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NGK and BASF launch sodium-sulfur battery ESS test project in Belgium

Wed, 11/03/2021 - 10:13 -- paul Crompton

Operations using sodium-sulfur (NaS) batteries have begun in Belgium three years after a NGK Insulators and BASF New Business (BNB) entered into a sales partnership agreement to develop the technology.

The NGK supplied batteries are connected to the power grid at an Antwerp Verbund site owned by German chemical group BASF, of which BNB is a wholly owned subsidiary.

The project aims to develop a business model by allowing BNB to gain direct experience in long-term operations of a NaS battery system.

Learnings from examining various use cases will enable the firms to advise end users in the planning and implementation of NaS projects and to collect data for further development.

The system comprises of a maximum 1,000kW-dc power and 5,800kWh-dc dischargeable energy and four sets of containerised NAS batteries.

BASF’s facility started operation in September 2021.

In 2019, NGK and BNB entered into sales partnership agreement for NAS battery and a joint development agreement for next-generation sodium-sulfur batteries.

Since then, the firms have been cooperating by combining NGK’s expertise in battery design and production with BNB’s chemistry know-how to market and further develop NAS batteries.

In April, NGK won an order to supply its NaS technology to the Tanegashima Space Center of the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA).

The batteries will be used to ensure the reliable launch of vehicles from the space center, as well as improving the reliability of its electric power systems, including: emergency backup power source (backup power supply for electrical generators), frequency stabilisation and energy conservation.

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MOU paves way for sodium-sulfur battery use in green hydrogen projects in Korea

Tue, 09/15/2020 - 11:38 -- paul Crompton

A subsidiary of German chemical company BASF will supply sodium-sulfur batteries to Korean power-to-gas (P2G) company G-Philos after the pair signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) on 10 September.

Wholly owned subsidiary BASF New Business (BNB) will supply a total of 19.2MWh of sodium-sulfur(NaS) batteries to G-Philos for P2G projects in Korea. 

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BASF and NGK strengthen sodium-sulfur battery partnership with stationary storage JDA

Fri, 11/08/2019 - 13:48 -- paul Crompton

Japanese ceramics manufacturer NGK Insulators and German BASF New Business (BNB) are expanding their business relationship to develop the next generation of sodium-sulfur batteries.

NGK and BNB, a wholly owned subsidiary of the German chemical company BASF, have entered into a joint development agreement (JDA) to develop sodium-sulfur (NaS) batteries for stationary applications.

Image: Right Dr. Frank Prechtl (BASF New Business) Tatsumi Ichioka (NGK Insulators LTD)

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Mitsubishi gears up for 50MW Na-S ESS

Thu, 07/02/2015 - 09:36 -- paul Crompton
Mitsubishi gears up for 50MW Na-S ESS

Japan’s Mitsubishi Electric Corp is set to supply a 50-MW sodium-sulfur energy storage system at a power plant in Fukuoka prefecture.

The company received an order from Kyushu Electric Power Co Inc for installation of the ESS to be deployed at the site by the end of March 2016.

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