Batteries & Other Energy Storage Devices

February 2023
Tevva Partners with Ecobat for First-Life Battery Management

Tevva Partners with Ecobat for First-Life Battery Management

­British electric vehicle manufacturer Tevva has entered into a strategic partnership with Ecobat, the global leader in battery recycling, for the repair, repurposing and recycling of its lithium-ion batteries. The partnership kicks off with a 12-month pilot phase for first-life battery management, with the op
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Date:
02/28/2023
On the Road to Better Solid-State Batteries

Shown left: Conventional solid “ordered” electrolyte made of just one type of metal (blue spheres). The movement of lithium ions (yellow sphere) is slow and limited... Shown right: Ions move significantly faster through “disordered” solid electrolyte....

­A team from Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab) and Florida State University has designed a new blueprint for solid-state batteries that are less dependent on specific chemical elements, particularly critical metals that are challenging to source due to supply chain issues. Their work, reported re
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Date:
02/23/2023
Mersen Introduces MDC Series DC Distribution Fuses

Mersen Introduces MDC Series DC Distribution Fuses

­Mersen announces its latest innovative product series, MDC DC distribution fuses. With the evolution of DC distribution and new technologies on the horizon, Mersen’s MDC DC Distribution fuses help customers achieve ultimate protection for today and tomorrow and let system integrators and OEM manufacturers easily&nb
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Date:
02/23/2023
Ramping up Domestic Graphite Production Could Aid the Green Energy Transition

Northwestern University chemical engineer Jennifer Dunn

­Given the growing importance of graphite in energy storage technologies, a team of Northwestern researchers has conducted a study exploring ways to reduce reliance on imports of the in high-demand mineral, which powers everything from electric vehicles (EVs) to cell phones. The paper, which published this week
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Date:
02/23/2023
PSDcast – Securing a Domestic Supply of Zinc

Andrew Green, the Executive Director of the International Zinc Association

­There’s a growing movement to kickstart a domestic supply chain of zinc, amongst other critical minerals. But how do we do so?
Date:
02/20/2023
Eaton Delivers Reliable, Flexible Power Protection for Connected Devices in Industrial Environments

Eaton delivers reliable, flexible power protection for connected devices in industrial environments

­Power management company Eaton 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 ba
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02/17/2023
Volvo Construction Equipment Invests in Battery Pack Production at Excavator Plant

Volvo Construction Equipment Invests in Battery Pack Production at Excavator Plant

­With the SEK 80 million (around $7.8 million) investment from Volvo Group, a new production facility and equipment will be built at the Changwon plant in South Korea – which at around 1.1 million sq. m is the largest excavator production site in Volvo CE, producing around 55% of its total excavator vo
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Date:
02/17/2023
Eolian Closes First-Of-Its-Kind Standalone Battery Energy Storage Tax Equity Financing

Eolian's CEO Aaron Zubaty

­Eolian, L.P., a portfolio company of Global Infrastructure Partners, has successfully closed the first-of-its-kind tax equity investment in two standalone utility-scale battery storage projects located in Mission, Texas. This pioneering financing is the first use of the Investment Tax Credit (ITC) structure by
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Date:
02/13/2023
Novel Microscope Developed to Design Better High-Performance Batteries

UH researchers Yan Yao, Guangxia Feng and Xiaonan Shan.

­Lithium-ion batteries have transformed everyday lives – almost everyone has a smartphone, more electric vehicles can be spotted on the roads, and they keep power generators going during emergencies. As more portable electronic devices, electric vehicles and large-scale grid implementations come online, the de
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Date:
02/10/2023
25MWh of Second-Life EV Battery Capacity is Operational at Hybrid Solar + Storage Facility in Lancaster, CA

25MWh of Second-Life EV Battery Capacity is Operational at Hybrid Solar + Storage Facility in Lancaster, CA

­B2U Storage Solutions announced that 25MWh of storage capacity is now operational at its SEPV Sierra hybrid solar + storage facility in Lancaster, CA. The project’s storage capacity is comprised of 1,300 reused EV battery packs sourced from Honda and Nissan. The Sierra hybrid storage facility is interc
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Date:
02/09/2023
Current Transducer with Large Aperture for Automotive (EV) Test Benches & Battery Testing

Current Transducer with Large Aperture for Automotive (EV) Test Benches & Battery Testing

­Danisense announced the release of its latest current transducer mainly aimed for automotive (EV) test benches and battery testing & evaluation systems. Featuring a very large aperture of 41.2mm, the DN1000ID current transducer enables power cables with large power connectors to be easily fi
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Date:
02/01/2023
Printing is Key to Battery-Free IoT Sensors

Ally Winning, European Editor, PSD

­The Internet of Things has already shown it can enhance our home and work lives in many ways even though we are only at the beginning of its implementation. Being able to measure multiple different metrics about our bodies, our equipment or our environment and then use that data to calculate optimal outcomes ov
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Date:
02/01/2023

 

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