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ILA call to “change perceptions” of policymakers on lead

Wed, 05/09/2018 - 09:33 -- Xuan Zhong
ILA call to “change perceptions” of policymakers on lead

The International Lead Association (ILA) is calling on battery makers in Europe and the US to challenge and change misconceptions by some policymakers who think of lead-acid as “out-dated technology”.

The ILA’s director of products and sustainability, Alistair Davidson (pictured), told the annual Battery Council International Convention (BCI) and Power Mart Expo in Arizona, research showed some policymakers do not see lead acid “as a technology of the future”.

 

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Sion Power readies for Licerion batteries launch

Mon, 02/19/2018 - 12:00 -- John Shepherd
Sion Power readies for Licerion batteries launch

Arizona-based Sion Power is to launch production of its patented Licerion Ion rechargeable lithium metal batteries by the end of this year from a facility at its base in Tuscson.

The privately-owned firm is targeting the electric vehicles and unmanned aerial vehicles market with its “ultra-high energy density” battery tech.

 

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3,000MW storage target call for Arizona

Mon, 02/05/2018 - 12:09 -- John Shepherd
3,000MW storage target call for Arizona

Energy regulators in Arizona are being urged to consider a package of proposals that would see the state deploy 3,000MW of energy storage by 2023— and generate 80% of the state’s power needs from “clean energy”.

The blueprint for energy reform, presented by Arizona Corporation Commission member Andy Tobin (pictured), said the 3,000MW target was “by far the largest such goal in the US” and could be “made possible by storage markets which have recently seen drastic improvements in technology along with falling costs”.

 

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