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

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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. 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 Al 2 O 3 membrane.

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BMW Group plants stepping up activities in balancing-power market to contribute to grid stability

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The energy control stations at BMW Group Plants Dingolfing and Landshut are stepping up their activities in the balancing-power market in Germany. Electricity balancing serves as a versatile energy reserve that can be used to even out fluctuations in the grid.

2018 91

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. This Vehicle to Grid (V2G) system consists of the Endesa two-way charger and an energy management system that can also integrate such off-grid, and renewable, power generation as solar panels and wind turbines.

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DOE Awarding $620M for Smart Grid Demonstration and Energy Storage Projects

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The US Department of Energy is awarding $620 million for projects around the country to demonstrate advanced Smart Grid technologies and integrated systems. These 32 demonstration projects, which include large-scale energy storage, smart meters, distribution and transmission system monitoring devices, plug-in vehicles, and a range of other smart technologies, will act as models for deploying integrated Smart Grid systems on a broader scale. Beacon Power Corporation (MA).

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

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Sumitomo Corporation has developed and installed the first large-scale power storage system which utilizes used batteries collected from electric vehicles. This commercial scale storage system, built on Yume-shima Island, Osaka, will begin operating in February 2014.

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Electric Cars and a Smarter Grid - Green Inc. Blog - NYTimes.com

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Electric cars and a smart electric grid have a bright future, according to panelists at a roundtable discussion on the subject that I attended last Friday in Boston. “I In effect, cars would be acting like tiny power stations. ’s power generation, he said.

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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

2012 145

Mitsubishi Electric’s new energy-management technology optimizes EVs as storage batteries; tests in China

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Mitsubishi Electric Corporation has developed a technology for efficiently managing photovoltaic (PV) and other power-generation systems and also the charging/discharging of electric vehicles (EVs) parked on company campuses. Energy-management system for power generation and power storage.

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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.

2013 82

Shell acquiring EV charging company Greenlots

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The companies will offer software and services that enable large-scale deployment of smart charging infrastructure and integrate efficiently with advanced energy resources such as solar, wind and power storage. Greenlots’ technology brings together network management software, integrated charging optimization, grid balancing services and a driver-friendly mobile app in a single platform.

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UNSW, H2Store to develop hydrogen storage for renewables; residential and commercial P2G

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Professor Kondo-Francois Aguey-Zinsou and his team at UNSW’s School of Chemical Engineering have developed a system that provides cheap storage and transportation of hydrogen which they expect will provide a new alternative for energy storage within two years.

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Ioxus introduces 3 new ultracapacitor modules targeting automotive, wind, industrial applications

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Ultracapacitor manufacturer Ioxus introduced three new modules: the iMOD 16V/500F, 80V/12F and 48V/165F, which all deliver higher power and energy densities as compared with competitive products, according to the company.

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Mercedes-Benz Cars plants in Germany to be supplied with CO2-neutral energy from 2022

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In Germany, Mercedes-Benz Cars has eight vehicle and powertrain plants (Bremen, Rastatt, Sindelfingen, Berlin, Hamburg, Kamenz, Kölleda, Stuttgart-Untertürkheim), which either purchase electricity or operate their own power plants. Already existing highly efficient gas CHP systems additionally generate local heat and power at the factories. The measures are supported by efficient control of the electrical power supply. Manufacturing Power Generation Sustainability

2018 65

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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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 battery storage system electrified by BMW i can be equipped with new or second-life batteries.

2016 98

Exide and Leclanché launch Li-ion battery JV in India

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Exide Industries Ltd, India’s largest manufacturer of lead acid storage batteries and power storage solutions provider, and Switzerland-based Li-ion battery manufacturer Leclanché SA announced a joint venture to build lithium-ion batteries and provide energy storage systems for India’s electric vehicle market and grid-based applications. The JV will focus on e-transport, on stationary energy storage systems and speciality storage markets.

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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.

2016 99

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

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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. Seattle-based Foss Maritime introduced the world’s first hybrid tug, the Carolyn Dorothy in January 2009, proving that a hybrid tug can deliver full power and operational capabilities while significantly reducing fuel and emissions and saving on maintenance costs.

NYSERDA Awards Ultralife $2.4M for Advanced Energy Storage System

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million by The New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA) for the design, development, prototyping, scale-up and installation of a 1 megawatt-hour advanced energy storage system on Ultralife’s Newark, New York corporate campus. Ultralife’s system will initially integrate two distinct power storage technologies, including a battery and ultracapacitor, on a distributed off-grid level, and then expand the system’s capability for on-grid integration.

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. The SCiB cells use lithium titanate oxide in the battery anode, enabling rapid charge times and a long battery life, with stable power discharge in a wide range of environments. 20Ah SCiB cell.

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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 will purchase the new batteries from the BMW plant in Dingolfing and use them in all storage projects. The first energy storage from the BMW-i3 batteries is being built at the 122 MW onshore wind farm “Princess Alexia” near Amsterdam. megawatts (MW), it is Vattenfall’s first large storage project in the Netherlands. This is a so-called storage control unit made of batteries. Other possible applications would be electricity storage in private households.

2017 64

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. Japan’s first container-type large-capacity energy storage system using lithium-ion rechargeable batteries. Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd., (MHI),

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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). President Obama today signed a wide-ranging executive order mandating cuts in greenhouse gas emissions for Federal agencies. Through more efficient Federal operations, agency direct greenhouse gas emissions can be cut by at least 40% over the next decade, the order suggests.

2015 105

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

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Also, besides giving you the ability to charge at night when most utility rates are lower, future vehicle-to-grid (V2G) technology may allow you to sell some of your stored energy back to the utilities.

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Global investment in renewable power reached $270.2B in 2014, ~17% up from 2013; biofuel investment fell 8% to 10-year low

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Global investment in renewable power and fuels (excluding large hydro-electric projects) was $270.2 Wind, solar, biomass and waste-to-power, geothermal, small hydro and marine power contributed an estimated 9.1% Biomass Fuels Power Generation Solar Wind

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Ohio Third Frontier Advanced Energy Program Recommends Nearly $7.2M in Funding for 6 Projects; 3 Li-ion Awards

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The Ohio Third Frontier Advanced Energy Program supports research and development that addresses the technical and cost barriers to commercialization of advanced energy components and systems, with preference to wind, biomass, and energy storage in Ohio. Develop and Commercialize Residential Energy Storage Technology to Store Power Collected from Any Source of Electricity for Use at a Later Time. The Ohio Third Frontier Advanced Energy Program recently recommended nearly $7.2

2009 76

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

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In one of the papers related to the work, a team from Imperial College London (the academic lead on the project), noted: To date, two main strategies have been applied to the fabrication of multifunctional structural energy storage devices.

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

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EaglePicher is also actively pursuing opportunities that would leverage its advanced power storage technologies to serve the rapidly growing alternative energy market. million to develop a new generation of high energy, low cost planar liquid sodium beta batteries for grid scale electrical power storage applications. OM Group, Inc.,

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

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The batteries were developed in a 20-year-long joint research and development project with Kyushu Electric Power Co., The company looks to promote lithium-ion secondary battery business through a company-wide initiative and will begin by incorporating the batteries into its various products, such as forklift trucks and wind turbine power generation systems. Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd.

Toshiba to Build a Second Li-ion SCiB Production Facility in Japan; Initial Cells and Modules for EVs

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In spring 2011, the plant will start to produce SCiB cells and modules for application in battery-powered electric vehicles (EV). Toshiba anticipates strong demand for SCiB, primarily for application in battery-powered electric vehicles (EV), in a range extending from motorcycles to forklifts through to cars.

2009 68

IEA: Estonia is pioneering technologies for more efficient and cleaner use of oil shale

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The extracted rock can be used directly as a power plant resource or it can be processed to produce shale oil, which in turn can be refined into gasoline, diesel or jet fuels.

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

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An international team from MIT, Argonne National Laboratory and Peking University has demonstrated a lab-scale proof-of-concept of a new type of cathode for Li-air batteries that could overcome the current drawbacks to the technology, including a high potential gap (>1.2 V)

2016 85

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.

2010 68

Researchers demonstrate concept desalination battery

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However, the battery research community has recently shown increasing interest in aqueous sodium ion batteries for grid scale power storage applications.

2012 109

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. The iCAP 3000F cells. Click to enlarge. Ioxus, Inc.

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Kentucky-Argonne Partnership to Help Build US Advanced Battery Industry

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In the long-term, the center would help in the development of technologies that would enable a significant increase in energy densities, including lithium-air and zinc-air systems for vehicle applications and advanced batteries for cost efficient and long-life grid power storage applications.

ARPA-E Awards $151M to 37 Projects for Transformative Energy Research

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The projects selected are grouped into 10 areas: Energy Storage (6 projects). Renewable Power (4 projects). ENERGY STORAGE. Planar Na-beta Batteries for Renewable Integration and Grid Applications. Eagle Picher, in partnership with the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, will develop a new generation of high energy, low cost planar liquid sodium beta batteries for grid scale electrical power storage applications. RENEWABLE POWER.

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