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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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Johnson Controls to build Pb-A battery plant in China

Mon, 08/17/2015 - 14:48 -- Paul Crompton
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Johnson Controls has confirmed plans to build a new stop-start lead-acid battery manufacturing facility in northeastern China

The US company has signed an investment agreement for a $200 million state-of-the-art plant in the Tiexi District of Shenyang, the capital city of Liaoning Province.

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Enersys partnership to supply industrial Pb-A batteries

Tue, 08/11/2015 - 11:16 -- Paul Crompton
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Lead-acid battery manufacturer Enersys has partnered with a lift truck manufacturer to complete a UK deal.

The Swiss firm is supplying its Hawker® Motive Power branded batteries, which will be used alongside Crown’s wireless fleet management solution.

 

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JCI to boost start-stop AGM production

Mon, 08/10/2015 - 11:19 -- Paul Crompton
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US battery manufacturer Johnson Controls is set to increase its existing lead-acid battery capacity in its Toledo, Ohio plant.

When the Toledo plant expansion finishes in 2016, it will expand the production of Absorbent Glass Mat (AGM) advanced batteries for Start-Stop vehicle applications.

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Pb-A battery tops recycling lists once again

Mon, 07/20/2015 - 11:23 -- Paul Crompton
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It will come as no surprise to the industry that lead-acid has topped the most recycled list again in 2013, according to the US Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) latest report.

It topped the chart once again as the weight of lead being recovered stayed constant the percentage of the amount being recycled rose my 3%.

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Battery Startup gets DoE backing

Tue, 07/14/2015 - 12:42 -- Paul Crompton
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Early-stage lead-acid focused startup Gridtential has been selected by the Department of Energy (DOE) to pursue validation testing at Sandia’s Energy Storage Analysis Laboratory.

The US firm has developed a proprietary technology that replaces the metal grid in current lead-acid battery designs with a silicon substrate.

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Duke Energy to upgrade Pb-A project to Li-ion

Thu, 07/09/2015 - 09:46 -- Paul Crompton
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US utilities firm Duke Energy Renewables is upgrading the nation’s biggest utility scale lead-acid battery to provide Texas with fast response frequency regulation.

The company is converting its 36-megawatt storage battery at its Notrees Wind Power project in Texas to lithium-ion technology.

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Fiji starts production of its first VRLA batteries

Tue, 07/07/2015 - 10:11 -- Paul Crompton
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Fiji has stepped into the lead-acid industry with the launch of Pacific Batteries Ltd’s first Valve Regulated Lead Acid Batteries (VRLA) made on its shores.

The company, which makes 12V and 6V batteries for the automotive, marine and deep cycle applications, has invested $500,000 on the new product.

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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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Promotion adds flexibility in Pb-A company

Tue, 06/23/2015 - 09:57 -- Paul Crompton
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Lead-acid battery company Mac Engineering and equipment has promoted a member of its board to one of its top jobs.

Julie McClure has been named Executive Vice President at MAC after a number of years as a member of the company’s Board.

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