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Firms announce merger with goal of becoming No.1 global flow battery company

Fri, 07/26/2019 - 13:01 -- Paul Crompton
Firms announce merger with goal of becoming No.1 global flow battery company

It is ‘business as usual’ for redT following the announcement on 25 July it had agreed to a proposed merger with fellow vanadium redox flow battery company Avalon Battery Corporation.

The UK and US (respectively) companies have signed a non-binding memorandum of understanding for the merger. If approved by shareholders the deal will constitute a reverse takeover* under London Stock Exchange rules.

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Grid-scale ESS test centre opens with flow battery project

Thu, 07/18/2019 - 13:11 -- Paul Crompton

Flow battery systems are to be the first energy storage technology evaluated at a new research centre in the US state of Alabama.

The Energy Storage Research Center (ESRC), opened on 16 July by the independent Southern Research organisation, will initially test systems developed by California-based Avalon Battery.

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Redflow to scale up battery making with cash raise

Tue, 05/01/2018 - 11:11 -- Xuan Zhong
Redflow to scale up battery making with cash raise

Australian flow battery maker Redflow is raising AUD18.1 million ($13.6m) to “scale up battery production and grow Australian and international sales”.

The Brisbane-based company said on 26 April it was raising the funds through a combination of a placement to new investors and a fully underwritten rights issue offered to all current shareholders.

 

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Lockheed plans flow battery BESS

Tue, 05/01/2018 - 11:07 -- Xuan Zhong
Lockheed plans flow battery BESS

Lockheed Martin has announced plans to launch a flow battery energy storage system based on what it said would be a new electrochemistry, comprising “engineered electrolytes”, within “little more than a year.”

The company told BBB its proprietary flow battery, which would be marketed under its GridStar storage brand, would be designed for utility-scale projects to provide “flexible, durable, and over six hours energy storage”.  

 

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Redflow selects Thailand for battery factory

Mon, 08/21/2017 - 10:41 -- News Editor
Redflow selects Thailand for battery factory

Australian flow battery firm Redflow has chosen Thailand as the base for its new Southeast Asia manufacturing plant.

Redflow said in a 17 August Australian Stock Exchange announcement it had formed a new entity – Redflow (Thailand) Limited – to negotiate a lease on premises in a free trade zone and apply for licensing and regulatory permits.

 

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Deal ‘aids march of US flow batteries into China’

Wed, 08/16/2017 - 10:56 -- News Editor
Deal ‘aids march of US flow batteries into China’

Primus Power has teamed up with a Taiwanese manufacturer to help the march of its flow batteries into China’s energy storage market.

The California-headquartered firm has announced a Manufacturing Services Agreement with Foxsemicon Integrated Technology Inc., to assemble and test its newly-launched zinc bromide flow battery, named EnergyPod 2 (pictured), which comes with a 20-year warranty.

 

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Redflow puts flow batteries into tropical telecom

Fri, 05/12/2017 - 09:49 -- Xuan Zhong
Redflow puts flow batteries into tropical telecom

Australian flow battery maker Redflow has announced its largest single sale of zinc-bromine batteries, worth about US$600,000 (A$800,000), for multiple telecom sites in the Pacific Islands.

Redflow’s partner Vertiv (formerly Emerson Network Power) will provide the batteries for an energy storage solution being designed by New Zealand-based Hitech Solutions.

 

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Redflow suspends battery deliveries amidst ‘impurities’ probe

Wed, 05/03/2017 - 09:52 -- Xuan Zhong
Redflow suspends battery deliveries amidst ‘impurities’ probe

Australian energy storage firm Redflow Limited has suspended delivery of its flow batteries while the company investigates potential performance issues.

The Queensland-based company said laboratory testing of electrolyte samples from one “specifically-identified batch of 10 batteries indicate that they may be at risk of failure due to the presence of impurities in battery electrolyte”.

 

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Say bonjour to grid-scale organic flow battery applications

Thu, 10/20/2016 - 09:30 -- Xuan Zhong

A French company has designed, assembled and tested a 10 kW organic redox flow battery prototype for renewable, smart and micro-grid applications.

Kemwatt’s non-corrosive organic RFB required two years of development from the Rennes based start-up.

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VRFB firm eyes grid-scale market with appointment

Thu, 10/13/2016 - 09:32 -- Xuan Zhong

Flow battery firm redT energy storage has appointed Neil O'Brien as non-executive director of the company.

The 53-year-old joins redT as the company looks to drive adoption of it vanadium redox flow battery to the grid-scale markets, which includes recent deployments in Africa and Scotland.

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