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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Battery recycling’s big chance

Renewable Energy World

But the limited availability of raw materials used to manufacture lithium-ion batteries -- the primary power source for electric vehicles -- complicates the transition. Researchers and investors alike believe lithium-ion battery recycling is poised to make a big jump.

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.

Proterra and LG Energy Solution sign long-term battery cell supply agreement

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Commercial EV innovator Proterra (NASDAQ: PTRA) has formed a new agreement with LG Energy Solution to provide a long-term supply of cylindrical battery cells, to be manufactured at a new LG Energy Solution plant in the US.

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.

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

Lyten introduces lithium-sulfur battery platform

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Material supplier Lyten has introduced its new LytCell lithium-sulfur (Li-S) battery platform. The new platform was developed specifically for the EV market, and is designed to deliver three times the specific energy of lithium-ion batteries. Newswire The Tech EV Batteries Lyte

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.

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.

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.

ESS inks massive deal with SB Energy for 2 GWh of long-duration batteries

Renewable Energy World

Oregon-based ESS has agreed to supply SB Energy with 2 GWh of long-duration batteries, a deal reportedly worth at least $300 million. . The first ESS system has already been delivered to an SB Energy location in California as part of the deal, which extends through 2026.

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.

Sandia explores molten salt batteries for grid-scale energy storage

Renewable Energy World

New molten sodium batteries operate at lower temperatures using low- cost materials. Researchers at Sandia National Laboratories have designed a new class of molten sodium batteries for grid-scale energy storage. Basics of building better batteries.

LG Energy Solution spurs growth in battery industry by hosting 'Battery Innovation Contest'

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-LG Energy Solution to host international 'Battery Innovation Contest' inviting innovative technology ideas; open for entry from Aug. 30th -Prizewinning research institution be granted with USD $150,000 R&D expenses, annually -"LGES will provide various opportunities for international scholars via the contest, so they can give their best work in battery-related research," said Myung-hwan Kim, Chief Production & Procurement Officer of LG Energy Solution

SAE releases recommended practice for safe battery testing

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SAE International has released SAE J2464: Electric and Hybrid Electric Vehicle Rechargeable Energy Storage System (RESS) Safety and Abuse Testing, a revised recommended practice for establishing safe battery systems. Newswire The Tech EV Batteries SAE International

48V Lithium Battery: An Important Component of Off-grid System

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With the development of battery technology and the rapid decline in cost, 48V lithium batteries have become the mainstream choice in home energy storage systems, and the market share of new chemical batteries has reached more than 95%.

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

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

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.

Titan to develop early warning system for Li-ion batteries using ultrasound

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Titan Advanced Energy Solutions has received nearly $1.1 million in funding from the DOE to develop an early warning system for lithium-ion batteries using ultrasound technology to detect abnormal and hazardous battery conditions in real time, hours to days in advance of a dangerous situation.

Heritage Battery Recycling and 6K to commercialize cathode-grade battery recycling network

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Indianapolis-based Heritage Battery Recycling has signed a joint development agreement with materials management specialist 6K to produce new cathode material from recycled batteries. 6K uses proprietary plasma processing technology to create battery materials.

Stellantis and LG Energy Solution to build battery factory for North American EV market

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Stellantis and LG Energy Solution have agreed to form a joint venture that will produce battery cells and modules for North America at a new production facility. Newswire The Tech LG Energy Solution Stellantis

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

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

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.

Chinese firm unveils cobalt-free EV battery

Renewable Energy World

Chinese electric vehicle battery manufacturer SVOLT Energy has unveiled the world’s first cobalt-free battery. KWh of electricity, energy density of 170 WH/kg, and range of more than 600 kilometers under normal conditions, the company said. Follow @EngelsAngle.

CPS Energy, Hyundai, OCI Solar sign MOU to test storage pilot with recycled EV batteries

Renewable Energy World

San Antonio municipal utility CPS Energy is partnering with a solar firm and global automobile group to develop a large-scale energy storage testing project from recycled electric vehicle batteries. CPS Energy has been a visionary leader for solar projects in Texas.

Lithium batteries: a lot of fake news

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Whether it is to equip electric vehicles, or to store electricity generated by solar energy installations or wind farms, lithium-ion batteries have become an important part of the energy transition. So, is the battery so "dirty But in some media and social networks, their ecological footprints are often listed separately.

Mercedes?Benz and GROB launch battery cooperation

Green Living Guy

Stuttgart/Mindelheim – Local battery production is a key differentiator for Mercedes-Benz and its electric push. Benz and GROB launch battery cooperation appeared first on Green Living Guy.

Discoveries highlight new possibilities for magnesium batteries

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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.”.

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.

Form Energy Unveils Chemistry of Multi-day Storage Battery Technology

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

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

SERMA Energy’s new test center features battery, power electronics and e-motor testing capabilities

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Specialized in electronics services for 30 years, SERMA Group carries out expertise and tests on batteries, power electronics and electric motors. SERMA Energy supports its customers throughout the value chain and offers them a complete range of development and homologation tests.

Collaboration to harness EV batteries to help balance the grid

Envirotec Magazine

With the UK’s electricity network increasingly reliant on renewable energy assets, the partnership will allow domestic customers with EV charging to provide flexibility into the balancing market at times of system need, while reducing their energy bills.

New HIU lithium-metal battery boasts 560 Wh/kg specific energy

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Researchers at the Karlsruhe Technology Institute and the Helmholtz Institute Ulm (HIU) have developed a new lithium-metal battery that offers a specific energy of 560 Wh/kg with good stability. Newswire The Tech EV Batteries Helmholtz Institute Ulm Karlsruhe Technology Institute

South Korea LNG firm acquires battery storage firm Key Capture Energy

Renewable Energy World

Utility-scale energy storage startup Key Capture Energy has a new majority owner in a South Korean liquefied natural gas entity. has acquired Key Capture Energy and will provide additional capital for the company’s growth plans in the U.S. energy storage market may total $8.5

Keysight launches battery test system using high voltage SiC technology

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Keysight Technologies has announced a new test system for high-voltage battery packs (up to 1,500 volts). The Scienlab SL1700A Series uses silicon carbide (SiC) technology, which Keysight says will boost efficiency and energy recovery. Newswire The Tech EV Batteries

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.

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.

Albemarle to open Battery Materials Innovation Center in North Carolina

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Albemarle Corporation has announced the opening of its new Battery Materials Innovation Center (BMIC), located at the company’s Kings Mountain, North Carolina site. Newswire The Tech Albemarle Battery Materials Innovation Center