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ILA signs up New Chunxing as first Chinese member 150 150 Batteries International

ILA signs up New Chunxing as first Chinese member

May 20, 2021: The International Lead Association on May 4 announced it had signed up its first Chinese company, the Jiangsu New Chunxing Resource Recycling Company, which is based in…

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Exide saga continues with $291 million General Fund to clean up Vernon 150 150 Batteries International

Exide saga continues with $291 million General Fund to clean up Vernon

May 20, 2021: The governor of the state of California in his May Revision Budget for 2021-2022 has earmarked a further $291 million to clean up more properties in the…

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Monbat signs deal to acquire 60% of Tunisian battery maker 150 150 Batteries International

Monbat signs deal to acquire 60% of Tunisian battery maker

May 20, 2021: Bulgarian lead-acid and lithium battery maker Monbat on May 12 agreed a deal to buy 60% of the Tunisian battery firm Nour for €10.3 million ($12.6 million).…

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Lithium batteries in Europe predicted to see major shift by 2030 150 150 Batteries International

Lithium batteries in Europe predicted to see major shift by 2030

May 20, 2021: Lithium-based batteries will make up almost the entire sector of industrial batteries by 2030, according to EUROBAT’s analysis of a market report by Avicenne Energy on May…

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ENTEK acquisition makes it first firm to make all three primary separator technologies 150 150 Batteries International

ENTEK acquisition makes it first firm to make all three primary separator technologies

May 20, 2021: International battery separator company ENTEK will be the first firm to manufacture separators in all three primary battery technologies with the acquisition announced on May 10 of…

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BCI victory as lead batteries removed from DTSC danger list 150 150 Batteries International

BCI victory as lead batteries removed from DTSC danger list

May 20, 2021: Lead-acid batteries have been removed from the California Department of Toxic Substances Controls’ danger list of potential ‘Priority Products’, Battery Council International announced on May 10. The…

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Brief relief for Amara Raja as High Court halts shut-down order 150 150 Batteries International

Brief relief for Amara Raja as High Court halts shut-down order

May 6, 2021: Up to 16,000 workers at the Amara Raja battery plants threatened with closure on April 30 could breathe sighs of relief on May 6 after the Andhra…

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Gridtential readies bipolar range on pilot line, adds fresh funding 150 150 Batteries International

Gridtential readies bipolar range on pilot line, adds fresh funding

May 6, 2021: Gridtential Energy, a developer of bipolar lead batteries, announced at the end of April that it was ready to launch a series of AGM reference batteries produced…

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Leoch snaps up distribution firm to expand into Iberia 150 150 Batteries International

Leoch snaps up distribution firm to expand into Iberia

May 6, 2021: Leoch Battery, the Chinese lead-acid and lithium battery maker, announced on May 4 it was expanding into Spain and Portugal with the purchase of Madrid-based distribution business…

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Umicore and BASF sign agreement to develop cathodes and precursors 150 150 Batteries International

Umicore and BASF sign agreement to develop cathodes and precursors

May 6, 2021: Umicore, the metals and battery recycler, and multinational chemicals company BASF on May 4 said they had signed a cross-licence agreement to develop cathode materials and precursors…

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