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Passive electrolyte circulation doubles SLI Battery life – and wins a prize!

Tue, 04/25/2017 - 09:42 -- Xuan Zhong
Passive electrolyte circulation doubles SLI Battery life – and wins a prize!

IQ Power Licensing, a German “minnow” in the global SLI battery industry, walked away with a coveted “Greentech” award from the German Association of the Automotive Industry (VDA) earlier this month.

The award was for the company’s 360° electrolyte mixing system, which is claimed to avoid acid stratification and increase battery life by a factor of two.

 

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SRG teams up with Germans to test graphite for Li-ion batteries

Fri, 04/21/2017 - 10:55 -- Xuan Zhong
SRG teams up with Germans to test graphite for Li-ion batteries

Canadian Sama Graphite (SRG) has announced its signature of a consulting agreement with Dorfner ANZAPLAN, a German specialty minerals producer, for advanced graphite test work on the SRG’s Lola Graphite for lithium-ion battery application.

Laboratory work and analysis on the Lola Graphite concentrate is aimed at identifying the optimal procedure for shaping and purification in order to obtain high-purity spherical graphite, suitable for use in lithium-ion battery and technology grade graphite applications.

 

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Germans penetrate lithium separator market

Fri, 03/31/2017 - 11:01 -- Xuan Zhong
Germans penetrate lithium separator market

Treofan, the upcoming German Battery separator company has won its first major supply contract for its TreoPore microporous separator film.

The customer is an unnamed Chinese manufacturer of lithium-ion batteries make for electric buses.

The contract marks the first large-scale entry of a European separator manufacturer into this market, which has been dominated by Japanese producers.

 

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Jungheinrich reveals lithium powered forklift

Thu, 03/30/2017 - 09:20 -- Xuan Zhong
Jungheinrich reveals lithium powered forklift

Jungheinrich, the German industrial vehicle maker has shown 48V lithium-ion technology for 48V forklift truck at a German trade fair.

It features shorter charging times, zero maintenance and a long battery life, with the option of short interim charging times, increasing the availability of electric stackers.

 

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Tesvolt and Samsung SDI to unveil new lithium cell

Tue, 03/21/2017 - 10:03 -- Xuan Zhong
Tesvolt and Samsung SDI to unveil new lithium cell

German energy storage firm Tesvolt has teamed up with Korean cell manufacturer Samsung SDI on a new high voltage lithium-ion battery.

The battery contains Samsung SDI’s new prismatic lithium cells, which were recently introduced into BMW’s electric cars.

 
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German UPS company to steer flywheel firm after buyout

Thu, 12/08/2016 - 09:17 -- Xuan Zhong

Two powerhouses in the flywheel and uninterruptable power supply (UPS) markets have merged after Active Power was sold to Piller Group.

The German firm’s purchase, which was announced in September but only finalised recently, comes as it angles itself for a greater share of the critical power market.

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German OEM launches US arm of ESS subsidiary

Tue, 11/15/2016 - 10:11 -- Xuan Zhong

German vehicle OEM Daimler is opening an US arm of its energy subsidiary as it looks to break into one of the biggest and most congested energy storage markets in the world.

After founding Mercedes-Benz Energy, based in based in Kamenz/Saxony, Germany, earlier this year.

 
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Is a European petrol and diesel powered vehicle ban in sight?

Thu, 11/10/2016 - 09:47 -- Xuan Zhong

European ban on fossil-fuel powered vehicles has gained further momentum after Germany’s Bundesrat voted to ban petrol and diesel powered vehicles by 2030.

Although not binding, the resolution passed by the Bundesrat (the federal council of all 16 German states) calls on the European Commission to evaluate how member states are promoting zero emission vehicles.

 
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German firm offers flywheel for wind farm storage

Fri, 10/28/2016 - 09:26 -- Xuan Zhong

German energy storage company STORNETIC recently presented its energy storage solution EnWheel® for wind farms at WindEnergy Hamburg fair.

EnWheel is entirely a mechanical energy storage system with no chemcials.

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German project to double battery energy storage

Thu, 10/13/2016 - 09:25 -- Xuan Zhong

Work has begun to double the energy power of a lithium-ion battery-park after the technology proved it was capable of providing grid-scale services in Germany.

The project will see the Schwerin battery-park’s energy output increased to 10MW (14.5MWh) to help stabalise the areas grid frequency as more renewable energy comes on stream.

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