UK blackout near misses could signal potential for lead battery storage 150 150 Batteries International

UK blackout near misses could signal potential for lead battery storage

February 12, 2021: The UK’s National Grid says energy storage will have to play a bigger part in keeping the country’s lights on during a winter in which the operator…

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Jeffrey Degen, 1967-2021 150 150 Batteries International

Jeffrey Degen, 1967-2021

February 12, 2021: Batteries International is sad to report that Jeffrey Degen, who worked for Johnson Controls Automotive for 14 years, passed away on February 2 at the age of…

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Tesla announces it will ditch the auxiliary lead battery in models S and X 150 150 Batteries International

Tesla announces it will ditch the auxiliary lead battery in models S and X

February 12, 2021: Electric car maker Tesla said on February 4 that it will replace the auxiliary lead batteries with lithium-ion in future versions of its models S and X.…

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New report identifies growing opportunities for lead battery storage in telecoms UPS 150 150 Batteries International

New report identifies growing opportunities for lead battery storage in telecoms UPS

February 12, 2021: A report released on February 9 by the market intelligence firm Guidehouse Insights (formerly Navigant Research) has identified telecoms as a growing potential for lead-acid batteries, as…

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Chakratec installs flywheel technology to charge EVs at hotel 150 150 Batteries International

Chakratec installs flywheel technology to charge EVs at hotel

February 12, 2021: Israeli energy storage firm Chakratec has installed its flywheel technology at one of the hotel chain Premier Inn’s facilities in Germany to allow guests to charge their…

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Record energy spending in 2020 driven by Europe 150 150 Batteries International

Record energy spending in 2020 driven by Europe

February 12, 2021: Energy spending broke records last year driven by Europe, with an unprecedented $500 billion recorded by the news agency BloombergNEF as being funnelled into renewables, storage and…

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Formation division of Jász-Plasztik hit by fire 150 150 Batteries International

Formation division of Jász-Plasztik hit by fire

January 28, 2021: A fire broke out in the battery manufacturing plant of Jász-Plasztik, the Hungarian lead battery manufacturer and plastics group, during the night of January 20. In a…

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Doe Run promotes Bart Stoessel to marketing manager 150 150 Batteries International

Doe Run promotes Bart Stoessel to marketing manager

January 28, 2021: Lead concentrates producer and battery recycler Doe Run has promoted Bart Stoessel to marketing manager, the company announced on January 25. Stoessel, who has been with the…

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George Brilmyer advertises his own job as he retires from Microporous 150 150 Batteries International

George Brilmyer advertises his own job as he retires from Microporous

January 28, 2021: George Brilmyer, senior development engineer at separator firm Microporous and a well known industry figure for a generation, announced on January 25 he was planning to retire…

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Aqua Metals to work with BASF 150 150 Batteries International

Aqua Metals to work with BASF

January 28, 2021: Lead battery recycling firm Aqua Metals said on January 25 it was working with BASF to try out the German chemicals giant’s electrolyte in its AquaRefining process.…

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