The Hammond Group has urged battery manufacturers to check the reliability of their supply chains as two key global trade arteries are hit by major disruptions. Escalating…

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Ecobat commissions first US Li recycling plant 1024 842 Batteries International

Ecobat commissions first US Li recycling plant

January 25, 2024: Lead recycler Ecobat confirmed on January 18 it had commissioned its first lithium recycling plant in the US. The new Casa Grande facility in Arizona, announced in…

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Birla Carbon reveals Asia expansion plans 1000 592 Batteries International

Birla Carbon reveals Asia expansion plans

January 25, 2024: Birla Carbon is planning two new production sites in Asia to expand its carbon black production capacity by more than 240,000 tonnes. The carbon additives company said…

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BCI extends Innovation Award deadline 768 301 Batteries International

BCI extends Innovation Award deadline

January 25, 2024: Battery Council International has extended the entry deadline for its annual Innovation Award to January 30. The award, dedicated to the memory of former East Penn CEO…

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Sustainability accolade for Hoppecke 500 480 Batteries International

Sustainability accolade for Hoppecke

January 25, 2024: European lead battery manufacturer Hoppecke said on January 10 it had received its first platinum medal from business sustainability ratings firm EcoVadis. The accolade puts the company…

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EV battery recycling chaos alert as EU waste rules loom 1024 1024 Batteries International

EV battery recycling chaos alert as EU waste rules loom

January 18, 2024: EV lithium battery recycling activities in Europe risk grinding to a halt within months, shaking investor confidence in the sector, if new waste classification rules come into…

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Metair names O’Flaherty as next CEO 370 472 Batteries International

Metair names O’Flaherty as next CEO

January 18, 2024: Metair, the South African investment group in battery and automotive manufacturing, has named Paul O’Flaherty as its next CEO. O’Flaherty (pictured), who will also be a member…

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Taiwan’s ACME Metals installs ACE Green’s lead recycling systems 944 894 Batteries International

Taiwan’s ACME Metals installs ACE Green’s lead recycling systems

January 18, 2024: Taiwanese lead refiner ACME Metal Enterprise has installed its first modular lead battery recycling equipment supplied by ACE Green Recycling. ACE’s VP for global strategy and business…

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Crown Battery’s Lee Koenig, 1929-2024 807 1024 Batteries International

Crown Battery’s Lee Koenig, 1929-2024

January 11, 2024: It is with sadness that Batteries International has to report the death of Lee Koenig, the driving force in creating the modern Crown Battery — he led…

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Clarios teams up with Altris for sodium ion batteries 1024 554 Batteries International

Clarios teams up with Altris for sodium ion batteries

January 11, 2024: Clarios is partnering Swedish sodium ion cathode material and cell technology developer Altris to develop batteries for the automotive industry. The companies said on January 8 they…

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