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

Florida plans ‘world’s largest’ battery

Florida Power & Light Company (FPL) is planning to build “the world’s largest solar-powered battery” to replace a pair of 1970’s-era natural gas power generators in the state.

Battery storage hybrid planned for UK ‘energy superhub’

UK companies are behind plans to install a hybrid storage system of lithium-ion and vanadium redox flow batteries at the heart of a new ‘energy superhub’ in the English city of Oxford.

Commercial start for vanadium electrolyte using novel tech in Canada

Commercial start for vanadium electrolyte using novel tech in Canada

Canada’s Electrochem Technologies & Materials has started commercial production of all-vanadium equimolar electrolyte solutions directly from vanadium pentoxide purchased on the market by using a novel process.


Keppel stakes claim to batteries in deal with Envision

Keppel stakes claim to batteries in deal with Envision

Singaporean conglomerate the Keppel Corporation is buying into the lithium-ion batteries business with a US$50 million minority stake in Shanghai-based energy group Envision.


Bolivia and India plan lithium supply for batteries joint venture

Ram Nath Kovind (left) with Bolivian president Evo Morales

Bolivia and India are working on plans to set up a lithium supply chain between the countries to serve joint venture battery production plants.

Swiss investor banks on storage for California

SUSI Partners logo

Swiss investment manager Susi Partners has acquired a 50% share of Macquaries Green Investment Group’s portfolio of behind-the-meter lithium-ion battery storage projects in California.

EU ‘lagging behind competitors’ on battery cells

Photo: EU's Robert Meerding

The EU is “lagging behind international competitors” in its quest to build a world-beating battery cells production industry, a report has warned.

SK Innovation building Polish battery plant

SK Innovation is to start work on a factory in Poland to manufacture lithium-ion battery separators (LiBS) and ceramic coated separators (CCS) for electric vehicle batteries in Europe.

Wolsky award goes corporate

Shep Wolsky

In what looked a somewhat corporate decision, the Florida International Battery Seminar and its owners, Cambridge Enertech, have bestowed the Shep Wolsky Battery Innovator Award on a company, rather an individual— in the form of Maxwell Technologies.

Scientists warn EU against restrictions on lead

Top EU scientists have warned that proposals to restrict the use of lead in the EU risk jeopardising the bloc’s plans to expand energy storage and clean technologies.