Battery recycling is being made easier in Canada through a partnership between Call2Recycle Canada and the lead-acid focused Canadian Battery Association (CBA).
Canadian battery manufacturer Electrovaya has delivered its lithium-ion battery technology at Glencore’s Raglan Mine in Quebec.
The lithium-ion battery technology solutions manufacturer has added the battery component to diesel generators in the $700,000 deal.
The 2.0 battery system technology has been installed at the mine in partnership with Tuqliq Energy Corp. and Hatch Ltd. who are engineering coordinators for the project.
When paired with a diesel generator the 2.0 system allows it to operate at maximum efficiency, reducing diesel consumption and lowering maintenance costs.
The 2.0 lithium-ion battery does not rely on specific components, instead, its innovation is independent of the cathode, anode and separator component selection which gave the product the ‘platform technology’ moniker.
The battery technology has been designed for use in remote mining operations, which have no grid connections and rely upon alternative energy sources.
The company says that its battery technology can store generated energy at an efficiency of greater than 90% to further improve energy efficiencies.
Solar company Canadian Solar Solutions (Canadian Solar) is to supply 4MW of lithium-ion energy storage to support the Independent Electricity System Operator (IESO) grid in Ontario, Canada.
The energy storage system is aimed to provide 2.76MWh reactive power, voltage support and bulk energy storage services to the IESO using stationary lithium battery technology. The Canadian solar specialist is contracted for maintenance and operation services for 36 months.
Renewable Energy Systems (RES) Canada has received a final certification for starting operation of its 8MW energy storage system (ESS) in Ontario, Canada.
The ESS, named Amphora, consists of two containers with lithium iron phosphate batteries and a container of inverters that converts the DC output to AC for the grid. The batteries have a total range of 8MW and a capacity of 2.6MWh. BYD America supplied the equipment.