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Battery Resourcers Plans GA. Lithium-ion Battery Recycling Facility (Ind. Report)
Battery Resourcers
Date: 2022-01-17
Worchester , Mass.-based Battery Resourcers, a vertically integrated lithium-ion battery recycling and engineered materials company, reports. it plans to open a 154,000-square-foot, commercial-scale, lithium-ion battery recycling facility in Covington, Ga. When fully operational this August, the $43 million plant will be North America's largest battery recycling facility with a 30,000 metric tpy of discarded lithium-ion batteries and scrap processing capacity -- returning battery grade lithium, cobalt and nickel back into the battery supply chain.

According to the company release, the Covington facility marks the first phase of Battery Resourcers' strategic expansion plan which includes an additional facility for precursor and cathode-active material production using the company's patented Hydro-to Cathode™technology. The company's long-term plans include opening additional facilities in North America, Europe and Asia to process up to 150,000 metric tpy of lithium-ion material globally . (Source: Battery Resources, PR, Contact: Battery Resources, Michael O’Kronley, CEO, 206.390.9021, www.batteryresources.com

More Low-Carbon Energy News Battery Resourcers,  Energy Storage,  Battery,  Lithium-Ion Battery,  


Univ. of Texas Touts New Battery Technology (New Prod. & Tech.)
University of Texas at Austin
Date: 2022-01-07
Researchers at the University of Texas at Austin are reporting the creation of a stable battery that replaces lithium and cobalt in lithium-ion batteries and recharges as fast as a traditional lithium-ion battery and has the potential for a higher energy output than current battery technologies.

In order to work, the ions in batteries must travel between the negative charge anode and positive charge cathode while generating electricity. In previously used sodium-based batteries, the anodes can develop something known as dendrites. Lithium dendrites are formed when extra lithium ions accumulate on the anode surface and cannot be absorbed into the anode and can cause short circuits and lead to catastrophic failures and even fires or explosions.

This new sodium-based technology, which resists dendrite growth and recharges as fast as a lithium-ion battery, involves rolling a thin sheet of sodium metal onto an antimony telluride powder, then folding the sheet repeatedly to create a new anode material with a uniform distribution of sodium atoms that can resist the formation of dendrites and corrosion. This new process also makes the battery more stable with a charge rare similar to that of previous lithium-ion batteries and the potential for a higher energy capacity.

Download details HERE . (Source: University of Texas, Austin, National Science Foundation, Contact: University of Texas, Austin, www.utexas.edu

More Low-Carbon Energy News University of Texas Austin news,  Battery news,  Lithium-Ion Battery news,  Energy STorage news,  


Northvolt Produces First Battery Cell on Schedule (Int'l.)
Northvolt
Date: 2021-12-29
Stockholm-headquartered battery specialist Northvolt AB is reporting the production of its first lithium-ion battery cell at its recently commissioned factory in Skelleftea in northern Sweden, meeting its production startup deadline ahead of schedule. The plant's production capacity is expected to increase toward 60 gigawatt-hours per year.

Northvolt aims to shift the balance of battery-making power from Asia to Europe has secured over $30 billion worth of contracts from electric-car manufacturers including BMW AG, Volkswagen AG, Volvo Car AB and Polestar, according to Northvolt. Volkswagen, BMW, Goldman Sachs Group Inc. and Tesla Inc. are among Northvolt investors. (Source: Northvolt AB PR, Bloomberg 29 Dec., 2021) Contact: Northvolt AB, Peter Carlsson, CEO, hi@northvolt.com, www.northvolt.com

More Low-Carbon Energy News Northvolt,  Battery,  Lithium-Ion Battery,  Energy Storage,  


NY Lithium-ion Battery Plant Construction Underway (Ind. Report)
Magnis Energy
Date: 2021-12-22
In the Land Down Under, Sydney, NSW-headquartered Magnis Energy Technologies Ltd is reporting work on its approximately 22,000sqm , iM3NY lithium-ion Battery Plant in Endicott, New York is well underway and nearing 50 pct completion.

Magnis Energy Technologies Ltd is a vertically integrated lithium- ion battery company with strategic investments in several aspects of the electrification supply chain including manufacturing of green credentialed lithium -ion battery cells, leading edge lithium-ion battery technology and high-quality, high-performance anode materials. "The company's vision is to enable, support and accelerate the green energy transition critical for adoption of electric mobility and renewable energy storage," according to the company release. (Source: Magnis Energy Technologies Limited , PR 22 Dec, 2021) (Contact: Magnis Energy Technologies Ltd., Frank Poullas, Executive Chairman, +61 2 8397 9888, www.magnis.com.au

More Low-Carbon Energy News Battery news,  Magnis Energy news,  Lithium-Ion news,  Energy Storage news,  


Blackstone 3D Printing Lithium-Ion Batteries (Int'l. Report)
Blackstone Resources
Date: 2021-12-08
Blackstone Resources, a Swiss investment firm focused on battery technology, reports it has begun 3D printed battery cell production at its new manufacturing plant in Dobeln, Germany.

Blackstone's lithium-ion battery 3D "Thick Layer Technology" is flexible, scaleable and cost-effective process that reportedly allows the firm to achieve energy density improvements of around 20 pct when compared to traditionally manufactured counterparts, offering densities of up to 220 Wh/kg. Additional claims include space savings of up to 15pct, material cost savings of €20/kWh, and a 23 pct lower energy consumption in production, according to the company release. (Source: Blackstone Resources, PR, Website, Dec., 2021) Contact: Blackstone Resources, Ulrich Ernst, Founder and CEO, +41 41 449 61 63, info@blackstoneresurces.ch, www.blackstoneresources.ch

More Low-Carbon Energy News Battery news,  Lithium-Ion Battery news,  


Amprius Touts Extreme Speed Battery Charge Capacity (Ind. Report)
Amprius Technologies
Date: 2021-12-08
Fremont, California-headquartered high-energy and high-capacity lithium-ion batter manufacturer Amprius Technologies, Inc., a leader in Silicon Anode Li-Ion battery cells with its Si-Nanowire™ platform, is touting a charging rate of six minutes to 80 pct from 0 pct state of charge. This technological breakthrough validates Amprius' industry-disrupting performance against the U.S. Advanced Battery Consortium 2025 goal of 80 pct in sub-15 minutes and has been verified by Mobile Power Solutions.

Amprius' fast charge is enabled by the properties of the company's proprietary Si-Nanowire™ anode, which is much thinner and lighter than conventional graphite anodes and has much higher conductivity due to the high electrical continuity between silicon and the current collector. The very low tortuosity of the Si-NanowireTM anode structure also facilitates Extreme Fast Charge. (Source: Amprius Technologies, PR, Website , 7 Dec., 2021) Contact: Amprius Technologies, Jon Bornstein, COO, 800-425-8803, inquire@amprius.com, www.amprius.com

More Low-Carbon Energy News Amprius Technologies news,  Battery news,  Lithium-Ion Battery news,  


Cummins Invests in Sion Lithium Metal Battery Tech. (Ind. Report)
Cummins,Sion Power
Date: 2021-12-01
Tucson, Arizona-headquartered rechargeable battery specialist Sion Power is reporting Columbus, Indiana-based Cummins has invested in the company and agreed to participate in a multi-year development program to design and supply large-format lithium metal battery cells for use in Cummins battery packs. The battery cells are based on Sion Power's proprietary Licerion® Electric Vehicle (EV) lithium metal technology for commercial electric vehicle applications.

Sion Power's LicerionYreg; technology is an advanced approach to lithium-metal batteries containing twice the energy in the same size and weight battery, compared to a traditional lithium-ion battery. Based on Sion Power's proprietary lithium-metal anode technology and incorporating its patented manufacturing process, the cell provides a robust, long-lasting rechargeable battery for Cummins' demanding applications, according to the company release. (Source: Sion Power, Website, PR, Nov., 2021) Contact: Sion Power, Tracy Kelly, CEO, Angela Kliever Director of Marketing, akliever@sionpower.com, www.sionpower.com; Cummins, Tom Swenson, Bus. Dev, Mgr, 909-396-2647, www.cngvp.org

More Low-Carbon Energy News Sion Power,  Cummins,  Lithium Battery,  Energy Storage,  


Li-Cycle, Arrival Partnering on Battery Recycling (Ind. Report)
Li-Cycle
Date: 2021-11-29
Toronto-headquartered lithium-ion battery recycler Li-Cycle Holdings Corp. is reporting a collaboration with Arrival, a global company aiming to make air clean by replacing all vehicles with affordable electric solutions produced by local microfactories.

The two firms will work together to improve lithium-ion battery recycling and improve the efficiency of the EV battery supply chain in the U.S. and Europe.

By utilizing Li-Cycle's innovative Spoke & Hub Technologies™ commercial lithium-ion battery recycling technologies, end-of-life batteries can be transformed into battery-grade material that could be used in the production of new batteries. (Source: Li-Cycle, PR, Website, Nov., 2021) Contact: Li-Cycle, 877- 542-9253, info@li-cycle,com, www.li-cycle.com

More Low-Carbon Energy News Li-Cycle,  Lithium-Ion Battery,  Battery Recycling,  Batter Energy STorage,  


Canadian Solar Reports Energy Storage Agreement (Ind. Report)
Canadian Solar
Date: 2021-11-24
Guelph, Ontario-headquartered Canadian Solar Inc. reports its subsidiary CSI Solar has inked a strategic cooperation framework agreement with China-based Contemporary Amperex Technology Co. (CATL), a global provider of new energy innovative technologies.

The two firms will cooperate on battery energy storage system solutions, supply of lithium-ion battery modules, operation and maintenance services of battery storage projects and innovative technology. (Source: Canadian Solar, PR, Website, 23 Nov., 2021) Contact: Canadian Solar, Isabel Zhang, Investor Relations, investor@canadiansolar.com, www.canadiansolar.com; Contemporary Amperex Technology Co., www.catl.com

More Low-Carbon Energy News Canadian Solar,  Solar+Storage,  Battery Energy Storage,  


Toyota Earmarks $3.4Bn for US Battery Manufacturing (Ind. Report)
Toyota,
Date: 2021-10-20
Japanese automaker Toyota Motors North America reports it will invest $3.4 billion in the US automotive battery sector through 2030. To that end, Toyota will establish a new joint venture battery production company with Toyota Tsusho to produce batteries for hybrid electric vehicles (HEVs), beginning in 2025.

According to the release, "Part of the new company's activities will include helping Toyota to further develop and expand its local supply chain and production knowledge related to lithium-ion automotive batteries. Further details of the project, including details on a site, production capacity, business structure, etc. will be shared at a future time." (Source: Toyota Motors North America, PR, Power Materials News, 18 Oct., 2021)

More Low-Carbon Energy News Toyota,  Toyota Tsusho,  Lithium-ion Battery ,  


Northvolt's $750Mn Battery R&D Center Underway (Ind. Report)
Northvolt
Date: 2021-10-08
Stockholm, Sweden-based battery manufacturer Northvolt reports construction of its $750 million battery technology R&D center is underway. The project includes a new campus with lithium-ion battery design and development facilities for the entire lifecycle from the testing of active materials, cell design, battery systems engineering, to recycling.

The new campus includes a new office complex and space for partners, startups, scale-ups and academia to meet, collaborate and collectively drive forward battery tech development and vehicle electrification. (Source: Northvolt, PR, Automotive Testing Tech, 8 Oct., 2021) Contact: Peter Carlsson, CEO, Northvolt, hi@northvolt.com, www.nortvolt.com

More Low-Carbon Energy News Northvolt news,  Battery news,  


Battery Recycler Li-Cycle Raises $100 Mn (Funding, Ind. Report)
Li-Cycle
Date: 2021-10-06
Mississauga, Ontario-headquartered lithium-ion battery recycling specialist Li-Cycle reports Koch Strategic Platforms will purchase a $100 million convertible note to support Li-Cycle's growth in North America, Europe and Asia. Li-Cycle currently operates facilities in Kingston, Ontario and Rochester, New York and plans to open additional facilities in Arizona and Alabama and New York, which will create a closed loop recycling ecosystem.

Li-Cycle has two types of facility -- Spokes and Hubs. The Spokes facilities are where batteries are reduced down to produce black mass, which contains materials including lithium, cobalt and nickel that can be recovered, while the Hubs process that recovered black mass back into usable high purity materials. (Source: Li-Cycle, PR, Waste 360, 4 Oct., 2021) Contact: Li-Cycle, 877- 542-9253, info@li-cycle.com, www.li-cycle.com

More Low-Carbon Energy News Battery,  Energy Storage,  Li-Cycle,  


Lithium-ion Battery Recycling JV Announced (Ind. Report)
PositivEnergy
Date: 2021-09-29
Power Global, a clean energy and mobility products company is reporting a MoU with Miami, Florida-headquartered stationary energy storage integrator PositivEnergy and battery recycling specialist Redivivus.

The partnership aims to develop stationary energy storage solutions that support projected grid demand from electrification and enable the renewable energy transition in global markets. The stationary storage solution is expected to have a life of 15 to 20 years, at the end of which Redivivus will help reclaim up to 92 pct of materials, while recirculating and reprocessing chemical reagents for direct reuse in the recycling process.

Redivivus' "no-burn" Redi-Cycle technology recovers battery materials for secondary markets, reducing the reliance on metal mining. Redivivus will offer mobile Redi-Shred recycling units for Power Global service and sales centers in India and build recycling lines at Power Global's factories in Pasadena, California, and Greater Noida, India. (Source: Power Global, PR, Financial Express, 28 Sept., 2021) Contact: Power Global Corp., (833) 461-7474, info@174powerglobal.com, info@power.global, www.power.global; PositivEnergy, info@positivenergy.us, www. positivenergy.us; Redivivus Technology, www.redivivus.tech

More Low-Carbon Energy News Lithium-ion Battery,  PositivEnergy,  Power Global,  Battery Recycling,  


Dubai Solar Park Tesla Energy Storage Facility Online (Ind. Report)
DEWA, Tesla
Date: 2021-09-27
In the UAE, he Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA) reports it has activated a 1.21 MW/8.61 MWh Tesla lithium-ion battery energy storage facility at its 5 GW Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Solar Park, the largest solar project in the Middle East to date.

The Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Solar Park is expected to include concentrated solar power (CSP) units and hydrogen facilities when completed and fully online in 2030. Presently, the solar park has 1,013 MW of generation capacity in operation. (Source: DEWA, PR, 27 Sept., 2021) Contact: Tesla, Tesla Power Pack, www.tesla.com/en_CA/powerpack;DEWA, Saeed Mohammed Al Thayer, CEO, www.dewa.gov.ae

More Low-Carbon Energy News DEWA,  Solar,  CSP,  Tesla,  Battery Energy Storage,  


Battery Resourcers Scores Fresh Funding (Ind. Report)
Battery Resourcers
Date: 2021-09-22
Worcester, Massachusetts-based lithium-ion battery recycling and manufacturing firm Battery Resourcers Inc. reports it has secured $70 million in fresh investment funding. The new funds will be used for commercialization of the company's sustainable closed loop battery active material production and plant expansion in the US and Europe.

Battery Resourcers' technology accepts mixed input of scrap batteries and end-of-life batteries to produce cathode material. (Source: Battery Resourcers, PR, Sept., 2021) Contact: Battery Resourcers, Michael O'Kronley, CEO , 774-530-6377, www.batteryresourcers.com

More Low-Carbon Energy News Battery Resourcers,  lithium-Ion,  Battery,  Energy Storage,  


Sensata Technologies Snares Spear Power Systems (M&A)
Spear Power Systems,Sensata Technologies
Date: 2021-08-25
Attleboro, Mass.-based Sensata Technologie, an industrial technology company and provider of sensor-rich solutions and insights for customers, is reporting acquisition of Grandview, Missouri-based lithium-ion battery energy storage specialist Spear Power Systems.

Spear Power Systems' scalable lithium-ion battery storage systems are cell-agnostic and include proprietary battery management and monitoring for all lithium-ion chemistries from multiple battery suppliers offering high energy density, modular architecture, light weight, and extreme safety and reliability.(Source: Sensata Technologies Inc., PR, 23 Aug., 2021) Contact: Sesata Technologies Inc., 508-236-3800 www.sensata.com; Spear Power Systems, Jeff Kostos, Founder, CEO, 816-237-5007, www.spearpowersystems.com

More Low-Carbon Energy News Spear Power Systems,  Lithium-Ion Battery,  Li-Ion Battery,  Energy Storage,  


American Manganese, Itavolt Partner on Li-Ion Battery Recycling (Int'l.)

Date: 2021-08-16
American Manganese Inc. is receiving advisory services and funding from the National Research Council of Canada Industrial Research Assistance Program to support its Demonstration of Continuous Recycling of Cathode Material from Lithium-ion Battery Production Scrap pilot project to help innovative Canadian small and medium-sized businesses overcome barriers to global market entry and facilitate direct adoption of technology in foreign markets. With NRC support, and in collaboration with Italvolt, American Manganese will model, commission, and test a lithium-ion battery cathode material recycling demonstration plant that will include continuous operation with specific cathode waste processing objectives, such as capacity, extraction efficiency, and material purity.

Italvolt plans to construct one of Europe's largest lithium-ion battery Gigafactory in Scarmagno, Italy, and to collaborate on developing a commercial recycling plant using the American Manganese's patented RecycLiCo™ technology that extracts cathode metals -- lithium, cobalt, nickel, manganese, and aluminum. -- to be recycled into new battery products (Source: American Manganese Inc., PR, Investing News, 13 Aug., 2021) Contact: American Manganese Inc. , Larry Reaugh, Pres., CEO, 778-574-4444, lreaugh@amymn.com, www.americanmanganeseinc.com; RecycLiCo, www.recyclico.com; Italvolt, www.italvolt.com


American Manganese, Itavolt Partner on Li-Ion Battery Recycling (Int’l.)

Date: 2021-08-16
American Manganese Inc. is receiving advisory services and funding from the National Research Council of Canada Industrial Research Assistance Program to support its Demonstration of Continuous Recycling of Cathode Material from Lithium-ion Battery Production Scrap pilot project to help innovative Canadian small and medium-sized businesses overcome barriers to global market entry and facilitate direct adoption of technology in foreign markets. With the NRC support, and in collaboration with Italvolt, American Manganese will model, commission, and test a lithium-ion battery cathode material recycling demonstration plant to include continuous operation with specific cathode waste processing objectives, such as capacity, extraction efficiency, and material purity.

Italvolt plans to construct one of Europe’s largest lithium-ion battery Gigafactory in Scarmagno, Italy, and to collaborate on developing a commercial recycling plant using the American Manganese’s patented RecycLiCo™ technology.

American Manganese Inc. is a critical metals company focused on the recycling of lithium-ion batteries with the RecycLiCo™ patented process that provides high extraction and purity of cathode metals -- lithium, cobalt, nickel, manganese, and aluminum. -- to produce recycled battery products (Source: American Manganese Inc., PR, Investing News, 13 Aug., 2021) Contact: American Manganese Inc. , Larry Reaugh, Pres., CEO, 778-574-4444, lreaugh@amymn.com, www.americanmanganeseinc.com; RecycLiCo, www.recyclico.com; Italvolt, www.italvolt.com


KORE Power Plans Arizona Lithium-ion Battery Plant (Ind. Report)
KORE Power
Date: 2021-08-06
Coeur d'Alene, Idaho-headquartered KORE Power Inc. reports it will construct a 1 million sq-ft lithium-ion battery manufacturing facility in Maricopa County, Arizona.

The "KOREPlex" facility will support up to 12 GWh of battery cell production -- sufficient capacity to produce enough power for 3.2 million homes annually.

KOREPlex will operate with net-zero carbon emissions through strategic partnerships and solar-plus- and storage co-generation and will increase the company's current 2 GWh annual production capacity to 6 GWh.

KOREPlex construction is slated to get underway this year for production in Q2. 2023 (Source: KORE Power, Area Dev. News, 4 Aug., 2021) Contact: KORE Power Inc., 208-758-9391, www.korepower.com

More Low-Carbon Energy News KORE Power,  Lithium-ion Battery,  Energy Storage,  


LG Energy Solutions Aims for 2050 Carbon Neutrality (Int'l.)
LG Energy Solutions
Date: 2021-08-02
In South Korea, Seoul-headquartered advanced lithium-ion battery and energy storage systems specialist LG Energy Solutions reports it aims to transition all business operations to 100 pct renewable energy by 2030, establish a virtual circular value chain for resources by 2025, and eliminate some 960,000 tons of greenhouse gas emissions to achieve carbon neutrality by 2050. (Source: LG Energy Solution, PR, 31 July, 2021) Contact: LG Energy Solutions, www.lgensol.com

More Low-Carbon Energy News LG Energy Solutions,  Carbon Neutral,  Battery,  Carbon Emissions,  


RWE Building German Battery, Run-of-River Facilities (Int'l.)
EWE
Date: 2021-07-26
Essen, Germany-headquartered RWE AG reports it is constructing one of the largest and most innovative battery energy storage systems in Germany. The 117 MW battery system is being installed at the company's plants in Lower Saxony and North Rhine-Westphalia.

The batteries will be virtually coupled with RWE's run-of-river hydro power stations along the river Mosel. This coupling process raises the total capacity of the batteries by another 15 pct.

The roughly €50 million project will incorporate 420 lithium-ion battery racks housed in 47 overseas shipping containers spread across two RWE power stations. The system is expected to start operations at the end of 2022. (Source: RWE, PR, reve, 25 July, 2021) Contact: RWE AG, Roger Miesen, Generation CEO, +49(0)201-5179-0, F+49(0)201-5179-5005, www.group.rwe

More Low-Carbon Energy News RWE,  Run-of-River,  Energy Storage,  lithium-ion battery,  


Siemens, Fluence to Construct German 100MW/200MWh BESS (Int'l.)
Siemens, Fluence
Date: 2021-07-21
Siemens Smart Infrastructure is reporting a letter of intent with Nordostbayern (Future Energy North-East Bayern) for construction of a turnkey 100MW / 200MWh large-scale battery energy storage system (BESS) in the town of Wunsiedel, northern Bavaria, Germany.

Subject to financing, energy storage technology and services provider Fluence, which was formed in 2017 as a Siemens-AES Corporation JV, will provide the lithium-ion battery system. Siemens will handle project management including the building of medium-voltage switchgear equipment and facilitating connection to the local high-voltage grid.

Siemens broke ground earlier this month on an 8.75MW green hydrogen electrolyser plant at the Town of Wunsiedel's local "energy park". The plant's proton exchange membrane (PEM) electrolyser will be connected to a 6MW battery storage system that Siemens supplied and installed in 2017. The green hydrogen project is scheduled to go into operation in summer 2022, according to the release. (Source: Siemens Smart Infrastructure, PR, Energy Storage, 20 July, 2021) Contact: Siemens Smart Infrastructure, www.linkedin.com/showcase/siemensinfrastructure, www.new.siemens.com/global/en/company/topic-areas/smart-infrastructure.html

More Low-Carbon Energy News Siemens,  Fluence,  Energy Storage,  BESS ,  


Albemarle Battery Materials Innovation Center Open (Ind. Report)
Albemarle Corporation
Date: 2021-07-07
Charlotte, North Carolina-based Albemarle Corporation, a leader in the global specialty chemicals industry and the only US-based producer of lithium metal anodes , reports the opening of its Battery Materials Innovation Center (BMIC) at its Kings Mountain, North Carolina, site.

The BMIC is expected to be fully operational this month and will support Albemarle's lithium hydroxide, lithium carbonate and advanced energy storage materials growth platforms.

Albemarle, the only US-based producer of lithium metal anodes, notes that materials developed in its labs will enable the next frontier of lithium-ion battery performance. Moving from conventional graphite battery anodes to lithium metal offers the potential to double energy density and reduce cost by as much as 50 pct. (Source: Albemarle Corp., PR, 30 June, 2021)Contact: Albemarle Corporation, Luke Kissam, CEO, 225-388-7402, www.albemarle.com

More Low-Carbon Energy News Albemarle Corporation,  Battery,  


AMTE JV Plans Aussie Li-Ion Battery Gigafactory (Int'l. Report)
AMTE Power
Date: 2021-07-02
Caithness, Scotland-headquartered lithium-ion battery specialist AMTE Power is reporting a joint venture agreement with Perth-based Australian infrastructure developer InfraNomics to form Bardan Cells Pty and the construction of a new battery plant in Western Australia.

The JV will develop the manufacturing, sales and distribution business using AMTE's licensed technology and manufacturing expertise to build cells for use in power storage systems. The company plans an initial manufacturing microcline plant leading to a major "gigafactory" facility. Off-take agreements are being finalised to support the factory build out. (Source: AMTE Power, PR, Website, 2 July, 2021) Contact: AMTE Power, Dave Pell, CCO, +44 (0) 1847 867200, hello@amtepower.com, www. amtepower.com; InfraNomics, Cameron Edwards, +61 434 714 377, www.infranomics.com.au

More Low-Carbon Energy News AMTE Power,  Battery,  Lithium-Ion,  Energy Storage,  


EnerSys® Now Offering Advanced Lithium-ion Battery (Ind. Report)
EnerSys
Date: 2021-06-28
Reading, Pennsylvania-based energy storage specialist EnerSys® is reporting the addition of high-performance NexSys® iON batteries to its power solutions portfolio. Combining the latest lithium-ion chemistry with cost-effective modularity, NexSysiON batteries are engineered with sustainable Nickel Manganese Cobalt (NMC) large format prismatic cell chemistry that has been heavily researched and built to deliver high energy capacity in a smaller footprint.

NexSys iON batteries are designed to meet Automotive / Rigorous Functional Safety Standard ISO 26262, exceeding customary industrial compliance standards. With modular construction, the power system can maintain a high State of Charge (SOC) as a result of its speed of recharge capabilities and can be up-sized or down-sized as demands change.

Ideal for heavy-duty applications, virtually maintenance-free NexSys iON batteries feature an integrated battery management system (BMS) that supports greater safety, reliability and battery life by performing auto-diagnosis, voltage limitation (charge and discharge) and communication of performance data.

Utilizing a proprietary EnSite™ modeling software, EnerSys can work directly with the customer to "right-size" a NexSys iON battery and NexSys+charger to their vehicle fleet to help eliminate unwanted downtime associated with premature battery failure from improper equipment fitting or charging practices. (Source: Enersys, PR, 23 June, 20210 Contact: Enersys, www.enersys.com

More Low-Carbon Energy News EnerSys,  Battery,  Energy Storage,  


ACCIONA Connects Recycled Lithium-Ion Battery Project (Int'l.)
ACCIONA
Date: 2021-06-23
Madrid-based ACCIONA reports it has connected Spain's first renewable energy storage plant using recycled batteries to the grid at the company's experimental 1.2MW photovoltaic park in Tudela, Navarre.

The installation, which includes four "second-life" lithium-ion, electric vehicle batteries totaling 130kWh capacity, will store solar energy obtained from the plant to later inject it into the grid. The project concludes with a comparative analysis to verify the equal performance of recycled batteries against first use batteries.

ACCIONA will operate the system from its Renewable Energy Control Center (CECOER) with its global energy management platform GEMS, which enables optimized management, real-time monitoring and analysis of parameters.

The storage plant is part of the experimental facilities of Montes del Cierzo in Tudela and is the result of a joint project with startup BeePlanet within ACCIONA's open innovation program, I'mnovation. BeePlanet, together with ACCIONA, is part of the Government of Navarre-backed GERA project specializing in energy storage systems. (Source: ACCIONA, Website PR, June, 2021) Contact: ACCIONA, Belen Linares, Director of Energy Innovation, +34 91 663 2850, www.acciona.com

More Low-Carbon Energy News Lithium-Ion,  ACCIONA,  Battery,  Energy STorage,  


Fortum Plans Lithium-Ion Battery Recycling Plant (Int'l. Report)
Fortum
Date: 2021-06-18
Finland-based conglomerate Fortum reports it will invest roughly €24 million ($28.7 million) to expand its lithium-ion battery recycling capacity by building a new hydrometallurgical recycling plant in Harjavalta, Finland.

The new facility, which is slated for commissioning in 2023, will recover lithium, nickel, cobalt and manganese from old electric vehicle (EV) lithium-ion batteries and recycle other materials back into the battery supply chain, according to the release.

Fortum uses a combination of mechanical and low-CO2 hydrometallurgical technologies to recycle the batteries with the lowest carbon footprint. (Source: Fortum Waste Solutions, PR, 17 June, 2021) Contact: Fortum Waste Solutions, +45 80 31 71 00, www.fortum.com/products-and-services/fortum-battery-solutions/recycling/lithium-ion-battery-recycling-solution

More Low-Carbon Energy News Fortum news,  Lithium-Ion Battery news,  Battery news,  


Leclanche Launches Interlinking Battery ESS (New Prod. & Tech.)
Leclanche
Date: 2021-05-05
Swiss lithium-ion battery energy storage specialist Leclanche is reporting the launch of "LeBlock", a new modular battery energy storage system (ESS) based on easily transportable, plug and play racks that can be assembled onsite to reduce costs, complexity and the environmental footprint of stationary ESS installations.

The LeBlock system assembles liquid-cooled lithium-ion battery racks into 5 ft blocks/units, each with integrated fire protection systems and a capacity of up to 745kWh of lithium iron phosphate (LFP) batteries. (Source: Lechanche, Website PR, May, 2021) Contact: Lechanche, www.leclanche.com

More Low-Carbon Energy News Leclanche,  Battery Energy Storage,  


Li-ion Battery Maker Investing $33.5Mn to Expand Capacity (Int'l.)
Lohum
Date: 2021-04-19
Greater Noida, India-headquartered lithium-ion battery pack manufacturer and recycling company Lohum plans to invest up to Rs 250 crore ($33.539 million) over the next three years to enhance its capacity with plans to foray into electric four-wheeler battery segment.

The company, which currently has battery manufacturing capacity of 300 megawatt-hours per annum, plans to set up a new unit at Greater Noida to take its total battery manufacturing capacity to a "gigawatt-hour scale" to respond to the surge in demand from the electric vehicles segment. (Source: Lohum, PT India, 18 Apr., 2021) Contact: Lohum, (202) 841-3158 -- US Office, info@lohum.in, www.lohum.com

More Low-Carbon Energy News Battery,  Li-Ion,  Lithium-Ion,  Battery,  Energy Storage,  


Li-Cycle Plans Li-ion Battery Recycling Facility (Ind. Report)
Li-Cycle
Date: 2021-04-16
Mississauga, Ontario-headquartered lithium battery recycler Li-Cycle Corp. reports it will build its third commercial lithium-ion battery recycling facility in North America in Gilbert, Arizona, within the Phoenix metropolitan area. Li-Cycle also operates recycling facilities in Rochester, NY and Kingston, Ontario.

When complete, the Phoenix facility will be capable of processing up to 10,000 tpy of end-of-life batteries and battery manufacturing scrap, bringing Li-Cycle's total recycling capacity to 20,000 tpy. The company's technology converts battery manufacturing scrap and end-of-life batteries into intermediate products including "black mass," a powder that contains a variety of metals including lithium, cobalt and nickel. (Soucre: Li-Cycle, Website PR, 14 Apr., 2021) Contact: Li-Cycle, Tim Johnston, Co-Founder, Exec.Chairman , 877-542-9253, investors@li-cycle.com, www.li-cycle.com

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NV Li-ion Battery Recycling Plant Progess Reported (Ind. Report)
American Battery Technology
Date: 2021-04-14
Incline Village, Nevada-headquartered American Battery Technology Company reports it's previously announced planned 60,000-square-foot lithium-ion battery recycling facility in Fernle, Vevada,is expected to break ground soon.

Initially, the plant would recycle 20,000 metric tpy of lithium-ion batteries then scale up to handling 100,000 metric tpy, matching the number of lithium-ion batteries recycled in all of 2018 globally, according to London-based Circular Energy Storage. In the U.S. alone, only 5 pct of all spent battery cells are recycled, according to the U.S. DOE. According to the release, ABTC plans to create a "circular economy for battery metals" using its clean technology platform. The company has a three-pronged approach to supply battery metals -- lithium-ion battery recycling, extraction technology and primary resources. (Source: American Battery Technology Co. , PR, Northern Nevada Business, Apr., 2021) Contact: American Battery Technology Co., Menka Sethi, COO, (775) 473-4744, info@batterymetals.com, www.americanbatterytechnology.com

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Northvolt to Build Energy Storage Systems in Poland (Int'l.)
Northvolt
Date: 2021-02-22
Stockholm-headquartered battery cell start-up Northvolt reports it will construct Europe's largest factory for energy storage systems in Gdansk, Poland, by next year.The The announced $200 million plant will include an R&D center and is an expansion of an existing company built battery system dacility. The expansion will have an initial annual output of 5GWh, and a potential future capacity of 12GWh.

The Gdansk plant will be fed by lithium-ion battery cells from the company's Northvolt Ett gigafactory in Skelleftea, Sweden, as a raw material and then produce battery modules and larger battery systems for stationary grid and industrial scale energy storage systems for the most part, and additionally industrial energy storage systems. The new facility is expected to to begin operation in 2022. (Source: Northvolt, PR, Website, 19 Feb., 2021) Contact: Northvolt, Peter Carlsson, CEO, hi@northvolt.com, www.northvolt.com

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Wartsila Supplying Energy Storage for Mexican Wind Farm (Int'l.)
Wartsila
Date: 2021-02-10
Helsinki-headquartered Wartsila Corporation reports it has contracted to install a 10MW battery energy storage system at the Eolica Coromuel Wind Farm near the city of La Paz, Mexico. The 50MW wind energy project is under construction by San Diego-based by Eurus Energy America Corp. -- part of the Tokyo-headquartered Eurus Energy Group -- which operates wind and solar farms globally.

Wartsilia will provide a grid-connected battery storage system and long-term servicing to the system including remote monitoring, performance guarantees and replacing and repairing components as needed. Wartsilia will use the Finland-headquartered energy storage system integrator's recently launched GridSolv Max containerised lithium-ion battery storage and run on the company's GEMS energy management software platform.

Mexico is aiming to reach 30 pct renewables by 2021 and 35 by 2024. (Source: Wartsilia, PR, Energy Storage, 8 Feb., 2021) Contact: Eurus Energy Holdings, +81-3-5404-5300 / FAX: +81-3-5404-5301, www.eurus-energy.com; Eurus Energy America, Eurus Energy America, Nick Henriksen, VP, 858-638-7115, 858-638-7125 -- fax; info@eurusenergy.com, www.eurusenergy.com; Wartsila, www.wartsila.com

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LAVO Offers Hybrid Hydrogen Green Energy Storage System (Int'l.)
LAVO
Date: 2021-01-27
Australia-based LAVO is touting its hybrid hydrogen Green Energy Storage System as a replacement for lithium-ion battery units, which leave a massive carbon footprint during production.

The Green Energy Storage System for residential solar systems can store more than 40 kWh of electricity which is supposedly enough for days of off-grid power for an average household. Measuring 66 x 49 x 15.7 inches and weighing 714 lbs, the system's Wi-Fi connectivity makes it easy to monitor and control energy usage remotely. (Source: LAVO, Website, PR, Men Gear, Jan., 2021) Contact: LAVO, Alan Yu, Pres. www.lavo.com.au

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Expected 2021 Renewable Energy Trends and Predictions from ENVIVA (Opinions, Editorials & Asides)
Enviva Biomass
Date: 2021-01-25
  • Together renewable fuels will further displace coal and natural gas -- As countries take aggressive action on climate change to decarbonize their respective economies by 2050, the direction is clear -- all carbon-neutral and carbon-negative renewable fuels will need to work together if we want to achieve carbon neutrality by mid-century. As the global energy demand for alternative fuels increase, 2021 will mark a turning point for the industry as wind, solar, geothermal, woody biomass, hydrogen, and lithium-ion battery energy providers (among others) make a collective and coordinated effort to combat the global climate crisis.

  • The aftermath of COVID-19 will push economies into a renewable future -- The COVID-19 pandemic has forever changed how societies, businesses, and governments view the world. As various industries saw a decline in the demand for products and/or services throughout the pandemic, the energy industry witnessed the opposite. Energy production and distribution remained essential regardless of the pandemic.

    Throughout the pandemic we've seen an increased global interest in reducing carbon emissions. Looking ahead, we expect renewable fuels will continue to play a crucial role in power generation for decades to come. For this reason, we don't foresee a job loss, rather a job transfer -- or perhaps a job boom - in renewables in 2021. For those currently working in fossil fuels, this shift will present a great opportunity to transition skills as the energy sector continues to evolve into a clean energy future.

  • Europe will continue to be the "Poster Child" for renewable energy implementation, but there will be some regulatory uncertainty. -- Delivering Europe's long-term ambition to become the first climate neutral continent by 2050 requires an extensive set of urgent measures to scale up action. At the very least, the world-leading sustainability criteria established by the Renewable Energy Directive II (REDII) will need to be fully implemented by all member states if Europe plans to meet their 2030 and 2050 emission reduction goals. At best, member states will need to further amend the directive if they wish to succeed in cutting carbon emissions by 55 pct in the next decade from 1990 levels.

  • Bioenergy is the largest renewable energy source in the EU and will be critical to increased deployment of wind and solar -- The use of bioenergy has more than doubled since 2000 as a result of its end-use as heat, transportation, and electricity. In fact, biomass is the only renewable fuel on the market that is readily available today and can replace fossil fuels for heat generation. In heavy industries such as steel, aluminum and cement, sustainably sourced wood-based biomass offers a carbon-neutral fuel replacement for coal and gas-fired furnaces (and combined heat and power plants). As a dependable and dispatchable renewable fuel, sustainably-sourced biomass represents a prime solution to complement the intermittency of wind and solar (among other renewables) that will reduce carbon emissions by more than 85% on a lifecycle basis.

  • Biomass to assist the development and deployment of a hydrogen economy -- Looking ahead to more future-oriented solutions, such as the development of the hydrogen economy, biomass is projected to play an important role. The most obvious is to use biomass directly to create hydrogen through gasification and thereby avoid carbon emissions that are associated with natural gas. Even further down the road, when surplus solar and wind could potentially be used to create hydrogen at scale, there will be an exciting opportunity to produce aviation and other fuels with carbon capture of biomass that could result in even fewer net greenhouse gas emissions. Likewise, as decarbonization efforts in the steel and cement industry rapidly increase, they too will look to bioenergy solutions for support.

  • BECCS on the short rise -- Bioenergy with carbon capture and storage (BECCS) is one of the very few options on the table that can remove carbon from the atmosphere. Once matured, BECCS could mark the beginning of a new era for low-carbon fuel applications that will enable us to meet and/or exceed international net zero targets while still enjoying air travel and heavy goods transport, which is difficult and very expensive to decarbonize. We expect 2021 will be the year that we see true progress in climate change mitigation, as a result of new initiatives/policies, new innovations, and new collaborations that are already taking shape.

    ENVIVA Holdings, LP is the world's largest producer of industrial wood pellets, a renewable and sustainable energy source used to generate electricity and heat. Through its subsidiaries, ENVIVA owns and operates wood pellet processing plants and deep-water export terminals in the Southeastern United States and exports pellets primarily to power plants in the UK, Europe and Japan that previously were fueled by coal, enabling them to reduce their lifetime carbon footprint by up to 85 pct. We make our pellets using sustainable practices that protect Southern forests. ENVIVA Holdings, LP conducts its activities primarily through two entities: ENVIVA Partners, LP, a publicly traded master limited partnership (NYSE: EVA), and ENVIVA Development Holdings, LLC, a wholly owned private company. (Source: Enviva Holdings, LP, Jan., 2021) Contact: ENVIVA Holdings, LP., www.envivabiomass.com

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  • Expected 2021 Renewable Energy Trends from ENVIVA (Opinions, Editorials & Asides)
    ENVIVA
    Date: 2021-01-25
    The following has been submitted by ENVIVA Holdings, LP, the world's largest industrial wood pellets producer:
  • Together renewable fuels will further displace coal and natural gas -- As countries take aggressive action on climate change to decarbonize their respective economies by 2050, the direction is clear -- all carbon-neutral and carbon-negative renewable fuels will need to work together if we want to achieve carbon neutrality by mid-century. As the global energy demand for alternative fuels increase, 2021 will mark a turning point for the industry as wind, solar, geothermal, woody biomass, hydrogen, and lithium-ion battery energy providers (among others) make a collective and coordinated effort to combat the global climate crisis.

  • Europe will continue to be the "Poster Child" for renewable energy implementation, but there will be some regulatory uncertainty. -- Delivering Europe's long-term ambition to become the first climate neutral continent by 2050 requires an extensive set of urgent measures to scale up action. At the very least, the world-leading sustainability criteria established by the Renewable Energy Directive II (REDII) will need to be fully implemented by all member states if Europe plans to meet their 2030 and 2050 emission reduction goals. At best, member states will need to further amend the directive if they wish to succeed in cutting carbon emissions by 55 pct in the next decade from 1990 levels.

  • Bioenergy is the largest renewable energy source in the EU and will be critical to increased deployment of wind and solar -- The use of bioenergy has more than doubled since 2000 as a result of its end-use as heat, transportation, and electricity. In fact, biomass is the only renewable fuel on the market that is readily available today and can replace fossil fuels for heat generation. In heavy industries such as steel, aluminum, and cement, sustainably sourced wood-based biomass offers a carbon-neutral fuel replacement for coal and gas-fired furnaces (and combined heat and power plants). As a dependable and dispatchable renewable fuel, sustainably-sourced biomass represents a prime solution to complement the intermittency of wind and solar (among other renewables) that will reduce carbon emissions by more than 85 pct on a lifecycle basis.

  • Biomass to assist the development and deployment of a hydrogen economy -- Looking ahead to more future-oriented solutions, such as the development of the hydrogen economy, biomass is projected to play an important role. The most obvious is to use biomass directly to create hydrogen through gasification and thereby avoid carbon emissions that are associated with natural gas. Even further down the road, when surplus solar and wind could potentially be used to create hydrogen at scale, there will be an exciting opportunity to produce aviation and other fuels with carbon capture of biomass that could result in even fewer net greenhouse gas emissions. Likewise, as decarbonization efforts in the steel and cement industry rapidly increase, they too will look to bioenergy solutions for support.

  • Bioenergy with carbon capture and storage (BECCS) -- is one of the very few options on the table that can remove carbon from the atmosphere. Once matured, BECCS could mark the beginning of a new era for low-carbon fuel applications that will enable us to meet and/or exceed international net zero targets while still enjoying air travel and heavy goods transport, which is difficult and very expensive to decarbonize. We expect 2021 will be the year that we see true progress in climate change mitigation, as a result of new initiatives/policies, new innovations, and new collaborations that are already taking shape.

  • COVID 19 Pandemic aftermath -- Throughout the pandemic we've seen an increased global interest in reducing carbon emissions. Looking ahead, we expect renewable fuels and energy will continue to play a crucial role in power generation for decades to come.

    ENVIVA Holdings, LP is the world's largest producer of industrial wood pellets, a renewable and sustainable energy source used to generate electricity and heat. Through its subsidiaries, ENVIV Holdings owns and operates wood pellet processing plants and deep-water terminals in the Southeastern U.S. and exports pellets primarily to formerly coal-fired power plants in the U.K, Europe and Japan. ENVIVA makes pellets using sustainable practices that protect Southern forests and employ about 1,100 people and support many other businesses in the U.S. South. ENVIVA Holdings, LP conducts its activities primarily through two entities: Enviva Partners, LP, a publicly traded master limited partnership (NYSE: EVA), and ENVIVA Development Holdings, LLC, a wholly owned private company. (Source: ENVIVA Holdings, LP, Jan., 2021) Contact: ENVIVA Holdings, LP, www.envivabiomass.com

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  • Generac Beefs-Up Energy Storage with New Division (Ind. Report)
    Generac
    Date: 2021-01-22
    Waukesha, Wisconsin-based US power product manufacturer and supplier Generac is to unite a number of recently-acquired companies to establish a new energy storage business arm. The new division will combine: Maine-based behind-the meter battery storage technologies manufacturer Pika Energy; Enbala Power Technologies, and Neurio Technology -- all of which were previously acquired by Generac -- with Generac's existing connectivity business to create a combined Energy Technology (ET) division to be headed by Russ Minick.

    Generac lauched its PWRCell home energy storage product last Jan. and released a new EX lithium-ion battery module in October, 2020. (Source: Generac, PR, Jan., 2021) Contact: Enbala Power Technologies, 262-544-4811, www.generac.com; Pika Energy, Ben Polito, CEO, www.pika-energy.com

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    Siemens, Clemson, Duke Research Hydrogen Storage (R&D Report)
    Siemens Energy, Duke Energy, Clemson University
    Date: 2020-12-14
    Siemens Energy, Duke Energy and Clemson University have teamed up to study the use of hydrogen for energy storage and as a low- or no-carbon fuel source to produce energy at Duke Energy's combined heat and power plant located at Clemson University in South Carolina.

    The US DOE awarded Siemens Energy a $200,000 grant for the "H2-Orange" research pilot to be launched in March. 2021. The project will include studies on hydrogen production, storage and co-firing with natural gas as well as evaluate multiple forms of hydrogen production, including green hydrogen, which has the potential to store larger quantities of energy more efficiently and for longer durations than lithium-ion battery technology.

    Duke Energy has actively evaluated hydrogen as a low- or no-carbon fuel source to help meet its net-zero carbon goal by 2050, as have Siemens Energy and Clemson University as they aim for net-zero carbon by 2030. (Source: Siemens Energy AG,Website PR, Dec., 2020) Contact: Siemens Energy, www.siemens-energy.com; Duke Energy, www.duke-energy.com; Clemson University, 864-656-3311, www.clemson.edu

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    Total, PSA JV to Manufacture Lithium-ion Batteries (Int'l. Report)
    Groupe PSA ,TOTAL
    Date: 2020-09-09
    Global energy giant Total is reporting an agreement with a French automobile manufacturer Groupe PSA to form a JV firm called Automotive Cells Company to manufactures batteries in Europe.

    The new company has started an R&D center in Bordeaux and a pilot site in Nersac to develop new high-performance lithium-ion technologies. The new joint venture aims to ensure industrial independence in Europe for the production of batteries with an initial capacity of 8 GW, reaching a total capacity of 48 GW by 2030. (Source: Total, MERCOM India, 9 Sept., 2020)

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    Duke Operating NC's Largest Battery Storage System (Ind. Report)
    Duke Energy
    Date: 2020-08-28
    Charlotte, North Carolina-headquartered utility Duke Energy reports it has begun operating the largest battery storage system in the Tar Heel State.

    Duke noted it plans to invest about $600 million for 375 MW of energy storage across its regulated businesses. The utility aims to reduce carbon emissions by at least 50 pct by 2030 and achieve net-zero carbon emissions by 2050, according to a company statement.

    The 9-MW lithium-ion Samsung battery system in Ashville came in at roughly $15 million and will provide energy support to the electric system including frequency regulation and other grid support services. (Source: Duke Energy, News Center PR, 27 Aug., 2020)Contact: Duke Energy Renewables, Chris Fallon, (704) 594-6200, chris.fallon@duke-energy.com, www.duke-energy.com

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    Neoen Plans Massive Aussie Wind, Solar+Storage Project (Int'l.)
    Neoen
    Date: 2020-08-21
    Paris-based independent renewable energy developer Neoen reports the filing of its development application for its $3 billion, 163-turbine Goyder South wind, solar and storage project in South Australia . The plan proposes a total of 1,200MW of wind energy, 600MW of solar PV, and 900MW/1800MWh of lithium-ion battery storage.

    Each stage would be delivered in three equal tranches of 400MW wind, 200MW solar and 300MW/600MWh of lithium-ion battery storage. Combined, they would generate around 4.8 terawatt hours of zero emissions power each year, nearly doubling the current output of wind and solar in the state, and taking South Australia close to the Liberal government's net 100 pct renewables target just on its own.

    The solar farm would be spread across 3,000 hectares, the lithium-ion batteries would deliver 900MW with two hours of storage, and associated infrastructure for connection to the electricity grid would include three substations, access tracks, underground connection cabling and transmission lines. (Source: Neoen, ReNew Economy, 20 Aug., 2020)Contact: Neoen, www.neoen.com

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    MASDAR, EDF Partner on U.S. Renewables Projects (Ind. Report)
    Masdar,EDF Renewables
    Date: 2020-08-17
    MASDAR is reporting its second strategic investment in the U.S. in a deal with EDF Renewables North America that will see it acquire a 50 pct stake in a 1.6-GW portfolio of three utility-scale wind farms totaling 815 MW and five photovoltaic (PV) solar projects totaling 689 MW including 75 MW of lithium-ion battery energy storage. All of the portfolio projects are under construction and expected to come online before the year end.

    The portfolio includes the 243 MW Coyote wind project in Scurry County, Texas; the 273 MW Las Majadas wind project in Willacy County, Texas; and the 300 MW Milligan 1 wind project in Saline County, Nebraska. In Riverside County, California, the Desert Harvest 1 and Desert Harvest 2 PV projects total 213 MW of solar and 35 MW / 140 MWh of battery storage. Also in Riverside County are the 173 MW Maverick 1 and 136 MW Maverick 4 solar PV projects. These four projects are also under construction and slated for commercial operations in the fourth quarter of 2020. The final project in the portfolio is Big Beau, a 166 MW solar PV and 40 MW/160 MWh battery energy storage projectin Kern County and will reach commercial operation in 2021. (Source: MASDAR, EDF, Construction Business News, 16 Aug., 2020) Contact: EDF Renewables, Tristan Grimbert, Pres., CEO, www.edf-re.com; MASDAR, Mohamed Jameel Al Ramahi, CEO, +971 2 653 3333, www.masdar.ae

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    PG&E, Tesla Calif. BESS Project Underway (Ind. Report)
    PG&E, Tesla
    Date: 2020-08-05
    In the Golden State, Pacific Gas and Electric Co. (PG&E) and Tesla are reporting construction is underway on a massive lithium-ion battery storage system (BESS) at PG&E's electric substation in Moss Landing in Monterey County, Calif. Upon completion, the facility will be one of the largest utility-owned, lithium-ion energy storage systems in the world.

    The system will incorporate 256 Tesla Megapack battery units on 33 concrete slabs. Transformers and switch gears will be installed along with the Megapacks to connect energy stored in the batteries with the 115-kilovolt electric transmission system.

    When fully operational in Q2, 2021, the BESS will have the capacity to store and dispatch up to 730 MWh of energy to the electrical grid at a maximum rate of 182.5 MW for up to four hours during high demand periods . (Source: PG&E, Tesla, Aug., 2020) Contact: PG&E, www.pg&e.com; Tesla Powerwall, www.tesla.com/en_CA/powerwall

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    PG&E, Tesla Calif. BESS Project Underway (Ind. Report)
    Pacific Gas and Electric, Tesla
    Date: 2020-08-03
    In the Golden State, Pacific Gas and Electric Co. (PG&E) and Tesla are reporting construction is underway on a massive lithium-ion battery storage system (BESS) at PG&E’s electric substation in Moss Landing in Monterey County, Calif. Once operational, the Moss Landing substation will be one of the largest utility-owned, lithium-ion energy storage systems in the world.

    The system will incorporate 256 Tesla Megapack battery units on 33 concrete slabs. Transformers and switch gears will be installed along with the Megapacks to connect energy stored in the batteries with the 115-kilovolt electric transmission system.

    When fully operational in Q2, 2021, the BESS will have the capacity to store and dispatch up to 730 MWh of energy to the electrical grid at a maximum rate of 182.5 MW for up to four hours during high demand periods . (Source: PG&E, Tesla, Aug., 2020)Contact: PG&E, www.pge.com

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    Iberdrola, Fertiberia Launch Green Hydrogen Project (Int'l. Report)
    Iberdrola, Fertiberia
    Date: 2020-07-24
    Iberdrola and Madrid-based Fertiberia are reporting an agreement to invest €150 million to construct Europe's largest green hydrogen plant in Puertollano, in Ciudad Real, Spain.

    The plant, which will incorporate a 100 MW PV solar plant, a lithium-ion battery system with a storage capacity of 20 MWh and one of the largest electrolytic hydrogen production systems in the world (20 MW), is expected to be completed and operational in 2021.

    The facility's green hydrogen production will be used at Fertiberia's 200,000 tpy ammonia plant in Puertollano.

    Download plant details HERE. (Source: Iberdrola, Fertiberia, PR, reve, 24 July, 2020) Contact: Fertiberia, Javier Goni, Pres., +34 915866200, Fax: +34 915866232, fertiberia@fertiberia.es, www.fertiberia.com; Iberdrola, www.iberdrolarenewables.com

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    DOE Offers $139Mn for Advanced Battery Technologies (R&D, Funding)
    DOE EERE
    Date: 2020-07-22
    The U.S. DOE reports its Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) is providing $139 million in funding for 55 projects that will research advanced batteries, electrification, and manufacturing in support of DOE's Energy Storage Grand Challenge -- a strategy to sustain U.S. global leadership in energy storage technology, utilization, and exports.

    The projects, which will be managed by EERE's Vehicle Technologies Office (VTO), will aim to advance lithium-ion batteries using silicon-based anodes, reduce the need for critical minerals such as rare-earth materials, accelerate the development of smart charging technologies, improve efficiency for light-duty gasoline engines, increase demonstrations and infrastructure for advanced technology vehicles, develop lightweight and high-performance fiber-reinforced polymer composites for vehicle applications, and support mobility technologies such as connected and automated vehicles, as well as innovations in transit. (Source: US DOE EERE, PR, 21 July, 2020) Contact: DOE EERE Vehicle Technologies Office, www.energy.gov/eere/vehicles/vehicle-technologies-office

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    Amesbury Solar-Plus-Storage Project Completed (Ind. Report)
    CS Energy,Kearsarge Energy
    Date: 2020-06-24
    Edison, New Jersey-based clean energy contractor CS Energy is reporting completion of a 4.5MW solar project installation with a 3.8 megawatt-hour (MWh) lithium-ion battery system on a landfill cap site in Amesbury, Massachusetts.

    The project, which was developed as part of a partnership between the City of Amesbury and Kearsarge Energy, was one of the first solar plus energy storage projects to participate in the Solar Massachusetts Renewable Target (SMART) Program (Source: CS Energy , renews.biz, 24 June, 2020) Contact: CS Energy, Sean Harrington, Dir. Energy Storage, 732 860 4660, www.csenergy.com; Kearsarge Energy

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    Total Launching France's Largest Battery Energy Storage Project (Int'l)
    Total,TOTAL, Saft Battery, Lithium-Ion
    Date: 2020-04-01
    French energy giant Total is reporting the launch of 25 MWh lithium-ion battery-based energy storage project in Mardyck, in the Dunkirk port district. The installation, the largest in France, will support the stability of the French power grid when it comes on line later this year.

    The €15 million installation will incorporate Saft's Intensium Max 20 High Energy solution in 11 integrated 2.3 MWh containers designed and manufactured by Saft. (Source: TOTAL,PR, 30 Mar., 2020) Contact: Total, www.total.com/en; SAFT, +33 1 58 63 16 00, www.saftbatteries.com

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    100MW Wartsila Energy Storage Units Slated for UK (Int'l Report)
    Pivot Power,Wartsila
    Date: 2020-03-02
    Finnish technology group Wartsila Energy is reporting receipt of an order from UK-based energy storage specialist Pivot Power, an EDF Renewables company, for delivery of 100 MW of lithium-ion battery energy storage, including 10-year service and support agreements, for two, 50 MW projects in the UK. The projects are both expected to be completed and online before the year end.

    The two 50 MW lithium-ion battery projects will be the first projects completed as part of Pivot Power's programme to develop, own and operate up to 2GW of grid-scale energy storage and high volume power connections which are directly connected to the UK high-voltage transmission system.

    The systems are based on Wartsila's advanced energy management software platform GEMS, which leverages AI and machine learning to enable the intelligent management of large-scale energy storage systems. (Source: Wartsila, PR, utilities, 29 Feb.,2020) Contact: Wartsila Energy, Christophe Demay Senior Business Development Manager, +33 6 7889 2182, christophe.demay@wartsila.com, Andrew Tang, VP, Energy Storage and Optimization, www.wartsila.com; Pivot Power, Matt Allen, CEO, www.pivotpower.co.uk

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    WMU Scores $9.6Mn for Li-Ion Battery RED (R&D, Funding)
    Western Michigan University
    Date: 2020-02-12
    In Kalamazoo, Western Michigan University (WMU) is reporting receipt of $9.6 million in US DOE Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy grant funding for a new sustainable lithium-ion battery R&D project entitled "Enabling Advanced Electrode Architecture through Printing Technique."

    The project focuses on developing cost-effective manufacturing process for better lithium-ion batteries for various applications. The project is being led by assistant professor Dr. Qingliu Wu of WMU's Department of Chemical and Paper Engineering. (Source: Western Michigan University, WKZ, 10 Feb., 2020) Contact: Western Michigan University, Dept. of Paper and Chemical Engineering, (269) 276-3500 www.wmich.edu

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