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4 Oct 2022

Will Tesla's Humanoid Robot "Optimus" Really Be Able to Serve People?

Due to the labor shortage and decreasing costs of hardware, using robots to serve people has gained significant momentum over the past decade, with Tesla unveiling their humanoid robot "Optimus" at the electric vehicle maker's "AI Day" event last week.
4 Oct 2022

First Green Hydrogen Power Plant in Barbados

In line with Barbados' ambitious targets of 100% renewable energy and carbon neutrality by 2030, IFC and IDB Invest are working with Hydrogène de France and Rubis to support the development of Renewstable Barbados, a 50 MW solar generation facility with green hydrogen and lithium-ion battery storage that will provide firm and clean electricity to the Barbadian grid.
4 Oct 2022

ACCIONA Power Tower Deployment

AFC Energy provides an update on the status of the Company's fuel cell field deployment in Spain with partner, Construcción Acciona.
4 Oct 2022

FREYR Battery to Construct Giga Arctic Battery Production Facility

FREYR Battery has entered into an agreement with HENT AS. HENT will be responsible for the planning, project management and construction of FREYR's 120,000 square-meter battery factory building including facilities and infrastructure in Mo i Rana, Norway, known as Giga Arctic.
3 Oct 2022

Our Next Energy (ONE)

Our Next Energy are a US start-up developing advanced battery technology for electric vehicles. IDTechEx spoke with them (Samuel Haberl, Technical Product Manager) at the Battery Show North America 2022.
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3 Oct 2022

Immersion Cooling for EV Batteries: 2022 Update

This premium article looks into immersion cooling for electric vehicle (EV) batteries, exploring key market players, factors determining immersion fluid choices, SWOT analysis, and more.
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3 Oct 2022

World's Largest Flow Battery Energy Storage Station Connected to Grid

The 100 MW Dalian Flow Battery Energy Storage Peak-shaving Power Station, with the largest power and capacity in the world so far, was connected to the grid in Dalian, China and it will be put into operation in mid-October. As the first national, large-scale chemical energy storage demonstration project approved, it will eventually produce 200 megawatts (MW)/800 megawatt-hours (MWh) of electricity.
3 Oct 2022

Monolith Inc

Monolith is a developer of plasma pyrolysis technology, producing low-carbon hydrogen and carbon black from natural gas.
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30 Sep 2022

UL Solutions: Thermal Runaway Testing for Battery Enclosures

At a recent webinar (28/09/22), UL Solutions presented its methods for testing the thermal runaway and fire safety of battery enclosure materials. These include the Torch and Grit (TaG) test and the Battery Enclosure Thermal Runaway (BETR) test that has been in use for the past several months.
30 Sep 2022

6K and One to Produce Critical Battery Materials for Gemini and Aeries

6K, a leader in the sustainable production of engineered materials for lithium-ion batteries and additive manufacturing produced from its UniMelt plasma technology, announced that its 6K Energy division has signed a joint development agreement with Our Next Energy to develop and produce the critical battery material that ONE will use in their Gemini and Aries battery platforms.
30 Sep 2022

CMS Closes Series of High Profile Battery Storage Deals

International law firm CMS has closed five significant battery storage deals in recent months, reinforcing the firm's position in this space.
30 Sep 2022

Maxell High-capacity Ceramic Packaged All-Solid-State Battery

Maxell Ltd has succeeded in increasing the energy density of a ceramic packaged all-solid-state battery using a sulfide based solid electrolyte, resulting in a newly developed and commercialized ceramic packaged all-solid-state battery that has approximately twice the energy density of its predecessor.
29 Sep 2022

The Battery Show North America 2022 — Part 2

IDTechEx attended the Battery Show and Electric Vehicle Expo North America 2022 that ran from 12th-16th September 2022. It is one of the largest battery-related conferences worldwide with a focus on electric vehicle applications and technologies. This premium article is the second of two articles covering key learnings from the conference and exhibition. Part 1 gives an overview of key conference themes (sustainability and security of supply) and cell level developments (solid-state and lithium metal, silicon, lithium-sulphur). Part 2 will focus on materials for battery packs and other advanced material developments.
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29 Sep 2022

The Battery Show North America 2022 — Part 1

IDTechEx attended the Battery Show and Electric Vehicle Expo North America 2022 that ran from 12th-16th September 2022. It is one of the largest battery-related conferences worldwide with a focus on electric vehicle applications and technologies. This premium article is the first of two articles covering key learnings from the conference and exhibition. Part 1 will give an overview of key conference themes (sustainability and security of supply) and cell level developments (solid-state and lithium metal, silicon, lithium-sulphur). Part 2 will focus on materials for battery packs and other advanced material developments.
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29 Sep 2022

E3/DC GmbH

E3/DC operates in Germany and develops and sells battery systems into the residential market, and is planning to expand into the vehicle-to-X (V2X) market.
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29 Sep 2022

Ballard to Supply Fuel Cell Engines to Power First US Hydrogen Train

Ballard Power Systems announced an order from Stadler Rail AG, a leading manufacturer of rolling stock, for the supply of six 100 kW FCmoveTM-HD+ fuel cell engines to power the first hydrogen train in the United States.
29 Sep 2022

Rolls-Royce SMR

Rolls-Royce SMR is developing a pressurized water reactor-based nuclear small modular reactor (SMR). Compared to other SMR projects, the approach is relatively conservative and the power output is large. IDTechEx attended CEO Tom Samson's presentation at the 2022 World Nuclear Symposium.
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28 Sep 2022

Business Models for BESS to Produce Lucrative Revenue Streams

The means for a battery to produce revenues for a company or utility provider are vast, from power purchase agreements and revenue stacking opportunities to taking part in virtual power plant schemes. This article aims to cover a brief view of the business models and revenue streams pertaining to battery energy storage systems (BESS). Markets and mechanisms for turning these assets into profitable ventures are discussed.
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28 Sep 2022

Magnetic Field Helps Thick Battery Electrodes Tackle EV Challenges

As electric vehicles grow in popularity, the spotlight shines more brightly on some of their remaining major issues. Researchers are tackling two of the bigger challenges facing electric vehicles: limited range and slow recharging.
28 Sep 2022

Energy Storage Systems for the Cayman Islands

The technology group Wärtsilä will supply two 10-megawatt / 10-megawatt hour energy storage systems under an Engineering, Procurement, and Construction contract to Caribbean Utilities Company Ltd in the Cayman Islands. This project, which will be CUC's first energy storage facilities, will enable the utility to approximately double its renewable energy capacity on Grand Cayman, the largest of the three Cayman Islands.