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Utility turns to BESS to modernise California gas plant

Utility turns to BESS to modernise California gas plant

California’s clean energy revolution is marching ahead with power utility Glendale Water & Power (GWP) receiving approval to replace its gas-powered Grayson Power Plant with a combination of renewables, energy storage and thermal generation.

South Korea to open dedicated lithium-ion EV battery recycling centre

South Korea to open dedicated lithium-ion EV battery recycling centre

South Korea has broken ground on the country’s first recycling centre dedicated to breaking and recycling electric vehicle battery packs.

Highview Power contracts with Tenaska Power Services for US Cryogenic plants

Highview Power contracts with Tenaska Power Services for US Cryogenic plants

Highview Power has contracted Tenaska Power Services to plan and deliver energy management services for four cryogenic storage plants totalling up to 4GWh in US.

 

Monbat acquisition paves way for lead recycling expansion

Monbat acquisition paves way for lead recycling expansion

Bulgarian lead-acid company Monbat said it plans to expand its used battery-processing services after taking a majority stake in Italian engineering company Science Technology & Consulting (STC).

 

Mining firms link up for next-gen batteries R&D

Mining firms link up for next-gen batteries R&D

Two mining firms have formed a joint venture to develop both lithium-air and lithium-sulfur batteries in a bid to drive the market for palladium and platinum.

 

Green light for Australia battery storage standard

Green light for Australia battery storage standard

New rules aimed at preventing “high risk and dodgy” battery storage systems being installed in homes and businesses in Australia have been backed by regulators.

CATL edges into Japan’s solar-storage market with new partnership

CATL edges into Japan’s solar-storage market with new partnership

Chinese battery maker Contemporary Amperex Technology (CATL) is to develop and sell lithium-ion energy storage systems under a new partnership with Japan’s Next Energy & Resources.

C-level reshuffle at aqueous zinc ESS firm Eos

C-level reshuffle at aqueous zinc ESS firm Eos

Aqueous zinc battery firm Eos Energy Storage has made a swathe of C-level appointments as it looks to progress its global energy storage reach.

 

Tesla’s battery mastermind quits as CTO after 16 years

Tesla’s battery mastermind quits as CTO after 16 years

The mastermind behind electric vehicle and energy storage OEM Tesla’s battery technology, Jeffrey Straubel, has quit as the US company’s chief technology officer as of 24 July.

 

Firms announce merger with goal of becoming No.1 global flow battery company

Firms announce merger with goal of becoming No.1 global flow battery company

It is ‘business as usual’ for redT following the announcement on 25 July it had agreed to a proposed merger with fellow vanadium redox flow battery company Avalon Battery Corporation.

 

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