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US patent published for lithium ion cathode recycling — including cobalt 600 338 Energy Storage Journal

US patent published for lithium ion cathode recycling — including cobalt

Recycling and minerals firm American Manganese announced on May 29 it had published its US patent application for a system that can recycle lithium ion cathode materials. The product application discusses…

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Kick-off meeting of Germany consortium to study ESS technology Energy Storage Journal

Kick-off meeting of Germany consortium to study ESS technology

  Peter Adriaansen, business director carbon black at consortium member Imerys Graphite & Carbon A consortium of Germany industry and academic institutions will investigate energy storage technologies following a kick…

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Lead carbon picked for Tibetan 20MWh ESS Energy Storage Journal

Lead carbon picked for Tibetan 20MWh ESS

  Advances in technology, costs benefits and recyclability reasons led energy storage company China Shoto Energy Storage to forgo lithium ion batteries and instead install a 20MWh lead carbon battery…

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ESA VP shake up as it develops strategic direction Energy Storage Journal

ESA VP shake up as it develops strategic direction

  The US’ Energy Storage Association announced on January 10 that it has made two senior appointments. Marissa Gillett (pictured) joins as vice president of external relations and Jason Burwen…

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EoI round names 20 firms for large-scale Australian ESS project Energy Storage Journal

EoI round names 20 firms for large-scale Australian ESS project

  Twenty companies have been shortlisted to build an energy storage system in Australia’s Northern Territory as the state looks to cut reliance on fossil fuel power generation and smooth…

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Mesh membrane could pave way for mass molten salt ESS deployment Energy Storage Journal

Mesh membrane could pave way for mass molten salt ESS deployment

  Scientists at Massachusetts Institute of Technology have developed a separator that could bring cheaper molten sodium battery technology to the grid-scale energy storage market, it was announced on January…

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Tesla at heart of New Zealand energy storage firsts Energy Storage Journal

Tesla at heart of New Zealand energy storage firsts

  New Zealand is set to test the grid-connected capabilities of a 1MW/2MWh lithium ion energy storage system using technology from supplier Tesla, the country’s energy company Mercury announced on…

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Fluence begins operation with aggressive business plan Energy Storage Journal

Fluence begins operation with aggressive business plan

  Fluence , the energy storage joint venture between Siemens and The AES Corporation, announced the launch of business operations on January 11 with confirmation that it is to supply…

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CPUC signals clear intent to usurp gas-fired plants with ESS Energy Storage Journal

CPUC signals clear intent to usurp gas-fired plants with ESS

  The California Public Utilities Commission unanimously approved on January 11 a draft order that will allow companies to stack more than one service on their energy storage systems. Effectively…

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