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  • Battery Recycling: How to Get There, Progress Along The Way - BATTERY POWER NEWS | Battery recycling was the subject of a symposium last month at the Advanced Automotive Battery Conference, Europe, and rightfully so. It’s the focus of a great deal of attention. more..
  • 3 Ways the Biden Administration Could Impact the Battery Industry - BATTERY POWER INSIGHTS | Biden’s clean energy investments include a $300 billion boost in federal R&D spending as well as a $400 billion procurement budget for sustainable energy products made in America. Here are three ways the Biden administration could impact the battery industry. more..
  • Lithium-Ion Battery Recycling Market: Drivers and Restraints - BATTERY POWER NEWS | The lithium-ion battery recycling market is driven by a variety of key drivers and restraints that vary market to market. Five drivers define market scenarios: LIB market expansion, cost structure and profitability, technology and investment, balance between reuse and recycling, and regulations and safety requirements. more..
  • How Europe’s Joint Research Centre Is Testing Batteries - BATTERY POWER NEWS | Andreas Pfrang, a European Commission Scientific Officer, outlined some of the functionalities from the European Commission’s Joint Research Centre (JRC) battery testing laboratory in Petten, the Netherlands. more..
  • China’s Take on Raw Materials Critical to EV Batteries - BATTERY POWER NEWS | Defining critical raw materials is an exercise in responding to socio-economic forces, Alison Saxby said last month during the Advanced Automotive Battery Conference Europe. And China’s approach has been different than other major players. more..
  • Raw Materials’ Impact on EV Battery Market In Europe - BATTERY POWER NEWS | “The Li-ion battery industry has proven to be a tough industry in the last decade. Abundant competition, steep learning curves, aggressive capital investments, and demand uncertainty have led to a low-margin industry,” said Alison Saxby, Managing Director at Roskill Information Services. Yet Roskill predicts changing tides, positioning the EV and battery… more..
  • Panasonic’s Plans For Pack Size, Sustainability, Gigafactory Update - BATTERY POWER NEWS | Celina Mikolajczak, VP of Engineering and Battery Technology at Panasonic Energy of North America (PENA), updated the Advanced Automotive Battery Conference attendees yesterday on the Gigafactory located outside Reno, Nevada—a shared space between PENA and Tesla. more..
  • GM CEO Barra Outlines All-Electric Future with AI On Board at CES  - BATTERY POWER NEWS | GM CEO Mary Barra outlined plans for the company to go “all electric” in its vehicle lineup at the CES event held virtually this week.   more..

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ESS Inc. Announces the Energy Center™, a Flexible, Scalable and Environmentally Sustainable Long-Duration Battery Storage System

February 10, 2021

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WILSONVILLE

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Oregon

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United States

ESS Inc., a manufacturer of long-duration iron-based flow batteries for commercial and utility-scale energy storage applications, announces the launch of its next-generation storage solution, the Energy Center™. The Energy Center is a flexible utility-scale energy storage system designed and sized to the specific needs of front-side-of-the-meter use cases and larger commercial and industrial facilities. Based on the company’s second-generation, 12+-hour duration flow battery power module, the Energy Center’s design approach leverages and builds upon the company’s proven containerized storage structure to deliver compelling value for asset owners and the lowest environmental impact to the planet. In contrast to the company’s field-proven Energy

Electriq Power Introduces AC-Coupled PowerPod 2 LFP-Based Residential Battery Storage System

February 4, 2021

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San Leandro

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CA

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United States

Electriq Power (“Electriq”), a developer of intelligent and integrated home energy storage, management, and monitoring solutions, announces the launch and ready availability of the PowerPod 2 AC-Coupled, the latest addition to their industry-leading family of PowerPod residential battery systems. The high-performance, cobalt-free PowerPod 2 AC-Coupled boasts even higher power output with LFP-based batteries and three models of usable capacity—AC-10 (kWh), AC-15 (kWh), and AC-20 (kWh)—to meet every homeowner's energy storage needs. Notable features of the PowerPod 2 AC-Coupled include: 7.6 kW of continuous power output Outdoor-rated battery (NEMA 3R) Integrates with most solar inverters Four operating modes: Backup, Time of Use, Self-Supply,

Updated Arc Flash PPE Hoods and Face Shields Improve User Comfort and Safety

January 27, 2021

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Burlington

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New Jersey

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United States

By Franko Gregory and Dwayne Somers, Cementex Products, Inc. Arc flash incidents are of major concern for personnel working with energized equipment. When first adopted by OSHA in 2006 (1), the arc flash Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) worn by these personnel was often hot, uncomfortable, and cumbersome. Innovations in arc flash PPE, however, are maintaining and even increasing user safety while also improving users’ experience of comfort and visibility. Improved ventilation systems and the addition of hi-calorie lift front face shields help to reduce the cumbersome nature of PPE while keeping personnel safer than ever on the job. Arc flash

A new era for international technology firm, SUNLIGHT

January 27, 2021

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Greece

SUNLIGHT, a member of the Olympia Group and a leading international technology firm in energy production and storage has updated its corporate identity to reflect its new business strategy. Having recently completed a joint venture with Italian energy storage manufacturer, BMG Energy, and with plans to open a new subsidiary in North Carolina, USA, the company is bolstering its aim to dominate the international batteries and energy storage market by enhancing its business model. The new model will help the company provide innovative and green energy storage options to its customers in more than 100+ countries around the world. With

Former EnerNOC Chairman and CEO, Tim Healy, Among New Members of Packetized Energy’s Board of Advisors

January 26, 2021

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Burlington

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VT

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United States

Former EnerNOC Chairman and CEO, Tim Healy, Among New Members of Packetized Energy’s Board of Advisors   Company’s expanding advisory board will support business development and strategic partnerships to enable rapid new growth   Packetized Energy announced that Tim Healy, former Chairman and CEO of energy intelligence and demand response leader EnerNOC, and Allison Bates Wannop, Founder of 44 North PLC, have joined its Board of Advisors.   “I’m thrilled to welcome Tim and Allison to our advisory board. Tim’s deep expertise in the energy industry and track record of growing companies in the electricity sector will be invaluable as

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Vacuum Technology for Li-ion Batteries

Vacuum Technology for Li-ion Batteries
Pfeiffer Vacuum offers solutions for Li-ion battery production including drying, filling under vacuum and leak testing. For drying processes under vacuum or pre-evacuation prior to electrolyte filling there are dry and oil-sealed standard and ATEX pumps. Leak testing systems with air and tracer gases for components like cell covers, modules, packs and coolant circuits ensure battery performance.

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