Hammond appoints Innovation Leadership Council 542 723 Batteries International

Hammond appoints Innovation Leadership Council

January 26, 2023: For the record, Hammond Group announced mid-December two senior fellows to guide its Innovation Leadership Council. They are John Miller, recently senior director of engineering for Stryten…

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George Crabtree, 1944-2023 1024 682 Batteries International

George Crabtree, 1944-2023

January 26, 2023: It is with sadness that BESB has to write that George Crabtree known to two generations of US and international battery researchers and industry figures passed away…

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Azerbaijan lead battery recycler gets $4.2 million loan 524 496 Batteries International

Azerbaijan lead battery recycler gets $4.2 million loan

January 26, 2023: Az-Lead, the Azerbaijan lead acid battery recycling company, is to receive a $4.2 million loan from the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development, better known as the…

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Monbat joins APSTE as part of  BESS and RES strategic planning 230 283 Batteries International

Monbat joins APSTE as part of  BESS and RES strategic planning

January 26, 2023: Monbat, the Bulgarian lead and lithium battery maker, announced on January 19 that it had joined APSTE — the Association for Production, Storage and Trading of Electricity.…

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Sovema joins Upcell Alliance 552 271 Batteries International

Sovema joins Upcell Alliance

January 26, 2023: Sovema Group, recently acquired by the Schuler Group, announced in mid-January that it had joined the Upcell Alliance. The Upcell Alliance, a not-for-profit association, says it aims…

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Monbat hit by fallout of Britishvolt’s collapse 900 559 Batteries International

Monbat hit by fallout of Britishvolt’s collapse

January 20, 2023: Monbat revealed on January 17 that it had been forced to delay part of a bond loan repayment as a result of the collapse of UK gigafactory…

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ABC agrees bipolar lead BESS projects deal to support renewables in California 764 455 Batteries International

ABC agrees bipolar lead BESS projects deal to support renewables in California

January 20, 2023: Bipolar lead battery technology is to be deployed in a 646MWh energy storage deal for California, Advanced Battery Concepts announced on January 18. ABC said its BOX-BE…

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European Commission chief warns China, US over batteries crisis 689 865 Batteries International

European Commission chief warns China, US over batteries crisis

January 20, 2023: European Commission president Ursula von der Lyen has warned of tough action against China and other countries engaged in “aggressive” moves to lure industrial projects including battery…

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UK gigafactory firm Britishvolt enters administration 1000 565 Batteries International

UK gigafactory firm Britishvolt enters administration

January 20, 2023: The company behind one of the UK’s flagship gigafactory projects, Britishvolt, has collapsed into administration, it was announced on January 17. Dan Hurd, Jo Robinson and Alan…

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Grupe takes over as Digatron Power Electronics CEO 301 301 Batteries International

Grupe takes over as Digatron Power Electronics CEO

January 20, 2023: Friedrich Grupe (pictured) has been promoted to chief executive officer at Digatron Power Electronics, effective January 1 and will be based in Aachen, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany. The…

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