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Innovative battery chemistry revolutionises zinc-air battery

Wed, 01/13/2021 - 12:07 -- Paul Crompton

Scientists at a German university have developed a new battery chemistry for zinc-air batteries based on an innovative, non-alkaline, aqueous electrolyte.

The full zinc-air batteries can reportedly operate stably for 320 cycles and 1,600 hours under ambient air atmosphere.

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Zinc8 announces agreement to deploy zinc-air batteries across Australia

Wed, 10/28/2020 - 11:05 -- Paul Crompton

Canadian firm Zinc8 Energy Solutions has signed an agreement in principle with engineering firm SmartConsult to explore joint-venture projects concerning the deployment of zinc-air energy storage systems in Australia.

The Agreement focuses on deploying Zinc8's ESSs at aquatic centres, remote mines and behind-the-meter applications throughout Australia. 

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New York Power Authority chooses zinc-air for energy storage project

Thu, 01/23/2020 - 14:36 -- Paul Crompton

Energy storage firm Zinc8 Energy Solutions announced plans on 17 January to deploy a 100kW/1MWh zinc-air battery energy storage system in New York state.

The project by Canadian firm, formerly MGX Renewables, follows a cooperation agreement with state public power organisation New York Power Authority (NYPA). 

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Eos to supply zinc-air battery storage system to GDF Suez

Tue, 12/02/2014 - 14:20 -- Laura Varriale
Eos zinc hybrid cathode battery system

US startup Eos Energy Storage (Eos) has been commissioned by energy giant GDF Suez to supply a zinc-air battery energy storage system.

The 1MW/6MWh unit, marketed under the brand name Aurora, features a secondary zinc hybrid cathode battery system and is designed for the grid-scale energy storage market.

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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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