Alsym wants to ‘light up homes for a billion people’ with its new battery

The battery startup has raised $78 million to bring its alternative to lithium-ion cells to everything from scooters to steel mills.

Alphabet spin-off SIP launches Verrus, a data center concept built around battery ‘microgrids’

Sidewalk Infrastructure Partners (SIP) — the Alphabet spinout that focuses on building and backing new approaches to complicated infrastructure problems in areas like power, broadband and waste

Haven Energy lands $7M Series A 9 months after its seed round

The startup's platform helps speed the installation of batteries to back up home and small commercial solar installations.

Three breakthroughs that earned Fourth Power its $19M Series A

A new type of thermal battery could store intermittent wind and solar energy. It forms the basis of a new company, Fourth Power.

Kinterra Capital’s debut $565M fund to support mining for battery metals

Kinterra Capital, a Canadian private equity firm, has closed its $565 million debut fund dedicated to securing critical mineral assets for battery development. The influx of private capital comes amid

Exxon wants to drill enough lithium out of Arkansas to power 1M EVs per year

Fossil fuel giant Exxon is betting its U.S. lithium operation will power a new generation of electric vehicles. The U.S. has hundreds of thousands of tons of “recoverable” lithium, which c

Inlyte Energy reels in $8M seed round to revive a 50-year-old battery technology

With some tweaks, the company believes it can make cells while still maintaining the chemistry’s longevity and energy density.

French battery maker Verkor scores $2.1B to build gigafactory

Another day, another monster raise for an EV battery company. This time it’s Verkor, the Renault-backed French battery builder, which said on Thursday that it secured “more than €2 billi

Lyten is the latest EV battery startup to score hundreds of millions

Lyten, a startup that aims to crank out lightweight, lithium-sulfur batteries for EVs, announced a $200 million round on Tuesday.

Will batteries usher in a new era of global energy sovereignty?

Will stored energy in batteries be subject to the same global economic and geopolitical forces that shaped fossil fuels?

Biden offers $15.5B to boost battery and EV manufacturing

The United States Department of Energy is dedicating $15.5 billion to support the transition to electric vehicles. As part of President Joe Biden’s Investing in America agenda, most of the money

Swedish EV battery maker raises $1.2B to expand to North America

Northvolt, a Swedish producer of lithium-ion batteries, has raised around $1.2 billion from BlackRock and various Canadian pension plans to build new factories in North America and Europe, according t

Ford aims to secure battery material supply with new Canada facility

Ford is partnering with South Korean battery manufacturers SK On and EcoPro BM to build a cathode manufacturing facility in Quebec, Canada. The CAD $1.2 billion (USD $890 million) joint investment wil

Congress probes Ford’s big battery deal with China’s CATL

In a public letter addressed to Ford boss Jim Farley, House Republicans Mike Gallagher and Jason Smith announced that two congressional committees are investigating the automaker’s licensing dea

A tale of two climate tech SPACs

AltC's merger with Oklo and ACG Acquisition's purchase of two critical minerals are both SPACs, but they couldn't be more different.

Batteries beat oil and gas as AI startup pivots to critical minerals exploration

Between the robots and an AI-powered workflow, GeologicAI’s new business model is looking far more scalable than its old approach.

The era of software-defined battery startups is here

The battery industry is on the cusp of a radical change, and a $10M seed round raised by Chemix shows why.

Hyundai, GM partner with Korean battery makers to build US plants

Hyundai Motor Group and General Motors announced separately Tuesday plans to build electric vehicle battery plants in the U.S. in partnership with South Korean battery manufacturing firms. Hyundai wil

What the new EPA tailpipe regulations mean for investors

By 2032, two-thirds of car and light truck sales will have to be zero emitting. That means myriad opportunities for investors.

All new Apple batteries will use 100% recycled cobalt by 2025

There’s a long list of things corporations can do to lessen consumer electronics’ environmental impact. Making systems easier to repair is up there, along with encouraging device recycling and upd
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