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Study considers Pb solution to power EV charging stations

Sun, 06/23/2019 - 13:02 -- John Shepherd
Study considers Pb solution to power EV charging stations

The US state of Missouri is backing proposals that could see lead batteries used to provide power at electric vehicle charging stations.

Missouri’s Division of Energy has awarded a competitive grant to support a Consortium for Battery Innovation (CBI) feasibility study that will investigate advanced lead battery energy storage deployed alongside EV charging points at state gas (petrol) stations.

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Wirtz invests in ZAF’s ‘lead battery disruptor’ tech

Mon, 02/18/2019 - 00:00 -- John Shepherd
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US lead-acid battery equipment company Wirtz Manufacturing has made an undisclosed investment in nickel-zinc developer ZAF Energy Systems.

Wirtz said the move would allow ZAF to build a full production line at its facility in Joplin, in the US state of Missouri— “expanding its manufacturing capacity to thousands of batteries per month”.

Funds and equipment from the investment will be used to expand ZAF’s nickel-zinc batteries globally and demonstrate the first ever prismatic high-volume nickel-zinc (NiZn) process, Wirtz said.

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Exide expands production in Missouri

Tue, 10/31/2017 - 09:36 -- Xuan Zhong
Exide expands production in Missouri

Lead-acid firm Exide Technologies is investing more than $35 million in a punched grid-manufacturing site in the US state of Missouri.

The US firm said the 180,000 sq ft facility in Kansas City will be “the most advanced of its kind”— with a production capacity of more than three billion grids each year.

 

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Nickel-zinc start-up opens second US plant

Fri, 10/13/2017 - 09:55 -- Xuan Zhong
Nickel-zinc start-up opens second US plant

Montana-based nickel-zinc battery start-up ZAF Energy Systems Inc., is opening a second facility, in Missouri, to “dramatically expand” existing production capacity.

ZAF said on 5 October the new Joplin plant aimed to meet growing customer demand which will “accelerate licensing and joint venture negotiations” to commercialise its NiZn batteries internationally.

 

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