Patent paves way for pilot plant cathode recycling tests

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  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 United States Patent and Trade Mark Office. This follows the office’s examination of the invention, which converts cathode metals back into reusable materials (namely cobalt,…

UK adds 69MW of storage to grid

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  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 Centrica during the last month. Ørsted announced on December 24 its first standalone battery had begun operations in Liverpool. The 20MW system consists of three…

Firm outlines plans for 20MW storage in the Philippines

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  January 10, 2019: A 20MW battery storage system is being added to a hydropower plant in Manila SN AboitizPower, a joint venture between SN Power of Norway and AboitizPower — a subsidiary of Aboitiz Power Corporation — announced on December 17. The $28 million storage facility will supply ancillary services and standby power in…

Lone Star state switches on its biggest ESS to date

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  January 10, 2019: Luminant, a subsidiary of US firm Vistra Energy, announced on January 3 its Upton 2 energy storage system project, the biggest in the US state of Texas, had begun operations on New Year’s Eve. The 10MW/42MWh lithium ion system will store excess energy from Luminant’s 180MW solar power plant in Upton County,…

Second-life batteries deployed by water utility

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  January 10, 2019: Second-life lithium ion batteries from Renault electric vehicles have been deployed by a water utility in the UK, behind-the-meter energy firm Argonaut Power announced on December 13. Argonaut has partnered Northumbrian Water to pilot the systems at a number of other sites. Energy storage engineers Connected Energy provided the technology, with Argonaut…

European partnership to bring lithium sulfur to commercialization

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  January 10, 2019: A project to design and manufacture a lithium sulfur battery with increased specific energy that could one day usurp lithium ion in electric vehicle applications was launched on January 1. The €8million ($9million), 43-month project called Lithium Sulfur for Safe Road Electrification aims to realize the potential of the technology to…

Deals, mergers and expansions

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January 10, 2019: A round up of all the deals within the energy storage sector in the past month. Including a MoU by Tata Chemicals to recover electrode materials; Schnapp streamlining after poor share performances; a JV between Geely and CATL; Enbala to supplement VPP software; ABC licenses green seal technology; 24M raises $22m to develop semi-solid…

180MWh of storage to be delivered in Hawaii after PPA deals

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  January 10, 2019: Canadian firm Innergex Renewable Energy entered the energy storage market on January 4 with the announcement it had signed 25-year power purchase agreements to deliver 180MWh of storage to Hawaiian utilities Hawai’i Electric Light Company and the Maui Electric Company. The power will be produced at the Hale Kuawehi and Paeahu…

Pioneering Hawaii adds record-breaking solar+storage project to 1GWh commitment

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  January 10, 2019: Hawaii’s 100% renewables goal received a boost on January 8 when the AES Corporation and Kauai Island Utility Cooperative inaugurated the world’s largest solar and storage system. The Lāwa’i Solar and Energy Storage Project, owned and operated by AES Distributed Energy, combines a 25MW/100MWh, five-hour duration energy storage system with 28MW of…

Europe’s prestigious ees Intersolar award open for applications

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  December 13, 2018: Firms at the cutting edge of innovative and groundbreaking technologies and projects in the energy storage sector are being urged to enter one of Europe’s most prestigious awards after ees Intersolar opened its application process on December 3. The awards are open to all exhibitors at next year’s global Intersolar, ees, Power2Drive…