Tesla’s gigafactory officially begins making cells in Nevada Batteries International

Tesla’s gigafactory officially begins making cells in Nevada

January 25, 2017: For the record, Tesla’s gigafactory in the US state of Nevada officially began making 2170 lithium-ion battery cells for its Powerwall 2 and Powerpack 2 energy storage…

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Former EaglePicher president Randy Moore to head up ZAF Batteries International

Former EaglePicher president Randy Moore to head up ZAF

January 25, 2017: ZAF Energy Systems, the US-based zinc battery developer, announced Randy Moore, the former president of EaglePicher Technologies, was appointed president and CEO on January 17 with Tom…

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BCI’s Thorsby positive for 2017 despite challenges Batteries International

BCI’s Thorsby positive for 2017 despite challenges

January 12, 2017: Despite the turbulent political events shaping perceptions of the future for the lead battery industry, BCI executive vice-president Mark Thorsby says he is positive about the year…

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Smith steps down as Daramic president. Moorehead takes over Batteries International

Smith steps down as Daramic president. Moorehead takes over

January 12, 2017: Pete Smith, the president of Daramic, the battery separator manufacturer, has stepped down following a reshuffle announced on January 6. Bryan Moorehead, vice president and managing director…

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China implements 10 stricter rules on secondary lead industry Batteries International

China implements 10 stricter rules on secondary lead industry

January 12, 2017: China’s Ministry of Industry and Information Technology has introduced a raft of measures aiming at cutting pollution caused by the scrap lead acid battery industry, the Shanghai…

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Strategic alliance launches pro-lead campaign Batteries International

Strategic alliance launches pro-lead campaign

January 12, 2017: A strategic alliance of four lead battery organizations — Batteries Council International, the International Lead Association, The Association of Battery Recyclers and EUROBAT — is shortly to…

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German utility buys UK lead acid/lithium firm for solar and storage Batteries International

German utility buys UK lead acid/lithium firm for solar and storage

Alt Daber EBU January 12, 2017: Innogy SE, the new name of German utility RWE, confirmed on January 3 that it had completed the purchase of UK-based lead-acid battery manufacturer…

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John William Wirtz — 1925-2016 Batteries International

John William Wirtz — 1925-2016

December 15, 2016: John W. Wirtz, the man who took his father’s small family engineering business and turned it into an international battery machine manufacturing firm, died on December 3.…

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Chinese E bike lead battery maker expands output with $870m annual sales Batteries International

Chinese E bike lead battery maker expands output with $870m annual sales

December 14, 2016: China’s largest electric bike battery maker, Tianneng Power International, is to expand its facility at Changxing to produce 15 million kilovolt ampere hours of lead-acid batteries a…

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Carbon nanotubes create ‘spectacular’ improvement in lead batteries Batteries International

Carbon nanotubes create ‘spectacular’ improvement in lead batteries

December 14, 2016: Scientists at the university of Bar-llan in Israel and the nanotube company OCSiAl have announced “spectacular” results when they added single-walled carbon nanotubes (SWCNT) to the electrode…

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