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MoU paves way for Australian firm to supply recycled battery materials to Korea

Wed, 11/13/2019 - 13:26 -- Paul Crompton

Envirostream Australia, a 24% owned subsidiary of Lithium Australia, has signed a lithium-ion battery materials offtake deal that includes recycled mixed metal dust (MMD) containing cobalt, nickel and lithium.

The memorandum of understanding with South Korean battery recycler SungEel Hitech involves the exclusive supply of metals extracted from recycled lithium-ion batteries out of Australia. 

Image: SungEel president Mr Kang Myung Yi and Envirostream managing director Andrew Mackenzie shake hands after signing the offtake MoU

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Investigation finds South Korea must up safety regulations after lithium-ion battery storage fire

Thu, 10/31/2019 - 15:32 -- Paul Crompton

Independent energy and certification body DNV GL found weaknesses in monitoring and prevention lead to ‘major issues’ and subsequent fire in South Korean energy storage system.

The body’s findings follow an in-depth investigation into a fire at a large-scale energy storage facility in South Korean that pinpointed a ‘minor manufacturing glitch’ that initiated the failure.

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Fast charging lithium-ion to relieve EV range anxiety

Wed, 01/18/2017 - 16:00 -- Paul Crompton
Fast charging lithium-ion to relieve EV range anxiety

South Korean battery maker Samsung SDI claims to have developed lithium-ion technology that pushes the boundaries of what electric vehicles can do.

The prismatic cell will help EVs reach a 600km (372miles) driving range, or 500km (310miles) on a single 20 minute charge (taking the battery up to 80% capacity), according to the company.

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World’s largest lithium nickel manganese ESS deployed to provide frequency control

Fri, 03/18/2016 - 13:22 -- Paul Crompton
World’s largest lithium nickel manganese ESS deployed to provide frequency control

The world’s largest lithium nickel manganese cobalt oxide energy storage system has been deployed for frequency regulation by South Korean lithium-ion/polymer battery firm Kokam.

The 24MW/9MWh system is one of two— the other is a 16 MW/6MWh system— deployed to provide frequency regulation on the South Korean electricity grid.

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