31 May 2023
Why Na-Ion Attraction Lies in Composition Rather Than Performance
Na-ion is probably the most prominent metal-ion battery chemistry outside of Li-ion, working via the same 'rocking chair' (where the alkali-ion shuttles from a non-metal anode to a cathode during discharge and vice versa during charge) principle of reversible cation intercalation, at a positive and negative electrode.
31 Mar 2023
AMTE Power: Sodium-Ion Batteries
AMTE Power is a public company based in the UK, and is a manufacturer of lithium and sodium-ion batteries across a range of markets.
7 Apr 2022
Ambri Inc are a US start-up developing a high-temperature liquid metal battery for stationary applications.
10 Mar 2022
Grid Storage: Constant Change Ahead
The US Department of Energy's paper, "Grid Operational Impacts of Widespread Storage Deployment" analyzes requirements to 2050. It variously calculates 1.3 TWh required to just over 6.0 TWh in its 94% renewable electricity, Zero Carbon scenario. Earlier, other researchers calculated 80% wind and solar will require 5.4 TWh of energy storage so it is obvious that huge amounts of storage are needed. Even that is with massive over-production and therefore curtailment - electricity only being generated 10% to 20% of the time on average. Polluting peaker plants only have 11% capacity factor so, on that model, bad replaces bad in that respect.
23 Aug 2021
HiNa Battery Technology
HiNa Battery Technology are a Chinese Na-ion battery manufacturer.
18 Aug 2021
Faradion are a UK company developing Na-ion batteries for stationary and electric vehicle applications.
16 Mar 2021
Faradion Collaboration and Licensing deal with AMTE Power
This collaboration grants AMTE Power a license to manufacture and sell sodium-ion cells (to be incorporated into battery packs) for Energy Storage Solutions for defined fields of use and geographies. This partnership enables sodium-ion battery technology to be incorporated in a range of renewable energy applications including residential energy storage, commercial micro-grids, wind turbine and tidal energy storage.
5 Mar 2018
Future Powertrain Conference report UK, 28th Feb- 1st Mar 2018
This event continues to grow with 400 registering at the entrance and 48 table top exhibitors including a busy IDTechEx stan
11 Mar 2016
Cheaper battery technology for solar storage
Researchers have formed a partnership to develop sodium-ion cells as a significantly lower cost alternative to lithium-ion batteries for solar energy storage.
2 Jun 2015
Faradion Limited is an early stage company (est. 2011) engaged in the development of low-cost, non-aqueous sodium-ion (Na ion) rechargeable batteries for automotive, utility and consumer sectors (grid energy storage).
20 May 2015
World's first sodium-ion powered vehicle
Developed by British battery start-up firm Faradion in collaboration with Williams Advanced Engineering and Oxford University, a sodium-ion powered vehicle was demonstrated in an e-bike application as a proof-of-concept to showcase the capabilities of this new type of battery chemistry.