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Car battery makers appeal China to issue recycling rules

Thu, 07/03/2014 - 12:02 -- Laura Varriale
used lead-acid batteries

Automotive battery makers have urged China to issue battery recycling standards and clamp down on illegal vendors, the South China Morning Post reported.

Most used car batteries on China’s mainland are collected by small, unlicensed vendors who hazardously dispose the battery after selling the lead to other suppliers, according to Kenneth Yeng, vice-president and general manager of Johnson Control.

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China considers issuing EV licenses to non-carmakers

Tue, 07/01/2014 - 11:39 -- Laura Varriale
Factory of auto-part-maker Wanxiang

State-run China Automotive Technology and Research Center (CATARC) has suggested to open electric-vehicle (EV) manufacturing to non automotive companies, in order to spur manufacturers to grow like Californian EV-maker Tesla.

CATARC recommended the issuance of two to three special licenses for EV manufacturing. Wang Cheng, researcher at CATARC, proposed that, depending on suitable candidates, the licenses could be increased to five.

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ABB launches multi-MW UPS

Mon, 06/23/2014 - 15:50 -- Laura Varriale
ABB UPS

Switzerland ABB has revealed a medium voltage uninterruptible power supply (UPS) with multi-MW ratings and a claimed efficiency of 99.5%.

ABB will initially launch the PCS100 MV UPS series into the Chinese market. “China is a key market for large UPS products where vast electronic systems in factories draw from tens to hundreds of megawatts of power,” said ABB Power Conditioning general manager John Penny and added: “It is now a major research center for much of the world’s high technology industry.”

The PCS100 MV is industrially rated, but is also set to target mega-size data centres, which have similar characteristics to semiconductor fabrication plants, stated ABB. “The trend towards free air cooling and centralized protection makes medium voltage UPS protection with an industrially rated product a very attractive solution”, noted Penny. Factory designers can locate power protection more remotely in a centralised location, away from the production, he adds. The UPS is designed to minimise life cycle costs with low loss and wide temperature range that reduce cooling costs.

The energy storage is kept at low voltage levels and therefore enables storage solutions from lead-acid batteries to supercapacitors and lithium-ion batteries, stated the supplier. The system is designed for a service life of at least ten years.

A123 deploys 500kW ESS for Chinese machinery maker

Fri, 03/14/2014 - 12:31 -- Ruth Williams
The 500kW 125kWh grid-connected energy storage system is for Dongfang Electric Machinery in Hangzhou, China.

A123 Energy Solutions has commissioned a 500kW 125kWh grid-connected energy storage system for Dongfang Electric Machinery in Hangzhou, China.

The lithium iron-phosphate system is housed in an existing on-site building rather than being in a stand-alone container. The system is co-located with PV and wind generation sources to integrate renewable energy resources for the machinery company.

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BYD sells 1200 E-buses to Dalian, China

Fri, 03/14/2014 - 11:57 -- Ruth Williams
BYD has supplied electric buses around the world

BYD (Build Your Dreams) electric vehicle and battery supplier has secured a deal to supply 1200 zero-emission, electric buses to the northern Chinese city of Dalian.

The city’s municipal government has agreed to purchase 600 in 2014 and a further 600 in 2015. The deal coincides with BYD announcing it is opening a production facility in Dalian to supply the north of China.

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Highpower enters EV market

Wed, 02/26/2014 - 16:54 -- Ruth Williams
Highpower batteries will be incorporated by Huizhou Yipeng into Chinese hybrid buses

Battery and charging technology development company Highpower International, based in Shenzhen, China, has secured a deal to supply large format lithium-ion batteries to Huizhou Yipeng Energy Technology for use in buses in China.

In a deal worth up to $5m for the 2014 financial year, Highpower will supply 16 and 20 Ah lithium-nickel cobalt manganese batteries to Huizhou Yipen for use in hybrid and plug-in hybrid buses. Huizhou Yipen will integrate the batteries with BMSs into the buses for multiple Chinese bus manufacturers.

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Chinese lithium-ion output up 16.9%

Wed, 02/26/2014 - 16:45 -- Ruth Williams
More than 4.768 billion lithium-ion batteries were manufactured in China last year

China’s lithium-ion battery manufacturers produced 4.768 billion batteries in 2013, which is an increase of 16.9% on the previous year, according to data from the Chinese Ministry of Industry and Information Technology.

The export delivery value for 2013 is down 4% on the previous year meaning increased domestic sales of lithium-ion batteries.

 

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Källström agrees Chinese representation deal with Digatron

Fri, 01/31/2014 - 09:43 -- Ruth Williams
Kallstrom acid filler SF4 8Q for VRLA batteries

Källström Engineering, the Swedish supplier of acid filling and dilution equipment, has entered into an agreement for Digatron Firing Circuits to represent the battery equipment manufacturer in China.

The agreement, in place since late 2013, will see Digatron represent and sell Källström equipment in China to increase sales and improve aftersales service. 

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Chinese e-bikes look to lithium

Fri, 01/17/2014 - 12:45 -- Ruth Williams

Chinese e-bike production tipped 35m in 2013, including 2.6m lithium-ion battery powered bikes, an increase of 80% compared to 1.67m in 2012.

 The cost of a lithium-ion e-bike battery is 1000RMB ($160), which is double the price of a lead-acid battery. This has been an obstacle for sales in the past, however the crackdown on lead producers has given momentum to lithium-ion.

For 2014 lithium-ion demand is expected to increase to 90% and gradually replace lead in e-bikes in the coming years.

90% of car batteries in Shanghai disposed of illegally

Fri, 11/29/2013 - 10:26 -- Anonymous

The Shanghai Environmental Protection Industry Association and Shanghai Service Federation have announced they are seeking ways to regulate the disposal of automotive batteries, according to the Shanghai Daily. The batteries, which include those used in cars and electric bikes, are generally lead-acid storage batteries.

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