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Solid-state firm receives £15m cash boost to scale up production of its technology

Fri, 04/03/2020 - 09:31 -- Paul Crompton

Ilika has successfully completed a £15 million equity placing to support its growth strategy, the UK-based solid-state company announced on 27 March.

The firm will use the cash to implement a partnering model with one or more third party fabrication facilities to increase production of its centimetre and millimetre-scale Stereax cells at its pilot line in Southampton.

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UK firm deploys grid-scale second-life lithium-ion energy storage system in Belgium

Thu, 02/06/2020 - 16:01 -- Paul Crompton

UK company Connected Energy has commissioned its largest second-life battery energy storage system to date using repurposed electric vehicle packs from Renault. 

The 720kWh/1.2MW E-STOR system is installed at Umicore’s industrial site in Belgium and uses batteries from Kangoo vehicles.

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Test quickens identification of EV packs for second-life use

Wed, 01/29/2020 - 14:53 -- Paul Crompton

A fast process for grading used lithium-ion batteries from electric vehicles has been developed by researchers in the UK using old packs from vehicle OEM Nissan.

The team from WMG, University of Warwick, worked with electronics firm Ametek to embed algorithms that can be used to grade second-life batteries.

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Oxis Energy marches toward 600Wh/kg lithium-sulfur goal after hitting another milestone

Thu, 01/23/2020 - 14:45 -- Paul Crompton

Lithium-sulfur company Oxis Energy continues to go from strength to strength with news this week its prototype cells have reached 471Wh/kg.

The company has been making incremental advances with the technology since announcing it had reached its 400Wh/kg milestone in 2016.

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Abuse tests confirm freezing lithium-ion batteries puts transportation safety concerns on ice

Tue, 12/03/2019 - 15:31 -- Paul Crompton

Using liquid nitrogen to freeze lithium-ion batteries could enable them to be transported safely researchers from the UK’s WMG at the University of Warwick in collaboration with Jaguar Land Rover have found.

Legislation dictates damaged and defective lithium-ion car batteries have to be placed within an explosion proof box when being transport, which for a Tesla sized pack costs around €10,000 ($11,000) and a further €10,000 for the UN accreditation.

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Oxis signs trading deal with Sanyo Trading to target Japan market with its lithium-sulfur technology

Fri, 11/22/2019 - 10:37 -- Paul Crompton

A trading partnership will see Sanyo Trading Company market UK battery developer Oxis Energy’s lithium-sulfur and battery systems in Japan.

Sanyo will target the motive markets­– such as trains, buses and trucks–and provide pre and post sales support to the Japanese market and where necessary.

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Firm secures permission to build second 49.5MW ESS at ‘critical time’ for adoption of UK storage

Wed, 11/20/2019 - 14:47 -- Paul Crompton

Harmony Energy is set to double energy storage capacity at one of its UK substations to handle 2.4GW of offshore wind generation connected to the site.

The 49.5MW lithium-ion energy storage system brings the total capacity at its Creyke Beck substation in Cottingham, near Hull, to 99MW.

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StoreDot demonstrates lithium-ion powered two-wheeler that's fully chargeable in five minutes

Tue, 11/19/2019 - 15:41 -- Paul Crompton

Fast charging ability along with energy density is part of the holy-grail of battery technology, typically difficult to achieve with standard lithium-ion technology due to temperature rise, safety and cycle life degradation.

However, StoreDot believe they have the answer. As part of a technology demonstration in London, UK, hosted by Israel firm's strategic partner on 7th November, BP, the company demonstrated the full charge of an electric two-wheel vehicle in five minutes.

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Merger of flow battery firms sees Avalon move its CEO into RedT’s top seat

Tue, 11/19/2019 - 15:31 -- Paul Crompton

UK-based vanadium redox flow battery firm RedT will integrate the chief executive officer of US energy storage firm Avalon Battery Corporation on the successful completion of a merger between the two firms.

Larry Zulch will become the new chief executive of RedT subject to finalisation of the merger as Jeff Kenna and Scott McGregor prepare to leave the company on 31 December. 

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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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