Black Diamond Structures opens battery-testing facility for nanomaterials technology Batteries International

Black Diamond Structures opens battery-testing facility for nanomaterials technology

March 8, 2017: Black Diamond Structures, a developer and manufacturer of nanomaterial additives for lead-acid and lithium batteries, opened a new testing facility for advanced batteries at its plant in…

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Chinese battery firms join ALABC workshop in technological renaissance Batteries International

Chinese battery firms join ALABC workshop in technological renaissance

March 8, 2017: Chinese battery makers are leading a renaissance in lead acid battery science, delegates learned in February at a technical workshop organized by the Advanced Lead Acid Battery…

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Chinese recycler announces new $52 million lead battery recycling plant Batteries International

Chinese recycler announces new $52 million lead battery recycling plant

March 8, 2017: Chinese lead recycling company Tianjin Toho on March 3 announced plans to begin building a $52 million battery recycling plant in Tianjin, a port city of 15.5…

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Chaowei Power develops graphene technology to improve lead battery performance Batteries International

Chaowei Power develops graphene technology to improve lead battery performance

March 8, 2017: Chinese battery manufacturer Chaowei Power launched a new version of its Black Gold battery for electric bikes at the end of February — a lead-acid battery that…

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Lithium battery inventor Goodenough develops solid-state batteries Batteries International

Lithium battery inventor Goodenough develops solid-state batteries

March 8, 2017: John Goodenough, the 94-year-old co-inventor of the lithium ion battery, and his research team at the University of Texas’ Cockrell School of Engineering have developed the first…

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Aquion Energy installs saltwater battery in largest Japanese project to date Batteries International

Aquion Energy installs saltwater battery in largest Japanese project to date

March 8, 2017: Aquion Energy, the US saltwater battery designer, struck a deal on February 27 with one of Japan’s largest electric power companies, Kyushu Electric, to provide storage for…

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Primus Power launches second-generation zinc bromine flow battery Batteries International

Primus Power launches second-generation zinc bromine flow battery

February 22, 2017: Zinc bromine flow battery producer Primus Power has launched its second-generation battery, the EnergyPod 2, the US firm announced on February 21. Paul Ferrera, a business development…

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UK firm to increase lead and lithium home storage devices 50-fold by 2020 Batteries International

UK firm to increase lead and lithium home storage devices 50-fold by 2020

February 22, 2017: Powervault, a UK energy storage company which makes home energy storage devices that are suitable for both lead and lithium batteries, announced this week that it was…

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BCI innovation award attracts submissions from industry leaders Batteries International

BCI innovation award attracts submissions from industry leaders

February 22, 2017: Seven firms — Advanced Battery Concepts, Aqua Metals, Daramic, Gridtential, Hammond, Northstar Battery and Remy Battery — had submitted entries for Battery Council International’s innovation award when the…

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ARENA awards Ecoult A$4.1 million for UltraBattery commercialization Batteries International

ARENA awards Ecoult A$4.1 million for UltraBattery commercialization

February 22, 2017: Just days after signing the deal with Exide Industries, on February 14 Ecoult secured another boost with a funding pledge from the Australian Renewable Energy Agency, which…

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