battery manufacturing

In Memory of Ralph J. Brodd


Last month, the lithium battery industry lost another giant: Ralph J. Brodd.  Ralph had not been active in the battery industry for several years.  As a result his name may not be familiar to many who entered the industry during that time.  But Ralph may be one of the most consequential figures in the history of advanced battery technology in the United States. Ralph’s resume reads like a laundry list of positions and accomplishments.  He was a past President of the Electrochemical Society. He was an advisor to most of the national laboratories working on advanced battery technology.  He published more [...]

In Memory of Ralph J. Brodd2024-03-01T22:11:22-05:00

What to Expect at NAATBatt in 2021


NAATBatt International is looking forward to a busy and exciting 2021.  This year should see continued interest by the capital markets in advanced battery technology.  It should see renewed government interest in promoting the manufacture of advanced batteries in the United States.  And it should see continued growth of the electric transportation and stationary energy storage markets, which promise to be the largest consumers of advanced battery technology for the balance of the decade. Three things loom large at NAATBatt in 2021.  First is a study of the North American supply chain for lithium-ion battery technology.  Three NAATBatt committees--the North American [...]

What to Expect at NAATBatt in 20212021-01-08T15:51:11-05:00

Testimony Before the U.S. China Economic and Security Review Commission


On June 7, 2019, I had the privilege of testifying in Washington, D.C. before the U.S.-China Economic and Security Review Commission on the subject of China's growing dominance of lithium-ion battery manufacturing.  The written statement that accompanied my testimony is reproduced below:   Introduction My name is James Greenberger and I am the Executive Director of NAATBatt International.  NAATBatt is a trade association of advanced battery manufacturers and their supply chain partners doing business in North America.  Today, NAATBatt has 110 corporate members, including major automobile manufacturers, electric utilities, equipment manufacturers, battery cell and pack manufacturers, chemical companies, energy materials suppliers and [...]

Testimony Before the U.S. China Economic and Security Review Commission2019-06-25T02:16:31-04:00
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