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

LS Power nears completion of world’s largest lithium-ion ESS

Investment and development firm LS Power is set to complete the largest battery energy storage project in the world— the 250MW Gateway Energy Storage project in California, US.


Race hots up to build Australia’s first lithium-ion gigafactory as Imperium3 receives governmental backing

A consortium is moving to the next stage of plans to build an AUS$3 billion ($2 billion) lithium-ion gigafactory in Queensland, Australia, after receiving the go-ahead from the state’s government.


Rolls-Royce to expand battery container production as part of ESS business

Rolls Royce Power Systems— wholly owned by the luxury car maker Rolls Royce— is opening a battery energy storage system factory in Bavaria, Germany.


Final 5MW goes live at UK’s largest council-owned battery storage site

The final 5MW of a 30MW virtual power plant battery storage project has been  commissioned in the UK by distributed energy software firm Kiwi Power.


EcoGraf tests show recovery of high purity battery anode material from lithium-ion battery materials.

Australian firm EcoGraf has claimed its proprietary purification process has been successfully applied to recycling battery materials from ‘production scrap’ and ‘black mass’.


Project milestone as lithium-ion and lead battery hybrid ESS is delivered to UK port

A hybrid lithium-ion and lead-acid battery has been delivered to Portsmouth International Port as part of the Port Energy Systems Optimisation (PESO) project.


LFP tests indicate lithium-ion cells can be made from waste material and recycled batteries

Battery materials firm Lithium Australia has completed initial tests on its lithium ferro phosphate (LFP) battery cells made from waste material, including low-grade spodumene and spent lithium-ion batteries.


Fossil fuel nation The State of Qatar launches lithium-ion battery ESS project

The State of Qatar has begun a pilot project to store grid-scale power using a 1MW/4MWh lithium-ion energy storage system— a first for the state that relies completely on power from gas and oil. 


CBI matchmaking service to help lead battery makers and utilities find long-term energy storage relationships

An online ‘match’ service by the Consortium for Battery Innovation (CBI) is set to help developers choose the most suitable lead batteries for their energy storage projects.  


Australian state offers cash to attract lithium-ion battery cathode production

Western Australia government is offering AUS$13.2 million ($9.4 million) to attract lithium-ion battery cathode active materials production manufacturers to the state.