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

Could MRI scans prove the key to developing new battery tech?

The University of Birmingham says the technology will enable faster evaluation of new battery materials and help accelerate commercialisation

Energy storage markets ‘to reach $546bn in annual revenue by 2035’

A new report estimates battery deployment across mobility applications, electronic devices and stationary storage will reach an annual level of 3,046GWh by this time

New battery, heat pumps and green hydrogen ‘can decarbonise industry by 2030’

That’s the suggestion from DNV GL, which forecasts the three “breakthrough technologies” could slash emissions from the energy, transport and heating sectors over the next decade.

Nobel Prize in Chemistry jointly awarded for work on lithium-ion batteries

John B. Goodenough, M. Stanley Whittingham and Akira Yoshino have jointly won the 2019 award as recognition for their vital roles in developing the technology

Demand for battery energy storage ‘to jump to 400,000Mwh in 2025’

The Consortium for Battery Innovation suggests while electric vehicles will increase lithium batteries’ share of the market, demand for all battery technologies will continue to rise

Power cuts – don’t get left in the dark

On the 9th August, a significant power cut across the UK caused 300,000 homes and businesses to lose power, affecting a total of 1 million people.
The National Grid worked quickly to fix the issue and are investigating its cause, but it left many businesses wondering: could this happen again?

Toyota and China’s BYD to drive EVs and battery production

They aim to launch the products in the Chinese market under the Toyota brand in the first half of the 2020s