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Russia to ignore lithium-ion and lead-acid in growing ESS industry

Russian Minister of Energy Alexander Novak

Russia’s energy storage system (ESS) market is forecast to reach $3 billion by 2025 as production costs fall during the next five years, predicts the country’s Ministry of Energy.

 

French power firm EDF buys battery storage project from lead-acid firm Narada

Lead-acid battery maker Narada announced on 16 September it had signed a battery storage projects cooperation agreement with EDF Renewables China, the Chinese subsidiary of the French multinational.

 

Lead battery industry a boon to the US economy and jobs market

Kevin Moran, executive vice president of BCI

Employee numbers in the US lead battery industry have risen 20% in two years as the market contributed $26 billion in total economic output to the national economy, a new study has found.

 

Tesla patents ‘secret sauce’ additive but will ‘million mile’ lithium-ion cell reach commercialisation?

US electric vehicle OEM Tesla's latest patent suggests it has solved the failure issues of high operating temperatures and voltages in lithium-ion technology to make a battery that will last a ‘million miles’.

UK consortium to make graphite-based anode for solid-state lithium-ion batteries

UK consortium to make graphite-based anode for solid-state lithium-ion batteries

A consortium funded by the UK’s government will work toward developing a graphite-based anode to allow solid-state batteries to meet the performance demands required by electric vehicles.

 

UK solid-state battery research facility opened by Ilika

Materials research firm Ilika has opened a large format battery facility for the development and initial production of solid-state lithium-ion batteries in Hampshire, UK.

 

EUROBAT launches campaign to promote lead battery use in Europe

EUROBAT launches campaign to promote lead battery use in Europe

EUROBAT— the Association of European Automotive and Industrial Battery Manufacturers— has launched a campaign to promote advanced lead batteries as a key technology in Europe’s industrial strategy. 

 

Surprise lithium-ion ESS fire leads US cities to rush through safety laws

Cities across Arizona, US, have drawn up laws on deploying energy storage systems following a grid-scale battery storage facility fire in April.

Cities across Arizona, US, have drawn up laws on deploying energy storage systems following a grid-scale battery storage facility fire in April. 

 

European platform aims to bridge gap between battery industry investors and businesses

An online platform has been launched by the European Institute of Innovation & Technology to bridge the gap between investors and businesses along the battery value chain.

 

China moves to 40GW pumped hydro goal with Winter Olympics project

A 3.6GW pumped hydro project is being built in China to deliver grid services and back-up power at the 2022 Winter Olympics in Beijing and Zhangjiakou.

 

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