New device developed to prevent battery explosions

It responds to heat, smoke or gas alarms, automatically opening cabinet doors to prevent flammable gases building up and causing explosions

EU bank announces €3.4bn for climate action and clean energy

Some of the projects include the use of solar power in homes across Spain, wind power in Ireland, upgraded energy distribution in Italy and a PV plant that uses batteries and hydrogen to store energy

Small US businesses granted $110m to bring green ideas to market

A total of 102 projects will share the funding for technological solutions in various areas, including advanced manufacturing of wind turbines and batteries and innovation in nuclear physics to lower energy costs

Collaborative Discovery Project Aims to Shape the Way Corporates Leverage Advanced Electric Vehicle Charging Capabilities

A new future energy project will explore how UK businesses can leverage advanced electric vehicle (EV) charging capabilities.

French battery firm granted €50m from EU bank to support growth

The loan will finance the strategic development of the company through the expansion of its range of products for 100% battery-powered, hydrogen hybrid and thermal hybrid vehicles

Enough wind power was curtailed in 2020 to power a million homes for a year

A new report suggests an additional 20GWh of battery storage could see the amount of wind power wasted annually reduced by up to 50%

EU proposes stricter regulations for sustainable development of batteries

Batteries used in industry, automotive and electric vehicles must have restricted use of hazardous substances, minimum content of recycled materials and a low carbon footprint

UKPN seeks 250MW of flexible capacity in £50m tender

It is offering contracts up to 2028, covering system needs that will arise during the next electricity network price control period from 2023 to 2028

Metals made from deep-sea rocks ‘could help slash environmental impact of EV batteries’

A study has found producing battery metals from underwater ‘nodules’ can reduce related carbon dioxide emissions by as much as 75% compared to mining operations on land

North London bus garage to become ‘world’s largest V2G site’

The project will feed unused battery charge from nearly 100 electric buses back into the grid