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Saft recharges investment in India

Mon, 10/01/2018 - 00:00 -- Hugh Finzel
Saft to invest in Indian rail infrastructure

French battery manufacturer Saft has bought out its India joint venture partner, Amco, as part of an expansion plan under the newly-established Saft India brand.

Saft is to expand production at its factory in Bidadi, Karnataka, including the addition of a new lithium-ion battery line.

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Narada awarded Bangladesh LFP project

Fri, 01/19/2018 - 09:48 -- Xuan Zhong
Narada awarded Bangladesh LFP project

Chinese battery maker Narada has won a contract worth more than $40 million to supply a lithium iron phosphate (LFP) battery system to a telecoms operator in Bangladesh.

Narada did not name the company involved, but said the project was “the first large-scale selection of lithium-ion batteries for the base stations of the country”.

 

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Redflow moving into “high demand” sectors with funding round

Tue, 07/25/2017 - 10:05 -- News Editor
Redflow moving into “high demand” sectors with funding round

Australian battery maker Redflow has launched an AUD14.5 million ($11.5m) funding round “to target sustainable delivery of its zinc-bromine flow batteries to high demand areas” such as telecoms and remote/off-grid power.

The announcement follows the Brisbane-based company’s strategic review last May, which set out plans to “transition” manufacturing to Southeast Asia from South America, cut supply chain costs and implement “cost-down projects” to reduce delivered product manufacturing cost “by at least 30% over the next 18 months”.

 

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“Niche player” to build a gigafactory in Australia

Tue, 07/18/2017 - 10:43 -- News Editor
“Niche player” to build a gigafactory in Australia

Australian company Energy Renaissance (ER) is to build a “specific and niche” lithium-ion battery gigafactory in Darwin, in the country’s Northern Territory, which will start production by late 2018.

Our niche focus is to build the world's best batteries for hot and humid climates,” said Brian Craighead, managing director of Energy Renaissance, in an interview with the Australian Broadcasting Corporation (ABC). The battery storage systems will be designed for commercial and utility-scale uses in telecommunications, defence and government sectors, and target the Australian and South-East Asian markets.

 

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Imergy flow battery deal to power South African telecoms

Mon, 01/11/2016 - 14:26 -- Paul Crompton
Imergy flow battery deal to power South African telecoms

US advanced energy storage solutions firm Imergy Power Systems has signed a deal to supply 105 vanadium redox flow batteries to a South Africa-based telecoms company.

The 5kW, 20-30kWh Imergy ESP5 batteries will replace diesel generators and lead-acid batteries to provide backup power at telecom base stations throughout South Africa.

The batteries will contain electrolyte using South African sourced vanadium.

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Flowgroup supplies compressed air batteries to Canadian telecom

Thu, 03/27/2014 - 12:51 -- Ruth Williams

Flowgroup, a UK energy technology developer, has received an order for two compressed air batteries totaling 150kW capacity from Trane Canada for a telecoms company.

Flowgroup’s air battery business, ambiguously named Flow Battery, will supply one 100kW and one 50kW compressed air battery units for a telephone exchange in Toronto which is part of a national network.

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World Bank member invests in zinc-air batteries

Wed, 11/13/2013 - 17:09 -- Ruth Williams
The zinc-air batteries are designed for use in cell phone transmission towers

Fluidic Energy has received US$7m from IFC, a member of the World Bank Group, to build metal air batteries for cell phone base stations.

Fluidic’s zinc-air battery uses liquid salt for its electrolyte because water-based electrolytes can become damaged by high voltage in metal air batteries. 

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