Nobel Prize in Chemistry jointly awarded for work on lithium-ion batteries

John B. Goodenough, M. Stanley Whittingham and Akira Yoshino have jointly won the 2019 award as recognition for their vital roles in developing the technology

Demand for battery energy storage ‘to jump to 400,000Mwh in 2025’

The Consortium for Battery Innovation suggests while electric vehicles will increase lithium batteries’ share of the market, demand for all battery technologies will continue to rise

Power cuts – don’t get left in the dark

On the 9th August, a significant power cut across the UK caused 300,000 homes and businesses to lose power, affecting a total of 1 million people.
The National Grid worked quickly to fix the issue and are investigating its cause, but it left many businesses wondering: could this happen again?

Toyota and China’s BYD to drive EVs and battery production

They aim to launch the products in the Chinese market under the Toyota brand in the first half of the 2020s

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New tech means 80% of an EV battery can now be recycled

Clean energy company Fortum says it has a solution for what is potentially the biggest sustainability issue associated with EVs

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Plastic bags could soon be converted into waste-based batteries

Scientists say plastic can be transformed into carbon chips to be used as anodes

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Mercedes-Benz turns a corner with new EV battery plant in Poland

The Daimler-owned carmaker aims to invest more than €200m in the facility, which will be built in the town of Jawor

Daimler to buy €20bn of batteries to turn the key on EV rollout

The automaker plans to offer 130 electric and hybrid vehicles by 2022

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China starts solid-state battery production

Chinese start-up Qing Tao Energy Development claims its factory has entered operations

Panasonic pledges to step up battery output at Tesla Gigafactory

It aims to increase production to a 35GWh capacity by the end of March 2019