Chevron invests in Prussian Blue battery tech company Natron Energy; stationary storage for EV charging stations

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Natron Energy , a developer of new battery cell technology based on Prussian Blue analogue electrodes and a sodium-ion electrolyte, has closed a strategic investment by Chevron Technology Ventures (CTV) to support the development of stationary energy storage systems for demand charge management at electric vehicle (EV) charging stations. Chevron Technology Ventures is excited about the opportunity to support Natron Energy’s development of high-performance energy storage systems.

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Home Cooking a Batch of Batteries

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Can a battery be better home made than bought? What prompts this question is the suppression of NiMH cobasys patent by Chevron. Perhaps if the ingredients

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Toward a Plug-in Hybrid Saturn Vue

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GM today announced two contracts to "design and test lithium-ion batteries" for use in the Saturn Vue Plug-in Hybrid announced last month at the LA Auto Show. Johnson Controls/SAFT, the huge battery company at which President Bush first publicly announced his support for plug-in hybrids, received one contract. A partnership of Cobasys (Chevron/ECD) and A123 got the second. Tags: cobasys chevron battery a123 GM plug-in hybrid saft johnson controls Lithium NiMH

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Mercom: battery storage, smart grid, and efficiency companies raise $210M in VC funding in Q1 2019, down 55.5% YoY

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A combined $210 million was raised by battery storage, smart grid, and energy efficiency companies in Q1 2019—a 55.5% Total corporate funding (including VC, debt, and public market financing) in battery storage came to $130 million in nine deals compared to $110 million in 14 deals in Q4 2018. Thirteen investors participated in battery storage funding this quarter with energy storage downstream companies raising the most. Batteries Market Background

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Natron Energy awarded $3M by California Energy Commission to pair energy storage with EV fast charging

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Natron Energy, a developer of new battery cell technology based on Prussian Blue analogue electrodes and a sodium-ion electrolyte, has ( earlier post ), has been awarded a $3-million grant by the California Energy Commission (CEC) for “Advanced Energy Storage for Electric Vehicle Charging Support.” Energy storage made from Prussian blue chemistry is more cost-effective and durable than the prevalent battery chemistry of Lithium-ion. Batteries Electric (Battery) Infrastructure

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In situ observation of the charging of a Li-ion anode provides insights that can lead to design of better advanced batteries

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TEM images revealed a high density of dislocations emerging from the reaction front (marked by chevron-shaped dotted lines). published in the 10 December issue of the journal Science , provides important mechanistic insights for the design of advanced batteries. Batteries

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Lux: Total is leading example of oil supermajor expanding into solar plus storage and distributed generation

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France-based Total is the first oil supermajor aggressively to enter new areas of business including solar plus storage and distributed generation, notes Lux Research in a new report : “Superpower Darwinism: What Big Oil Can and Cannot Do About Total’s Billion-Dollar Battery Move.”.

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Flawed PHEV report has legs

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The report highlights battery cost in 2010 leading to a $18,000 premium for some initial PHEVs, and suggests no lower cost is unlikely to be achieved with economies of scale. Many reports, including presentations at CARB in September 2009, see much more positive indicators on the battery front, and the NRDC/EPRI study that led to the "more polluting" story cited above, actually points to significant emissions reductions with PHEVs.

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Plug-in cars: Moving Forward

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I suspect without some explicit direction from the top, prodded from those of us below, the automakers will do everything to achieve the requirements with conventional vehicles, eschewing the greater near term cost and long-term benefit of transitioning toward plug-in electric drive components and batteries. million FedEx will get to replace grid-connected zero emission battery forklifts with fuel cell forklifts.

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Gov’t, industry, national labs collaborate on comprehensive cradle-to-grave LCA study and economic assessment of LDV GHG reductions

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Climate Change Electric (Battery) Emissions Engines Fuel Cells Fuels Hybrids Hydrogen Lifecycle analysis

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Greentech Media | ECOtality CEO: Fast Charging and Why Battery Swapping Is Doomed

Tony Karrer Delicious EVdriven

Email ECOtality CEO: Fast Charging and Why Battery Swapping Is Doomed Jonathan Read discusses why electric vehicles and fast-charging systems, not battery-replacement systems such as the one touted by Project Better Place, are the future. The eminent success of electric vehicles depends on four factors: good battery systems, customer confidence, reasonable costs and, perhaps most importantly, customer convenience. Battery technologies are advancing rapidly.

GS Caltex, JX Nippon Oil Energy to set up JV for Li-ion anode materials

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GS Caltex, South Korea’s second-largest energy company, and Japan-based JX Nippon and Oil Energy (formerly Nippon Oil) will set up a joint venture to produce anode materials for lithium-ion batteries. GS Caltex is a 50:50 joint venture between GS Holdings and Chevron. Dong-A Ilbo.

Opinion: Why Buffett Bet A Billion On Solar: Miles Per Acre Per Year

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Chevron, ExxonMobil and Shell cannot stop this; they will begin to bleed trillions of miles per year. If all the cars sold in the US this year were electric, their battery capacity would be sufficient to power the country for an hour (17 million vehicles x 60 kWh).

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ML450 Hybrid In ‘09 Looks Doubtful

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For starters, it is unclear if there will be nickel-metal hydride batteries for the ML 450. According to Automotive News (subscription required) Mercedes parent Daimler AG filed a lawsuit against a battery maker called Cobasys in August, 2008.

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MIT Energy Initiative launches 3-year study on future of transportation; technology, fuel, infrastructure, policy, and consumer preference

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Sponsors include Alfa, Bosch, BP, Chevron, ExxonMobil, Ferrovial, General Motors, Saudi Aramco, Statoil, and Toyota Mobility Foundation. Autonomous driving Electric (Battery) Emissions Mobility Mobility services

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Western Lithium Commences Additional Drilling in Nevada to Support Long Term Lithium Carbonate Production

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According to the original Chevron data, the Stage II lens is approximately seven times larger than Stage I lens, so only a portion of the lens will be drilled at this time. This drilling program is intended to continue to confirm the earlier Chevron work and support our staged development plan for the project. The Stage II drilling is intended to provide additional confirmation of the historical resource originally drilled by Chevron Resources in the 1980s.

DOE expands partnership with industry to advance next-generation automotive technologies, adds Tesla and EPRI as members: US DRIVE

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Energy industry: BP America, Chevron Corporation, ConocoPhillips, ExxonMobil Corporation, and Shell Oil Products US. Batteries/electrochemical energy storage. Electric (Battery) Engines Fuel Cells Fuel Efficiency Hydrogen Infrastructure Research


It’s 2010 – Are YOU Ready for The Greenius Decade?

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El Segundo, having turned the former Chevron refinery into a solar thermal energy plant likewise will be celebrating their carbon neutral achievement with a huge citywide festival.

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Electric Car Makers: Oregon Wants You - Green Inc. Blog -

Tony Karrer Delicious EVdriven

April 10, 2009 10:09 am Link It amazes me that in the vast debate about electric cars world wide including here in Norway, no one ever mention the fact that the batteries in such cars need replacement in no more than five years. Batteries last a lot longer now and are recycled.

MIT Energy Initiative report on transforming the US transportation system by 2050 to address climate challenges

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BP, Chevron, Concawe, the Department of Energy U.S.-China Electric (Battery) Emissions Engines Forecasts Fuel Efficiency Fuels Hybrids Plug-ins

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Electric Car Manufacturers Inspire New Paradigms -- Seeking Alpha

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The MiEV runs on a lithium-ion battery pack that can be charged in seven or so hours on a 240-volt line. with battery suppliers A123Systems and EnerDel Inc. (a If you want the car to drive you someplace, the batteries will take the price over $40,000.

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Accenture Reports Identifies 12 Disruptive Technologies Most Likely to Transform Supply and Demand of Transport Fuels and Cut Emissions Within Next 10 Years

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There are many players, and the oil industry (including Shell, ExxonMobil, BP, Valero and Chevron) is looking at a range of methods to eliminate steps in the process to reduce complexity and cost. PHEVs benefit from lower-running costs than both internal combustion engines and HEVs, as well as extended driving range over EVs, but the capital cost of the battery and availability limitations still need to be overcome for the economics to work favorably without regulatory incentives.

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Interim Report from National Research Council Urges DOE to Continue Support of Hydrogen Fuel Cell Vehicle Research

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In addition to advanced batteries, such technologies include systems for hydrogen storage and hydrogen fuel cells, the review panel said. better batteries for PHEVs, improved ICEs), along with continuing R&D on the long-term technologies (e.g., In the electric vehicle area, other storage approaches such as nano-enhanced capacitors and batteries beyond those with lithium chemistries should be the subject of basic and potential future applied research.

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