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MoU paves way for residential and small-scale VRFB deployment in Australia

Wed, 09/23/2020 - 12:52 -- Paul Crompton

Australian Vanadium (AVL) has signed two memoranda of understanding (MoU) in the past few weeks to supply vanadium redox flow battery makers with material from its planned Gabanintha Project in the US.

Both MOUs establish off take deals to support deployment of Canadian firm Enerox’s CellCube system and China’s Gui Zhou Collect Energy Century Science and Technology’s vanadium redox flow batteries (VRFB) on the Austrlaian market.

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Zinc hybrid ESS firm secures 1.5GWh of orders as US states tackle security of supply concerns

Thu, 09/03/2020 - 10:48 -- Paul Crompton

Energy storage system maker Eos Energy Storage has received 1.5GWh of orders for its zinc hybrid cathode battery systems in two US states.

The systems will be manufactured in Pittsburgh, US, by Hi-Power— the firm’s joint venture manufacturing facility co-owned with Holtec International.

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LS Power nears completion of world’s largest lithium-ion ESS

Fri, 08/21/2020 - 11:54 -- Paul Crompton

Investment and development firm LS Power is set to complete the largest battery energy storage project in the world— the 250MW Gateway Energy Storage project in California, US.

The Gateway project, located in the East Otay Mesa community in San Diego County, is due to reach 250MW by the end of the month— it sits at 230MW today.

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Novonix teams with Canada university to manufacture advanced lithium-ion battery cathode material

Thu, 06/25/2020 - 13:04 -- Paul Crompton

Novonix has manufactured single crystal NMC lithium-ion battery cathode material in partnership with the Obrovac Research Group at Dalhousie University, Canada.

The battery material was created using the Canadian firm’s proprietary Dry Particle Microgranulation (DPMG) technique the company launched in May.

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Tesla signs three-year pricing and purchase volume deal with battery cell maker Panasonic

Wed, 06/24/2020 - 11:17 -- Paul Crompton

Tesla has signed a three-year pricing deal with Japan’s Panasonic Corp relating to the manufacture and supply of 2170 lithium-ion battery cells manufactured at its gigafactory in Nevada, US.

The electric vehicle and energy storage system maker made the announcement on 10 June.

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Microporous triples lead-acid battery separator capacity with state-of-the-art production line

Tue, 06/23/2020 - 12:41 -- Paul Crompton

Lead-acid battery separator firm Microporous has opened a ‘state-of-the-art’ production line that triples its polyethylene (PE) separator capacity in the US.

Commissioned in March, the advanced lead-acid battery separator manufacturing facility include innovative features and the latest technologies available in the industry

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Lead-acid battery recycler Quemetco fined $600,000 and forced to reduce operations following for emissions violations

Fri, 05/15/2020 - 10:28 -- Paul Crompton

Lead-acid battery recycler Quemetco has been fined $600,000 and forced to temporarily reduce operations due to emissions violations at its facility in the City of Industry, California, US.

The fine follows inspections and testing conducted by the South Coast Air Quality Management District (South Coast AQMD) between 2017 and 2019.

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SCE to deploy 770MW of ESS to bring security of supply to California

Tue, 05/05/2020 - 15:49 -- Paul Crompton

Power provider Southern California Edison has signed seven contracts totalling 770MW of battery-based energy storage capacity to deliver security of supply to California, US.

The projects will help integrate renewable power into the grid from intermittent wind and solar resources.

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Funding windfall allows US firm to move forward with lithium-ion battery recycling pilot project

Fri, 02/28/2020 - 12:24 -- Paul Crompton

A funding windfall will allow mining company American Battery Metals Corporation to continue its plans to build a lithium-ion battery recycling plant in Nevada, US.

The company will use $8 million of a $10 million investment to develop an initial commercial pilot plant capable of recycling 20,000 tons of batteries a year that will return lithium, cobalt, and nickel back into the materials supply chain.

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Varta in second legal action over lithium-ion patent infringements with US suit against Samsung

Tue, 02/18/2020 - 09:57 -- Paul Crompton

German battery company Varta is suing Samsung Electronics America over alleged lithium-ion coin cell patent infringements in the US.

The South Korean battery giant is accused of patent infringements relating to a rechargeable lithium-ion battery in Galaxy Buds earphones including batteries obtained from China’s Eve Energy bearing the part number ICR 1254. 

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