US Battery Alliance Releases Supply Chain Recommendations
Yesterday's report—"Building a Robust and Resilient U.S. Lithium Battery Supply Chain"—includes 26 recommended actions to bolster the domestic lithium battery industry. Underscoring the need to stabilize policy and spur investment, key recommendations in the report include a buying consortium for raw energy materials.
Partnerships, Funding, New Battery Products
Company news from the battery industry this month include several recent partnerships (focused on recycling, manufacturing, and expansion into Europe and lithium-ion supply agreements), new funding, and new products.
||"Vibra-Fit" 12 mm Coin Cell Holders from Keystone Electronics
Ruggedly designed SMT Coin Cell Holders for 1220, 12mm diameter Lithium Coin Cell Batteries – ideal for secured battery retention under severe shock and vibration in high-density PCB applications.
These durable holders feature a low profile, heat resistant UL 94 V-0 rated PPS housing with dual-spring, Gold-Plated Phosphor Bronze contacts. Their polarized, compact design provides for simple and tool-free battery installation/removal. Availability is in bulk (Cat # 1056) or on Tape and Reel (Cat # 1056TR) for use with most vacuum and mechanical pick-and-place devices.
Keystone's full line of battery hardware consists of SMT and THM products including contacts, clips, holders, retainers and straps in assorted materials for coin cell and cylindrical batteries. In addition to our comprehensive line of interconnect hardware and components, Keystone provides application engineering services for product modifications and special design requirements, supported by pro-active stamping, machining and assembly operations. Order our Product Design Guide M70.
Eaton delivers reliable, flexible power protection for connected devices in industrial environments
Power management company Eaton today announced its latest innovation in industrial backup power with the North American launch of its DIN rail industrial uninterruptible power supply (UPS). Built to withstand the demanding physical conditions and extreme temperatures of harsh environments, the new UPS offers reliable battery backup for Internet of Things (IoT) devices across factories, warehouses, edge locations and other industrial facilities.
Liminal Raises $17.5 Million in Series A2 Funding to Catalyze Production of Safe, Reliable, High-Quality EV Batteries
Liminal announced a $17.5 million Series A2 funding round. Liminal will use this funding to scale its EchoStat inspection systems into factory-integrated solutions for global battery manufacturers, tapping into the rapidly growing demand for safe, reliable, and more affordable EV batteries.
CMBlu Energy Continues U.S. Expansion With Long-Duration Energy Storage Pilot Project in Wisconsin
CMBlu Energy announced that the company would deliver a U.S.-based demonstration of its innovative battery technology. The pilot project will be based at WEC Energy Group's Valley Power Plant in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. The 1-2 MWh pilot with WEC Energy Group will test Organic SolidFlow energy storage for discharge durations of five to ten hours, an area of emerging need for electric power systems undergoing decarbonization.
Peak Power Secures $200 Million Development Partnership with Madison Energy Investments to Accelerate Adoption of Cleantech and the Transition to Net Zero
Peak Power announced an agreement with Madison Energy Investments (MEI) worth $200 million in project financing and development capital. The partnership with MEI will support the accelerated deployment and offer turnkey financing for energy storage projects, a linchpin technology to drive the energy transition at the pace required to reach net zero goals.