New MIT metal-mesh membrane could solve longstanding problems with liquid metal displacement batteries; inexpensive grid power storage

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A new metal mesh membrane developed by researchers at MIT could advance the use of the Na–NiCl 2 displacement battery, which has eluded widespread adoption owing to the fragility of the ?"-Al A battery, based on electrodes made of sodium and nickel chloride and using thea new type of metal mesh membrane, could be used for grid-scale installations to make intermittent power sources such as wind and solar capable of delivering reliable baseload electricity. Batteries

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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. has developed two new lithium-ion battery systems and will begin mass production of the new products in March 2010. Battery capacity. Power generation.

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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. Charging is phased during the day so at peak hours, when electricity is most expensive, the building draws power from the cars. Electric (Battery) Smart charging V2X

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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. The system utilizes BMW i3 high-voltage batteries and can be expanded to incorporate second-life batteries as they become available in the market.

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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. The 13 MWh battery storage will put its full capacity at the disposal of the German energy market before the end of this year. Batteries

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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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A team of researchers in South Korea and Italy has demonstrated a highly reliable lithium–sulfur battery showing cycle performance comparable to that of commercially available lithium-ion batteries while offering more than double the energy density. Batteries Li-Sulfur

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Toshiba’s SCiB battery for the Fit EV

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Honda selected Toshiba Corporation’s SCiB rechargeable Li-ion battery to power the Fit EV. Toshiba will supply battery modules for the new car, which Honda will launch in summer 2012 in Japan and the US. times that of other Li-ion batteries. Batteries20Ah SCiB cell.

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Researchers demonstrate concept desalination battery

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Schematic representation of the working principle behind a complete cycle of the desalination battery, showing how energy extraction can be accomplished: step 1, desalination; step 2, removal of the desalinated water and inlet of seawater; step 3, discharge of Na + and Cl ? Batteries Water

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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. Vattenfall will purchase the new batteries from the BMW plant in Dingolfing and use them in all storage projects. This is a so-called storage control unit made of batteries.

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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. Experiments are already under way on power storage applications, for example.

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

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GM and ABB partnered to produce a prototype back-up power storage unit that repackages five used Volt batteries into a modular unit that becomes an uninterruptible power supply and grid power balancing system. Batteries Infrastructure Smart Grid

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BMW Group and Vattenfall start new research project on the secondary use of EV batteries

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BMW Group and Vattenfall have started a new research project on the secondary use of high-voltage EV batteries using batteries from the MINI E and the BMW ActiveE as stationary power storage. The focus of the partners is the use of second-life EV packs for caching power at fast charging stations and solar installations, and also large installations for grid stabilization.

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. Renewable energy systems based on intermittent sources require methods for power balancing over time, and thus some means of storage. Batteries

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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. The cells have a power density of 1,100 W/kg. The active materials for the batteries exclusively originate from German companies. Batteries

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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 Corporation has developed an Intelligent Power Conditioner that enables batteries in electric vehicles to be used as storage batteries for the home. Sharp Intelligent Power Converter.

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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. The capital will enable the company to rapidly industrialize the all-electric CODA car’s power system for commercial volume production and support its ability to mass manufacture transportation and utility power storage battery systems.

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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). China BAK’s battery module is consists of cylindrical cells that can be used in electric vehicles (EVs), electric motors, electric bicycles (e-bikes) and power storage. The government funds will be used to further develop the battery module.

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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. The new plant, to be built within the company’s Nagasaki Shipyard & Machinery Works, will have a production capacity of 66 MWh of batteries a year, which is equivalent to 400,000 medium-size cells. Tags: Batteries

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. Built at a cost of roughly 5 billion yen, the plant can make lithium ion battery cells with a charge capacity of 150 watt-hours at a rate of 200,000 cells a year. Nikkei.

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. superior safety profile of which offer great potential for hybrid and electric vehicle batteries as well as stationary applications (solar and wind power storage systems). Belgium-based Prayon Group has obtained a worldwide.

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. The high operating voltage of manganese spinel cathode materials makes this material suitable for power storage applications; however, deterioration of battery capacity over numerous charge and discharge cycles is an issue.

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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. Unlike batteries, which produce and store energy by means of a chemical reaction, ultracapacitors store energy in an electric field.

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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’ lithium polymer batteries last up to 10 times longer and have up to 10 times more power and energy storage than lead acid batteries.

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. The center will initially focus on lithium-ion battery manufacturing R&D. Tags: Batteries

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. The newly developed cells have a capacity of 25 Ah, about 4-5 times the capacity of the Li-ion batteries for hybrids that Hitachi has been developing up to now. Energy density is 120 Wh/kg, power density is 2,400 W/kg.

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. Toshiba will produce SCiB for industrial applications, including EV and power storage, at Kashiwazaki Operations, a new facility in Niigata prefecture that is slated to start production in 2011.

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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. The funding will be used to prepare for start of production of the battery-electric CODA Sedan ( earlier post ), and to support the company’s 2011 sales and marketing efforts. billion Ah of energy storage (4.4

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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. EaglePicher is also actively pursuing opportunities that would leverage its advanced power storage technologies to serve the rapidly growing alternative energy market. OM Group, Inc.,

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BP invests $5M in mobile electric vehicle charging company FreeWire; intro at some retail sites this year

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In addition, it has a renewed strategic focus on five key areas: bio & low carbon products, carbon management, power & storage, advanced mobility and digital transformation. Electric (Battery) Infrastructure

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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. They made the announcement at the opening of the UK’s first Advanced Bi-polar Battery Development research facility. The batteries also use up to 50% less lead and produce 80% less CO 2 during the manufacturing process.

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. The system will be integrated with a 750 kW energy storage facility that can store 2 MWh of energy using batteries—enough to power 100 average Michigan homes for a year. Renewable or green power supplies 3% of Ford’s energy needs worldwide.

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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. The supply of electrical power is undergoing a fundamental change. Electric (Battery) Smart charging Smart Grid V2X

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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. 2012) Development of Large High-performance Lithium-ion Batteries for Power Storage and Industrial Use. Batteries Canada Electric (Battery) Heavy-duty

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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. Earlier work has been focused on multifunctional structural batteries and dielectric capacitors. Batteries Materials Weight reduction

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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., The H2One system uses renewable energy to produce hydrogen via electrolysis, as well as for charging a battery-based energy storage system.

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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 President Obama today signed a wide-ranging executive order mandating cuts in greenhouse gas emissions for Federal agencies.

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Porsche Developing Electric Vehicles; 3 Electric Boxsters Slated for Testing

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Through the test process, Porsche intends for the three electric Boxsters to provide an initial insight into new electric drive components and battery systems for all-electric vehicles. The flywheel power storage system is recharged whenever the driver applies the brakes.

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Greenlings: Benefits of charging stations vs. battery swaps vs. home charging

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The three leading new options to re-supply our autos with energy are charging at home, battery swap stations and fast charge stations. Gallery: Plugging in at home Battery swap stations are a concept often associated with Better Place , an EV infrastructure company.

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Daimler Buses introduces Citaro hybrid bus; available on diesel and gas models; separate 48V network

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The electric motor on the Citaro hybrid assists the combustion engine when high levels of power are required, particularly when moving off. It does not serve to boost maximum power; the output and torque figures for the bus remain unchanged.

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

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Rated at 2.7V (2.85V surge), the new iCAP represents the lowest weight, lowest equivalent series resistance (ESR) and highest power density currently available in the market for energy storage cells, the company says. BatteriesThe iCAP 3000F cells. Click to enlarge. Ioxus, Inc.

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