LG Chem joins Envirostream to recycle batteries

Leading Korean lithium-ion battery manufacturer LG Chem has joined with Victorian company Envirostream Australia to develop safe and innovative recycling solutions to reduce battery waste. Describing Envirostream as “one of the pioneering recycle-luminaries”, LG Chem said in a statement the partnership would develop solutions to increase battery recycling rates, which “is an increasing threat to…

Innovative underground electric vehicle heads for tests

An innovative underground electric vehicle that began with a $500,000 R&D grant is headed for testing in Australian mines. Prototypes of the Bortana EV, a battery powered vehicle fitted into a rugged utility vehicle by e-mobility group 3ME Technology, will be delivered to mines across the country this year. The Mets Ignited industry growth centre…

Talga’s Li-ion battery anode outperforms

Australian materials developer, Talga Resources (ASX: TLG) has completed positive commercial testing of lithium-ion batteries fabricated with its graphite Talnode-C anode. The tests, one of a number underway with a range of technical and commercial partners, was performed in Italy by IV Electrics, maker of the Lacama electric motorcycle (pictured). The batteries were subjected to…

Meet the Fonzarelli X1 – Australia’s $10,000 super scooter

Sydney company Fonzarelli has launched a performance version of its Australian made electric scooter – the Fonzarelli X1. The scooter, made in Sydney from local and imported parts, sells for $9,890 and is capable of a top speed of 100 KM/H with a range of 80 kilometres. The company, headed by engineer Michelle Nazarri, has…

Tritium readies for North American expansion

Brisbane electric vehicle charger manufacturer, Tritium is preparing to expand in the Americaswith the appointment of a high powered regional president. Tritium, which makes a DC fast charger station, has appointed cleantech leader Jeff Wolfe to the newly created role accelerate market penetration. His appointment will help to navigate a diverse and complex regulatory environment…