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Hybrid VRFB and Li-ion microgrid brings power to remote Thai village 600 337 Energy Storage Journal

Hybrid VRFB and Li-ion microgrid brings power to remote Thai village

  February 21, 2019: A microgrid project will combine lithium ion and zinc bromide flow batteries coupled with solar at a remote Thai village, flow battery maker Redflow announced on February…

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Generex develops Smart Battery to close gap on lead/lithium battery performance 415 270 Energy Storage Journal

Generex develops Smart Battery to close gap on lead/lithium battery performance

  February 21, 2019: Generex, the battery monitoring specialist with headquarters in Germany and the US, has developed a valve regulated lead acid Smart Battery with an integrated battery management system…

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Firms join to bring 10MW grid-connected ESS to India 1024 683 Energy Storage Journal

Firms join to bring 10MW grid-connected ESS to India

  February 21, 2019: Tata Power, The AES Corporation and Mitsubishi Corporation announced on February 13 they had inaugurated a 10MW/10MWh lithium ion energy storage system project in India. The system at Tata…

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Australia to pilot CAES technology in disused mine 884 491 Energy Storage Journal

Australia to pilot CAES technology in disused mine

  February 21, 2019: Plans to turn a disused mine in South Australia into a compressed air energy storage facility by Hydrostor Australia, a subsidiary of the Canadian start-up, announced on…

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Deal paves way for 80MWh of flow battery deployment on UK market 1024 576 Energy Storage Journal

Deal paves way for 80MWh of flow battery deployment on UK market

  February 21, 2019: A strategic partnership deal between Canadian firm Cellcube Energy Storage Systems and UK-based Immersa aims to bring 20MW/80-120MW of vanadium redox flow battery systems to the UK…

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People news: hiring, retiring and board appointments 735 528 Energy Storage Journal

People news: hiring, retiring and board appointments

  February 21, 2019: People news: hiring, retiring and board appointments. Retirement leads to new chairman at California Energy Commission; ESA announces new board member; Four board members quit DER firm EnSync…

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Oxis Energy to build Li-S plant after $60 million investment 772 526 Energy Storage Journal

Oxis Energy to build Li-S plant after $60 million investment

  February 21, 2019: Oxis Energy is to build the world’s first commercial scale lithium sulfur battery manufacturing plant after securing $60 million in funding from Brazil’s Codemge Participações, the…

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Graphite production to move west as China supply chain to halve 1024 683 Energy Storage Journal

Graphite production to move west as China supply chain to halve

  February 21, 2019: China’s dominance of the natural graphite lithium ion battery anode materials market will halve in the next 20 years as the country’s supply chain is hit by…

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Patent paves way for pilot plant cathode recycling tests 1024 576 Energy Storage Journal

Patent paves way for pilot plant cathode recycling tests

  January 10, 2019: American Manganese announced on December 14 it had received ‘notice of allowance’ for a patent for its lithium ion battery cathode metal recycling technology from the…

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UK adds 69MW of storage to grid 1024 706 Energy Storage Journal

UK adds 69MW of storage to grid

  January 10, 2019: A total of 69MW of storage has been added to help stabilize England’s grid in separate projects by Danish power company Ørsted and British energy firm…

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