Analysis & Features

Umicore Group names new CEO to start in Q4 150 150 Energy Storage Journal

Umicore Group names new CEO to start in Q4

June 10, 2021: Umicore, the international materials and recycling group that also recycles lithium batteries, said Mathias Miedreich would take over from Marc Grynberg as CEO of the group in…

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Boris Johnson takes advantage of global summit to highlight UK energy park 150 150 Energy Storage Journal

Boris Johnson takes advantage of global summit to highlight UK energy park

June 10, 2021: The first solar panel in what will be the UK’s first utility-scale wind, solar and battery facility was installed on June 9 by UK prime minister Boris…

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Demand for battery metals exposes dearth of traders 150 150 Energy Storage Journal

Demand for battery metals exposes dearth of traders

June 10, 2021: The boom in battery demand from electric vehicles and stationary storage applications has caused a surge in battery metals prices and with them, a need for metals…

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Philippines signs first agreements to install 1GW of storage 150 150 Energy Storage Journal

Philippines signs first agreements to install 1GW of storage

June 10, 2021: Philippine power company SMC (San Miguel Corporation) has signed agreements with major energy storage firms to provide up to 1GW of storage for the archipelago, including 470MW…

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US breaks another record for energy storage deployment 150 150 Energy Storage Journal

US breaks another record for energy storage deployment

June 10, 2021: The US has set another record for energy storage deployments, this time in Q1, bringing 910MWh online in 2021, says Wood Mackenzie in a report out on…

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Biden pledges to see off battery supply chain weaknesses 150 150 Energy Storage Journal

Biden pledges to see off battery supply chain weaknesses

June 10, 2021: US president Joe Biden has given a massive boost to the US battery industry, on June 8 recommending that critical spending is carried out to expand the…

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Li-Cycle formalizes partnership with Renewance 150 150 Energy Storage Journal

Li-Cycle formalizes partnership with Renewance

June 10, 2021: Canadian lithium battery recycler Li-Cycle on June 8 said it had formed a partnership with the battery management company Renewance, which is based in Illinois, US. The…

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US DOE funds year-long study to convert coal plants into ESS 150 150 Energy Storage Journal

US DOE funds year-long study to convert coal plants into ESS

May 27, 2021: Thermal energy storage company Malta and Duke Energy, the North Carolinian utility, announced on May 19 they would work together to study the feasibility of converting decommissioned…

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ESB and dCarbonX sign MOU to explore offshore hydrogen storage 150 150 Energy Storage Journal

ESB and dCarbonX sign MOU to explore offshore hydrogen storage

May 27, 2021: ESB in Ireland has signed a memorandum of understanding with energy storage developer dCarbonX to assess and develop offshore hydrogen storage, the firms announced on May 26.…

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Scottish gravity storage firm to ride the hydrogen wave 150 150 Energy Storage Journal

Scottish gravity storage firm to ride the hydrogen wave

May 27, 2021: Scottish power generator firm Gravitricity said on May 19 that it was planning to incorporate hydrogen and heat into its underground energy system. The Edinburgh-based firm signed…

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