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January 11, 2022
With the European energy transition seemingly in full effect, why isn’t the Netherlands all in on energy storage? Andy Colthorpe speaks with Ruud Nijs, CEO of GIGA Storage and member of the board for Energy Storage NL (ESNL).
December 17, 2021
FREYR Battery, a European startup developing advanced lithium-ion battery cells for mass production, has signed a 31GWh off-take agreement with an energy storage system manufacturer. 
December 1, 2021
Supply chain shocks are causing short-term rises in the price of lithium-ion battery packs, but overall the price trend is downward and by 2024 average prices could dip below US$100/kWh.
November 1, 2021
Financial close has been reached for a 25MW / 100MWh battery energy storage system (BESS) project in Belgium which has also been successful in a grid capacity auction alongside gas-fired power plants.  
October 22, 2021
A gigawatt-scale factory producing lithium iron phosphate (LFP) batteries for the transport and stationary energy storage sectors could be built in Serbia, the first of its kind in Europe. 
October 8, 2021
China has once again been ranked top for involvement in the global lithium-ion battery supply chain by BloombergNEF, but for the first time the US has come in second amid a policy rush to support the domestic industry. 
October 7, 2021
Northvolt has announced an expansion to its R&D centre in Sweden which will turn the facility into “Europe’s leading campus for battery technologies”.
September 21, 2021
A battery energy storage system (BESS) pilot project has been commissioned in Lithuania, paving the way for a much bigger rollout of the technology scheduled to begin soon. 
September 13, 2021
Success for project proposals combining solar PV with battery storage in Germany’s latest multiple technology tenders for renewable energy are proof of the importance of energy storage, the managing director of German energy storage association BVES has said.
July 21, 2021
Companies in the battery storage industry raised US$9.6 billion in corporate funding during H1 2021, with European manufacturing startup Northvolt once again the biggest single recipient of venture capital (VC) investment.

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