Articles tagged with: Sustainability

EU’s new battery regulation carries ‘high ambitions’ but risks backfiring

EU’s new battery regulation carries ‘high ambitions’ but risks backfiring

17 Dec 2020, 12:11

The European Union (EU) looks set to introduce the “most extensive product legislation in the world for batteries,” but its potential shortcomings include the risk that battery prices could go up and that established manufacturers from Asia might be better positioned to benefit from the rules than the new European value chain.

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Think zinc: Another metal that can transform the energy storage sector

29 Jun 2020, 05:15 • By Ron MacDonald
Think zinc: Another metal that can transform the energy storage sector

When most people think of the metals that power today’s energy storage systems, vanadium and lithium are at front of mind. Ron MacDonald, president and CEO of Zinc8, argues the case for another metal playing an important role.

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Three ways we could improve lithium-ion batteries

25 May 2020, 09:08 • By Marcos Ierides
Three ways we could improve lithium-ion batteries

While the performance of lithium batteries has increased tremendously, there's still room for improvement to lower cost, increase sustainability and maximise their impact on decarbonisation, says Marcos Ierides, consultant and materials expert at innovation consultancy Bax & Company.