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Industry news

All the news and views from the world of energy storage and associated industries.

Convion takes on Wärtsilä'’s fuel cell activities

Finnish firm Convion is to take over solid oxide fuel cell (SOFC) system development from gas engine maker Wärtsilä’s fuel cell unit.

Aggreko signs 100 MW gas-fuelled temporary power contract in Ivory Coast

Aggreko has signed a contract to provide 100MW of gas-fuelled temporary power in Côte d'Ivoire. The contract will run for two years, and is in addition to the 100 MW Aggreko installed in 2010.

Electric Racing for 2014

2014 will see the first Formula E Global Championship, the electric vehicle equivalent of the Grand Prix. The first of ten teams has been announced as Drayson Racing Technologies, of Oxfordshire UK

Lithium goes stellar

GS Yuasa Lithium Power Inc. is designing lithium-ion batteries for the International Space Station.

Large-scale storage from EnerSys

Enersys has belatedly announced a new product range, the OptiGrid Stored Energy Solutions, for large-scale energy storage.

No permits battery shipping opposed by RSR

Proposed changes to lead-acid battery shipments in the US have been opposed by RSR Corporation, a secondary lead smelting business with facilities across the USA.

EU: $6.7 billion earmarked for energy efficiency projects ‘not spent in sensible way’

The European Union’s auditor says that €5bn ($6.7bn) in funds specifically targeted at energy efficiency projects over the past dozen years were largely ill-spent.

UK fuel cell company turns profit after 20 years

UK-based Intelligent Energy is the in Britain, and one of the few companies in the world, to make a profit from fuel cell development.