The Australian Renewable Energy Agency (ARENA) has announced $8 million in funding to Neoen Australia for an expansion of the Tesla-built Hornsdale Power Reserve battery in South Australia. The $71 million project will see the current battery, which is already the largest in the world, expanded to demonstrate the ability for grid-scale batteries to provide … Continue reading World’s largest battery to be expanded
New battery technology designed and patented by the University of Adelaide has secured a $1 million research contract with a Chinese battery manufacturer. The new design uses non-toxic zinc and manganese, two metals that are abundant in Australia, and incombustible aqueous electrolyte to produce a battery with a high energy density. The high energy safe … Continue reading University of Adelaide battery technology receives $1m research contract
The Australian Renewable Energy Agency (ARENA) is providing $3 million in funding to Port Gregory Wind Farm (PGWF) to build a grid-connected wind, solar and lithium-ion battery project to power a remote mine in Western Australia. The project will consist of a hybrid 2.5 MW wind farm, 1 MW solar farm and a 2 MW/0.5 … Continue reading ARENA funds solar, wind and battery project to power mining operations
The Western Australian government has launched its strategy to support export growth in the areas of battery minerals, materials, technologies and expertise. The Australian Future Battery Industry Strategy was announced by WA premier Mark McGowan and state mines and petroleum minister Bill Johnston this week. McGowan said that increased demand for electric vehicles and energy … Continue reading WA government launches battery industry strategy
Australia could lead the world in re-using and recycling lithium-ion batteries. This would address a growing waste, which is increasing by 20 per cent each year. A new report, Lithium Battery Recycling in Australia, addresses growing demand for lithium-ion technology, currently used in vast quantities in electronic and household devices. Low battery recycling rates can … Continue reading Australia could lead lithium-ion battery recycling charge
Arthur D. Little (ADL) has released a new study, Future of batteries: Winner takes all? Based on extensive market analysis, the report examines the current enormous level of activity in the sector, which has seen existing and new players invest over $13.7 billion over the last two years. It predicts future trends that will meet … Continue reading Next-gen li-ion tech will triumph in future battery market
Jon Norman is a professional engineer with nearly 20 years’ experience in the power industry, environmental sector, management consulting and government. His company, Hydrostor, is leading the sector in Compressed Air Energy Storage (CAES), with the world’s first adiabatic CAES facility operating in Toronto, and the development of a new CAES demonstration project at the … Continue reading Where Australia sits on the energy storage global stage
Lithium Australia has secured A$18.27 million backing to advance its large-scale SiLeach pilot plant and to re-commission its lithium-ion battery cathode plant. Funding was made available by Arena Investors, a US-based institutional investor with more than US$750 million (A$966.5 million) in assets under management. Lithium Australia is working to “close the loop” on the energy-metal … Continue reading Lithium Australia receives $18m to develop SiLeach, battery plants
Leading global battery and solar energy company sonnen will move its Australian headquarters from Sydney to Adelaide where it will also establish a manufacturing hub The announcement further cements South Australia as a world leader in renewable energy and storage. The German company, the world’s largest producer of household battery and solar energy storage solutions, … Continue reading Sonnen to establish battery factory in South Australia
The first big solar and big battery storage to be connected to the grid has started providing power to Far North Queensland homes and businesses. On behalf of the Australian Government, the Australian Renewable Energy Agency (ARENA) provided $17.4 million in funding for the Lakeland Solar and Storage project on the Cape York Peninsula, near … Continue reading First co-located solar and battery connected to grid
Australian battery company Redflow Limited has successfully started manufacturing core components for its zinc-bromine flow batteries at its new production facility in Thailand. During the past week, Redflow began producing electrode inserts made of HDPE (High Density Polyethylene) plastic on the production line at the factory in the Hemaraj industrial estate, south east of Bangkok. … Continue reading Redflow starts making first battery components at Thai factory
ESS a manufacturer of safe, low-cost and long-duration flow energy storage systems, announced that it has received $13 million in new Series B funding. The round includes new investors led by global chemical industry leader BASF, as well as Cycle Capital Management, Presidio Partners Investment Management aand InfraPartners Management. They were joined by ESS’s original … Continue reading ESS receives more funding to drive expansion of energy storage system
Self-driving car technologies, such as lane-keeping assistance, are increasingly offered by the latest production cars in Australia. Hands-free driving on Melbourne’s EastLink and other suitable freeways is expected within the next few years subject to legislative changes. EastLink is working in partnership with VicRoads, the Australian Road Research Board (ARRB), La Trobe University and RACV … Continue reading A quarter of Victorians consider buying battery-powered cars
Redflow Executive Chairman and CEO Simon Hackett unveiled an investment package that will raise $14.5 million to target sustainable delivery of its zinc-bromine flow batteries to high demand areas such as telecommunications. Redflow’s capital-raising follows its May announcement of decisions from a strategic review including: Prioritising sales to supply proven demand areas including mature telecommunications … Continue reading Redflow cashes up to target battery demand areas
Tesla will build the world’s biggest lithium ion battery to be installed at a wind farm in South Australia before the end of the year. The successful tender was announced in the South Australian capital Adelaide today as a partnership between Tesla and French renewable energy company Neoen for the 100MW/129MWh battery at Neoen’s Hornsdale Wind … Continue reading Tesla to build ‘world’s biggest battery’ in Australia
US-based Saft has won a contract with the Australian Defence Force to supply BB-2590 high capacity rechargeable lithium-ion batteries to power equipment such as military radios, bomb disposal robots and drones. “The need for rechargeable batteries during defense operations continues to increase, and our recent development of a high capacity version of the BB-2590 battery … Continue reading Saft wins Oz defence contract to supply lithium-ion batteries
Scientists from ETH Zurich and IBM Research Zurich are the first to develop a redox flow battery so small that it combines energy supply and cooling.
Chemists from University of Michigan believe redox flow batteries are the best solution to store solar and wind power. Using a predictive model of molecules and their properties, the team has developed a charge-storing molecule around 1000 times more stable than current compounds.
Energy storage specialist Redflow has recruited former Santos managing director and CEO David Knox to its board of directors.
Australian energy storage specialist Redflow Limited has announced that it has extended the warranty for its 10 kilowatt hour (kWh) ZBM2 and ZCell zinc-bromine flow batteries to 10 years.