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

Li3 merging with Blue Wolf Holdings

Li3 Energy, a South America-based lithium and minerals mining company has become a wholly owned subsidiary of Blue Wolf Mongolia Holdings Corp in a merger that is due to be completed July 22nd 2013.

German-made lithium cells

German research scientists have created high-performance lithium-ion batteries that have achieved more than 10 000 full cycles with a power density of 1100 watts/Kg.ZSW researcher mixing the electrode paste in the </body></html>

EV rental scheme for Beijing

Fifteen pure electric cars, produced by the Beijing Automotive Group, have become available to rent in Beijing.

Eos secures funding for grid-scale battery pilot project

Eos Energy Storage has announced a pilot project in New York City testing its grid-scale energy storage technology.

Battery swapping initiative gone to a Better Place

Israeli electric car manufacturer Better Place has filed for bankruptcy in court after selling just 1300 cars across Israel and Denmark over the last two years.Better Place of Israel

PG&E inaugurates 4 MW battery energy storage unit at San Jose, California

US power utility Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E) and the California Energy Commission has inaugurated a 4 MW battery energy storage system pilot project in San Jose, California.

British Gas leads £7m financing of data centre energy efficiency start-up 4energy

British Gas has led a £7m ($10.5m) investment round in telecoms and data centre efficiency start-up 4energy and plans to roll out the company's technology to its corporate customers.

Himoinsa announces new distributor in Myanmar

Spanish genset OEM Himoinsa has reached a distribution agreement with the business group RMA and its unit in Myanmar, Asia Trade & Commerce (ATC).

US Senators propose energy storage legislation

Four US Senators have proposed legislation offering tax incentives to homeowners and companies that install energy-storage systems in an effort to boost investment in renewable power.

Annual natural gas gensets installations will surpass 13 GW by 2018 - report

Annual worldwide installations of natural gas gensets will surpass 13 GW of capacity by 2018, according to a recent report by Navigant Research.