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EEStor and FWG merge to usurp lead-acid industry with doped-carbon battery alternative

Thu, 11/14/2019 - 14:59 -- Paul Crompton
Robert Murray-Smith

Canadian energy storage firm EEStor Corporation has entered into a letter of intent (LoI) to merge with research firm FWG in a bid to commercialise an alternative to lead-acid batteries.

The LoI paves the way for the integration of EEStor’s composition modified barium titanate (CMBT) powder and the UK firm’s graphene and carbon-based materials.  

 

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UK firms to light up Africa with repurposed lithium-ion batteries

Wed, 11/13/2019 - 13:38 -- Paul Crompton

Cells from solar lamps are to be reused to make batteries to power homes in Kenya following a partnership between lithium battery firm Aceleron and UK firm Total Access to Energy Solutions (TATES).

The first stage of the project will see Aceleron convert TATES waste lithium-ion battery cells into reusable battery packs for off-grid applications across Kenya and the surrounding area including Benin, Rwanda and Libya. 

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Lead batteries left out of consultation document as UK proposes to increase planning threshold for ESS projects

Thu, 10/24/2019 - 14:00 -- Paul Crompton

Lead batteries were omitted from the UK government’s consultation paper suggesting the planning threshold for energy storage system (ESS) projects in England is raised— making it easier for higher capacity energy storage projects to be deployed.

The recommendation to lift the 50MW planning cap for ESS projects follows a 10-month consultation by the Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy (BEIS).

However, BEIS stated in the document that it didn't believe it is appropriate to establish a specific  threshold for electricity storage (except pumped hydro), and instead believed that it would be more appropriate that projects of this kind are considered and determined by local planning authorities. 

A BEIS spokesman told BEST the document states the organisation has selected a 'sample of different technologies'.

"All energy storage technologies, except pumped hydro, are included in the proposed changes and this includes the technologies that we haven’t specifically mentioned by name including lead-acid," they said.

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GS Yuasa’s first overseas lithium-ion battery plant starts operations in Hungary

Wed, 10/23/2019 - 15:17 -- Paul Crompton

Lead-acid battery maker GS Yuasa has begun operations at its first lithium-ion battery manufacturing facility outside of Japan— although the company is ‘not allowed’ to release information on the type of cell.

GS Yuasa Hungary, a subsidiary of the Japan-based firm, announced it has started production of automotive 12V lithium-ion batteries at its plant in Miskolc, Hungary.

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Chinese lead recycler voices plans to enter lead-acid battery making market

Thu, 10/17/2019 - 11:11 -- Paul Crompton

China’s largest lead producer, Henan Yuguang Gold and Lead, has announced plans to set up a lead-acid battery production line as part of a downstream expansion. 

The firm, based in Henan province, has not decided on a capacity or location for the plant, news outlet Reuters has reported.

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New corporate slogan marks lead battery firm GS Yuasa’s move into lithium-ion

Fri, 10/11/2019 - 10:53 -- Paul Crompton

Lead-acid battery maker GS Yuasa is redefining its brand by establishing a new corporate slogan, “Creating the Future of Energy”, to signal a change in its business model that incorporates lithium-ion. 

The slogan will be used in branding throughout the global GS Yuasa Group and comes ahead of the opening of a €3.5 million ($4.2million) lithium battery manufacturing plant in Hungary for the automotive sector.

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Russia to ignore lithium-ion and lead-acid in growing ESS industry

Fri, 10/04/2019 - 12:28 -- Paul Crompton
Russian Minister of Energy Alexander Novak

Russia’s energy storage system (ESS) market is forecast to reach $3 billion by 2025 as production costs fall during the next five years, predicts the country’s Ministry of Energy.

However, neither lithium-ion nor lead-acid was included in an approved state program that will run until 2025 for the development of ESSs in Russia.

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French power firm EDF buys battery storage project from lead-acid firm Narada

Fri, 10/04/2019 - 12:17 -- Paul Crompton

Lead-acid battery maker Narada announced on 16 September it had signed a battery storage projects cooperation agreement with EDF Renewables China, the Chinese subsidiary of the French multinational.

The cooperation will start with the acquisition agreement by EDF of a 1.5MW/12MWh battery storage owned and operated since September 2018 by Narada in Jiangsu province, China.

Pic: EDF Renewables China and Narada joined hands on 18th Sep. Mr Tian Yue, CEO of EDF Renewables China (left) and Wang Yuenneng, vice chairman of Narada (right)

 

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E.ON to replace lead-acid for nickel batteries in European substation

Fri, 09/27/2019 - 09:50 -- Paul Crompton
Saft’s Uptimax

Power utility E.ON is replacing lead-acid backup power batteries from a distribution substation in the north west of Hungary with Saft’s nickel cadmium technology. 

The pilot project aims to show how Saft’s Uptimax maintenance-free nickel pocket plate batteries can be installed as a direct Plug and Play replacement for time-served lead-acid batteries. 

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EnerSys manufacturing plant fire on day it reveals plans to buy out rival lead battery maker

Fri, 09/20/2019 - 11:30 -- Paul Crompton

Mixed fortunes at US lead-acid battery maker EnerSys this week as news of its plans to buy out N Holding AB, the parent company of NorthStar, came hours after reports of a fire at its motive power production facility in Kentucky.

On 19 September the firm announced a fire broke out in the battery formation area of its Richmond, Kentucky facility.

The fire came just ahead of EnerSys announcing it has entered into an agreement to acquire all issued and outstanding shares of N Holding AB, the parent company of NorthStar, from Altor Fund II.  

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