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Redflow delivers ‘biggest home storage’ flow battery

Redflow delivers ‘biggest home storage’ flow battery

Flow battery maker Redflow Limited said an Australian family is now powering their home without relying on a grid connection thanks to the installation of a 60kWh zinc-bromine flow battery system.

Another 100MW lithium battery for South Australia

Another 100MW lithium battery for South Australia

Australian energy company ZEN Energy has approved a 1GW renewable energy plan to meet industrial needs of South Australia, including a 100MWh lithium-ion battery facility at Port Augusta.

Solar-storage joint venture facility plan for Japan

Solar-storage joint venture facility plan for Japan

Two Japanese firms are teaming up to develop a major solar power facility combined with battery storage on the northernmost of the country’s main islands.

 

Hubei to host China’s “largest flow battery”

Hubei to host China’s “largest flow battery”

Beijing-based energy storage firm Pu Neng has been awarded a contract to provide what it said will be “China’s largest flow battery” as part of a pilot energy storage project.

 

Exide India ‘plans new smelter investment’

Exide India ‘plans new smelter investment’

Indian lead-acid battery maker Exide Industries has reportedly submitted plans to set up a third lead smelter at its plant in Haldia, West Bengal.

 

BMW issues cobalt supply chain pledge

BMW issues cobalt supply chain pledge

German automotive maker BMW has pledged to work for a more sustainable and transparent cobalt supply chain for battery manufacturing.

Battery makers take safety case for lead to regulators

Battery makers take safety case for lead to regulators

Lead industry leaders in California are to hold talks with regulators as part of a review of lead-acid batteries under the state’s ‘safer consumer products’ (SCP) initiative.

UN group urges Li-ion battery dumping probe

UN group urges Li-ion battery dumping probe

A United Nations-backed international study group has called for a worldwide investigation into uncontrolled dumping of lithium-ion batteries amid health and safety fears.

Gridtential injects new blood to boost lead technology

Gridtential injects new blood to boost lead technology

US lead-acid battery technology firm Gridtential has appointed John Barton as the company’s new CEO and welcomed Bob Gruenstern to its technical advisory board.

Call for ‘ethics pledge’ from Li-on users

Call for ‘ethics pledge’ from Li-on users

The US-based Union of Concerned Scientists (UCS) is calling for companies that source lithium-ion batteries for electronic products such as electric vehicles to commit to using only “ethically-sourced materials”.

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