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EU wants battery autonomy, but first it needs graphite

EU wants battery autonomy, but first it needs graphite

As Europe looks to declare its tech independence by becoming a leader in next-generation batteries, it will have to start by making its own graphite. The problem is, nearly all of it now comes from Asia, mainly China.

Al Meera launches battery waste collection initiative in collaboration with MME

Al Meera launches battery waste collection initiative in collaboration with MME

Al Meera Consumer Goods Company has introduced another nationwide recycling initiative that will collect used batteries, in collaboration with the Ministry of Municipality and Environment.

Battery thrown by passenger catches fire at Istanbul airport

Battery thrown by passenger catches fire at Istanbul airport

An external battery pack caught fire on Thursday at Istanbul's Ataturk airport after an angry passenger threw the object because of an electronic devices ban on flights to the UK, the airport operator said.

Galaxy Note 7 smartphones banned on UAE airlines

Galaxy Note 7 smartphones banned on UAE airlines

The United Arab Emirates on Saturday banned passengers from using Samsung's new Galaxy Note 7 smartphones on board the country's airlines, following a recall of the devices because of a battery fire hazard.

Exchange offered for Galaxy Note 7 owners

Exchange offered for Galaxy Note 7 owners

Samsung Gulf Electronics has announced the availability of its exchange programme for Galaxy Note 7 owners in Qatar. This is in response to the recent announcement regarding isolated battery cell issue of the Galaxy Note 7 device.