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Firm set to unveil carbon nanofibre for lithium-ion secondary batteries

Fri, 01/29/2016 - 11:21 -- Paul Crompton
Firm set to unveil carbon nanofibre for lithium-ion secondary batteries

Japanese firm Teijin Limited is set to exhibit its Carbon nanofiber for use in lithium-ion batteries at the International Nonotechnology Exhibition and Conference this week.

The product is a highly conductive carbon nanofiber (CNF) with an elliptical cross section consisting of well-developed graphite layers ordered in a single direction. 

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Leclanché wins 13MW lithium-ion ESS contract and appoints new board members

Fri, 01/29/2016 - 10:31 -- Paul Crompton
Leclanché wins 13MW lithium-ion ESS contract and appoints new board members

Swiss firm Leclanché is due to deliver a 13MW / 53MWh Energy Storage Systems turn-key lithium-ion storage system for one of the North America’s largest Grid Ancillary Services projects.

Leclanché will work alongside Deltro Energy who will procure, design and construct the site facilities in Toronto, Canada.

Deltro will also be the operator of the facilities and Greensmith Energy will provide the energy management system, when the projects come on line, due for the end of this year.

Ontario’s Independent Electricity System Operator plans to use the ESSs to meet its needs for fast-reacting ancillary services.

The service provided include voltage control and reactive power support, to handle intermittent wind and solar power now on Ontario’s high voltage transmission networks.

David Del Mastro, CEO of Deltro, said: “We have asked Leclanché to deliver these storage systems on a turn-key basis and will work closely with them to ensure this project is successfully constructed and fully integrated into the IESO grid”.

Anil Srivastava, CEO of Leclanché, adds: “We hope to start the construction in spring 2016 and start the first operation by the end of the year.”

New board members

Meanwhile, two shareholders were elected onto the company’s board as representative of investors.

Investors Peter G. Wodtke and Adam Said were approved during the company’s Extraordinary General Meeting on January 21st.

In a joint statement on Leclanche’s website, Wodtke and Said, added: “The company is poised for growth and we look forward to participating in its exciting future.”

PIcutre: Left to right Adam Said and Peter G. Wodtke

Australian firm installs country’s first Powerwall

Tue, 01/26/2016 - 12:27 -- Paul Crompton
Australian firm installs country’s first Powerwall

An electricity utility firm has become the first to install a Tesla lithium-ion home energy storage unit at its Australian facility as the country gears itself up for a long-term strategy to manage network demand.

Queensland-based Energex has installed a Powerwall and another storage system from Californian company Sunverge at its Brisbane training facility as it investigates how to integrate solar batteries into the network with financial incentives for customers.

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Separator firm Dreamweaver gold shows safer shutdown

Tue, 01/26/2016 - 12:25 -- Paul Crompton
Separator firm Dreamweaver gold shows safer shutdown

After a holiday season of exploding battery-powered hoverboards, the message is getting out that lithium-ion batteries can have problems, but some cells can cope with overheating and abuse better than others— a perfect opportunity for separator manufacturer Dreamweaver international to show it has a superior shutdown component.

The firm built a series of identical lithium-ion cells (except for their separators) and subjected them to the usual safety tests.

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ILA campaign to tackle lead-acid recycling concerns

Mon, 01/25/2016 - 15:41 -- Paul Crompton
ILA campaign to tackle lead-acid recycling concerns

The lead-acid industry has launched a campaign to educate battery collectors, handlers and sorters across Europe and North America of the threat posed when lithium-ion batteries are mixed with lead-acid in the smelting process.

Mixing the two chemistries during the recycling process, especially when going through the crusher, increases the risk of fire and has been known to cause explosions in plants.

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CEC says 1.5million lithium-ion and nickel metal hydride EV batteries to reach End Of Life by 2030

Mon, 01/18/2016 - 12:14 -- Paul Crompton
CEC says 1.5million lithium-ion and nickel metal hydride EV batteries to reach End Of Life by 2030

Almost 1.5 million electric vehicle batteries will reach end-of-life by 2030, a report by a US environmental organisation warns.

The Commission for Environmental Cooperation (CEC) report states almost half of those EOL batteries will be lithium-based, with the remainder nickel metal hydride.

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Have scientists solved exploding lithium battery problem?

Mon, 01/18/2016 - 11:58 -- Paul Crompton
Have scientists solved exploding lithium battery problem?

After months of bad press on everything from hoverboards to potential aeroplane disasters, scientists at Stanford University could have solved the problem of flammable lithium-ion batteries.

Researchers at the US university claim to have developed a lithium battery which automatically shuts down before it gets hot enough to catch fire— and conducts again when the temperature has cooled down.

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LG Chem and AES sign multi-year Lithium-ion supply deal

Fri, 01/15/2016 - 11:41 -- Paul Crompton

A supply agreement deal between AES Energy Storage and LG Chem will bring a GWh of lithium-ion battery capacity on stream.

The multi-year agreement will see Korean firm LG Chem specifically design and configure its battery modules for AES’ Advancion grid-scale energy storage application.

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E.ON and Samsung sign lithium-ion ESS MOU

Mon, 12/21/2015 - 11:05 -- Paul Crompton
E.ON and Samsung sign lithium-ion ESS MOU

One of Europe’s biggest utilities and a South Korean battery giant are set to join forces to take advantage of the growing lithium-ion energy storage system market.

Germany's top utility E.ON and battery firm Samsung SDI have signed a memorandum of understanding to pool together resources and knowledge to enter the market.

The ESS market is predicted to explode in 2016 as Tesla’s Powerwall and a number of rival residential and commercial systems come on stream.

E.ON said in a statement that both groups would develop "profitable energy storage solutions and... assess and develop a potential business model for targeting applications for lithium-ion batteries in selected regions and markets.”

As part of the agreement it is understood that E.ON and Samsung SDI will run battery projects in the United States, Germany, Britain and the Czech Republic, with the aim of expanding these to other countries.

No financial details were disclosed.

 

America’s Pacific Northwest installs utility-scale energy storage systems

Thu, 12/17/2015 - 14:29 -- Paul Crompton
America’s Pacific Northwest installs utility-scale energy storage systems

Three utility scale energy storage systems using vanadium flow and lithium-ion technology totalling 4MW are being installed in America’s Pacific Northwest region.

Three different utility companies were given a total of  $14.3 million—which they had to match with their own funding— by Washington state’s Clean Energy Fund to install the storage systems.

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