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Neoen and Tesla to smash ESS record just three years after deploying world’s biggest lithium-ion battery

Three years after Neoen and Tesla teamed up to deploy the world’s biggest lithium-ion battery the pair are set to smash the record with a 300MW/450MWh Victorian Big Battery in Geelong, Australia.


Singapore begins its energy revolution with two lithium-ion ESS led projects

Singapore is testing the energy storage system (ESS) waters with the deployment of its first grid-scale lithium-ion venture and the launch of a pilot project aiming to demonstrate the usefulness of a floating system.

Greenpeace highlights need to repurpose lithium-ion as EV markets surge

Repurposing lithium-ion batteries from electric vehicles (EVs) into energy storage systems can help meet the world’s power needs as early as 2030, research by Greenpeace East Asia shows.


Lead battery separator firm Microporous welcomes new director of sales

Lead-acid battery separator firm Microporous has announced Bryan Allen as its new director of sales, North America. 


JV aims to tap into Latin America’s renewable potential with gigawatt-scale cryogenic energy storage

London headquartered Highview Power has entered into a joint venture agreement to co-develop 50MW/400MWh and 100MW/800MWh cryogenic energy storage projects in Latin American with Chile's backup power generation provider Energía Latina S.A.-Enlasa.


UK’s largest battery is commissioned to balance the grid and deliver investor rewards

Gresham House Energy Storage Fund (GHESF) and Flexitricity has announced the UK's largest lithium-ion battery is now live less than six months after planning legislation was relaxed to allow individual energy storage projects to be greater than 50MW.


LS Energy Solutions announces two new hires to take it to ‘next level’

Energy storage integration company LS Energy Solutions has appointed Steve Fludder as its new president and CEO, and Roger Lin as the new VP of Marketing and Strategy.


Tesla faces lithium-ion battery recycling fine in Europe and air quality allegation in US

Electric vehicle and energy storage system OEM Tesla is facing a legal proceeding related to the alleged breaking of a lithium-ion battery take-back rule in Germany and allegations of air quality violations from its California, US, plant.


EV and lithium-ion battery OEMs launch artisanal cobalt mining project in DRC

Training of artisanal miners has begun in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) as part of a cross-industry initiative to develop an independent, ethical and sustainable cobalt supply for the lithium-ion battery industry.


Scientists use algorithm to identify potential solid electrolyte materials for lithium-ion batteries

Theoretical scientists at Stanford University have identified a new class of materials that could lead to the development of more efficient solid-state lithium-ion batteries.