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Nissan testing LEAF as electrical power storage and supply for office buildings; LEAF-to-Building a development of LEAF-to-Home

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Nissan reports a successful early field test of a system that will allow companies to regulate their electricity bills using the batteries of Nissan LEAFs used by their staff to commute to work. Vehicle-To-Building” allows up to six Nissan LEAF EVs to be connected to a building’s power distribution board. Earlier post.).

BMW i home energy storage system integrates 2nd-life i3 vehicle batteries

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BMW i announced a home stationary energy storage system solution integrating its BMW i3 vehicle battery at EVS 29 in Montréal.

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World’s largest 2nd-use battery storage starting up; Daimler, Mobility House, GETEC

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The world’s largest 2nd-use battery storage is starting up. The first power units are already in the grid. Batteries

New Li-S battery shows cycle performance comparable to that of Li-ion batteries along with more than double the energy density

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sulfur battery system is its use of a lithium?metal Batteries Li-Sulfur 750 mAh g –1 over 500 cycles (85% of the initial capacity).

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Sumitomo installs first large-scale power system using used EV batteries

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This commercial scale storage system, built on Yume-shima Island, Osaka, will begin operating in February 2014. Earlier post.)

Prayon obtains worldwide sublicense for lithium iron phosphate battery material

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This licensing agreement will now help us to address the growing demand from global battery and automotive industries for reliable sources of high quality lithium iron phosphate. Belgium-based Prayon Group has obtained a worldwide. suitable LFP/LMP producers capable to address the market demand with high quality products. Phosphates (OCP S.A.)

Sanyo to Begin Mass Production of Li-ion Systems for Power Storage and Light Electric Vehicle Applications

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Sanyo Li-ion systems for power storage (left) and light electric vehicle (right) applications. Battery capacity. Power generation.

Researchers synthesize battery cathode from lignin derivatives

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Grzegorz Milczarek from Poznan University of Technology (Poland), and Olle Inganäs from Linköping University (Sweden), have combined lignin derivatives, which are electronic insulators, with polypyrole, a conductive polymer, into an interpenetrating composite suitable for use as a battery cathode. Batteriesand 0.4 and 0.75 Resources.

Continental Voltage Stabilization System with Maxwell Ultracapacitors to power start-stop in Cadillac ATS and CTS as standard

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announced that Continental Automotive Systems’ Maxwell-powered voltage stabilization system (VSS) will be a standard feature on 2016.

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ZSW develops process for Li-ion batteries with extended cycle life; 10,000 charge cycles

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Scientists at the Zentrum für Sonnenenergie- und Wasserstoff-Forschung Baden-Württemberg (ZSW) (Center for Solar Energy and Hydrogen Research Baden-Württemberg) have developed Li-ion batteries that have already demonstrated a very high cycle life of more than 10,000 full cycles with retention of more than 85% of original capacity. Batteries

Obama orders GHG cuts for Federal Agencies; 50% of all new agency vehicles to be ZEV or PHEV by 2025

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Planning for appropriate charging or refueling infrastructure or other power storage technologies for ZEVs and PHEVs and opportunities for ancillary services to support vehicle-to-grid technology (V2G). Electric (Battery) Emissions Fleets Fuel Cells Hybrids Hydrogen Plug-ins Policy

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Sharp developing Intelligent Power Conditioner enabling EV batteries to be used as storage batteries for home power

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Sharp Intelligent Power Converter. The technology can make use of EV traction batteries as part of a residential power storage system.

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Vattenfall contracts with BMW for up to 1,000 new 33 kWh Li-ion batteries this year for storage projects in wind farms

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Vattenfall and the BMW Group have signed a contract for the delivery of up to 1,000 lithium-ion batteries this year. The batteries—each with a capacity of 33 kWh—are equipped with a BMW-owned battery management system and are also used by the car manufacturer in the BMW i3. Batteries Electric (Battery) Wind

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China BAK receives $1.9M government subsidy for Li-ion battery module project; more orders for e-bike packs

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China BAK Battery, Inc. has received a $1.9-million subsidy for its battery module project from the National Development and Reform Commission (NDRC) and Ministry of Industry and Information Technology (MIIT). The government funds will be used to further develop the battery module. Brief

Prototype electric New Flyer transit bus powered by 120 kWh MHI MLiX Li-ion pack in operational testing in Manitoba, Canada

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An all-electric, battery-powered prototype demonstration bus under joint development by Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd. The 40-foot “E-Bus” is based on New Flyer’s 40-foot Xcelsior heavy-duty transit bus and is powered by a 120 kWh lithium-ion rechargeable battery pack developed by MHI. Earlier post.) Resources. 49 No.

Volvo Car Group testing lightweight structural energy storage material applied in trunk lid and plenum cover

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A composite blend of carbon fibers and polymer resin is being developed that can store and charge more energy faster than conventional batteries can.

Ioxus introduces new iCAP ultracapacitor series with a 3,000F cell

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for rubber tire gantry cranes in ports); backup power and uninterruptible power supply (UPS); power conditioning; and renewable energy systems.

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New nanolithia cathodes may address technical drawbacks of Li-air batteries; scalable, cheap and safer Li-air battery system

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This means faster charging for cars, as heat removal from the battery pack is less of a safety concern, as well as energy efficiency benefits.

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Nissan and Endesa collaborating to deliver vehicle-to-grid systems to market

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The two companies have agreed to collaborate on the following activities: Introduction of V2G services in the European market; Exploring the use of second-life EV batteries for stationary applications (including households, buildings, grid); and. Designing and evaluating potential affordable energy and mobility pack offers. Brief

New automotive application for second-life batteries from electric vehicles

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On the sidelines of the COP21 summit, Carwatt and its partners Renault, Paris City Council, BPI France, the Alès École des Mines Engineering School, and the Bobigny Business Campus are showing a converted Renault Trafic powered by second-life lithium-ion batteries recycled from Renault electric cars. Brief

A123 Systems awarded new patent on high-power capability nanoscale lithium transition metal phosphates

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The US Patent and Trade Office (USPTO) has awarded A123 Systems a patent covering nanoscale lithium transition metal phosphates with high power capability. have discovered unique behavior and phase composition at the nanoscale for ion storage materials based on alkali transition metal phosphates. Batteriesand -0.15. Resources.

CODA Automotive Battery Joint Venture Secures $394M of Committed Capital for Expansion

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California-based electric car and battery company CODA Automotive ( earlier post ), together with its China-based joint venture partner, Lishen Power Battery, has secured $394 million of committed capital. In 2009, CODA, which had an existing long-term sourcing contract with Lishen (Tianjin Lishen Battery Joint-Stock Co.,

GM and ABB demonstrate community energy storage system built from 5 used Volt batteries; Duke Energy testing

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a community energy storage system—built from five used Chevrolet Volt batteries. Batteries Infrastructure Smart Grid

Mitsubishi Heavy to Enter Lithium-ion Secondary (Rechargeable) Battery Business

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MHI) has decided to build a commercial production verification plant in Nagasaki Prefecture and launch its operation by autumn 2010 in a move toward the company’s full-scale entry into the lithium-ion secondary (rechargeable) battery market. Tags: Batteries Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd. The plant. target.

ELIIY Begins Mass Production of Li-ion Batteries

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Keio University spin-out ELIIY Power Co., has begun operations at its new Li-ion battery manufacturing plant in Kawasaki. ELIIY plans to market stationary power systems for commercial and residential applications. A cell with that capacity can hold 60 times more charge than the tiny lithium ion batteries used in cell phones.In

Hitachi Doubles Life of Industrial Li-ion Batteries with Manganese-Based Cathode Materials

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Hitachi has developed a new cathode material for industrial lithium-ion batteries using manganese-based cathode materials that roughly doubles the life of similar batteries using the cathode material which was developed by Hitachi in the past. Earlier post.).

Kentucky-Argonne Partnership to Help Build US Advanced Battery Industry

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The Commonwealth of Kentucky, the University of Kentucky (UK) and University of Louisville (U of L) are partnering with the US Department of Energy’s (DOE) Argonne National Laboratory to establish a national Battery Manufacturing R&D Center to help develop and deploy a domestic supply of advanced battery technologies for vehicle applications.

Mitsubishi Heavy develops containerized large-scale Li-ion energy storage system

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MHI), has developed Japan’s first cargo container-type large-capacity energy storage system using Li-ion batteries. The system is capable of providing power of up to one megawatts (MW), and its mobility makes the system suitable for a wide range of applications, including emergency use. Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd.,

Corvus Energy’s marine lithium polymer battery pack used in Europe’s first hybrid tugboat

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Lithium polymer battery packs from Corvus Energy were recently installed in Europe’s first hybrid tugboat, the RotorTug RT Adriaan of KOTUG, an international maritime service provider headquartered in The Netherlands. The conversion features Corvus’ AT6500 48 volt lithium polymer battery packs. Corvus uses Dow Kokam cells. Brief

Hitachi Develops Lithium-ion Batteries for Plug-in Hybrid Electric Vehicles

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which develops and manufactures lithium-ion batteries for automotive applications such as hybrid electric vehicles, have developed new lithium-ion batteries for plug-in hybrid electric vehicles, a first for the Hitachi Group. Energy density is 120 Wh/kg, power density is 2,400 W/kg. Tags: Batteries Hybrids Plug-ins

Toshiba to partner with Kawasaki City on 5-year demo of independent energy supply system utilizing solar power and hydrogen

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Hydrogen electrical power storage capacity is 350 kWh. Fuel Cells Hydrogen Hydrogen Production Hydrogen Storage Japan Power Generation

CODA Holdings raises $76M in Series D initial closing; support for CODA electric vehicle and Li-ion battery JV with Lishen

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CODA Holdings, a developer of Lithium-ion battery systems and all-electric vehicles, announced the initial closing of a Series D preferred investment round totaling $76 million, bringing the company's total invested capital to more than $200 million. billion Ah of energy storage (4.4 million kWh) of energy storage. million kWh).

Toshiba Partnering with Mitsubishi To Develop Li-ion SCiB Battery Systems for EVs

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Toshiba Corporation announced that it is working with Mitsubishi Motors Corporation to bring its SCiB battery ( earlier post ) to electric vehicles (EVs). The SCiB is Toshiba’s rechargeable lithium-ion battery that combines high levels of safety with a long life and rapid recharging. 50A). Earlier post.).

OM Group to Acquire Advanced Battery Manufacturer EaglePicher Technologies for $171.9M

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Based in Joplin, MO, EaglePicher is a designer and manufacturer of batteries, battery management systems and energetic devices for the defense, aerospace and medical industries. million to develop a new generation of high energy, low cost planar liquid sodium beta batteries for grid scale electrical power storage applications.

New Mitsubishi Electric regenerative power optimization technology for railways reduces total energy consumption by up to 5%

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The technology enables full use of regenerative power in trains through real-time control of voltages at nearby substations. Click to enlarge.

University of Glamorgan and Atraverda to Partner on Bi-Polar Lead-Acid Batteries; Potential Application in Hybrid and Electric Vehicles

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The University of Glamorgan (Wales) and Atraverda, an advanced material company that owns the intellectual property rights to a conductive ceramic known as Ebonex, are collaborating to produce a commercially viable bi-polar lead-acid battery. Bi-polar lead-acid batteries approach the storage densities of NiMH, but at lower cost.

INEES report shows intelligent integration of EVs reduces power fluctuations, but not currently economically viable

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The findings of the report show that it is technically possible to absorb grid power fluctuations by connecting electric vehicles to the power supply.

Ford, Detroit Edison and Extreme Power Working to Build One of Michigans Largest Solar Power Systems at Michigan Assembly Plant; 2 MWh Battery Storage System

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Ford, Detroit Edison and Xtreme Power are teaming up to establish one of Michigan’s largest solar power generation systems and electric vehicle charging stations at Ford’s Michigan Assembly Plant in Wayne, Mich. Xtreme Power of Austin, Texas, is supplying its Dynamic Power Resource on-site energy storage and power management system.

Toshiba supplying H2-based energy supply system to Tohoku Electric Power; evaluating H2 for overcoming fluctuations from renewables

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Toshiba Corporation will support a two-year study of power management to be done by Tohoku Electric Power Co., Brief

Porsche Developing Electric Vehicles; 3 Electric Boxsters Slated for Testing

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The flywheel power storage system is recharged whenever the driver applies the brakes. A Porsche Boxster. Click to enlarge. Dr. Ing.