Category: battery supply

26th March 2020 | Silverstone

V2G project launched at London’s Islington Town Hall by Honda and Moixa

UK based energy storage company Moixa, together with automotive giant Honda, has launched a vehicle-to-grid (V2G) project at one of London’s famous Town Halls that will help to provide constraint management for the building, as well as facilitate a switch to electric vehicles. They have installed five bidirectional V2G chargers at Islington Town Hall, North…
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23rd January 2020 0

Vehicle batteries provide new energy for households

Volvo Buses is now giving a second life to batteries from electric buses. In unique cooperation with Stena Property and Stena Recycling’s subsidiary BatteryLoop, bus batteries are used for energy storage and as an energy source in Gothenburg’s Fyrklövern residential complex. The project is a step towards a circular economy in electromobility creating new commercial…
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10th January 2020 0

IBM proposes sustainable successor to lithium-ion battery

IBM has developed a new type of battery that’s free of cobalt, nickel and other heavy metals, avoiding the environmental and humanitarian issues related to lithium-ion technology. The battery is made from three materials that can be extracted from seawater, a much less invasive sourcing method than mining. IBM Research, the innovation arm of tech…
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8th January 2020 0

Declining Renewable Costs Drive Focus on Energy Storage

An oft-repeated refrain—the sun doesn’t always shine, and the wind doesn’t always blow—is sometimes seen as an impediment to renewable energy. But it’s also an impetus toward discovering the best ways to store that energy until it’s needed. Declining costs in available technologies have propelled interest in energy storage forward like never before. The price…
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6th January 2020 0

New aqueous lithium-ion battery improves safety without sacrificing performance

As the lithium-ion batteries that power most phones, laptops, and electric vehicles become increasingly fast-charging and high-performing, they also grow increasingly expensive and flammable. In research published recently in Energy Storage Materials, a team of engineers at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute demonstrated how they could — by using aqueous electrolytes instead of the typical organic electrolytes…
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23rd December 2019 0

JBL’s new solar-powered headphones promise ‘virtually unlimited’ battery life

All sharing options JBL is crowdfunding a new pair of headphones that use an array of solar panels on their headband to offer potentially unlimited battery life under the right conditions. The Reflect Eternal headphones are live now on IndieGoGo and can be preordered for $99 with an expected ship date of October 2020. The…
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18th December 2019 0

Four New Energy Storage Technologies To Power The EV Revolution

Remember hows gasmobiles were a luxury item until the Ford Model T came along? No? Well anyways, electric vehicles are closing in on a similar tipping point. The sticking point is the cost of an EV battery, which remains stubbornly high compared to, say, the cost of a gas tank. That’s about to change, and…
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17th December 2019 0

Northvolt Zwei: Expanding the green blueprint for battery manufacturing into Germany

Partnering to enable a sustainable transport future, the Northvolt–VW joint venture will establish the Northvolt Zwei lithium-ion battery gigafactory in Salzgitter, Germany.   One was never going to be enough Now at the edge of a new decade, industries across Europe are gearing up for the shift away from carbon-based fuels and the transition towards a cleaner future built around electrification.…
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16th December 2019 0

Cryogenic storage could enable safe transport of car batteries

Researchers have shown that it’s possible to dramatically to reduce the cost of safely transporting damaged electric vehicle batteries by freezing them As sales of electric vehicles increases, there is more concern for the transportation of damaged and defective lithium-ion battery packs. Currently, it is an expensive process, as they are put in an explosion-proof…
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10th December 2019 0

Electrical energy can be captured as liquid air

IN THE PAST few decades wind and solar power have gone from being exotic technologies to quotidian pieces of engineering that are competitive, joule for joule, with fossil fuels. Those fuels retain what edge they have only because of their reliability. The wind may not blow, or the sun may not shine, but—short of a…
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2nd December 2019 0