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.

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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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

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.

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.

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.

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

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.

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.

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

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

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.”.

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

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

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

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.

Corvus Energy to supply battery for zero-emission tanker

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Kawasaki Heavy Industries has selected Corvus Energy to supply the energy storage system for Asahi Tanker’s zero-emissions electric e5 tanker, which is currently under construction. Source: Corvus Energy. Newswire The Tech Corvus Energy Electric Boats

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.

Millor will manufacture cobalt-free lithium-ion batteries in Europe

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The COBRA (CObalt-free Batteries for FutuRe Automotive Applications), a European consortium that aims to develop a new cobalt-free lithium-ion battery technology, has chosen Millor Battery to make the prototypes and first batteries. Source: Millor Battery.

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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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.

Heritage and Romeo Power invests in future of battery recycling

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Heritage has launched a new division, Heritage Battery Recycling (HBR), to address the growing market demand for safe, sustainable solutions for lithium-ion batteries at the ends of their lives. Shane is the right leader for Heritage Battery Recycling,” said Laborsky.

Examining the feasibility of battery exchange for long-distance electric trucks

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Berlin Technical University Professor Stefanie Marker conducts research on EV energy optimization. The majority of these heavy goods vehicles must travel distances that cannot be covered by a single battery charge. The goal is to provide a fully automated battery exchange.

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.

Graphene battery pioneer Nanotech Energy raises $27.5 million in Series C funding

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Los Angeles-based Nanotech Energy, a major supplier of graphene, has raised $27.5 The company’s US-made Nanotech Energy Graphene Super Battery is designed to be non-flammable, and Nanotech claims it will deliver better longevity and much faster charging than current batteries. “We

Samsung SDI to be Rivian’s battery cell supplier

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EV startup Rivian has announced that South Korean battery giant Samsung SDI will supply cells for its vehicles. Rivian’s vehicles are aimed at the outdoorsy set, so it has developed its battery module and pack with challenging use cases in mind.

StoreDot releases samples of its “five-minute” EV battery

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In 2015, Israeli battery developer StoreDot announced plans to enter the EV market with battery cells that it said could enable a 300-mile battery pack to be charged in 5 minutes. The sample cells were produced by StoreDot’s strategic partner in China, EVE Energy.

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.

Researchers develop novel battery electrolyte for lithium metal batteries

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In a study published in Nature Energy , Stanford researchers demonstrated how their novel electrolyte design boosts the performance of lithium metal batteries. A lithium metal battery can hold about twice as much electricity per kilogram as today’s conventional lithium-ion battery.

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.

Passenger EV battery capacity reached 134.5 GWh in 2020

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GWh of passenger EV battery capacity was deployed globally in newly sold passenger EVs, an increase of 39.6% This figure excludes an additional 15 to 20 GWh of installed passenger EV battery capacity idling in sales channels and another 15 to 20 GWh in assembly lines.

$357k funding progresses US lithium-ion battery recycling initiative

Envirotec Magazine

Team Portables, a consortium for lithium-ion batteries (LIBs) recycling incentivization, has received Phase II funding from the US Department of Energy’s (DoE) Lithium-Ion Battery Recycling Prize. (Image credit: Parilov/Shutterstock.com).

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

Build a better battery for wind and solar storage, and the energy sector will beat a path to your door

GreenBiz

Electrification Energy & Climate Renewable Energy Energy StorageAs demand for renewable electricity surges, so too does demand for efficient, safe and sustainable storage.

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Plus Power Breaks Open New England Market for Massive Batteries

GreenTechMedia

Battery plants have established themselves in the sunny Southwest, but this week was the first time they won big in New England. That means that these two battery plants offered a compelling enough price to edge out some fossil fuel plants for delivering power on demand.

Solid Power introduces all-solid-state lithium metal batteries

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Solid Power has announced the production and delivery of the company’s first-generation multi-layer, multi-ampere-hour (Ah) all-solid-state lithium metal batteries. Newswire The Tech Batteries Solid Power Solid-State Batteries

Leclanché introduces modular, all-in-one EV battery system

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Leclanché has developed a modular, all-in-one battery system optimized for powering new and retrofit hybrid and electric commercial vehicles. The INT-39 Energy HV pack is a fully integrated product comprised of Leclanché’s M2 battery modules and the company’s proprietary BMS.

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Clean Energy Trust invests in battery lifecycle SaaS company Renewance

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Clean Energy Trust, a nonprofit that makes seed investments in clean-tech startups from the US Midwest, has announced an investment in Renewance, a provider of a software-as-a-service (SaaS) platform for battery lifecycle management. Renewance provides battery management solutions to the energy storage and EV industries. Source: Clean Energy Trust via Green Car Congress. Newswire The Tech Batteries Renewance

Closer Look at Next-Gen Lithium-Metal Batteries

GreenTech Gazette

For years, the talk of the use of batteries to power just about everything we use has focused on the development of lithium batteries. However, a new ‘next generation’ lithium-metal battery developed by GM could be a complete game-changer. Batteries

Eco-friendly factors redefine EV battery manufacturing

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Whether it’s recycling paper waste, encouraging the use of a water fountain or even purchasing energy efficient lighting, the way businesses operate can affect the generations yet to come. That’s why we are exploring how foam dispensing can improve the process of EV battery pack manufacturing.