On Thursday, September 12, CSIRO announced that it had formalised an agreement with Japanese chemical manufacturer Piotrek to commercialise Australian battery technology. The agreement covers a licensing agreement for CSIRO’s existing technology for the creation of ionic liquid electrolytes, for use in lithium ion batteries. These electrolytes are non-volatile and non-flammable. CSIRO will also work … Continue reading CSIRO develops solid state lithium battery production
A new research hub, led by UNSW professor Veena Sahajwalla, will investigate the recycling of battery and consumer wastes to create useful materials for manufacturers. The Australian Research Council (ARC) Research Hub for Microrecycling of Battery and Consumer Wastes will take metallic allows, oxides, and carbon and divert these elements from landfill and turn them … Continue reading Hub to transform battery waste into valuable materials
The American aerospace company, Lockheed Martin has announced plans to launch a new flow battery made of inexpensive, nontoxic materials. The company hopes to launch the flow battery within a year, which could help utilities save money and use more renewable energy. “You open up a chance not only to make renewables more marketable and … Continue reading Lockheed Martin’s new flow battery could boost renewable energy
Australian battery company Redflow has named Tim Harris, an experienced technology executive, as its new CEO. A statement by the company said the decision was in line with Reflow’s focus on growth and commercialisation. Long-term Redflow executive Richard Aird returns to the role of Chief Operating Officer, a critical position that focuses his deep skills and experience with development of Redflow’s unique … Continue reading Redflow appoints new CEO for next phase of growth
The Victorian Government has announced the launch of two large-scale battery storage initiatives to provide backup power and grid-stabilisation function. The two projects are being delivered by private consortia Edify Energy and Spotless Sustainability Services, with $25 million from the Labor Government and matched funding from the Australian Renewable Energy Agency. The Tesla 25MW/50MWh battery … Continue reading Victoria announces launch of two large-scale batteries
The South Australian state government is to provide a $10 million loan to GFG Alliance CEO Sanjeev Gupta, whose company SIMEC ZEN Energy intends to build the world’s largest battery storage facility in Port Augusta. While no timeline was given for completion, the 120 megawatts/140 megawatt hours storage facility would be larger than the battery built … Continue reading World’s biggest battery farm in SA will support steel production
Australian battery company Redflow Limited has completed the first ZBM2 batteries using battery stacks made by its new Thailand factory, which are now ready for shipment to customers. The battery stack is the critical part of the Redflow ZBM2 zinc-bromine flow battery, with electrodes that charge the battery by depositing zinc on a membrane and … Continue reading First Redflow Thai-stack batteries ready for customers
The SA state government has received 60 international proposals under its $150 million Renewable Technology Fund. The proposals included a diverse range of next generation renewable energy and energy storage technologies, including batteries, bioenergy, pumped hydro, thermal, compressed air and flywheel. The government website mentioned that successful applicants will be notified in the ensuing months. Of these … Continue reading Proposals flow in for SA’s Renewable Tech Fund
Australian battery manufacturer Redflow has announced a management reshuffle as the company begins operations at a new facility in Southeast Asia. Simon Hackett, who has been acting CEO for 12 months, has stepped aside from his executive role and will oversee the company’s technology division going forward. In his place, Richard Aird has been announced as Redflow’s … Continue reading New CEO as battery maker Redflow moves to Asia
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
Redflow CEO Simon Hackett has welcomed today’s announcement that the South Australian Government has awarded a contract to deploy a 129 megawatt hour (MWh) battery farm to help solve the State’s power problems. Mr Hackett said the ambitious Tesla project demonstrated the growing maturity of energy storage systems. “We believe that batteries have an integral … Continue reading Redflow welcomes Tesla battery project
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 as a partnership between Tesla and French renewable energy company Neoen, for the 100MW/129MWh battery at Neoen’s Hornsdale Wind Farm in Adelaide’s Mid North. Tesla CEO Elon … Continue reading Tesla building world’s biggest battery in SA
An Australian start-up wants to mass-produce autonomous electric vehicles, and potentially build a battery gigafactory. CEO of start-up A2emCo, Michael Molitor, has revealed that the company aims to produce almost completely Australian made, fully autonomous vehicles by 2020. According to Molitor, the vehicle’s prototype is already designed, with six evaluation prototypes being built overall. While … Continue reading Start-up aims to mass-produce EVs in Australia
Demand for lithium will continue to grow strongly, according to Lithium Australia, driven by an increased need for battery storage.
Investigators looking into the fire on a Boeing 787 Dreamliner in London are checking the battery of an emergency locator transmitter.
SIEMENS says its planning and design software and technology can help manufacturers automate the production of large-scale batteries.