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Industry news

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

Gcorelab secures funding for lithium-ion cooling

Gcorelab, a Singapore based clean-tech company, has received US$482,000 in funding from government sponsored Red Dot Ventures as part of a programme to promote new technology in Singapore.

AFC Energy extends fuel cell electrode life beyond nine months

UK hydrogen fuel cell company AFC Energy has further extended the longevity of its electrodes to more than nine months of continuous operation.

International Battery and Energy Storage Alliance established

The International Battery and Energy Storage Alliance (IBESA) has been established to support and facilitate collaboration between solar, electrical energy storage and smart grid technologies companies.

Himoinsa appoints UK sales manager ahead of national launch

Spain’s leading genset manufacturer Himoinsa has appointed Steve Sutton as their UK sales manager in readiness for a full launch of their product range in the UK.

Aggreko awarded ISO 14001 service centre environmental certification for US and Canada

Temporary power provider Aggreko’s service centres in the US and Canada have been awarded ISO 14001 environmental management cer

Finning wins multi-million engine service framework contract with Serco

Finning Power Systems has signed a five-year, £2.5m ($3m) genset support agreement with UK-based international service company, Serco.

Energy Smart Florida is a success

Florida Power & Light Company (FPL) is showcasing the success of its ‘Energy Smart Florida’ initiative at its performance and diagnostic centre to demonstrate the benefits of advanced smart grid networks and bolstering the distribution

United Rentals expands in US

Power rental company, United Rentals, is expanding its network in the US and Canada with three new branches for temporary power and climate control.

Microbatteries to out-perform supercaps

Microtechnology has been used to create lithium-ion microbatteries that a research team at the University of Illinois claim will out-perform rivals on energy and power.

SAFT posts dip in first quarter sales

Saft announces a drop in overall year-on-year sales figures based on the first quarter of 2012.