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Chinese firms join forces to topple lead-acid

Tue, 08/18/2015 - 11:39 -- Paul Crompton
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Two Chinese firms have joined forces in a bid to replace lead-acid batteries with their carbon-based aluminium technology.

Chinese firms Tantech Holdings Ltd. and Zhejiang EGE Battery Manufacturing Co have entered into a strategic cooperation agreement to develop, market, and sell carbon-based aluminium (Al) batteries.

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China introduces Li-ion safety tests

Mon, 08/10/2015 - 11:18 -- Paul Crompton
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China’s lithium-ion cell and battery manufacturers face stricter safety requirements after the introduction of government-sanctioned testing.

In a first of its kind move, all lithium-ion cells and batteries for mobile and portable electronic equipment applications will have to pass a series of tests before they can be sold.

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China lead-acid smelting firms face lost profits

Thu, 08/06/2015 - 09:58 -- Debbie
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Secondary lead smelters’ profit in China were hit by growing cost and falling secondary lead prices last week, reported Shanghai Metal Market.

The average cost of secondary lead was 12,710 yuan per tonne last year, down 25 yuan per tonne on the weekly basis.

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Johnson Controls to rethink China battery plant

Mon, 08/03/2015 - 11:23 -- Paul Crompton
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Johnson Controls is set to focus on advanced batteries at one of its China plants— but refused to reveal whether it will be lithium or lead-acid.

Although the US company is keeping quiet about the details, a company spokesman confirmed an announcement will be made in the ‘next few weeks’.

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Chinese Pb-A recycling industry in slow down

Mon, 07/13/2015 - 15:58 -- Paul Crompton
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July could be a critical month for the China’s scrap lead-acid market as the Shanghai Metals Market (SMM) predicts a slow down.

Poor end-user consumption and lead prices will limit the rise in operating rate at Chinese primary lead smelters in July, SMM has predicted.

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Sovema hits back at Chinese counterfeiters

Mon, 07/06/2015 - 11:01 -- Paul Crompton
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Sovema, the Italian owned global supplier of lead-acid battery machine making equipment has announced it is going to pursue IP counterfeiters in China and deal with them, through the courts and other channels.

The company is setting up a special task force to identify fake equipment being produced in China and stop both its manufacture and use.

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New energy vehicles grow dramatically -- Lithium battery short supplied in China.

Thu, 06/18/2015 - 11:31 -- Paul Crompton
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China must reach lithium battery energy densities of 200wh/Kg and 300wh/Kg by the end of 2015 and 2020 respectively, the national research plan requires.

The targets come as the country sees increases in electric vehicle sales and predictions claim the lithium-ion market could grow as much as 400% up to 2017.

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Chinese energy storage on show

Fri, 05/29/2015 - 11:14 -- Paul Crompton
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Sacred Sun Power, one of the leading lights in Chinese Energy Storage Systems, is set to display a full range of lead-acid and lithium-ion battery systems.

The systems will be available for both the domestic and smart grid power markets.

Meet them and see the range at Inter Solar Europe show in Munich on stand B1.291 from June 9.

LG Chem to supply Li-ion batteries for China’s SUVs

Fri, 05/29/2015 - 11:12 -- Paul Crompton
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LG Chem has signed a deal to supply China’s largest SUV producer with 200,000 lithium-ion batteries for a range of electric vehicles.

The Korean firm signed the deal with great Wall Motor to supply batteries for the automaker’s new EV range, to be launched in 2017.

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Highpower gets government contract for Li-ion ESS

Fri, 05/22/2015 - 12:49 -- Andrea Baerland
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Shenzen-based Highpower International has been awarded a contract by state-owned China Southern Power Grid (CSPG) to deliver an ESS system to balance out the supply to the South China grid.

Highpower’s 100kWh ESS comes with LiFePO4 batteries and has a 500V, 200 Ah capacity with 60KW maximum output power.

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