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Taiwan agrees more battery storage in line with energy targets 150 150 Energy Storage Journal

Taiwan agrees more battery storage in line with energy targets

January 7, 2022: Taiwan signed an agreement in mid-December to have 6MW/6MWh of grid-balancing battery storage installed in line with the country’s aim to complete 590MW of storage by 2025.…

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Sumitomo agrees to assess feasibility of CRYOBattery in China 150 150 Energy Storage Journal

Sumitomo agrees to assess feasibility of CRYOBattery in China

January 7, 2022: Energy firm Sumitomo has agreed to evaluate the potential of long-duration storage for a project in China using CRYOBattery technology, the company said on January 4. CRYOBattery…

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Sembcorp announces plans for Europe’s largest battery 150 150 Energy Storage Journal

Sembcorp announces plans for Europe’s largest battery

January 7, 2022: Singaporean energy firm Sembcorp Industries on December 14 revealed plans to install what it claims will be Europe’s largest grid-scale battery in the north of England. The…

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Rio Tinto moves further into battery materials mining 150 150 Energy Storage Journal

Rio Tinto moves further into battery materials mining

January 7, 2022: Mining giant Rio Tinto has placed a further stake in the battery industry with the purchase of the Argentinian lithium brine project Rincon for $825 million, the…

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1.5GW wind power plus storage project agreed for South Korea 150 150 Energy Storage Journal

1.5GW wind power plus storage project agreed for South Korea

January 7, 2022: A 1.5GW offshore wind energy project will be backed up by batteries to help stabilize the South Korean grid, firms G8 and Holim Tech Korea announced on…

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British Lithium produces first lithium carbonate on site 150 150 Energy Storage Journal

British Lithium produces first lithium carbonate on site

January 7, 2022: Lithium excavation firm British Lithium said on January 5 it had produced its first lithium at pilot scale from the mica in the granite at its pilot…

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Australia opens competitive funding round for big batteries 150 150 Energy Storage Journal

Australia opens competitive funding round for big batteries

January 7, 2022: The Australian government’s renewable energy agency ARENA has put up A$100 million ($71.5 million) for grid-scale battery projects that meet certain requirements, it said on December 24.…

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Li-Cycle makes two new appointments 150 150 Energy Storage Journal

Li-Cycle makes two new appointments

December 9, 2021: Lithium battery recycling firm Li-Cycle has appointed Debbie Simpson as chief financial officer effective February 1 and Nahla Azmy as senior vice president for investor relations and…

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Novatek and RWE sign MOU to trade hydrogen 150 150 Energy Storage Journal

Novatek and RWE sign MOU to trade hydrogen

December 9, 2021: German energy company RWE’s trading arm on December 7 signed an agreement with Russian natural gas producer Novatek to trade hydrogen between Russia and Europe. The memorandum…

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Wood Mackenzie pours cold water on Li-ion battery recycling 150 150 Energy Storage Journal

Wood Mackenzie pours cold water on Li-ion battery recycling

December 9, 2021: A new report by commodity analyst firm Wood Mackenzie paints a dismal picture of the short-term future for lithium battery recycling, saying there will be no meaningful…

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