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

S&C, Samsung and Younicos land Europe's biggest storage project

Samsung SDI is the surprise large-scale lithium battery system provider in the largest European trial of electrical energy storage, announced today Monday July 29th 2013 by S&C, Younicos and the Korean electrical giant.

Support for UK universities developing electrochemical energy storage

University of Liverpool

The University of Liverpool in the UK has been awarded £3.3 million by the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) to establish state-of-the-art facilities to support the development of advanced electrochemical energy storage devices for grid scale applications.

FERC ups the ante for electricity storage

The US Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) has issued a ‘final rule’ that will allow compensation for services provided through energy storage to be compensated in the wholesale electric markets.

Saft receives largest order to date

French battery producer Saft has secured its largest order to date to supply €35 million worth of lithium-ion batteries to telecom sites across India.

New Lithium Sulphur from Oak Ridge Labs

Oak Ridge National Laboratory

Scientists at the Department of Energy's Oak Ridge National Laboratory have designed and tested an all-solid lithium-sulphur battery with approximately four times the energy density of conventional lithium-ion technologies that power today's electronics.

Exide Technologies Permitted to Remain Open in Vernon, California

Some good news has come for Exide Technologies in the midst of its bankruptcy proceedings. The company has received the go-ahead to resume operations at its recycling plant in Vernon, California after receiving a preliminary injunction from Superior Court Judge Luis Lavin.

LG Chem to Power North America'’s Largest Battery Energy Storage System

LG Chem is supplying a 32 MWh battery energy storage system, the largest in North America, to Southern California Edison as part of Tehachapi Wind Energy Storage Project (TSP). TSP is funded by the Department of Energy using American Recovery and Reinvestment Act funds.

Bosch, Yuasa and Mitsubishi JV for hybrids


Robert Bosch, GS Yuasa and Mitsubishi have signed a joint venture to develop lithium-ion batteries with a 400km range for the hybrid market.

South Africa’'s largest battery maker brings recycling in-house

First National Battery logo

First National Battery, a South African manufacturer of lead-acid batteries, has commissioned a polypropylene recycling plant at its Benoni factory to recycle cases, lids and plastic components.

Lead-acid dominates Indian market

The lead-acid battery market is expected to continue growing in India over the next five years, according to a report by market consultants Netscribes.