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Yokogawa Acquires PXiSE, a Developer of High-speed Control Software for Grids and Renewable Energy Assets

December 2, 2021

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Tokyo

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Japan

Yokogawa Electric Corporation (TOKYO: 6841) announces it has acquired all of the outstanding shares of PXiSE Energy Solutions LLC., a San Diego-based developer of software that enables utilities and other grid operators to deliver reliable and stable power by managing renewables and distributed energy resources (DERs) in real time. Through this acquisition, Yokogawa will build on its capabilities in the monitoring and control of power generation facilities and assist customers in the power transmission and distribution sectors to meet their clean energy goals. Renewable energy sources such as wind and solar PV are crucial for reducing greenhouse gas emissions, however

ACEINNA Launches High Power Current Sensor for EVs & Charging

December 1, 2021

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Andover

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Massachusetts

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United States

ACEINNA Launches High Power Current Sensor  65 Amp, AMR Based, Fully Isolated Current Sensor available in 3.3- and 5-Volt versions  Fully integrated Current Sensor for Wide Bandgap power applications like DC Fast Charging, Server, Telecom & Industrial Power Supplies, Industrial Robots and Manufacturing Systems, Home Automation & IoT applications, Appliances, Inverters, Motor Control, and other critical applications  ACEINNA today announced the high current ±65 Amp MCx1101 Current Sensor, the industry’s most accurate and highest bandwidth current sensor. Designed for WBG (wideband gap) applications, and available in 3.3- and 5-Volt versions, this highly accurate, wide bandwidth AMR-based (Anisotropic Magnetoresistive) current sensor

BSLBATT expands integrated lithium-ion power to heavy-duty forklift segment

November 30, 2021

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Huizhou

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Guangdong

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China

BSLBATT high-capacity power lithium batteries Bring Advantages of Lithium-ion Power to Heavy-Duty Applications The demand for lithium batteries continues to increase as more Handle heavy load (beverage distribution, paper, wood, and metal industries), manufacturers, and consumers realize the benefits of lithium over lead-acid batteries. Raniero Forklifts, realizing this trend, has chosen premium BSLBATT lithium batteries to power their innovative Raniero Forklifts, a heavy-duty forklift application. The Raniero Forklifts utilizes a unique patented module structure BSLBATT high-capacity power lithium batteries, providing reliable long-lasting power to users – along with a BSLBATT cloud platform built into the dash showing battery state of

New LDES Council Report Finds Up to 140 TWh of Long-Duration Energy Storage Needed to Enable Grid Net Zero by 2040 at Lowest Cost

November 23, 2021

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Wilsonville

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Oregon

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United States

ESS, Inc. (“ESS” or the “Company”) (NYSE:GWH), a U.S. manufacturer of long-duration batteries for utility-scale and commercial energy storage applications, announces the publication of the Long-Duration Energy Storage (LDES) Council’s LDES report, with ESS as a contributing author and founding member. The LDES report documents how the world’s power systems can become carbon net-zero by deploying long-duration energy storage systems to store renewable power such as wind and solar. The newly formed CEO-led Council, which debuted at COP 26, published the report to detail the application of LDES technologies, the flexibility requirements needed in high-renewables future power grids, and the

Green Cubes Announces Family of 48 Volt Lithium-Ion Battery Backup Units for Telecom and Data Center Market

November 1, 2021

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Kokomo

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Indiana

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United States

Green Cubes Technology (Green Cubes), the leader in producing Lithium-ion power systems that facilitate the transition from lead acid batteries and Internal Combustion Engine (ICE) power to green Lithium-ion battery power, today announced its Guardian family of Lithium-ion Battery Backup Units. The Guardian family of batteries are targeted at rack mount installations in the Telecom and Data Center industries. Telecom and Data Center industries are required to operate 24 hours a day, seven days a week, to support mission critical functions. These applications require battery backup solutions that are reliable, safe and cost effective. Traditionally, when an AC grid fails,

Japanese companies have dominated the solid-state Li-ion batteries patent landscape, but the last 3 years have seen an explosion in Chinese patenting activity, while automakers and numerous pure-play newcomers are entering the game.

October 22, 2021

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Sophia Antipolis

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France

Solid-state lithium-ion (Li-ion) batteries with inorganic solid electrolytes hold a key position in the booming developments to get safer Li-ion batteries with higher energy density and fast charging capability for electric and hybrid electric vehicles (EV/HEV). In a solid-state battery, the flammable liquid-electrolyte used in conventional Li-ion battery is replaced by a solid-state electrolyte, which results in greater safety and enhanced battery characteristics. Solid-state batteries can be classified into two categories: thin-film solid-state batteries with a small-energy capacity, already commercially available and aimed at applications in consumer electronics, and “bulk” solid-state batteries with large-energy capacity for EV/HEVs. The thin-film technology

ESS Inc. and ACON S2 Acquisition Corp. Announce Closing of Business Combination

October 12, 2021

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Wilsonville

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Oregon

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United States

WILSONVILLE, OREGON & WASHINGTON, DC – October 11, 2021 – ESS Inc.  (“ESS” or the “Company”), a U.S. manufacturer of long-duration batteries for commercial and utility-scale energy storage applications, and ACON S2 Acquisition Corp. (NASDAQ: STWO) (“ACON S2”), a publicly traded special purpose acquisition company, today announced the completion of their previously announced business combination (the “Business Combination”), resulting in ESS becoming a publicly listed company. The combined company retains the ESS Inc. name and its shares and warrants will commence trading today on the New York Stock Exchange (“NYSE”) under the new ticker symbols “GWH” and “GWH.W”, respectively. “This is an

electroVolt Introduces Configurable PRISLogic™ Lithium-Ion Battery Modules

September 30, 2021

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Coeur D'Alene

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ID

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United States

electroVolt, a developer of application-specific lithium-ion batteries and modules, announces its new PRISLogic Lithium-Iron Phosphate (LiFePO4) batteries. Engineered for safety and reliability, the PRISLogic prismatic cells provide the highest level of performance without the cost, complexity, and lead time of a custom-built solution. Designed to support a variety of specialized applications, including telecommunications, data center backup, material handling, and unmanned systems, the 12.8v PRISLogic modules are scalable to 800v. Featuring electroVolt's BMS Beyond™ each module is engineered from the ground up and optimized to meet the buyer's requirements. LiFePO4 cells are known for their safety and reliability as they are

LS Energy Solutions Introduces Its Next-Generation All-in-One Energy Storage System, the AiON-ESS

September 29, 2021

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Charlotte

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North Carolina

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United States

LS Energy Solutions (“LS-ES”), a leading provider of grid-connected energy storage solutions, announces its new flagship energy storage product, the all-in-one AiON Energy Storage System (ESS). The AiON-ESS is a flexible, modular AC energy storage solution available in two models for 1-hour and 2- to 4-hour applications.  The innovative AiON-ESS provides utilities and commercial and industrial users with a simple, easy-to-use storage solution for their energy needs with minimal installation required. By offering a comprehensive storage system solution, LS-ES reduces installation labor and onsite civil and electrical work while simplifying the integration process. All components are pre-assembled at the factory,

Reflowable Thermal Switch for protection against thermal runaway

September 23, 2021

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Santa Rosa

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CA

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United States

SCHURTER’s RTS series is a compact thermal protection device. Power semiconductors such as MOSFETs, ICs, IGBTs, TRIACs, SCRs, etc. can overheat and lead to thermal runaway, due to their inherent self-reinforcing heat-producing behavior. The RTS is designed to protect against such overheating, reliably and precisely interrupting the circuit at a pre-defined temperature. RTS stands for “Reflowable Thermal Switch”. The RTS can be mounted using conventional reflow soldering techniques with temperature profiles up to 260 °C. After the solder process, the RTS is mechanically activated by depressing the top into place, arming the RTS to trip at 210 °C. It can

MAGNETIC SEPARATOR FOR LITHIUM BATTERY POWDER

September 15, 2021

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Waalre

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Noord-Brabant

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Netherlands

Demand for raw materials is increasing MAGNETIC SEPARATOR FOR LITHIUM BATTERY POWDER Goudsmit Magnetics of  Waalre, the Netherlands has recently produced a rotating magnetic separator intended for the metal-free processing of lithium-ion powder intended for batteries. The quality of cathode powders such as nickel, cadmium and lithium must be optimal to guarantee the operation of a battery. Any metal contamination present in the powder reduces the quality of the material mix and leads to a battery's short life. The automatic cleaning rotating magnetic separator filters metal particles as small as 30 µm from the poorly flowing lithium powder. Lithium is

Bosch Rexroth Details Technology Solutions for Battery Manufacturing in New Brochure

September 15, 2021

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Bethlehem

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PA

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United States

Bosch Rexroth’s new Factory Automation Battery Manufacturing brochure provides a detailed look at key challenges in every major battery manufacturing process and the advanced range of Rexroth solutions to meet those challenges. Bosch Rexroth is a globally established provider of automation solutions for battery production in various formats and technologies. The brochure reviews critical throughput, process control, productivity and quality control challenges for the major battery manufacturing process steps. Addressing these challenges, the brochure details a range of advanced, cross-technology Rexroth solutions for electrode production, cell production and battery module and pack assembly stations. Electrode production: Cross-technology solutions for web

NeoGraf Solutions Wins $2 Million U.S. Department of Energy Grant for FuelL Cell Development

September 14, 2021

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Phoenixville

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PA

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United States

NeoGraf Solutions, a leading developer and manufacturer of high-performance natural and synthetic graphite sheets, rolls and powders, has been awarded a $2 million grant from the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) for the development of graphite bipolar plates for heavy-duty fuel cell applications. The NeoGraf proposal was among 31 projects which received a total of $52.5 million to advance next-generation clean hydrogen technologies and support DOE’s recently announced Hydrogen Energy Earthshot initiative. The grant will fund the technology advancement of low-cost, flexible graphite bipolar plates for heavy-duty fuel cell applications for the U.S. trucking and mass transportation industries. Bipolar plates are a key

Cementex Double-Insulated Torque Wrenches and Screwdrivers for Power Generation & Distribution Industry

September 9, 2021

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Burlington

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NJ

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United States

Burlington, NJ – Cementex, the safety tool specialists, highlights its wide selection of industry-leading Double-Insulated Torque Wrenches and Screwdrivers for the power generation and distribution industry. The expanded product line allows the user to select the proper tool for the job. With a proprietary two layer insulation, Cementex offers the greatest possible personal safety for environments in and around energized equipment. These premium-quality tools are rated for applications to 1000 VAC and 1500 VDC and meet or exceed the requirements of OSHA, NFPA 70E and CSA Z462. Cementex has more than 50 years of experience perfecting the insulation of hand tools

Sensata Debuts New Battery Management Systems at the Battery Show North America

September 9, 2021

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Swindom

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United Kingdom

Sensata Technologies to Debut New Battery Management Systems at the Battery Show North America   The new i-BMS from Sensata’s recently acquired BMS provider, Lithium Balance, will be featured in booth #2617 at the upcoming Battery Show North America from September 14 – 16 in Novi, Michigan. Sensata will highlight its sensing and control solutions that help make energy systems safer, cleaner, more efficient and connected at the show.   Sensata Technologies (NYSE: ST), today announced it will debut new Battery Management Systems at the upcoming Battery Show North America in Novi, Michigan from September 14th to 16th in booth

Bosch Rexroth to Highlight Automation and Assembly Technologies at The Battery Show North America

September 8, 2021

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Bethlehem

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PA

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United States

Bosch Rexroth will present its latest automation, material transport and assembly technology products and solutions for battery manufacturing and assembly in booth 2920 at The Battery Show North America, September 14-16, in Novi, MI. Special technology demonstrations will detail a range of capabilities the company offers to help battery manufacturers improve quality and enhance assembly line throughput and flexibility. The booth exhibits will also show how Rexroth solutions help enable maximum use of i4.0 technologies to support real-time performance data capture and analytics. The Battery Show North America and Electric and Hybrid Vehicle Technology Expo is North America’s largest and

Combilift forklifts now equipped with BSLBATT lithium-ion batteries

September 3, 2021

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Huizhou

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Guangdong

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China

BSLBATT lithium batteries have full communications integration with the whole line of Combilift electric lift trucks. Combilift is revolutionizing the way companies handle and store goods. March Huang, our senior Sales Specialist, explained what makes BSLBATT Combilift Forklift lithium batteries special. If you’re ready for improved power efficiency and the longest charge retention of any other battery type, now is the time to switch to Combilift Lithium-Ion batteries. Watch to learn more! BSL Batteries is the most advanced lithium material handling battery for all-electric material handling (MHE) Classes 1-3, including small pallet jacks, end riders, center riders, narrow aisle forklifts,

SUNLIGHT expands world’s largest manufacturing unit for motive power batteries

September 2, 2021

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London

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London

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United Kingdom

SUNLIGHT expands world’s largest manufacturing unit for motive power batteries Additional €50m investment boosts production capacity to 7GWh by Q3 2022 SUNLIGHT invests an additional €50m at its Xanthi, Verona and North Carolina plants that will increase battery manufacturing output capacity to 7GWh annually: €30m will be invested in the production of lead-acid batteries, increasing the Xanthi unit’s capacity from 4GWh to 5.3GWh, the largest output in the world for motive power lead-acid flooded products. €20m will be invested in the production of lithium-ion batteries, adding 1.7GhW in annualised assembly capacity. This is in addition to a €105m investment towards

ENTEK Completes Acquisition

August 31, 2021

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Lebanon

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OR

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United States

ENTEK International today disclosed that it has completed its previously announced acquisition of NSG’s Battery Separator Division (BSD). Larry Keith, CEO of ENTEK International, said "Today is an important milestone in the growth and evolution of ENTEK’s global business as we welcome BSD’s talented team to ENTEK, while also taking the next step forward in our growth and value creation strategy.” The complementary combination of manufacturing footprints and product portfolios will enable ENTEK to support customers around the world with outstanding service as well as the industry’s premier offering of separator products for energy storage.  With this strategic acquisition, ENTEK

Rectifier Technologies Introduces PACQ Flex’ion for Industrial Battery Charging

August 31, 2021

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Melbourne

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Victoria

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Australia

Australian power conversion technology specialist Rectifier Technologies (ASX: RFT) announces successful integration with SAFT FLEX’ION™ Lithium-ion batteries for industrial battery charging. Lithium batteries are all the rage now especially since the rise of electric vehicles. The power density of these cells also makes it attractive in industrial applications such as utilities, power generation and oil & gas where voltages between 110 - 125VDC are commonly found in substations. Pairing these batteries with a suitable charger determines whether or not your asset (the lithium battery) is properly utilised and looked after so that they last as long as they were designed