What Would Nuclear Batteries Do For Us?

Jim Conca

Like the old telephone system that gave way to autonomous locally-controlled hand-held devices, nuclear batteries can make the same change for power to small, mobile, safe, clean, and affordable markets. Centralized power systems are inefficient and cumbersome in our new technological future.

Form Energy Unveils Its Iron-Air Battery

GreenTechMedia

Back in 2016, Mateo Jaramillo left Tesla, where he was leading the stationary energy storage business, and started looking for a new challenge to tackle. He took on long-duration energy storage -- not long duration like 8 hours or 12 hours, but days or weeks or more.

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New Solar Array With Battery Back-Up Latest Step Forward To Clean-Energy Future

Jim Conca

The not-for-profit Energy Northwest in WA State cut the ribbon on its new utility-scale solar and battery project with more than 11,400 new solar panels that are paired with battery storage - exactly what President-Elect Biden’s new Climate 21 Project is supposed to encourage.

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Factorial Energy unveils 40 Ah solid-state EV battery cell

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Factorial Energy has introduced what it says is the first 40 Ah solid-state EV battery cell. . “Factorial’s solid-state battery technology offers the performance, safety, scalability, and commercial readiness needed to move the needle of EV adoption.

Energy's Future - Battery and Storage Technologies

Jim Conca

Battery technologies have to catch up with other new low-C tech, and V-flow batteries may be the breakthrough we need. They are fully containerized, nonflammable, compact, reusable over semi-infinite cycles, discharge 100% of the stored energy and do not degrade for more than 20 years

Better batteries will get us to an electrified future

GreenBiz

Better batteries will get us to an electrified future. The mass adoption of electric vehicles — and, well, electric everything — will rely heavily on cheap, dependable batteries. Batteries are an enabler," said Asim Hussain, chief marketing officer for battery startup QuantumScape.

Why We Need to Develop New Battery Technology

U.S. Green Technology

You use batteries for everything. They’ve been around for centuries, but with the push for sustainable living, many consumers and experts are hopping on the movement to develop improved battery technology. Lithium-ion batteries are the standard for what you use.

Solar Home Battery Installation Information

U.S. Green Technology

What is the Best Battery for a Solar Panel System? When you install solar to reduce your carbon footprint and energy costs, it’s almost counterproductive to pay the high Time of Use rates billed by your utility company during peak hours.

Form Energy Unveils Chemistry of Multi-day Storage Battery Technology

altenergymag

Announces Series D with Leading Strategic Partner, Accelerating Pathway to Commercialization of First Energy Storage Product

The case for designing a circular battery

GreenBiz

Some batteries designed for transportation applications may have the opportunity to be recovered and reused for another purpose before even reaching the stage of recycling. Circular Economy Energy & Climate Transportation & Mobility Energy Storage

Energy’s Future – Battery and Storage Technologies

CleanTech Alliance

But battery and storage technologies have had a hard […]. Source: Jim Conca, Forbes, August 26, 2019 The efforts to lift our power generation and electrical grid into the 21st century is a multipronged effort. It needs a new generation mix of low-carbon sources that include hydro, renewables and nuclear, ways to capture carbon that don’t cost a zillion dollars, and ways to make the grid smart. Commentary

The electric revolution needs sustainable battery materials

GreenBiz

The electric revolution needs sustainable battery materials. To electrify many of the world's vehicles in the coming years, the EV industry will need to procure a massive amount of lithium-ion batteries. Eliminating problematic cobalt mined in the DRC is just one battery issue.

GM reveals more technical details of its Ultium battery packs

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The new Ultium battery system is at the heart of GM’s electrification strategy. inches in size, weighing about 3 pounds, with a gross energy capacity of 0.37 Another innovation found in the Ultium battery pack is wireless cell monitoring.

Umicore buys a stake in solid-state battery developer Solid Power

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Umicore has announced that it holds a stake in solid-state battery specialist Solid Power , following Solid Power’s announcement of its intent to become a publicly listed company. Newswire The Tech Solid Power Solid-State EV Batteries Umicore

Circularity Challenge Spotlight: American Battery Metals Corporation

Greentown Labs

Ryan Melsert, CTO of American Battery Metals Corporation, speaks at the Circularity Challenge Final Showcase. The five participants are disrupting the plastics, energy storage, and recycling value chains. There’s a huge opportunity—and need—for better lithium-ion battery recycling.

Oregon Battery Maker Raises $30M from Breakthrough Energy

CleanTech Alliance

maker of large, nontoxic flow batteries used for large-scale energy storage, has raised $30 million in a Series C round led by the Breakthrough Energy Fund, launched by Bill Gates. Read more here. The VertueLab-supported startup ESS, Inc., Early funding and support from VertueLab helped ESS secure a $2.1 million ARPA-E grant from the U.S. […]. Industry News

Optimizing battery management in high voltage energy storage systems

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The rechargeable battery industry has experienced significant growth and is expected to continue to grow into the future. Analyst firm Markets and Markets confirms the huge expected growth, estimating that the battery management system market will grow from 1.98 Sponsored by TTI.

Investment trends in grid-scale battery storage

Renewable Energy World

The deployment of renewables has reached the point where balancing the electric grid requires shifting the supply of intermittent energy sources and demand on a MW-to-GW scale. Subscribe to Renewable Energy World’s free, weekly newsletter for more stories like this. By Danyel Desa.

Battery recycling startup receives financing for commercial-scale plant

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Battery Resourcers , a battery recycling and manufacturing company, recently completed a $20-million Series B equity round to support the development of a commercial-scale processing facility with the annual capacity to recycle 10,000 tons of batteries—roughly the amount of batteries from 20,000 EVs.

VW begins battery recycling pilot

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Volkswagen has opened its first EV battery recycling facility to recover raw materials such as lithium, nickel, manganese and cobalt in a closed loop, together with aluminum, copper and plastics, achieving a recycling rate of more than 90% over the long term.

LG Energy to invest $4.5 billion to expand its US battery production capacity

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LG Energy has announced that by the end of 2025, it will invest more than $4.5 billion in its US-based business to increase its battery production capacity by 70 GWh. Source: LG Energy Image: GM. Newswire The Tech EV Batteries GM EVs LG Energy

PG&E’s Latest Energy Storage Procurement Includes Fleet of Behind-the-Meter Batteries

GreenTechMedia

Pacific Gas & Electric is asking state regulators to approve another massive round of energy storage procurements, including its first large-scale contract for behind-the-meter batteries to serve grid needs. gigawatt-hours, of energy storage projects.

Packetized Energy Builds ‘Virtual’ Batteries for a Cleaner Grid

Greentown Labs

What if we broadened the definition of a battery? What if, rather than electrochemical cells with anodes and cathodes, batteries were composed of thousands, or even millions, of internet-connected devices? Department of Energy’s ARPA-E NODES program.

EV Batteries: Creating a Circular Economy

CleanTech Group

By 2030, the International Energy Agency. Battery Technology Energy Storage Sector Insights Transportation Carbon Emissions EV batteries transportationIn 2018, the total global stock of electric vehicles in all classes stood at nearly 6 million.

NV Energy Gets Green Light for Massive Solar-Battery Projects

GreenTechMedia

gigawatts of solar and 590 megawatts of batteries, underscoring a broader push toward renewable energy and storage by other Western utilities also owned by Warren Buffett’s Berkshire Hathaway.

China Vows Green Energy Boom, Triggering Race For Battery Tech

Forbes Green Tech

Now the race to develop energy storage is on. Energy /energy Business /business Energy /energy Asia /asia Innovation /innovation Green Tech /green-tech Editors' Pick editors-pick Business energy

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Nanotechnology turns Bricks into Batteries

Mr. Sustainability

Research could pave way for cheap supercapacitor storage of renewable energy A team of researchers at Washington University in St Louis created small prototypes of ‘power bricks’ which are able to power small LEDs. This study shows there is potential to store electrical energy as well.

LEAF batteries find a second life in automated guided vehicles

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Nissan , along with 4R Energy , is now repurposing used EV batteries, which no longer have enough capacity to provide sufficient EV range, to power its AGVs. The first-generation LEAF was fitted with a 24 kWh battery pack made up of 48 modules.

FPL’s 900-MWh energy storage project receives first battery unit installations

Renewable Energy World

Crews have started work installing the first energy storage battery units at Florida Power & Light’s massive Manatee Energy Storage Center. Subscribe to Renewable Energy World’s free, weekly newsletter for more stories like this.

Can you mix lithium and lead-acid batteries on an energy storage project?

Solar Power World

There are pros and cons associated with the two main battery chemistries used in solar + storage projects. Lead-acid batteries have been around much longer and are more easily understood but have limits to their storage capacity. Batteries and Storage Components Featured Solar+Storage

OXIS Energy to power luxury yacht with Li-S batteries

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Yachts de Luxe (YdL) of Singapore has signed a ten-year contract with Oxis Energy valued at $5 million to build the world’s first luxury boat to be powered by Lithium-Sulfur (Li-S) batteries. Source: OXIS Energy. Newswire The Tech Electric Boats OXIS Energy Yachts de Luxe

WoodMac: A New Battery Chemistry Will Lead the Stationary Energy Storage Market by 2030

GreenTechMedia

Lithium-iron-phosphate (LFP) will become increasingly popular for stationary energy storage applications, overtaking lithium-manganese-cobalt-oxide (NMC) within a decade, Wood Mackenzie shared in a new report. Historically, the ESS market has mostly deployed NMC batteries.

MIT study details plunge in lithium-ion battery costs

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MIT researchers analyzed three decades of studies that examined the decline in lithium-ion battery prices, and found that costs have dropped by 97 percent since they were first commercially introduced in 1991. Newswire The Tech EV Batteries

Discoveries highlight new possibilities for magnesium batteries

Charged

Magnesium batteries have long been considered a potentially safer and less expensive alternative to lithium-ion batteries, but previous versions have been severely limited in the amount of power they delivered. We believe this unveils a new facet in magnesium battery electrochemistry.”.

Under 30 In Energy: Building The Batteries Of The Future

Forbes Green Tech

This year we mark the 10-year milestone for the Forbes 30 Under 30 project, with a diverse mix of up-and-comers leading the way to our clean energy transition.

20-MW, 80-MWh Santa Ana battery storage project operational in California

Renewable Energy World

Calpine and GE Renewable Energy this month announced completion of a 80-MWh standalone battery storage system in southern California. The Santa Ana Storage Project, which uses GE’s Reservoir energy storage technology, entered into commercial operation.

Tesla is building a 100MW battery in Texas

Inhabitat - Innovation

Under the guise of Gambit Energy Storage LLC, a secretive subsidiary of Tesla, a new, 100-megawatt battery is coming to Angleton, Texas

American Battery Solutions introduces Alliance Intelligent Battery Series

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American Battery Solutions has introduced the Alliance E48-2.0, the first product in the Alliance Intelligent Battery Series of Li-ion batteries for motive and industrial applications. This Industrial series will include 24 V, 48 V and 36 V options, all with 3 kWh of energy.

Form Energy Unveils Chemistry of Multi-day Storage Battery Technology

altenergymag

Announces Series D with Leading Strategic Partner, Accelerating Pathway to Commercialization of First Energy Storage Product

World’s largest battery storage facility will power The Red Sea Project with clean energy 24/7

Envirotec Magazine

A development on the west coast of Saudi Arabia is to become the world’s largest battery storage facility and is part of an initiative to power the entire 28,000km2 coast with renewable energy, 24/7. Energy Saving & Storage Solar Wind

Enevate announces battery production agreement with EnerTech

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Battery maker Enevate has announced a new production license agreement with battery cell producer EnerTech International to commercialize Enevate’s silicon-dominant, XFC-Energy battery technology in the transportation, mobility and reserve power markets.

Dukosi selects Keysight’s Scienlab for battery module development

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Dukosi will be using Keysight Technologies ‘ SL1001A Battery Test System to support the development of battery degradation tracking and prediction algorithms, as well as state-of-charge monitors. Newswire The Tech Dukosi EV Batteries Keysight Technologies

Investors Still Betting on Next Big Energy Storage Technology: Solid-State Batteries

GreenTechMedia

may have fallen behind Asia and Europe in battery manufacturing, but a number of well-funded companies are looking to get the country back in the game with a technology that could supersede today’s lithium-ion chemistries. Solid-state battery commercialization still a few years off.