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UK and mainland Europe battery gigafactory plans boosted

UK and mainland Europe battery gigafactory plans boosted

27 May 2020, 12:36

The European Union’s European Investment Bank (EIB) has affirmed its commitment to supporting a “pan-European battery industry”, while plans of the UK’s first full cycle battery cell gigafactory have been unveiled.

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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.

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Smart neighbourhood, smart microgrid

27 Apr 2020, 10:37 • By Molly Lempriere
Smart neighbourhood, smart microgrid

Microgrids can offer a resilient and secure alternative for both rural and city communities. Molly Lempriere looks at some of the microgrids around the world that are transforming the way neighbourhoods produce and consume electricity.