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New European research collaboration optimizes lead battery performance for micro-hybrids 150 150 Batteries International

New European research collaboration optimizes lead battery performance for micro-hybrids

November 19, 2020: A new European research collaboration between two leading academic institutes — the Fraunhofer Institute for Silicate Research (Fraunhofer ISC) and Wrocław University of Science and Technology (WUST) — was announced by…

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GS Yuasa to extend partnership to create UK local energy centres 150 150 Batteries International

GS Yuasa to extend partnership to create UK local energy centres

November 19, 2020: Japanese lead and lithium battery maker GS Yuasa said on November 19 that it and Infinite Renewables, a UK renewable energy firm, were launching a project with…

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China’s lead output bounce marks first major economy to show Covid-19 recovery 150 150 Batteries International

China’s lead output bounce marks first major economy to show Covid-19 recovery

November 19, 2020: China’s lead production rose 9.9% year on year in October to a monthly record high of 599,000 tonnes, according to news agency Reuters quoting the National Bureau…

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Lead battery industry-sponsored Bali Children’s Project update 150 150 Batteries International

Lead battery industry-sponsored Bali Children’s Project update

November 19, 2020:  The Bali charity that lead battery firms and conference delegates supported at the 2018 Asia Battery and Secondary Lead Conferences has been making huge progress in supporting…

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Microporous expands sales team with new director for North America 150 150 Batteries International

Microporous expands sales team with new director for North America

November 19, 2020: Separator company Microporous has welcomed Bryan Allen to its team as director of sales for North America, the firm said on November 2. Allen previously worked as…

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UK to bring forward ban on sales of new ICE vehicles by 10 years 150 150 Batteries International

UK to bring forward ban on sales of new ICE vehicles by 10 years

November 19, 2020: The UK government on November 17 announced it was bringing forward a ban on the sale of new petrol and diesel cars by 10 years as part…

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Lithium battery fires force GM to recall 50,000 Chevrolet Bolts in US 150 150 Batteries International

Lithium battery fires force GM to recall 50,000 Chevrolet Bolts in US

November 19, 2020: General Motors on November 13 was forced to issue a recall for thousands of models of its Chevrolet Bolt vehicles after five battery fires were recorded. The…

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State auditor slams DTSC in Vernon clean-up report 150 150 Batteries International

State auditor slams DTSC in Vernon clean-up report

November 5, 2020: The Department of Toxic Substances Controls in California responded on October 27 to a damning report by the state auditor on the management of the residential clean-up…

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Supercaps ‘now compete head on’ with lead and lithium batteries 150 150 Batteries International

Supercaps ‘now compete head on’ with lead and lithium batteries

November 5, 2020: A November 2 report by the market research firm IDTechEx says large supercapacitors “now compete head on” with batteries — with greater energy density than lithium-ion batteries, offering…

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Skeleton raises €41.3m in new bid to improve technology and replace lead batteries 150 150 Batteries International

Skeleton raises €41.3m in new bid to improve technology and replace lead batteries

November 5, 2020: Skeleton Technologies, the supercap manufacturer, announced on November 3 it had raised €41.3 million ($48.5 million) in a series D financing round. This brings its total capital…

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