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Fenix opens recycling facility in Scotland specialising in EV lithium-ion batteries

Fri, 05/14/2021 - 07:57 -- paul Crompton
Fenix Battery Recycling has opened a multi-chemistry battery recycling facility in Kilwinning in Scotland specialising in electric vehicle batteries (EV).

Fenix Battery Recycling has opened a multi-chemistry battery recycling facility in Kilwinning in Scotland specialising in electric vehicle batteries.

The fully licensed and permitted site near Glasgow is ready to accept batteries for storage and discharge, with material coming from as far as the US to be treated by the company.

The news comes after Fenix Battery Recycling, Ever Resource and the University of Birmingham received £955,000 ($1.3 million) grant funding. 

The funding was from the UK government’s Innovate UK Smart Grants programme, and will be used to develop separation technologies for end-of-life lithium ion batteries.

Damian Lambkin, commercial and business development director at Fenix Battery Recycling said he company’s development plans also include establishing educational and research facilities within the wider community in Scotland.

Fenix Battery Recycling also has a plant at Willenhall in the West Midlands, which is due to become fully operational once it receives its permit from the Environment Agency – a process which has been delayed by Covid-19. 

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LIB disposal under fire after landfill blaze and ‘exploding e-cigs’

Mon, 02/18/2019 - 00:00 -- John Shepherd

Fire chiefs in Scotland have issued a plea for responsible recycling after a lithium-ion battery was suspected of sparking a major blaze at a landfill site in Dunbar.

Fire fighters spent more than 40 hours battling the blaze in a Dunbar building where waste arriving on site is stored before it is landfilled.

More than 300 tonnes of refuse was set alight in last month’s fire— which at its height required 40 fire-fighters and six fire trucks.

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Scottish hotel plugs in to battery storage trial

Mon, 01/14/2019 - 00:00 -- Hugh Finzel
Gyle Edinburgh Park Premier Inn

A lithium-ion battery storage system has been ‘booked in’ to a hotel in Scotland as part of an energy efficiency trial project.

The Gyle Premier Inn at Edinburgh Park, owned by brewing giant Whitbread, said the 100kW battery has the capacity to run the hotel— “including powering meals cooked” at its bar and grill— for up to three hours daily.

The battery functions by drawing power from the National Grid during off-peak periods and takes two hours to fully charge.

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Nova and Tesla turn tide for storage in Shetland

Mon, 11/12/2018 - 00:00 -- Hugh Finzel
Nova Innovation tidal array

Scottish “clean-tech company” Nova Innovation has successfully integrated a tidal energy array with battery storage from US-based Tesla to launch “the world’s first grid-connected ‘baseload’ tidal power station”.

Nova’s tidal array at Bluemull Sound in Shetland, northeast of Great Britain, which has been supplying power to the grid since last month, has been integrated with a 500 kilowatt-hour lithium-ion Tesla Powerpack to provide clean energy on demand

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Younicos batteries ‘first’ for floating wind farm

Thu, 07/05/2018 - 12:19 -- Xuan Zhong
Younicos batteries ‘first’ for floating wind farm

Norwegian energy firm Equinor and Abu-Dhabi-based Masdar have unveiled a Younicos battery system in Scotland as the “world’s first” to be connected to an offshore floating wind farm.

The one-megawatt system, comprising two Younicos lithium-ion Y Cubes in modular battery containers, have been installed at the Hywind onshore substation in Peterhead.

 

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RES in new battery storage sale

Fri, 08/25/2017 - 14:14 -- News Editor
RES in new battery storage sale

London-listed investment company TRIG has acquired 100% of an energy storage project in Scotland for GBP20 million ($26m) from renewable energy developer RES (Renewable Energy Systems).

The 20MW energy storage site in Broxburn, equipped with Samsung SDI’s lithium-ion technology, was developed and will be operated by RES.

 

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Consortium given cash to upgrade UK battery sector

Fri, 03/04/2016 - 12:51 -- paul Crompton
Consortium given cash to upgrade UK battery sector

A Scotland-based lithium cell maker has joined a consortium of firms that aims to become the centre for next generation battery packs in the UK that will be developed ‘from powder to power’.

AGM Batteries, based in Thurso, makes advanced chargeable and non-rechargeable lithium-ion cells.

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