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Zinc8 pits its zinc-air technology against diesel generator set in data centre tests

Thu, 05/13/2021 - 11:32 -- paul Crompton
Zinc8 Energy Solutions has signed an 11-month contract to demonstrate its zinc-air energy storage system capabilities against a traditional generator set.

Zinc8 Energy Solutions has signed an 11-month contract to demonstrate its zinc-air energy storage system capabilities against a traditional generator set.

The Canadian firm’s 10kW/80kWh long-duration energy storage system will be tested for resilient backup application, and undergo assessment tests to address unique use cases in data centres. 

The $200,000 project will provide a demonstration of the performance of the company’s technology, combined with an uninterruptible power supply (UPS), to be compared with the performance of a traditional generator set. 

The initial demonstration will be operated in standby and black started. 

The long-term goal is to swap the generator and configure the UPS with combined DC sources that includes long-duration energy storage from Zinc8.

The Zinc8 ESS is based upon patented zinc-air battery technology that stores energy in the form of zinc particles, similar in size to grains of sand. 

When the system is delivering power, the zinc particles are combined with oxygen drawn from the surrounding air. 

When the system is recharging, zinc particles are regenerated, and oxygen is returned to the surrounding air.

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Innovative battery chemistry revolutionises zinc-air battery

Wed, 01/13/2021 - 12:07 -- paul Crompton

Scientists at a German university have developed a new battery chemistry for zinc-air batteries based on an innovative, non-alkaline, aqueous electrolyte.

The full zinc-air batteries can reportedly operate stably for 320 cycles and 1,600 hours under ambient air atmosphere.

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Zinc8 announces agreement to deploy zinc-air batteries across Australia

Wed, 10/28/2020 - 11:05 -- paul Crompton

Canadian firm Zinc8 Energy Solutions has signed an agreement in principle with engineering firm SmartConsult to explore joint-venture projects concerning the deployment of zinc-air energy storage systems in Australia.

The Agreement focuses on deploying Zinc8's ESSs at aquatic centres, remote mines and behind-the-meter applications throughout Australia. 

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New York Power Authority chooses zinc-air for energy storage project

Thu, 01/23/2020 - 14:36 -- paul Crompton

Energy storage firm Zinc8 Energy Solutions announced plans on 17 January to deploy a 100kW/1MWh zinc-air battery energy storage system in New York state.

The project by Canadian firm, formerly MGX Renewables, follows a cooperation agreement with state public power organisation New York Power Authority (NYPA). 

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Eos to supply zinc-air battery storage system to GDF Suez

Tue, 12/02/2014 - 14:20 -- Laura Varriale
Eos zinc hybrid cathode battery system

US startup Eos Energy Storage (Eos) has been commissioned by energy giant GDF Suez to supply a zinc-air battery energy storage system.

The 1MW/6MWh unit, marketed under the brand name Aurora, features a secondary zinc hybrid cathode battery system and is designed for the grid-scale energy storage market.

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World Bank member invests in zinc-air batteries

Wed, 11/13/2013 - 17:09 -- Ruth Williams
The zinc-air batteries are designed for use in cell phone transmission towers

Fluidic Energy has received US$7m from IFC, a member of the World Bank Group, to build metal air batteries for cell phone base stations.

Fluidic’s zinc-air battery uses liquid salt for its electrolyte because water-based electrolytes can become damaged by high voltage in metal air batteries. 

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