Energy Storage

Conceptual rendering of Asahi Kasei’s Port Colborne facility (Graphic:Asahi Kasei)

Asahi Kasei Announces Port Colborne as Location of Future Lithium-ion Battery Separator Plant

Asahi Kasei announced today that it will construct its previously announced integrated lithium-ion battery (LIB) separator plant in Port Colborne, which is in the Niagara region of Ontario, Canada. The new manufacturing facility will operate as Asahi Kasei Battery Separator Canada and is expected to create highly skilled, good paying … [continued]

The Lithium-Ion Battery Supply Chain Database highlights companies at various points in the supply chain, ranging from mining and raw materials production to end-of-life recycling. Graphic by Joelynn Schroeder, NREL

NREL Battery Supply Chain Database Maps Out the State of North America’s Manufacturing Base

As the United States continues to transition to clean energy, strengthening the domestic supply chain by increasing the availability of critical materials is paramount to enabling greater domestic manufacturing. This focus on securing the clean energy supply chain—in particular domestically—is a key part of the National Renewable Energy Laboratory’s (NREL’s) … [continued]

The battery developed at ORNL, consisting of two electrodes in a saltwater solution, pulls atmospheric carbon dioxide into its electrochemical reaction and releases only valuable byproducts. Credit: Andy Sproles/ORNL, U.S. Dept. of Energy

Carbon-Capture Batteries Developed To Store Renewable Energy, Help Climate

Researchers at the Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory are developing battery technologies to fight climate change in two ways, by expanding the use of renewable energy and capturing airborne carbon dioxide. This type of battery stores the renewable energy generated by solar panels or wind turbines. Utilizing this … [continued]

Zūm, the modern student transportation platform, announced today that Oakland Unified School District (OUSD) will be the first major school district in the U.S. to transition to a 100% electrified school bus system with groundbreaking vehicle-to-grid technology.

Zum Launches Nation’s 1st School District with 100% Electric, Bidirectional V2G School Bus Fleet in…

Oakland Unified School District’s 74 EV school buses and charging infrastructure provides up to 2.1 gigawatt hours of energy back to the grid, reduces 25,000 tons of emissions annually OAKLAND, CALIFORNIA — Zūm, the modern student transportation platform, announced yesterday that Oakland Unified School District (OUSD) will be the first … [continued]

Image Audi Q6 e-tron, 800-volt architecture and intelligent thermal management optimize the charging performance of the PPE models. Static photo, Colour: Plasma blue metallic

Premium Platform Electric (PPE): A Technological Leap for the Next Gen of Fully Electric Mobility…

PPE makes optimal use of the advantages of an all-electric drive architecture to improve interior space, efficiency and performance Powerful and highly efficient electric motors and newly developed high-voltage battery for an impressive range suitable for everyday use The new E3 1.2 electronics architecture brings vehicle digitalization to a new level … [continued]

SEIA Statement on Biden Administration’s Action to Support American Clean Energy Manufacturing

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Yesterday, the Biden administration announced the results of its statutorily-mandated review of the Section 301 tariffs on China. Following is a statement from Abigail Ross Hopper, president and CEO of the Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA) on the administration’s announcement:  “SEIA commends the Biden administration for taking … [continued]

Map of study area showing the Marcellus shale extent, well locations using in decline curve analysis (DCA), PW samples used in this study, and previous USGS sample locations. Lithium (Li) concentration data was calculated using new data reported in this manuscript and existing data from the USGS National Produced Waters Database13. This map was generated with ArcGIS Pro 3.1.4 software, ESRI, https://www.esri.com/en-us/arcgis/products/arcgis-pro/overview. Sources of data cited on this map include: “data.pa.gov, ESRI, HERE, Garmin, FAO, NOAA, USGS, EPA and NPS.”

Making Batteries Takes A Lot Of Lithium. Some Of It Could Come From Wastewater.

Most batteries used in technology like smart watches and electric cars are made with lithium that travels across the world before even getting to manufacturers. But what if nearly half of the lithium used in the U.S. could come from Pennsylvania wastewater? A new analysis using compliance data from the … [continued]