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Samsung lithium-ion batteries power 30MW US storage system

Tue, 11/08/2016 - 09:26 -- Xuan Zhong

With buzzwords such as ‘environmentally friendly’ and ’green energy’ entering the energy industry lexicon batteries are proving the go to technology for grid scale projects integrating renewable energy.

The latest energy storage system (EES) to come on stream in the US will be powered by Samsung SDI America batteries and management system.

 
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Revolution begins for 12V and 48V bi-polar lead-acid batteries

Mon, 10/03/2016 - 14:45 -- Paul Crompton

Lead-acid batteries that could revolutionise 12V and 48V vehicle applications are being made after Integral Technologies completed the manufacture of its bi-polar plates.

Advanced Battery Concepts (ABC) is using the plates in its lead-acid bi-polar batteries, with ‘several’ due to be produced containing multiple variations of its plate design and construction.

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Closed loop lithium battery recycling still not economical

Wed, 09/28/2016 - 15:29 -- Paul Crompton

A number of factors must be reached before a convincing closed-loop system for recycling lithium-ion batteries is ready to be rolled out.

A sufficient recycling process, a stable price, and a constant flow of recyclable batteries must be established, experts have said.

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Korea sanctions investment to develop 300Wh/kg lithium-ion battery

Mon, 09/26/2016 - 10:57 -- Paul Crompton
Korea sanctions investment to develop 300Wh/kg lithium-ion battery

Korea is set to invest 43 billion won ($38.4 million) in a bid to double the energy density of lithium-ion batteries for the electric vehicle market by 2020, according to reports.

Developers plan to produce a 300Wh/kg battery, news outlet Korea Joongang Daily reported the country’s Ministry of Trade, Industry and Energy as saying.

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Amazon guilty of violating lithium-ion shipment rules

Mon, 09/26/2016 - 10:56 -- Paul Crompton

A jury has found online shopping company Amazon guilty of shipping potentially dangerous lithium-ion batteries on planes.

The jury at London's Southwark Crown Court found the company guilty of offences under the Air Navigation (Dangerous Goods) Regulations 2002.

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Lead-acid Energy storage system-company breaks into transport market

Wed, 09/21/2016 - 14:02 -- Paul Crompton
Lead-acid Energy storage system-company breaks into transport market

Swedish-American energy storage system company Northstar will supply its Ultra High Performance pure lead AGM batteries to a major truck maker.

The batteries will be fitted into the next-generation Freightliner Cascadia Truck following a collaborative deal with Daimler Trucks North America (DTNA).

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Chinese firm looks to secure lithium stocks

Fri, 09/16/2016 - 10:03 -- Paul Crompton

When it comes to the rapidly growing electric vehicle and energy storage markets the question is not how many lithium-ion batteries can companies make, but how to source the raw materials.

That’s why Chinese lithium-ion battery materials maker Ningbo Shanshan is in advanced talks to buy a stake in Chile's Sociedad Quimica Y Minera (SQM), at least according to news outlet Reuters.

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Lead-acid and Ni-Cd battery use falls in UK

Thu, 09/15/2016 - 14:33 -- Paul Crompton

The use of lead-acid and nickel-cadmium batteries in the UK is declining year-on-year, if figures by the Environment Agency are to be believed.

The amount of lead-acid batteries placed on the market fell by 128 tonnes in 2015 from 2,338 tonnes in 2014.

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Sony to start making lithium-ion electric vehicle batteries

Wed, 09/14/2016 - 07:47 -- Paul Crompton

Battery giant Sony is set to start manufacturing lithium-ion batteries for electric vehicles, according to reports.

The Japanese firm is set to release a 3.000 mAh 18650 cylindrical cell onto the market, according to pushEV website.

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Amazon in dock over alleged battery safety breaches

Wed, 09/14/2016 - 07:26 -- Paul Crompton

The trial of online shopping giant Amazon has begun in London as it faces charges of breaching safety regulations as it prepared to transport lithium-ion batteries by air.

A court in the UK has heard how the retailer allegedly readied loose lithium-ion batteries—for consumer products—for transport across Europe without the correct markings.

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