Battery associations jointly launch information platform for safer transport 150 150 Batteries International

Battery associations jointly launch information platform for safer transport

September 10, 2020: Battery organizations and associations have joined together to launch an information platform to ensure battery cells, batteries and anything with batteries in it are safely transported, tested…

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Chinese lead battery recycler gets go-ahead for 28k tonnes/year plant in Australia 150 150 Batteries International

Chinese lead battery recycler gets go-ahead for 28k tonnes/year plant in Australia

September 10, 2020: The Environmental Protection Agency of the Australian state of  Victoria on August 31 approved the construction of a recycling plant by Chinese secondary lead firm Chunxing in…

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Kenyan villagers awarded unprecedented $12 million in lead poisoning court case 150 150 Batteries International

Kenyan villagers awarded unprecedented $12 million in lead poisoning court case

September 10, 2020: Villagers in Kenya were awarded compensation of Ksh1.3 billion ($12 million) in July after a four-year court battle against lead battery recycler Metal Refinery EPZ Ltd, which…

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Hoglets back to the wild after success of Leoch rescue mission 150 150 Batteries International

Hoglets back to the wild after success of Leoch rescue mission

Flash news from our cosy armchair department, Leoch UK has just announced a news update on three baby hedgehogs saved by its sales and marketing team last year. The hoglets…

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Exide launches AGM batteries for telecoms and utility applications 150 150 Batteries International

Exide launches AGM batteries for telecoms and utility applications

September 10, 2020: Exide Technologies has launched a battery for telecoms and electric utility applications, the France-headquartered battery maker said on September 3. The GNB Marathon FTX ­­range of advanced…

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Eos Energy receives orders for 1.5GWh of its zinc battery storage technology 150 150 Batteries International

Eos Energy receives orders for 1.5GWh of its zinc battery storage technology

September 10, 2020: Eos Energy Storage, the zinc battery maker, announced on August 31 it had received orders totalling 1.5GWh for its systems which, it says, are a viable alternative…

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ENTEK expands sales team with new account manager for North America 150 150 Batteries International

ENTEK expands sales team with new account manager for North America

September 10, 2020: International battery separator firm ENTEK announced on September 4 it had added Andrew Wimer to its sales team as account manager for North America. Wimer knows ENTEK…

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Clarios: huge rise in global car parc by 2035, pandemic effect temporary 150 150 Batteries International

Clarios: huge rise in global car parc by 2035, pandemic effect temporary

September 10, 2020: The lead battery business is not just a good one to be in but a great one for the future, according to Mark Wallace, the new head…

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Ecoult’s UltraFlex battery is recalled for safety reasons 150 150 Batteries International

Ecoult’s UltraFlex battery is recalled for safety reasons

August 27, 2020: The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission on August 18 issued a recall of UltraFlex batteries by Ecoult, warning that they pose a risk of fire and electrocution.…

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BCI to hold webinar to ‘revisit’ earlier forecasts of lead-acid battery industry 150 150 Batteries International

BCI to hold webinar to ‘revisit’ earlier forecasts of lead-acid battery industry

August 27, 2020: Battery Council International is to host a webinar on September 9 to look at the coronavirus impact on the lead-acid battery industrial and transport markets. Using BCI’s…

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