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Lightning eMotors’ Late-Model EVs Go to Auction on May 30th

May 22, 2024

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Loveland

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CO

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United States

LOVELAND, Colorado (5/21/2024)—A Tiger Group online auction on May 30 gives fleet operators, repair shops, carmakers and other potential buyers the chance to bid on $10 million in parts, tools, equipment and EVs formerly owned by Lightning eMotors.   The Loveland-based company converted conventional, fossil fuel-burning vehicles into zero-emission EVs for fleet-operating customers that included municipalities, school systems and medical businesses. Its operations were not continued after it entered receivership and was purchased by a third party.   “Lightning eMotors developed an efficient process for adding new drivetrains, electric motors and battery packs to existing chassis,” explained Chad Farrell, Managing

Quidnet Energy Announces 300 MW Strategic Partnership and $10M Investment from Hunt Energy Network

May 22, 2024

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Houston

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TX

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United States

Quidnet Energy, a pioneer in long-duration energy storage solutions, today announced a strategic partnership with a $10 million investment from Hunt Energy Network (HEN), a leader in energy storage and part of an affiliation of companies with experience in subsurface development. The two Texas-based companies will collaborate on a build-transfer program for 300 MW of storage projects utilizing Quidnet Energy's (Quidnet) innovative Geomechanical Energy Storage (GES) technology in the Electric Reliability Council of Texas (ERCOT) grid operating region. The two companies will work together to address ERCOT’s urgent need for energy storage as the grid operator onboards an increasing number of

Lightning eMotors’ Late-Model EVs Go to Auction on May 30th

May 22, 2024

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Loveland

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CO

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United States

A Tiger Group online auction on May 30 gives fleet operators, repair shops, carmakers and other potential buyers the chance to bid on $10 million in parts, tools, equipment and EVs formerly owned by Lightning eMotors. The Loveland-based company converted conventional, fossil fuel-burning vehicles into zero-emission EVs for fleet-operating customers that included municipalities, school systems and medical businesses. Its operations were not continued after it entered receivership and was purchased by a third party. “Lightning eMotors developed an efficient process for adding new drivetrains, electric motors and battery packs to existing chassis,” explained Chad Farrell, Managing Director, Tiger Commercial &

Battery Company Theion Receives Third-Party Validation for Ultra-Fast Charging and Safe Battery Anode

May 16, 2024

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Berlin

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Germany

Breakthrough chemistry ideally suited to electric aviation Also transformative to electrified mobility, such as automotive and marine Solves dendrite safety issue of lithium metal foil anode Over 2,000 cycles reached in symmetrical cells marking a significant safety milestone High energy density anode enables ultra-fast charging Significant milestone towards theion’s goal of achieving 1,000 Wh/kg in lithium-sulphur batteries Berlin based battery company theion announces a disruptive innovation in battery technology, with its breakthrough anode chemistry. One of the biggest challenges of batteries using lithium metal foils on the anode is the formation of dendrites during fast charging and discharging, ultimately creating

Earth Day challenge awards $400,000 Grand Prize to Urban Electric Power’s rechargeable alkaline battery to power critical facilities during blackouts

May 16, 2024

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Washington, D.C.

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United States

Aiming to power critical facilities during grid blackouts and help prepare the nation for climate change, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has awarded the $400,000 Grand Prize in its Clean Power for Hours Challenge to Urban Electric Power for its rechargeable alkaline battery energy storage system. DHS launched the prize competition on Earth Day 2023. It’s the second in a series on national climate resilience, and part of an agency-wide effort to address the risks posed by extreme weather events linked to climate change. This Challenge sought innovative power solutions to keep critical facilities such as hospitals, water and

South 8 Partners with NanoGraf on $6.4M U.S. Army Contract to Advance Domestic Lithium-ion Battery Production

May 16, 2024

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San Diego

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CA

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United States

South 8 Technologies (South 8), the developer of LiGas®, a liquefied gas electrolyte for advanced lithium-ion batteries, announced today that it is collaborating with NanoGraf to deliver higher energy, safer, and lighter batteries for soldiers in the battlefield. South 8’s $6.4 million subcontract with NanoGraf will support the U.S. Army Combat Capabilities Development Command C5ISR Center (DEVCOM). South 8 will develop and deliver a high-rate injection system for its LiGas electrolyte to bolster domestic production of cylindrical lithium-ion batteries under the Defense Innovation Unit (DIU)’s Family of Advanced Standard Batteries (FAStBat) initiative. U.S. soldiers are often weighed down by more than 20 pounds of lithium-ion batteries when in the

BESS Failures: Study by EPRI, PNNL, and TWAICE Identifies Opportunities for Battery Analytics to Prevent Incidents

May 15, 2024

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Chicago

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Illinois

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United States

TWAICE, the leading provider of battery analytics software,  Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI) and Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL) published today their joint study: the most recent, comprehensive publicly available analysis of the root causes of battery energy storage system (BESS) failure incidents. In aggregating why battery systems have failed in the past in an easily accessible format, the report will help guide efforts to mitigate storage incidents in the future and minimize BESS risk. The report draws primarily from EPRI’s BESS Failure Incident Database which the authors updated and analyzed to categorize failure incidents by cause and failed element. Of the 81 events in the

Sherwin-Williams and Hodess Cleanrooms to Co-Present at First-Ever Battery Giga Factories Forum in the U.S.

May 14, 2024

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Cleveland

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Ohio

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United States

Sherwin-Williams and Hodess Cleanrooms to Co-Present at First-Ever Battery Giga Factories Forum in the U.S. Industry leaders team up to highlight the role coatings can play in streamlining and safeguarding mega-construction projects Sherwin-Williams Protective & Marine Coatings and Hodess Cleanrooms will deliver a shared perspective on how coatings selection influences the speed, safety and long-term success of mega-construction projects like electric vehicle (EV) battery production facilities. The joint session will take place at the Excellence in Construction, Design and Engineering of Battery Giga Factories Forum for North America in Atlanta, Georgia, on May 23. Led by Joseph Windover, Construction Solutions

Addionics and IL Science Sign MOU to Develop Next-Gen High-Performance Lithium Metal Batteries

May 9, 2024

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Cupertino

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CA

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United States

Shaping the Future of Power: The MOU between Addionics and IL Science paves the way toward major advances in lithium metal battery technology, accelerates the launch of high-performing, next-generation rechargeable batteries, and creates new opportunities for global battery manufacturers Addionics, a leader in battery technology and 3D current collector manufacturer, and IL Science, a front-runner in mobility and battery solutions, today announced a partnership through a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU). This collaboration aims to advance lithium metal rechargeable batteries by integrating high-stability lithium metal with advanced next-generation copper current collectors. This strategic partnership is crucial for enhancing battery capabilities and

Ecobat and Nissan Partnership to Give Used EV Batteries a Second Life Beyond the Car

May 3, 2024

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Dallas

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TX

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United States

Partnership to investigate how to recover, repair and repurpose used EV batteries from UK salvage operators for second life applications Essential environmental project will help create a sustainable circular energy economy Supports Nissan’s aim to achieve carbon neutrality across all operations and the lifecycle of its products by 2050 Used electric vehicle batteries will be given a second life in the UK, thanks to a new partnership between Nissan and Ecobat Solutions UK Ltd. The two companies are working together to investigate how EV batteries, from Nissan LEAFs that are no longer on the road, can be located within the

6K Energy Announces IRA Compliant LFP and NMC Lithium-Ion Cathode Active Material (CAM) for North American Battery Production

May 3, 2024

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North Andover

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MA

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United States

Continuing to push the boundaries of domestic, sustainable production of critical materials for lithium-ion batteries, 6K Energy (a division of 6K) today announced their cathode active material (CAM) will meet stringent government mandates for compliance outlined by the Inflation Reduction Act (IRA) and the first company to meet compliance for both LFP and NMC materials. 6K Energy’s CAM has demonstrated market-leading performance at over 30 partners in the Li-ion ecosystem, including major automotive OEMs, battery cell producers, and other battery material producers. 6K Energy is actively delivering large quantities of critical materials from their Battery Center of Excellence facility as part of

Schneider Electric Releases All-In-One Battery Energy Storage System for Microgrids

April 26, 2024

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Boston

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MA

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United States

Schneider Electric, the global leader in digital transformation of energy management and automation, today announced a Battery Energy Storage System (BESS) designed and engineered to be a part of a flexible, scalable, and highly efficient architecture. BESS is the cornerstone for a fully integrated microgrid solution that is driven by Schneider Electric's controls, optimization, and world-renowned digital and field services. Graybar, a leading distributor of electrical, communications, data networking products, and provider of supply chain management and logistics services, is the inaugural channel partner for Schneider Electric's new BESS, offered as part of the EcoStruxure™ Microgrid Flex system. Renewable energy is a growing part

Stryten Energy Awarded Department of Defense Funding for Lithium-Ion Battery Prototype

April 25, 2024

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Alpharetta

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GA

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United States

Alpharetta, April 24, 2024 – Stryten Energy LLC, a U.S.-based energy storage solutions provider, has received a contract award from the Defense Innovation Unit’s (DIU) FAStBat project to develop and evaluate a prototype 6T lithium-ion battery and potentially extend the technology to other cross-service platforms. Stryten Energy has proven expertise in designing, manufacturing and deploying lithium-ion technology to the commercial, industrial and military markets, which is strategically vital to the domestic battery manufacturing base. The DIU’s Family of Advanced Standard Batteries (FAStBat) program seeks to address the supply chain, cost, and life cycle challenges that are barriers to the widespread adoption

C&D Technologies Introduces Battery Cabinets for UPS Systems

April 23, 2024

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Horsham

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PA

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United States

Horsham, PA – April 15, 2024 – C&D Technologies, a market leader in energy storage, expands its portfolio with the introduction of highly-engineered, factory-assembled battery cabinets that allow C&D to offer integrated battery and cabinet solutions for data center uninterruptable power supply (UPS) backup systems. The new battery cabinet solutions combine high performance with safe and simple maintenance, allowing data center engineers to address emergency power requirements more efficiently. "C&D Technologies now serves as a single source for configurable battery and cabinet solutions, alleviating a pain point for engineers who determine the final layout and specifications of data centers,” said

AM Batteries and Tokyo-based Zeon Partner to Develop Dry Battery Electrode with Novel Binders

April 22, 2024

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Billerica

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MA

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United States

Billerica, MA- 4/15/24 - Today, AM Batteries, a pioneer in the field of lithium-ion dry-electrode technologies, announced it will be working with Tokyo-based Zeon Corporation (Zeon) to develop dry battery electrode (DBE) manufacturing with an innovative and novel binder. Through its investment arm, Zeon Ventures, Zeon invested in AM Batteries in December 2022. As part of this deal, Zeon worked closely with AM Batteries to support the commercialization of the company’s electrode manufacturing solution for lithium-ion batteries. In battery manufacturing, the electrode process mixes a large amount of active materials, and small amounts of conductive carbon and binder before coating

Green Li-ion Launches North America’s First Commercial-Scale Plant to Produce Recycled Lithium-Ion Engineered Battery Materials

April 22, 2024

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Atoka

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IK

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United States

ATOKA, Okla.--Green Li-ion, a lithium-ion battery recycling technology company, announced the launch of its first commercial-scale installation to produce sustainable, battery-grade materials, the first of its kind in North America. The plant, located within an existing recycling facility, will produce valuable battery-grade cathode and anode materials from concentrated components of spent batteries using Green Li-ion’s patented multi-cathode-producing Green-hydrorejuvenation™ technology. The current recycling process for spent lithium-ion batteries in North America includes sorting batteries before shredding, which are then processed into “black mass” and further into sulfates. The material is then exported overseas, most often to China and South Korea, for

Steatite’s Battery Business Unit Rebrands as Custom Power

April 8, 2024

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Crewkerne

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England

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United Kingdom

Crewkerne, UK, 4th April 2024 - Steatite, a leading UK battery pack manufacturer providing power technology solutions for critical applications, has announced it has rebranded its Batteries Business Unit as Custom Power. This change of name marks a strategic decision to align with their sister company in the United States, already trading as Custom Power, and present a unified global identity. Based in Crewkerne, Somerset, the company supplies custom-built battery packs and battery technology for use in some of the harshest and most demanding environments. Also included in the rebrand is eTech Developments, the consultancy and product development business specialising

C&D Technologies Introduces High Temperature Telecom Battery that Delivers Cost Savings and Long-lasting Backup Power

April 8, 2024

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Horsham

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PA

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United States

Horsham, PA – April 1, 2024 – C&D Technologies, a leader in innovation and delivery of energy storage solutions to power the world safely and sustainably for over a century, introduces the TEL-HT telecom high temperature valve regulated lead–acid (VRLA) batteries. The TEL-HT series features C&D’s longest-lasting VRLA batteries for the telecom market and creates approximately 20% cost savings to provide operators with reliable, cost-efficient backup power. “Our new TEL-HT is the most recent example of C&D innovation. Services providers realize lower cost of ownership and reliable performance, so they have greater peace of mind related to backup power. TEL-HT

Nexeon Breaks Ground on First Silicon Anode Material Production Site, Securing Path to 2025 Delivery

April 8, 2024

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Gunsan

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South Korea

Construction has officially begun on Nexeon's first commercial-scale silicon anode material plant. Nexeon is on track to deliver silicon anode material starting in 2025, fulfilling the previously announced binding supply agreement with Panasonic. The strategically located site in Gunsan, South Korea, sits adjacent to OCI's facilities, enabling a "fenceline" supply of silane, a critical raw material. This co-located site with OCI enables capital efficient scaling for both companies, ensuring delivery of low-cost, superior silicon anode materials. By 2030, the new facility will have the capacity to produce significant volumes of material annually, allowing Nexeon to supply its pipeline of customers

Allye launches the MAX Power, establishes new Nürburgring record-breaking trailer lap time.

April 8, 2024

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London

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England

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United Kingdom

UK clean-tech start-up Allye Energy creates the MAX Power battery energy storage system – lighter, faster, more powerful. The high-performance MAX Power, towed by a Tesla Model X Plaid, set a new trailer lap record of 11 minutes and 55 seconds. The Allye MAX Power is a technological tour-de-force, with active aerodynamics, cutting-edge GaN power electronics, adaptive damping and independent torque vectoring setting new standards for battery energy storage. First in a range of high-performance variants from Allye created by its skunkworks “E” division, showcasing mobility and power with thoroughbred racetrack performance. London 01/04/2024: In an electrifying display of power