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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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Bolivian lead smelter to be upgraded after running at 10% capacity 150 150 Batteries International

Bolivian lead smelter to be upgraded after running at 10% capacity

November 5, 2020: The 40,000 tonnes a year Karachipampa zinc-lead-silver smelter in Bolivia is to be upgraded after being operated by state mining firm Comibol at just 10% of capacity…

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Battery Council International committee appoints Peng as vice chair 150 150 Batteries International

Battery Council International committee appoints Peng as vice chair

November 5, 2020: Shawn Peng, a senior director of research and development for C&D Technologies and Trojan Battery Company, was appointed vice chair for BCI’s Deep Cycle and EV Battery…

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Eternity Technologies launches a range of Gel Bloc batteries made in the UAE 150 150 Batteries International

Eternity Technologies launches a range of Gel Bloc batteries made in the UAE

SPONSORED CONTENT November 5, 2020: Eternity Technologies, the world’s most modern industrial battery plant making world-class products for the global industrial battery market, today launches their new range of Bloc batteries.…

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Chinese secondary lead smelters drop operating rates as new plants open 150 150 Batteries International

Chinese secondary lead smelters drop operating rates as new plants open

November 5, 2020: Operating rates in secondary lead smelters across the Chinese provinces of Jiangsu, Anhui, Henan and Guizhou saw an average drop in the last week of October, all…

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