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

Pay for parking using electricity from EVs at Nissan Pavilion

The 10,000-square-meter facility in Yokohama, Japan is a zero-emission space that has been fitted with solar panels and is supplied with hydroelectric power

Connected Energy wins first order for its next generation second-life energy storage system

Second life battery pioneer, Connected Energy will be installing the first of its new generation of optimised energy storage systems as part of Suffolk County Council’s latest project, The Hold.

Hitachi drives fast low carbon train travel with new battery partnership

The collaboration aims to accelerate the mass production of batteries to provide emission-free power for hundreds of battery trains across the UK

Keep on running – human sweat ‘could be used to power wearable devices’

The innovation which aims to replace electrolytes found in conventional batteries with sweat can be fully charged with as little as 20 microlitres of fluid