A discovery of new electrolytes and capacitors for use in advanced electronics such as electric cars and mobile phones has been found in an unlikely location, laxatives. Co-conducted by researchers from the University of Western Australia (UWA), the project looked at the molecular structure of laxatives to create an oil and soluble substance. “The oily … Continue reading Source for electric batteries found in common medication
A program to find applications for a new type of battery material has received $3 million in funding from the federal government’s Cooperative Research Centre Projects (CRC-P) program. The project aims to find and test a new type of material for high performance batteries. Currently, these types of batteries require costly and difficult to source … Continue reading High-performance batteries to be made from new materials
Rechargeable aluminium-ion batteries are a step closer to becoming a reality after a UNSW Sydney researcher found a way to make the science behind the technology work. In a study completed at Northwestern University in Illinois and published in Nature Energy, Dr Dong Jun Kim of UNSW’s School of Chemistry – led a team of … Continue reading Aluminium-ion batteries inch closer to reality
Canadian energy storage company, Eguana Technologies, has announced it will produce its home battery systems in South Australia, following approval of its application to the state’s Home Battery Scheme and the CEFC’s home battery financing, which provide access to $100 million in subsidies and low interest loans for residential battery storage. Eguana Technologies will invest … Continue reading Canada’s Eguana Technologies to produce battery systems in SA
German energy storage company Sonnen will use the old Adelaide GM Holden factory to manufacture lithium-ion batteries, with the new production facility expected to be up and running within two months. The site at Elizabeth will become Sonnen’s central shipping facility for Australia and the Asia and South Pacific region. The announcement comes after the South Australian … Continue reading Sonnen to manufacture batteries in Adelaide
The Federal government has announced $7.5 million in funding for two new research hubs that will focus on different aspects of advancing Australia’s energy storage sector. Deakin University will receive $4.4 million to set up an Australian Research Council Training Centre for Future Energy Storage Technologies – which will ensure the next generation of energy … Continue reading Federal government supports two new energy storage research hubs
As the demand for energy storage systems and batteries grows, so too does the amount of lithium-ion battery waste. Australia alone produces about 3,300 tonnes of lithium-ion battery waste annually, of which only about 2 per cent is recycled. The statistics is part of a new report by the Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO), titled ‘Lithium battery … Continue reading CSIRO: Australia could lead lithium-ion battery recycling
Australian clean energy provider Protean Energy has announced that it has utilised a $120,000 grant funding from the Korean government for the development and testing of the V-KOR range of vanadium redox flow batteries in Australia, in conjunction with its Korean affiliate KORID Energy. The grant has been issued by the Korean Institute of Energy … Continue reading Protean Energy to test V-KOR batteries in Western Australia
Australian battery company Redflow has simplified using its batteries in large energy storage systems by integrating plug-and-play technology into its Large Scale Battery reference platform. Implemented in an LSB installed at Simon Hackett’s Base64 property in Adelaide, the new design incorporates six 12kW Victron Quattro 48/15000 battery inverter/chargers with 45 Redflow ZBM2 batteries. By implementing this improved design, the Base64 … Continue reading Redflow simplifies Large Scale Battery design
Australian battery company Redflow Limited has successfully started manufacturing core components for its zinc-bromine flow batteries at its new production facility in Thailand. Recently, 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. The electrode inserts – produced … Continue reading Redflow starts manufacturing of first battery components at Thai factory
Australian battery company Redflow Limited has started installing battery production equipment at its new factory in Thailand, putting it on track to commence initial operation by the end of this year. Through its Thai subsidiary, Redflow has signed a three-year lease on the 1500 sqm building at the Hemaraj Chonburi Industrial Estate, part of the … Continue reading Redflow starts installing battery line in Thai factory
Australian battery company Redflow has 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. The company’s capital-raising follows its May announcement of decisions from a strategic review including: Prioritising sales to supply proven demand areas including mature telecommunications/industrial/commercial, remote/off-grid power … Continue reading Redflow cashes up to target battery demand areas
Ultra-thin, flexible screen-printed batteries for cheap portable devices and intermittent renewable energy are closer to reality, due to a joint UNSW-University of Queensland project to further develop technology by battery energy storage firm Printed Energy and bring it to market. Backed by the energy innovator and philanthropist Trevor St Baker, founder of ERM Power and … Continue reading Next generation of manufacturing in screen-printed batteries
With the right technology, homeowners and businesses with solar and battery storage systems have the potential to play a vital role in stabilising a grid with high renewable generation, according to Luke Osborne, chief operations officer for Reposit Power. By integrating innovative software with solar battery systems, Reposit Power helps customers who invest in these … Continue reading Solar battery storage ‘vital for energy market’
The Boston Energy and Innovation (BEI) Consortium has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with Townsville City Council to investigate the financial viability of building a 15GWh battery manufacturing plant in Townsville. Once in full production, the 15GWh manufacturing facility will produce either 250,000 car batteries per annum (up to 400km range), one million home … Continue reading Potential for Townsville battery manufacturing plant
Australian energy solutions company Cool or Cosy has bought Tindo, Australia’s only solar panel manufacturer. Cool or Cosy CEO Glenn Morelli has plans to expand Tindo’s Mawson Lakes factory. According to Morelli, a 400 square metre expansion will create at least ten more jobs and significantly increase manufacturing capacity. The CEO has also expressed interest … Continue reading Cool or Cosy acquires solar panel manufacturer Tindo
Researchers have developed a type of rechargeable battery called a flow cell that can be recharged with a water-based solution containing dissolved carbon dioxide (CO2) emitted from fossil fuel power plants. The device works by taking advantage of the CO2 concentration difference between CO2 emissions and ambient air, which can ultimately be used to generate … Continue reading Battery recharging using carbon dioxide
The NSW EPA has issued a $4,000 fine to Century Yuasa Batteries (Century Batteries) for the transportation of dangerous goods with false or misleading documentation.
An expert says Australia could become a manufacturing hub for a new type of batteries which can be used to store power from renewable energy sources.
STRATEGIC Energy Resources subsidiary Graphitech has signed an agreement with Monash University to commercialise graphene-based energy storage materials.