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

ArcActive wins BCI award for its lead battery DCA material

Lead battery materials firm ArcActive has been awarded the 2020 Sally Breidegam Miksiewicz Innovation Award during the Battery Council International’s (BCI) virtual conference on 27 April.


ESA elects six new members to help expand the US energy storage market

Six new members have been welcomed to the U.S. Energy Storage Association (ESA) after the national trade association for the American energy storage industry held an electronic voting round.


Russian scientists develop alternative cathode material for metal-ion batteries

Scientists from Russia’s Skolkovo Institute of Science and Technology (Skoltech) have created a metal-ion cathode material based on titanium fluoride phosphate.


US tests show VRFB potential can replace lithium-ion in microgrid applications

US energy storage firm Ameresco has completed the initial phase of a three-stage investigation into how flow batteries can support, and possiby replace, diesel generators in microgrid applications.


Tesvolt to supply 2MWh of energy storage capacity to Europe’s largest EV charging park

German manufacturer Tesvolt is supplying 2MWh of its lithium-ion energy storage systems to Europe’s largest electric car charging park in the German state of Hilden.


Faradion first as it prepares to ship order of sodium-ion batteries to Australia

UK sodium-ion manufacturer Faradion is set to ship its batteries to Australia after securing an order from ICM Australia. 


Vistra expands ESS by 80% as it moves to replace fossil fuel facility

Power generation firm Vistra Energy is increasing the size of its battery energy storage project located at the site of its 40-year-old Oakland Power Plant by more than 80%.


SNAM and Honda expand European-wide recycling partnership to develop second-life ESSs

Honda Motor Europe is expanding its partnership with French company SNAM (Société Nouvelle d’Affinage des Métaux) to include the collection and recycling of lithium-ion and nickel metal hydride (NiMH) batteries.


Scientists in China develop high-performance lithium-sulfur battery cathode

Scientists at the Dalian Institute of Chemical Physics (DICP) at the Chinese Academy of Sciences have developed a cathode they claim will increase the performance capabilities of lithium-sulfur batteries.


Kstar and CATL to build five new lithium-ion production lines in China for ESS markets

Global lithium-ion battery maker CATL is extending its joint venture partnership with lead-acid UPS manufacturer Shenzhen Kstar Science & Technology by building new production lines at their battery manufacturing facilities in China.