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All the news and views from the world of energy storage and associated industries.

Research program aims to increase lead battery cycle life in ESS applications

A research project designed to balance electrical current across banks of advanced lead batteries supporting renewable energy systems has been launched by battery testing firm Electric Applications (EAI).

 

Zaf secures Series A funding to accelerate adoption of its nickel-zinc battery

Nickel-zinc battery developer Zaf Energy Systems announced on 28 April it had completed a capital raise including a $22 million Series A funding round.

 

Redflow receives second order as its zinc bromine flow batteries prove worth in off-grid telecom project

Australian energy storage company Redflow Limited has received an additional order for its ZBM2 zinc-bromine flow batteries following the successful deployment of its technology by New Zealand’s Rural Connectivity Group (RCG).

 

Ukraine to build its first large-scale ESS as it reduces dependence on fossil fuels

Mironovsky Hleboproduct (MHP), Ukraine’s largest agricultural holding, has confirmed plans to build the country’s first large-scale energy storage system.

 

UK researchers use MRI scanning in hunt for next generation battery to usurp lithium-ion

Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) is being used to develop better sodium-ion batteries as researchers from UK universities look for the next generation of high-performance rechargeable batteries.

Lithium-ion battery maker SK Innovation reveals plans to build second EV battery plant in US

South Korea lithium-ion battery maker SK Innovation announced last week it going to build a second electric vehicle (EV) battery plant in the United States.

 

Opportunities for EFB, bi-polar and AGM batteries despite forecast lead to lose market share

Advanced lead battery technologies will see a rise in demand during the next five years despite the chemistry losing some of its market share to lithium-ion, according to a forecast made during Battery Council International (BCI) virtual conference.

 

UK organisation launches programme to develop better EV pack joining and recycling processes

UK-based TWI has launched a research programme to provide a comprehensive assessment of lithium-ion cell joining and recycling options for electric vehicle (EV) battery pack manufacture.

Mongolia to install 125MW ESS to smooth transition to renewables power supply

Mongolia is set to install its first large-scale battery energy storage system (BESS) to enable its move to a larger renewable power supply following a $100 million loan From The Asian Development Bank (ADB).

 

Fluence hires new CEO as it looks to accelerate energy storage adoption

Lithium-ion energy storage system firm Fluence, a joint venture of Siemens and AES, has chosen Manuel Perez Dubuc to be the company’s new chief executive officer.

 

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